Conceived and written by Maestro Ricardo Michelino, the Retreta Project went off the record and started to be carried out in 2010 by the Musical Corporation 24 de Junho, through a partnership with the City Hall, offering, at its Headquarters, free music lessons, musical instruments and choral singing, in addition to attending 11 schools in the Municipal Education Network of Artur Nogueira with a view to training audiences and musicians for their various formations, as well as the dissemination of music as a method of propagating culture.

The guiding principle of the Retreta Project is the belief that, through music, we can go beyond artistic making; we can transform the human being, increasing their interpersonal relationships and thus building a better community.

In the Retreta Project students are introduced to music by a faculty of trained professionals in the most diverse areas of music education. According to the institution’s registration documents, adopting a methodological orientation that leads the student to live new experiences. Since your

At the beginning, it has already served thousands of students, with around 3,000 in the year 2019 alone.

In 2015, Maestro Ricardo Michelino, creator and general coordinator of the Retreta Project, obtained the degree of Master in Education with the elaboration of the dissertation “PROJECT RETRETA IN SCHOOLS: study of a case of sociomusical education”, under the guidance of Profs. Valeria Oliveira de Vasconcelos and Prof. Dr. Joel Barbosa.



Musicalization is an important factor in cognitive development associated with play.

“It is notable in a classroom that the music used as a curriculum basis in different subjects is extremely important, as it guarantees a rescue of the student towards the content and their educator. The simple fact of having a song in the school environment, while they are explanations of didactic content developed, already favors a better disciplinary behavior on the part of the students during the class.”

By Eduardo de Freitas

Graduated in Geography

Brazil School Team

Source: Canal do Educador

Health and Behavior

Consonance, Harmony and discipline make music an excellent instrument of education and personal discipline, perception of harmony and togetherness.

“Music activates the brain’s pleasure center, as well as sex and chocolate, for example. It releases dopamine and causes a sense of well-being and, therefore, has been used by doctors, therapists and physical therapies as a treatment. of several problems – and it has brought great results.”

Source: G1-Bem Estar

Relieves the Soul

Musicalization touches the soul, serving as an adjunct to remissive processes.

“You can feel the changes that the music causes in your body: depending on the rhythm, your breathing becomes calmer or more labored, your blood pressure increases or decreases, your heart rate becomes stronger or lighter. And this has already been proven. in several studies, such as those published by the American Music Therapy Association-AMTA, in the United States, and by the World Federation of Music Therapy-WFMT, located in Genoa, Italy.”

Source: UOL Saúde e Ciência

If We Are Together We Are More

Orchestral music is a powerful tool for social understanding and mutual dependence.

“Music is one of the fundamental activities for the development of identity and autonomy. Musical language is an excellent means for the development of expression, balance, self-esteem, as well as a powerful means of social interaction. The child establishes communication from an early age. through gestures and sounds. As she grows she has a greater number of people. Her socialization is done collectively and the appropriation of her culture occurs through interaction, and it is she who makes her mature socially “.

Source: Trabalhos feitos