A violin can change the world
Since 2014

Through this innovative program, we’re fighting the social inequalities that keep children from succeeding in school.

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France 2’s morning program
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Télématin journalist Carole Tolila visited Albert Camus Elementary School in Sarcelles to meet with teachers and students

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A violin can change the world

We created A violin can change the world to help as many disadvantaged children as possible. Our goal is to help them perform better in school by teaching them to play the violin—a challenging instrument—through regular, consistent instruction.
This sweeping experiment, launched in 2015 in Switzerland and in 2017 in France, will reach more than 6,500 students in 83 schools by the fall of 2022.
We co-created the program with national education officials in France, canton-level authorities in Switzerland, and our partner towns. We’re now working with education authorities to hand off the program and help them to deploy it on their own by 2025.

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A violin can change the world

Fast facts: Fall 2021


young violinists


violin teachers


schools in France


schools in Switzerland


children helped by 2025

A violin can change the world

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A violin can change the world

Project fundamentals


in disadvantaged areas


ages 4 to 8

violin teachers

are highly qualified

teaching method

is age-appropriate

3 group classes

a week, during the school day


each child has their own instrument

open classes

family members are welcome


is independent & scientific
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Visite officielle à Garges-lès-Gonesse

🏫 On Monday, January 16, Jacques Prévert Elementary School hosted several prestigious guests. Charline Avenel, Chief Education Officer for the Versailles School District, and Olivier…

Swiss radio showcases A violin can change the world

🏫 Radio journalist Jihane Bergaoui recently visited Albert Camus Elementary School in Sarcelles to report on A violin can change the world for Radio Télévision…

Year-end concerts and graduation ceremonies in 2022

🎻 June was an exciting month for A violin can change the world. For the 5,000 students enrolled in the program in France and Switzerland,…

A visit to the NeuroSpin laboratory

On Wednesday, June 1, representatives of the French education system and the Vareille Foundation visited NeuroSpin, a neuroimaging laboratory in Saclay, a southwestern suburb of…

Creil students receive their violins

On Thursday, April 7, the 62 preschoolers in the moyenne section at Louis Pergaud and Pierre de Ronsard primary schools gathered with their families in…