Dec 3, 2019

Giving a Child the Gift of Music

Tafelmusik’s education concerts have introduced live baroque and classical music for free to many children. We work directly with schools from different communities across the GTA, who lack access to enhanced musical education programs, to ensure that all children can explore the magic of music in an engaging and interactive way. With the recent financial cuts in the public school education system, these opportunities for children are more precious than ever.
We are thrilled to introduce Mia, a student who attended one of our Education concerts last season. Before each concert this winter, we are playing a special recording by Mia with a message about the importance of our education concerts. She’s super excited to know hundreds of people will hear her voice at these concerts.

Mia L, a student who attended Tafelmusik's education concerts
Note the accuracy of her artwork—Mia visited the Tafelmusik website to make sure she was drawing the instruments correctly!

Tafelmusik: Do you like music? What is your favourite kind of music?

Mia: My favourite kind of music is pop music and my favourite songs are Lose You to Love Me by Selena Gomez and Senorita by Shawn Mendes.

Tafelmusik: Was this concert the first time you heard classical music or an orchestra? What did you think?

MiaYes, it was my first time hearing an orchestra and I loved it. I liked that there was a story and lots of singing.

What was your favourite instrument during the concert?

MiaI liked the violin the most. I don’t play the violin, but next year, I want to join my school’s music program and try it.

Did you learn something that surprised you during the concert?

MiaI learned that during Bach’s time, strings were made of sheep guts!

Please consider giving today and help children experience live musical concerts by making a donation. Financial support is critical for us to continue this program. Each gift of $20 will pay for one student to attend a concert, and you can even sponsor a whole classroom for $500. Make a donation by December 20, 2019 and your gift will be matched, thanks to devoted friends of Tafelmusik! GIVE TODAY

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