On Saturday morning, 16 volunteers arrived at the project to paint our new second home at the College of the Assunção-Cenam centre. This kind and generous act was organised asContinue reading “Painting the New Site on Good Deeds Day”
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It has been a week of goodbyes. On Monday we said goodbye to UK trumpet player Chris Caulfield and yesterday we said goodbye to Icelandic trombonist and violinist Sigrún K.Continue reading “Goodbye, Sigrún!”
Thank you, Chris Caulfield!
For the last two months, London-based (originally from Yorkshire) professional trumpet player Chris Caulfield has been giving lessons on a voluntary basis at the project. The language barrier didn’t stopContinue reading “Thank you, Chris Caulfield!”
Thank you Roman Sielert!
On Friday we said goodbye to our German volunteer percussion teacher Roman Sielert. On face value, a European teaching Brazilian percussion to Brazilian children may seem unusual, but it’s hardContinue reading “Thank you Roman Sielert!”
Thank You Sigrún and Icelandic Friends!
Favela Brass has a new live-in volunteer brass teacher! Sigrún Kristbjörg (centre in the picture below) is an Icelandic trombone and violin player who, following three visits to Rio overContinue reading “Thank You Sigrún and Icelandic Friends!”
Thank you Brendan Doshi and Lucas Allen!
Last week two of our volunteer teachers, Brendan Doshi and Lucas Allen left us to return to the USA. Brendan (first from left above), a professional Piano player from Chicago,Continue reading “Thank you Brendan Doshi and Lucas Allen!”
Thank You Rowena Smith!
Not content with donating umpteen brass instruments to the project earlier this year, Rowena (or “Hoeweena…” as every Brazilian insisted on pronouncing it) came out to help us with theContinue reading “Thank You Rowena Smith!”
Favela Brass: The Highlight of a Post-College South American Adventure
Before meeting Tom Ashe and becoming part of the Favela Brass project, I had only been in Rio de Janeiro for several months and was already starting to feel likeContinue reading “Favela Brass: The Highlight of a Post-College South American Adventure”
New Volunteer Zélie Denis
Favela Brass has a new volunteer brass teacher! Parisienne Zélie Denis recently graduated from the Versailles school of architecture and has been in Rio since February, living in favela PereirãoContinue reading “New Volunteer Zélie Denis”
Joe Epstein – Our First Volunteer!
Recently graduated in International Relations and Spanish, Joe Epstein came to Rio from California in February, with a view to staying in Rio for six months teaching English and puttingContinue reading “Joe Epstein – Our First Volunteer!”