Music Changes Lives

Music Changes Lives

2011, Performing Arts  -   6 Comments
Ratings: 8.24/10 from 29 users.

Filmed over the course of a school year, Music Changes Lives follows the progress of two Dublin schools - St. Agnes's in Crumlin, and St. Ultan's in Cherry Orchard, both of which are providing compulsory music tuition for all children in the schools. The results are astounding.

Music Changes Lives is a groundbreaking and inspirational four-part observational documentary series about the transformative power of music. Through extraordinary access to their personal stories, the series will show how the simple act of learning to play an instrument can give children a better chance in life, a fresh start and a brighter future.

Every child in the school now has the opportunity to play an instrument and many do. In a much wider social context, what this project has also achieved is a vast improvement in discipline and behaviour issues in the schools and has also fostered a much more positive outlook for future prospects and expectations among the students.

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6 Comments / User Reviews

  1. Iolanda Ribeiro

    It is wonderful.
    I have no words to describe how beautiful a job these people do.
    The world wants people like that.
    I want to do this work in Brazil.
    Can someone help me?

  2. Eric Lawson

    I absolutely loved this documentary !We have lost owr music programs here in Canada and it is a crying shame ! Bravo to this film !!

  3. Adell Flourry Jr

    I think this is great. In my community music is one of the first thing cut out of their budgets. I like to see a follow up.

  4. Tom Delay

    Great documentary!
    Music should be part of everyone's education.

  5. oQ

    This is a kind of subject i would rather hear from someone telling me about it directly from their experience than watching a 2 hrs + video.
    I do believe music has a great influence on those who enjoy it, and especially those who enjoy the teachers teaching them music.
    I wasn't as fortunate, took late afternoon piano classes while i was a very young kid, taught by Catholic nuns, a disaster!

  6. Wayne Siemund

    Parents are so forgiving at their child's recitals.