DoReMi – The social music institute
From December 2016 onwards, we started teaching almost 20 refugees in Vienna the piano for free in the “Piano School for Refugees”, as it was called at the time. Refugees should be able to play more of the open pianos, soon take care of the open piano locations and thus earn some pocket money. The lessons at the MZW – ‘Musisches Zentrum Wien’ were a success and an inspiration for more to come. The motivation of all people involved was an incentive for us, the great potential of the project was undeniable.
As a result in 2018 we founded “DoReMi – the social music institute“
Here we offer music classes in pair lessons for refugees and socially disadvantaged people paired up with people being socioeconomically more fortunate and mostly German-speaking. Sustainable integration and appreciation of cultural diversity are promoted through an innovative “Pay as much as you can” concept while enjoying music classes together. Some refugees / migrants and socially disadvantaged people are also teachers of oriental instruments, in addition to the classes of piano, guitar, singing, an integrative choir and other instruments we offer. At the moment, we are proud of being able to each around 180 students (70-80 of them refugees and socially disadvantaged people with and without a migration background).
Are you still looking for the right live or background music for an event?
Economic integration is a crucial part in order to fully participate in a society. Besides the possibilities of being teacher at our music institute and taking care of our open piano locations we try to provide refugee musicians with concert opportunities. Thereby we enable them to use their creative potential for a fee and to take further steps towards successful integration. We offer passionate and experienced concert musicians on many instruments. So in case you need the right music and atmosphere for your event and want to support a good cause, we might be what you are looking for. Contact us.
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