Rameau is a member of the inaugural class of Sistema Fellows at the New England Conservatory. As a Sistema Fellow he spent one year studying non-profit music education program management and it was during the program that he conceived and co-founded the Atlanta Music Project in 2010. His time with El Sistema, including two months in Venezuela, grounded him in teaching, performing and observing.
He observes the progress his students make with delight. “I love to see them awakening their potential for excellence. Becoming proficient at something they are talented at. With this kind of training, their musical success is guaranteed. Learning an instrument has all kinds of positive effects, character building, self-discipline, impulse control, and it is all the more valuable to underserved kids. They’re learning resilience and what I like to call good, old-fashioned grit.”
Continue reading about Dantes in McGill News by clicking here.