Mikado ist das Jugendprojekt der InitiativGruppe – Interkulturelle Begegnung und Bildung e.V. Es richtet sich an junge Menschen bis 27 Jahren und bietet verschiedene Schwerpunkte zur politischen und kulturellen Teilhabe an. Hier können Jugendliche in Einzel- oder Gruppenunterricht verschiedene Instrumente erlernen: Klavier, Gitarre, Saz, Geige, Klarinette, Saxophone, Flöte und Oud. Kolibri unterstützt dieses Musikprojekt um möglichst vielen jungen Menschen das Erlernen eines Instrumentes zu ermöglichen.
Die beiden Verantwortlichen Miriam Finkentey und Naa Ayekai Squire haben Kolibri den Bericht eines Teilnehmers zur Verfügung gestellt:
“To live is to be musical, starting with the blood dancing in your veins. Everything living has a rhythm. Do you feel your music?” Michael Jackson
My name is Arsher Moses. I’m 19 years old. I have been living in München for almost 3years now. I am currently a guitar student at Mikado. I have been getting guitar lesson at Mikado for over two years now and I can say “I am enjoying every single minute of it.”
At Mikado there are a variety of music classes for example: violin, piano, guitar, drums and many more. Students get two chances every year to showcase what they have learnt but I guess I can speak for everyone when I say it’s fun. Personally my guitar enthusiasm was mostly inspired by my family and my love for western country music and jazz.
Coming from a family where everyone is somehow involved in music can be a really great influence. And so when I decided I wanted to learn an instrument I chose guitar. I mean not just because guitar players look amazing while doing their thing, every musician does. I wanted to find a way to express myself through an instrument and I couldn’t have asked for any better teacher than Alekos.
Ever since we started out I have been able to learn more from him about music and its build ups than I would have learnt on my own. I even got a chance to participate at three Mikado concerts in front of people and I can say the feeling of your first time on stage never gets old and when you actually perform your first piece for someone else who applauds this experience never gets old because I mean it all happens so fast and by the time you realize you can actually play something you just can’t believe it. Anyway my music journey is and will always be a roller coaster of its own but gradually I hope I will also be able to play and write my own music sheets.
Personally I feel when I’m with my guitar it’s like a captain on his ship at sea, there millions of cords to play but it’s up to you to choose how and when you are going to pluck the strings. Personally I don’t know how it is in the other classes but all I can say is “music is for every single person who walks the world.”