Crashendo! is a music education program at Laverton P-12 College which offers music tuition as a vehicle for positive social change. Students learn a musical instrument and rehearse together in various ensembles, including orchestra, wind band and choir. The instruments are provided and participation in the program is free. Students also develop important life skills such as teamwork, commitment, tolerance, focus and confidence. Social bonds, connectedness and a sense of identity are developed through making music together. Students perform regularly at school and in the community.
“I like to play because it makes me feel good and passionate to be free and I can let go and be lost. The more time I spend at Crashendo the more I feel like I am part of a family. It feels like I progress so much. And become a better person and smarter by the day.” – Brie, violin.