On June 18, 19 and 20, Hélène and Pierre Vareille met with families from schools in Cergy, Sarcelles and Garges-lès-Gonesse, in the French département of Val d’Oise, near Paris. All three schools will begin participating in our A violin can change the world program in September 2018.
As officials from the schools, local communities and the French Ministry of Education looked on, the Vareilles presented the project to a large audience of parents and children. Attendees asked a wide range of questions, reflecting the parents’ interest in—and high expectations from—the program.
All three meetings closed with a selection of musical works played by the violin teachers, delighting the audience and making everyone eager to embark on this grand adventure together as soon school resumes in September.