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Introductory seminar for new teachers in Val d’Oise

On September 12-13, some 50 teachers and administrators from schools in our A violin can change the world project gathered at the Maison de l’Education in Val d’Oise, near Paris, for a two-day training program organized by the local office of the French Education Ministry. The basic principles and goals of…...Read more

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Garges and Cergy end the year on a high note

On June 25, family members gathered at Espace Lino Ventura in Garges for a year-end concert by the students at Jean Jaurès school. Against a stunning graphic backdrop, the children performed music inspired by the four elements, with guidance from their violin teachers and classroom instructors. Their listeners were charmed…...Read more

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CNRS researcher chosen to evaluate violin project

The French Education Ministry, with its Evaluation, Forward Planning and Performance unit (DEPP), has chosen researcher Philippe Coulangeon to assess our “A violin can change the world” project. After becoming a professor (agrégé) of social sciences in 1992, Philippe Coulangeon served as a Research Fellow at France’s National Center for Scientific…...Read more

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Martigny featured in RTS Radio broadcast

  Swiss radio and television network RTS recently profiled our A violin can change the world project in a major radio program. Listen to the podcast here. Journalist and musician Vincent Zanetti shares his enthusiasm for the project through interviews with Hélène Vareille and with Elise Lehec, who teaches violin for…...Read more

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Storytellers: Working hand in hand with the Verbier Festival

For the second year in a row, the Vareille Foundation participated in the Verbier Festival’s Storytellers project, an arts and culture program that introduces children in the Valais schools–including our young violinists in Martigny, now in their fourth year of primary school–to a new world of music through a story…...Read more

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