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"Educate to Protect"  invites The Music Project children to perform at their fundraising event on the 21st of November 2014 at the Park Street Mews Stables. The children of The Music project orchestra performed a Beatles medley of "Love me do" and "I love her" and the percussion group performed a drum solo piece. "Educate to Protect" is a child rights and educational program, organised jointly by Flamingo Foundation, the CSR arm of Flemingo Group and The Inner Wheel District 322 of Sri Lanka - their mission is to fight silent child abuse in Sri Lanka. They are proud to say that since September 2013, they have reached out and raised awareness amongst 17,000 children and more than 4000 parents and educators.
On the 20th of March 2014 - The Music Project teachers Lahiru Sankalpa Senarath and Nuwan Udana conducted a teacher training workshop for the school teachers who are part of the "Yamaha Recorder Project" at the Music Project Center in Kurunegala. The teachers participated were Mrs. W.N.S Perera, Mrs. P.T.C Gunasena of Isipathana Central College Bamunakotuwa and Mrs. M.S.J Kumari, Mrs. W.M.J.K Wijekoon from Wayamba President College Ibbagamuwa. We Thank Wyke Marine - Wayamba Polymers Pvt Ltd for sponsoring Isipathana Central College of Bamunakotuwa to participate in this programme, the student packs and also for the Teacher training workshop.
Friday, March 14, 2014

The Galle Music Festival 2014

The Galle Music Festival was held at the Martin Wickramasinghe Museum on the 14th of March. The Music Project children took part in several workshops, such as the Muslim traditions, Thavil & Nathaswaram, Kaffer Manja, drawing and magic workshop to name a few, which they thoroughly enjoyed.
On the 7th of Februray 2014 - The Music Project in partnership with Yamaha Music Centre launched the Yamaha Recorder Project at Isipathana Central College Bamunakotuwa. An introduction to recorders was conducted by The Music Project teachers Lahiru Sankalpa Senarath, Nuwan Udana and Lakshitha and cordinated by Laksiri Jayawardena. The Music Project team introduced how to play a recorder with correct fingering using the wood recorder.
On the 31st of January 2014 - The Music Project in partnership with Yamaha Music Centre launched the Yamaha Recorder Project at Wayamba President College Ibbagamuwa. An introduction to recorders was conducted by The Music Project teachers Nuwan Udana, Lakshitha Madushanka and cordinated by Laksiri Jayawardena and Sisira Kumara. The Music Project team introduced how to play a recorder with correct fingering using the wood recorder. This project is an initiative implemented by The Yamaha Music center in partnership with The Music Project to introduce music to school children across Sri Lanka. The Yamaha Music Center donates 100 recorders per month towards this project.
Musicians Without Borders, a charitable organization from Japan which reaches out to other music communities the world over, arrived in Sri Lanka to support the children of The Music Project. The team of musicians was led by Ms Mayo Shono who heads the foundation in Japan and is a renowned singer herself.
Sunday, September 15, 2013

Spreading Music Across Sri Lanka

This project is an initiative implemented by The Yamaha Music center in partnership with The Music Project to introduce music to school children across Sri Lanka. The Yamaha recorder is the ideal instrument for beginners as it provides a great introduction to playing and reading mu-sic. The Music Project chooses a school that is passionate in developing music and with the assistance of a team of school teachers, approximately hundred students are selected to partici-pate in this program. Each student receives a free Yamaha recorder and a lesson pack. The Music Project team conducts a teacher training workshop to all the schools. Once the workshop is completed the individual schools continue the Yamaha recorder lessons and a monthly feed-back form is sent by the teacher in-charge to regulate their progression.
Monday, August 26, 2013

Unite Programme 2013

The UNITE Programme August 2013 of The Music ProjectOn the 26th of August 4 buses of children from 3 schools of Kurunegala travelled to Thunukkai in Mullaitivu to join the children of the north for a 4 day long residential workshop as they prepared to work yet again as an orchestra. The children have worked together on 3 residential programmes over 3 years and so see their partners of the programme yet again. The children of Kurunegala resided at Yohapuram Maha Vidyalayam, Thunukkai for the UNITE programme for 2013. Nearly 250 children of the 500 children on the programme gathered together in the farming hamlet of Thunukkai, which was a hive of activity as logistics were mobilized in a post conflict setting to ensure that the programme was a success. 
Friday, April 26, 2013

Mallavi Central College

This clip is taken from the workshops held at Mallavi Central College in Mullaitivu under The Parallel Versing project, a new global cultural media exchange initiative linking schools of Sri Lanka and Northern Ireland through music, IT and English. Parallel Versing is a cultural education project through a process of the creation of new music produced from two different global locations for one final composition. This pilot project is conducted by the partner organisations, The Music Project (Sri Lanka) and Beyond Skin (Northern Ireland).
A unique project linking schools of Sri Lanka and Northern Ireland through music, IT and English will commence shortly, beginning their Parallel Versing project, a new global cultural media exchange initiative. Through the partner organisations, The Music Project and Beyond Skin of Northern Ireland, the pilot scheme will begin with five schools in Sri Lanka based in Kurunegala, Mullaitivu supported by the Esufally Family Foundation, and the South Eastern Education Library Broad through CRED funding. Newtownbreda High School of Belfast, has been the first Northern Ireland school to commit to the project with recording sessions already taken place.
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The Music Project is an El Sistema inspired iniative in Sri Lanka, where we aim to bring together two communities separated by decades of conflict by teaching music. Read more...

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Volunteering with the Music Project in Kurunegala has been a very worthwhile and enjoyable experience. During my time with the Project I have taught English in the mornings at a local school called Lakdasa College.

Then in the afternoons I travelled to several different schools with the Music Project itself to teach English, trumpet and recorder. The children are all very eager to learn which makes them a pleasure to teach.

Sandy McCleery

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