El Sistema Stockholm

El Sistema Stockholm is a school for orchestral training within Stockholm School of the Arts. With us, children become part of a symphony orchestra and learn to play an orchestral instrument such as the violin, the cello, the clarinet or the trombone. Currently we offer classes to approximately 2,000 students from different parts of the city, namely Bredäng, Fagersjö, Farsta Strand, Husby, Kista, Rågsved, Skärholmen, Rinkeby, Tensta, and Vårberg. Our classes are free of charge and there are no other fees.

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Who can participate?

Anyone attending a preschool or school that we collaborate with can sign up for our classes. For more information on which schools we collaborate with please send an email to elsistema@stockholm.se

Our classes

Children can start learning music with us from the age of five. They will be introduced to what an orchestra is, to classical music, music notes and rhythms, and singing. From the first school year, the students begin learning to play an instrument in groups and orchestras two to three times a week. Each lesson is 40–45 minutes long. Our classes are held at the school’s facilities or in the vicinity of the school. In collaboration with the schools and the preschools, we assure that our students can be accompanied to classes.

Partners & events

El Sistema Stockholm has close relations to schools, musical and cultural institutions, professional symphony orchestras and other music schools. Professional role models are important for our student’s development. Through the collaboration with institutions like Berwaldhallen, Folkoperan and the Royal Swedish Opera House, we offer our students to partake in different concerts and musical events.

El Sistema Stockholm regularly gives concerts and arranges other musical events. Seven to eight times a year our students and teachers offer local musical meet-ups, Musikträffar. A musical program is presented, sometimes together with guest artists from the musical institutions that we collaborate with.

More information

For more information about El Sistema Stockholm please write to elsistema@stockholm.se .

You can also follow us on Instagram and Facebook to get a glimpse of everyday teaching and learning activities.

You are also welcome to sign up for information about our Musikträffar here: http://www.stockholm.se/ElSistema_traffinformation