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WHIN is based on the Venezuelan El Sistema model. (Photo via Manhattan Times)

Northern Manhattan ‘Music Project’ Holds Concert

Culture, Manhattan, Youth December 5, 2016 at 4:01 pm

The Washington Heights and Inwood Music Project offers music lessons with fees based on a sliding scale. The initiative is based on the El Sistema model of Venezuela, described by Manhattan Times as “an orchestra for young people that conceives of music as a human right.”

Corona Youth Music Preject (Photo via EDLP)

In Queens, Child Musicians Start With Cardboard Violins

Culture, Education July 13, 2012 at 11:53 am

When the Corona Youth Music Project began, the program for low-income children in Queens couldn’t afford orchestra instruments, so children made violins out of cardboard and paper. Even now that the program has real instruments, it still starts the children out on cardboard instruments, El Diario La Prensa reported.