The aim of the social project "¡Me toca!" is to encourage playing music among children that are in a situation of social vulnerability. This project is organised 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 6 and 7 years of age in different neighbourhoods of Madrid, Barcelona and Seville so they can play the piano, possibly for the first time in their lives. Thus, it gives them an opportunity to discover their talent and encourage them to play in a way they might not otherwise be able to do, as the initiative "¡Me toca!" awards twenty grants for piano lessons during the whole school year.
At the end of the school year, the association will take the grand piano to the streets so the children awarded the grants can showcase their skills and show their families what they have learned that year.
Since its creation in 2015, the "¡Me toca!" project as been braking 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.
With "¡Me toca!" we intend to increase the number of people that can have access to instruments like the piano and, thus, contribute to the discovery of musical talent.