Discovering new musical talent

Discovering newmusical talent

The aim of the social project“My Turn!”is to encourage playing music among children that are in a situation of social vulnerability. This project is organized by the Maria Canals International Music Competition Association and sponsored by the Fundación Jesús Serra.

A grand piano will be made available to children of six and seven years of age in different neighborhoods of Madrid, Barcelona and Sevilla so they can play the piano, possibly, for the first time in their lives. This is an opportunity, which they may not enjoy any other way, that will help them discover their talent and encourage them to play, as the initiative “My Turn!” will award 20 grants for piano lessonsthroughout the school year.

At the end of the school year, the association will take the grand piano to the streets so that the children awarded the grants can showcase their skillsand show their families what they have learned that year.

Since it was created in 2015, the “My Turn!” project has been breaking the cultural, economic, and social barriers of playing and creating music, which is usually considered as only reserved for a few privileged people because of their talent and training. By means of “My Turn!”, we intend to increase the number of people that can have access to instruments like the pianoand, thus, contribute to the discovery of musical talent.