The aim of Crescendo con la Musica Foundation is to provide access to music to children living in poverty in Mexico, by offering them the opportunity to possess an instrument and acquire quality musical training.
The Crescendo con la Musica Foundation was established in September 2012 by Jorge Viladoms Weber, a professional musician with an international career. Crescendo con la Musica Foundation is provided access to music to 360 children living in poverty in Mexico, by offering them the opportunity to possess an instrument and acquire quality musical training. Studying classical music and learning to play an instrument help to develop enthusiasm, passion, imagination, freedom of speech, as well as an ability to concentrate, a sense of organisation, perseverance, an analytical mind, and body control. Studying music develops the ability to learn, to socialize, and to feel unique emotions. Music allows children to become aware of themselves by providing the opportunity to see their future in a different way, especially where poverty limits their opportunities.
The Foundation Crescendo con la Musica has started a pilot project at the Centro Educativo La Barranca in Guadalajara, to provide access to music to children living in Mexico. The programme enabled the hire of 7 music teachers and to create classes for 5 instruments (violin, flute, piano, cello and clarinet) as well as choir singing sessions. More than 100 instruments were shipped from Switzerland, while others were bought locally. 6 music teachers from Switzerland went to Mexico in 2016 to give Master Classes to Mexican teachers. 7 scholarships were given to young people carrying out their musical education in Switzerland.