The idea for the "See through Music" project was born when a father came to Rockschool a few years ago with his blind daughter Petra. Like any teenage girl, she was looking for the same things as her peers - a way to express herself, a supportive community, new friends, and a way to develop personally. Thus we saw the opportunity to create an adapted music education program for visually impaired young people. For them, music is a way to see the world and themselves in a new way, to develop invaluable personal qualities and skills, and to be an active part of the environment in which they live.
"See through Music" became the winner of the Change competition 2018/2019 - an initiative of the "Reach 4 Change" Foundation and Nova TV and received funding for its implementation.
We managed to achieve the program's record 57,748 votes of people who accepted our cause as their own and supported us in the vote. The project provided a full scholarship for 48 hours of music lessons and over 80 hours of individual rehearsals for 19 visually impaired young people.
The first edition of the project "See through music" in 2019 showed us what a huge potential it has and how much we can improve the lives of visually impaired young people. This inspired us to turn the project into a permanent initiative, which we will continue to develop.
The project "See through music" won the European Parliament award for European Citizen for 2020. The award is given to citizens and organizations that through their projects promote mutual understanding and integration between citizens and support cooperation in the field of culture. For 2020, there were 30 awarded organizations from 25 countries.