The Hammerband at Crescent Town ES
The Hammer Band’s From Violence to Violins program is provided to children in priority neighbourhoods in Toronto who may otherwise never have an opportunity to learn music or play an instrument. Students participate in free ensemble music lessons taught on violins which are lent to them for the year. These music lessons are conducted by world-class musicians and experienced teachers, and are offered to children regardless of their background, financial situation, or previous musical experience. This is an intensive program which teaches children both music AND life skills.
Introducing young people to violins and music develops listening skills and self-respect, pride in their accomplishments and sensitivity to others. Learning and playing the violin brings young people into a positive learning environment. More time with the violin means less time on the street. For more information, go to http://www.thehammerband.com/.