Concertino Muziekonderwijs (CMO) is the only music school for the Jewish community in the Netherlands. Located in the facility of the Jewish preliminary school Rosj Pina.
CMO already has more than 150 students from ages of 4 to 21 and from every part of the Jewish community in and around Amsterdam.
Musical and social experience
In CMO we do not only focus on the music but also on the community and on the student’s education and we put a great emphasis on the Jewish tradition in music. Though active only for a short period we already had the opportunity to play in many concerts and events for the Jewish community.
CMO is also arranging voluntary concerts at Beth Shalom, Sinai Hospital and other charity events for the community. As part of our curriculum we teach our students Jewish, Israeli and holiday songs and keep up with technology. The advantage of studying with CMO is not only because of our well designed program; with CMO you are paying for the actual lessons you get.
Our schedule is based around the Jewish calendar to make sure our students do not miss any lesson because of Jewish holidays.
Music program is an essential part in general education. Music education expands the horizon of the students and contributes to the development of thinking and creativity. The nature of music education encourages discipline, openness, better communication, focus, creativity, working towards short and long term goals, concentration, focused work and the ability to practice.
In addition, the performance side of music education will encourage and develop the student ability to deal with pressure, standing in front of an audience and gain confidence in front of public and in public situations.
The group and ensemble playing is developing better listening, communication and social skills.