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
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.
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.