We believe the orchestra to be a unique environment for socialization, discipline and enrichment. A perfect balance between individuality and cooperation, the orchestra offers children a safe space to develop their skills.
Strings in Action aims to give the best music-strings education to Indonesian children in need. Through all its programs, SiA aims to educate and empower its students, and help them become positive contributors to society.
The programs and their curriculums are tailored to suit the needs of the students.
Offered to children who are interested in learning the violin, viola, cello, or double bass in an orchestra setting, this program is the foundation and core of Strings in Action’s initiatives.
Focuses on developing the skills to play an instrument and learning music. All these occur in an orchestra setting that supports the children’s musical journey.
Students study and perform a wide variety of classical and popular music. In addition, an emphasis is placed on instrumental performance and musicianship skills.
The curriculum complements the children’s traditional learning at school, while also adding value through creative learning strategies.
The Strings Program has been implemented at the Pondok Taruna and Abigail orphanages where SiA has formed three string orchestras in total.
Through this program 74 children from underserved communities are currently taking up to 32 hours of strings and music education per week. These classes offer an opportunity for children to develop learning skills, communication skills, creativity, teamwork, discipline, cultural awareness, respect for others, and self-esteem and self-confidence through personal accomplishment. All these are tools they need to achieve their dreams and help them to build a brighter future.
This program is facilitated in partnership with Amadeus Music Academy and all other donors involved in ensuring that these scholarships are able to fully cover a student’s learning expenses at this renowned musical institution. The scholarship pays for student’s school entrance fee, exam fees, instrument lessons, music theory lessons, text books and transportation.
SiA is currently exploring with UPH Conservatory of Music the possibilities of bringing our students on scholarships in the near future as well.
Children who are learning a musical instrument have an advantage in academic abilities, self-esteem, and improved attitudes.
Learning how to play an instrument produces in our mind and body a multi-faceted array of benefits, such as stimulating brainwaves, boosting the immune system, easing muscle tension, improving motor skills, and helping maintain higher levels of creativity and optimism. Also, it helps develop skills needed in today's workforce: critical thinking, creative problem solving, effective communication, teamwork, and confidence.