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Social Change Through Music Education

At Sistema Toronto, donor support is critical.

Your investment allows Sistema students to play real instruments, receive instruction with professional musicians, eat a healthy snack every day, and benefit from a community of support.

Play Your Part
275 students in
3 priority neighbourhoods
receive 10 hours per week of instruction
every week for 37 weeks.
No auditions. No barriers. No cost.

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Last summer we held classes and private lessons for Sistema kids at the #Parkdale branch of the @torontolibrary Libraries aren’t just book storage and they can’t be replaced by the internet. Libraries build and support communities. #librariesmatter #CutsHurtkidsWe're so excited to be joining Etobicoke School of the Arts again this year on May 1 in a side-by-side performance at their year-end concert!  Hope to see you there! #community #artshighschool #FAMEvibesThat moment before you tune 74 instruments... #nevercount #helpingfriends #giveback #5ths #somanystrings #LindenSchool #goodluck #concerttime #makingmusicmakesyousmarterPlaying in chamber groups helps us hone our communication skills: working together to solve problems, collaborating on how we want the piece to sound, and reading non-verbal cues from our fellow musicians. Angeline and Veronica are doing a great job in their due, nice work! 👏🏽👍🏽😁 #chambermusic #experientiallearning #learnbydoingHaving a great time in choir! #makingmusicmakesyousmarter #dancersintraining #move #elsistema #scarbTOHow do we use notes and rests to #communicate how music sounds? At #SistemaParkdale Ms. Terry’s Music and Movement class is learning how to read and write rhythms by making rhythm ribbons 🧐🤔😁 #communicationmonth #experientiallearning #learnbydoing #musictheoryICYMI: our #SistemaParkdale Senior Orchestra blew us away with their performance of “Rosin Eating Zombies From Outer Space” 🧟‍♂️ at the @ontariostringsassociation Orchestra Festival last week. Their first ever festival performance earned them a GOLD and an invitation to the MusicFest national festival 😁 This group has worked incredibly hard to achieve this level of excellence and we are so proud of their amazing work and effort! 🥇🏆👏🏽 #hardworkpaysoff #goforgold #dreambigOur #sistemascarborough string quartet is supporting Alabaster Gates Children’s Charity tonight at their fundraising event #communityservice #givebackICYMI: here’s our talented #SistemaYorkwoods senior orchestra performing “Happy” at the @ontariostringsassociation Orchestra Festival last week. They earned a silver at their festival debut, and performed among mainly high school groups. Amazing work Yorkwoods, we’re so proud of you!! 🥈🏆😁 #grit #hardwork #dreambigHow is what we say online different than what we say in person? How can we use technology help us communicate with others? How does it prevent us from good communication? Thank you to @torontofdn and @dgctalent for supporting our #ProductionAndMedia class so we can explore these questions! 📲💻🧐 #medialiteracy #onlinekids #communication #communicationmonthICYMI: here’s our #SistemaScarborough Senior Orchestra performing at the @ontariostringsassociation Orchestra Festival last week. They earned a silver for their first ever festival performance and we are so proud of them! 🥈💪🏽 #workhard #doyourbest #accomplishgreatnessApril is Communication month! We’ll be talking about non-verbal communication, consent, self-advocacy, and conflict resolution to hone our communication skills 🗣😳🤨😎 #socialliteracy #learnbydoing #experientiallearningWith all of the recent performances for #RomaDay, #SistemaSpiritGala, #OSA Festival and more, were feeling extra grateful for @beanfieldmetroconnect and @retrofitpilates for sponsoring our students’ performance t-shirts! Their sponsorship means our students get to look as good as they sound when they share their hard work with their community. Thank you! 🧡We have so enjoyed working with acclaimed Roma musician Micheal Butch this spring and we were thrilled to join him on stage on Sunday in celebration of #internationalromaday2019 Thank you Micheal for teaching us about Roma music and for inspiring passion in our performance! #community #romamusic #culteralliteracyThank you to everyone who attended the #SistemaSpiritGala yesterday! We were so amazed by how many people showed their support for our program. Thank you to Neil Brathwaite and the Caribbean Jazz Collective, Ruth Mathiang & Waleed Abdulhamid, @fayandfluffy, @thespokeclub, the Parkdale Parent Committee, our awesome team of volunteers, and everyone who purchased tickets or silent auction items. Together, we raised over $17,000 to help bring more students into our program. .
None of this would’ve been possible without our sponsors @udevelopments, @yamahacanmusic, Richardson GMP, @freshco_inc, @the_cooperators, @georgianbayspiritco, @hogtownbrewery, @notablelife and @moveableprint. .
📸 Photos by Bobby Singh at @fohphotoToday’s the day! 🎉 We are blown away by how many people bought tickets to support Sistema Toronto and help us bring more students into our program! We can’t wait to see you tonight! If you don’t have tickets, don’t worry, you can pay at the door. 🎫 #SistemaSpiritGala #Countdown #Community
Once again, thank you to our sponsors for helping make tonight possible - @yamahacanmusic, RichardsonGMP, @udevelopments, @freshco_inc and @the_cooperators 💜

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