Projects

Meeting with violinist Daniel Hope

On April 13, thanks to an introduction from Christian Thompson of the Verbier Festival, Clément Dumortier and Hélène Vareille met with the great violin soloist Daniel Hope, who also serves as Music Director of the Zurich Chamber Orchestra (ZKO), and his team. Our goal was to lay the groundwork for…...Read more

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Spring 2016: Martigny to Zurich to London

On March 9, we met with representatives of the Haute École Pédagogique du Valais (HEP), a local university for education training and research, to take a closer look at how HEP might use the impact measurement system developed for us by Swissocial in some of its own research efforts. At…...Read more

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A progress report on 2016

It’s been a long time since our last post—and we’ve been busy! Here’s a quick update for everyone who has faithfully followed our progress. On February 17, Clément Dumortier and Hélène Vareille met with Marianne Brady, a violin teacher and well-known specialist in the Colourstrings method, a particularly effective way…...Read more

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How do they do it?

We’ve been asked how young children who haven’t yet learned to read or count can be taught to play the violin. Our five teachers at Zurich Hardau and Martigny are still perfecting their method, and they are meeting on March 10 to trade ideas and best practices. Meanwhile, here’s a…...Read more

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Our first set of impact data

Our impact measurement system, developed by Swissocial, is now in place. We are also consulting with the education experts at Haute École Pédagogique du Valais (HEP) so that they can use the impact data from our tests in a long-term study on the effects of learning music. Both the Zurich…...Read more

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