Since 1975, over a quarter of a million kids from Venezuela's most violent and poor neighbourhoods have had the opportunity to spend time intensively studying classical music. They are part of a radical social project in which children and teenagers, often living in unthinkable circumstances, are given the chance to change their lives through music.
Being confronted with a different discipline to one's own, in order to better nurture one's own art, is an integral part of the curriculum at Juilliard, irrespective of whether a student is a dancer, musician or actor. In this episode, Mariella, a violinist, takes tap-dancing lessons and philosophy lessons.
During their studies at Juilliard, students learn not only to develop their own technique but also to work together. The students all have to learn how to adjust their voices, instruments...and temperaments.