Melbourne Symphony Orchestra


The Pizzicato Effect

The Pizzicato Effect is the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s (MSO) flagship community music program working proudly in partnership with the City of Hume, Meadows Primary School, Second Bite and Spectrum.

The program provides free string instrumental and musicianship tuition to children living in the City of Hume. The program is closely aligned with the principles of El Sistema; the internationally-celebrated music program in Venezuela that promotes the benefits of communal music-making to children’s development. The Pizzicato Effect as a proven pathway to enhanced academic performance and social-emotional well-being for participating children.

Each Monday and Wednesday afternoon, students from within the city of Hume join us for this wonderful program.