Sunday, June 10, 2012

Battling Violence With Violins

The Hammer Band

"It started with Toronto’s Summer of the Gun in 2005, when it seemed like dozens of kids were shooting each other almost every day. I was losing sleep thinking about the young teens carrying weapons around. Then I thought of the fact that “violence” and “violins” sound almost the same. With that crazy idea, I decided I could do something about it."
- Moshe Hammer, performer and teacher that aims to get elementary and junior school students to learn Twinkle Twinkle Little Star on the violin, instead of joining gangs.
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-Carolina Cirillo

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