The Youth Lutherie & Musical Instrument Centre Project
An important component of the provision of instruments for the children is a mechanism to support them with new instruments and also to repair those which need to be repaired through continuous use. This can be accommodated with an additional benefit, in offering opportunities for youth skill development and employment:
Sistema Australia plans to establish a program that offers valuable opportunities for young people to learn the art of instrument making and repair. Drawing inspiration from Venezuela’s Lutherie Academic Centre, the trainees will learn skills to launch an esteemed career, and will help to create more local jobs by boosting our country’s artistry in instrument making and repairs. The participants may eventually become employed by the various Sistema Australia programs around the country.
“Music has to be recognized as an…agent of social development in the highest sense, because it transmits the highest values – solidarity, harmony, mutual compassion. And it has the ability to unite an entire community and to express sublime feelings.”__Jose Antonio Abreu