El Sistema: Transforming Children?s Lives Through Music

Katie Wyatt has decided to take up music, not arms. And the name of the movement she’s joining in her attempt to change the world is “el Sistema,” or “the system. It is a visionary global movement that transforms the lives of children through music. In other words, it is a new model for social change. The essence of the program is “tocar y luchar”, or to play and to strive.

El Sistema teaches children how to create beauty through music, and Wyatt has decided to bring it’s essence to the children of North Carolina via Kidz Notes.

My big idea, she says, is to invite everyone to join this wordless, peaceful movement to celebrate everyone’s right to enjoy beauty.

Presenter: Kathryn “Katie” Wyatt, Abreu Fellow (TED); Founder, KidzNotes