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A violin can change the world wins Education Ministry award

On April 7 the French Education Ministry held its 11th annual National Innovation Day, an event that recognizes especially innovative education projects. Winners are selected from applications sponsored by school districts across France. A violin can change the world was the only project selected in advance by its sponsor, the…...Read more

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Violinist Renaud Capuçon joins violin teachers for live Q&A!

On March 26 we held a training day for violin teachers at the French schools in our A violin can change the world project. With pandemic restrictions still in place, we replaced our retreat to the countryside with a virtual roundtable, where our coaching/training team covered the basics of our…...Read more

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Val-d’Oise Academic Director visits Persan school

Guylène Mouquet-Burtin, the French Education Ministry’s Academic Director (DASEN) for Val-d’Oise, visited Paul Eluard school in Persan on March 12. After attending preschool violin classes taught by Paul Ruque and Delphine Ferchat, Ms. Mouquet-Burtin joined Hélène and Pierre Vareille in presenting violin diplomas to our very first group of Persan…...Read more

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Fondation de France showcases A violin can change the world

  In a recent publication, the Fondation de France focused on projects that combine education and music, providing a detailed description of our A violin can change the world project in an article titled “Musique et éducation, l’accord parfait” (Music and education: Perfect harmony). Read the article and the interview…...Read more

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Music and the brain—a winning combination

Two recent scientific publications have confirmed that playing music has a positive impact on the brain because it builds connections between neurons. Learn more from the Swiss article (in French) and the US article (in English) below....Read more

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