Support Emergency Effort After Major Flood in Brazil

  The South of Brazil has been struck by an unprecedented flood. The heavy rains and floods have killed over 100 people in Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul since last week. Some 1,476,000 people have been affected, according to the civil defense, with at least 754 people left injured and about 164,000 displaced. At least … Read More

Meet Kethelyn, music student in Curitiba, Brazil

Meet Kethelyn, a 15-year old student at the Instituto Playing For Change in Curitiba, Brazil 🇧🇷. Her testimony about her own experience at the music school is an example of how music and art can bring positive change into the lives of youth. 🎶 Thank you for your support!

Que Bonita es la Vida – Music students in Mexico unite to record a song

Feel inspired by this music video of students at Centro de Artes Musicales performing ‘Que Bonita es la Vida’! . More than 50 students of the choir and orchestra program in Tijuana, Mexico came together in an immersive learning and recording experience. What a beautiful video! Many thanks to the teachers and staff at Centro … Read More

Celebrating International Women's Day 2024

  This International Women’s Day we take a moment to acknowledge and celebrate the tireless work of our staff to create new opportunities and new normals for women and girls around the globe! Watch this video and witness several testimonials from our Nepali Programs Coordinator Rashmi Adhikari, local teacher and mentor in Nepal Anu Shakya, … Read More

Welcome to the Ubuntu Music Program!

Today we want to feature the Ubuntu Music Program, located in the capital city of Kigali, Rwanda. Ubuntu means “humanity towards others”, and this program embodies this concept by evolving over 10 years from teaching a few dozen children each week to now more than 400 students weekly across multiple public schools and centers. This vibrant … Read More

Surya Bahadur Magar

Harmonium teacher Udayapur Music Program – Nepal Surya Bahadur Magar, grew up in Katari, Udayapur, where he attended Shree Madhyamik Gurase and spent five years working in India, Delhi. Surya’s musical journey began at the age of 14-15, and he continued learning music in India while working as a daily wage laborer in a hotel … Read More

Raj Kumar Magar

Guitar teacher Udayapur Music Program – Nepal Raj Kumar Magar, born in Tawashree-6, Udayapur, and raised in Baunetar village, has a background rooted in music education. After completing his bachelor’s degree at Kathmandu School in 2019, Raj Kumar has spent the last five years in Kathmandu and the last two years in Katari. Raj Kumar’s … Read More

Saroj Basel

Dance teacher Udayapur Music Program – Nepal Saroj, originally from Sindhuli, Bagmati Province, in eastern Nepal, spent his formative years in India. His dance passion for dance from a young age evolved into a career, commencing with the establishment of his own dance academy in Katari, specializing in hiphop. Over four years, Saroj passionately taught … Read More