All children have an innate
sense of playfulness, responding naturally to musical sound and
rhythm. With their own voices as instruments, they make a personal
connection with music which creates an enjoyment and love of music
will last a lifetime. Early music education enhances the development
of: Creativity, Vocabulary/language, Memory, Large and small motor
skills, and Social adeptness (cooperation and sharing).
And for that reason, ANYÉL, escuela de música, A.C.
(nonprofit school of music), dedicates itself to providing high-quality,
early childhood musical education free to the children of San Miguel
de Allende, Mexico. They offer teacher training workshops and on-going
employment opportunities in the field of music, free of charge.
ANYÉL tries to instill the belief that everyone is a musical
being, and that music matters in every life.
To make this program accessible to hundreds of San Miguel children,
teachers must first be recruited and trained. Teacher training classes
are free to members of the community who meet basic requirements.
Upon completing their studies, teachers receive a salary to teach
the program to small classes in preschools and kindergartens. With
an increased number of teachers, the program will reach children
in the rural areas surrounding San Miguel. As of print time, 523
lucky children are now receiving weekly music classes of about 15
also receive training to detect early signs of malnutrition, sight
or hearing loss, lack of normal coordination, and other conditions
that prevent children from learning—yet another function of
the ANYÉL programs that have far-reaching benefits to the
If you would like to learn more or contribute to ANYÉL, they
can be contacted at: Recreo #11, Box 354 San Miguel de Allende,
Gto, 37700, Mexico or email firstname.lastname@example.org
or email@example.com. And
please visit their website at www.anyel.com.
“What do I think of music? It’s fun and it makes
me happy!” Guillermo, age five