Crescendo with Music stimulates physical, mental and emotional growth in children through music and the arts beginning at a very young age. The curriculum is appropriate for each age group and includes: singing, listening, ear training, playing instruments, musical notation, composition, improvisation, music appreciation, rhythm band ensembles, group piano and violin lessons, music history, storytelling, and even outdoor fun.
Crescendo with Music was founded in 2001 by Alicia Gaggioni, who now has over 40 years of experience in education. We take pride in constantly evolving and improving our methods as well as implementing new technologies to make our program as effective as possible.
With every day that passes, the world demands more from our children. We maintain high standards of excellence regarding the developmental goals of each child in our program. As a complement to school and family, we offer an excellent education that develops well-rounded, happy, and engaged children.
- Respect and Tolerance
Teacher Alicia Gaggioni
Founder of Crescendo with Music
Alicia Gaggioni, founder and director of Crescendo with Music has over 35 years of experience as a music professor and performing musician. Besides her studies in architecture in Universidad Central de Venezuela, she has a B.A. degree in Liberal Arts, Music, from Kean University, a piano master’s degree from Juan Jose Landaeta,in Caracas, Venezuelagabriela and further academic studies in music, children Neurodevelopment and Psychomotricity from prestigious institutions in the USA and Venezuela. Furthermore, she has been a soloist in recitals and concerts in Venezuela and the USA, as well as a judge in the Harriett Serr National piano competition.
Prof. Gaggioni has spent decades developing a broad knowledge base at the intersection of music, education and neurology to develop the system upon which Crescendo with Music stands today. She has participated in several courses and conferences on education management and child development in the USA such as the Jensen Learning Institute in California, and the Institute for the Achievement of Human Potential in Pennsylvania, as well as in Universidad Metropolitana and Universidad Central de Venezuela.
Throughout her tenure as founder and director of Crescendo with Music, she has prepared students for international orchestra debuts and has organized and directed operas, plays and other productions with hundreds of students and spectators. Her theatrical productions have included classical and modern works such as Hansel & Gretel, The Magic Flute, The Persian Market, Annie and The Lion King. Furthermore, she has organized +40 musical performances and concerts in important concert halls such as Teatro Teresa Carreño in Caracas, Swarthout Recital Hall in Kansas, and other venues in Venezuela and the USA. Prof. Gaggioni has been a music professor and advisor to many talented children that have gone on to pursue music and other studies in prestigious institutions such as: The Juilliard School, Yale University, University of Pennsylvania, New York University and Georgia Tech.
Her contributions to child development and her innovative approach to music education have led to many interactions with the press. Most notably, she has been interviewed in some of the most prominent radio programs in Venezuela on Union Radio and Circuito X, a special feature on TV familia with Maria Fleury, and several written press articles on magazines such as Revista Zeta, Sala de Espera and Estetica y Salud.