A violin can change the world
Since 2015

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
showcases A violin can change the world

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 5,000 students in 49 schools by the fall of 2021.
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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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…

France 2 spotlights A violin can change the world

In early April, Jean Jaurès school in Garges-lès-Gonesse welcomed France 2 journalist Benjamin Muller from La Maison des Maternelles, a family-centered television show on France…

A violin can change the world kicks off in Le Havre

For 86 children from Valmy and Lamartine Schools in Le Havre, March 10, 2022 will be a day to remember. On that date, Mayor and…

A violin can change the world kicks off in Creil

The Foundation is delighted to report that A violin can change the world is now underway in Creil. Second-year (moyenne section) students at the Pierre…

Europe 1 features A violin can change the world

On Tuesday, January 11, journalists Elisabeth Assayag and Emmanuel Duteil welcomed Hélène Vareille to La France Bouge (“France on the Move”), a radio program that…