Children Orchestras: why is important for the development for the children
Whenever we think about an orchestra, we usually picture in our minds professionals musicians playing flawlessly and effortlessly at the beat of an equally confident conductor. Truth is, that takes years of hard work and several skills are needed to match this challenge such as Self-Confidence
Coordination, Teamwork, Comprehension, Problem-solving, discipline, commitment, higher order thinking, auditory skills, creativity, spatial intelligence, coordination, communication and self-expression. This list can go on and on. Seems a lot? Indeed! At WKMT they believe that besides the Piano Tuition, or any instrument that involves the orchestra, it is paramount for the development of piano students, especially children, to be part of an ensemble from an early age. One of the main challenges within this programme is to reconcile what the music education and classical music are currently facing to ensure a correct and serious practice with the instrument. The children’s ensemble makes its voice heard and strive to ensure young people from all backgrounds to have the opportunity to engage with our programme and fulfil their inner potential. With the guiding hand of Alvaro Sisti, its conductor, Piano Tutor at WKMT Studio, the children feel every week the desire to accomplish something together, and that is a feeling is one of the most important ones to generate among the youngest students, mainly to forge them into to the performance wold, with all that enterprise entails: responsibility, commitment towards a common goal and just the feeling of making music together that pays off every rehearsal and of course, on the day of the concert as one of the strong points within the Ensemble is to film every event so that the children have constructive feedback and learn from it for the next performance.
The skills they acquire within the group are created as well to face life itself, as the skills learned within the WKMT Children Ensemble are also transferable to everyday life.