In Crescendo teams learn to play as a string orchestra in less than one hour. The event commences with participants listening to a rendition from the instructors. Uplifted and inspired they are then told they will soon be playing together as one! Disbelief soon turns to intrigue as instructors assign each person with a classical string instrument either a violin or a viola. Participants are guided through a practical lessons of the basics of playing. They then learn a part for the final composition. Then with the accompaniment of a bespoke backing track, the two sections come together to make beautiful music.
Crescendo harnesses the power of music to bond teams and achieve the seemingly impossible. Most individuals could not learn to play an instrument in under an hour but together as a collective group with the right leadership and everyone focused on a common goal, it is possible. Music enhances learning and the release of dopamine to create a feelings of elation and positive thinking. An incredibly team bonding experience with lasting memorable impact.
Facilitator Sim's full guidance and field control are great, and he also good at driving the atmosphere. The PPT description was very clear and the pictures were helpful. Due to the delay of the previous activities of the day, we had limited time left for this event and TBA still managed to bring an elaborate debrief and achieve outcomes under the challenging conditions.