The 2018 Fairway Galle Literary Festival is delighted to welcome back Serendip Strings as part of the Children’s Program.
Serendip Strings is a non-profit organisation located in Galle and is the only charity of its kind in the Southern Province.
Serendip Strings provides a creative outlet for all Sri Lankan children offering free string instruments and lessons in classical Eastern and Western styles in a fun, friendly and nurturing space bringing together children from Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim and Christian families helping reconcile the communities and forge life-long friendships.
All students are lent a violin in their size to take home to practise, attend a private and group lesson per week and perform publically every 4 months showcasing their achievements.
In addition to the pure joy music making brings, learning an instrument enhances a child’s early learning development strengthening neural pathways and arming them with attributes of team building, the ability to solve problems and see things through, physical coordination, self-confidence and empowerment, all of which can be applied socially, academically and in future careers.
Serendip Strings aims to help change a child’s circumstances through the amazing world of music.
Serendip Strings is founded and headed by renowned Australian violinist Ursula Nelius.