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Crescendo Christmas Campaign

Give the gift of music with your most meaningful Christmas present yet

Help us provide violins to our Crescendo children!

At WASO, we believe all children should have the opportunity to experience the joy of music as part of their education. WASO’s Crescendo program is modelled on the international El Sistema program, which has a proven record of improving behaviour, numeracy, literacy, social skills and fine motor skills, as well as lowering truancy and youth violence in disadvantaged communities.

Crescendo seeks to empower children through music education by teaching transferrable life skills and helping students reach their full potential. The program is delivered at no cost to two primary schools in Kwinana and provides weekly music lessons in both schools as well as the opportunity to enjoy WASO performances at Perth Concert Hall and at local venues in Kwinana.

Crescendo started as a vocal-based program in 2014, encouraging students to use their in-built instrument and help ‘give them a voice’, and the results we have seen are astonishing. We are now at the very exciting point of being ready to introduce string instruments into the program! Students have been working very hard to get their ‘violin licence’ and are getting ready to take up violin lessons at school from the beginning of Term 1, 2018.

You can now make your most meaningful Christmas gift yet by contributing to this powerful social impact program by

  • Supporting a Crescendo student to attend a WASO concert at Perth Concert Hall for a gift of $30.
  • Putting a violin into a student’s hand and change their life forever! A $150 tax-deductible donation, enables WASO to purchase a student-sized violin for a Crescendo student to take up violin lessons and make music together with other students in school ensembles.
  • Joining our Crescendo Giving Circle with a gift of $1,500 annually to help make Crescendo a long term sustainable program. This amount is approximately equal to the cost of one student participating in the program for a year, with each child participating in the program for seven years, from Pre-Primary through to Year 6. 

We invite you to join us in making this a Christmas to remember for our Crescendo students in Kwinana! From little things, big things grow.

Donate now.





All donations over $2 are tax-deductible.  We can arrange for gift certificates if you wish to donate this for a friend or family member for Christmas. 


For more information or to make your Christmas gift with a purpose, please contact Sarah Tompkin on 9326 0017 or​