Guasmo Sur, Guayaquil - Ecuador
+593 96 395 9778
clavedesur@mail.com

Welcome to CdS

Music courses 

We organize music classes for wind, percussion and stringed instruments. 

Dance courses

We also offer classes in modern and classical dance, physical training and gymnastics for children aged 3 and up. 

Other services

Our volunteers also help us provide other services to the community such as language courses and other training workshops on a seasonal basis. 

OPENING UP NEW HORIZONS

SHARING
ART & MUSIC in The Community

We provide an alternative space to counteract violence, drugs and criminal groups by creating constructive leisure opportunities in low-income neighborhoods. We strive to allow children, youth and adults to express themselves through music and to take part in other activities that foster both their own personal development and the development of their community.

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Music within everyone’s reach!

Access to art and culture is a fundamental right that can help shape the personality of every individual. the arts provide opportunities to develop self’expression and communication skills, and in many cases also contribute to the workplace, improving the quality of life of those who hace access to them. 

More about our activities

Clave de Sur in figures: It is difficult to quantify our day-to-day work, but here is some data showing what we have achieved since 2005.

PROJECTS CARRIED OUT
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VOLUNTEER INSTRUCTORS
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 PARTICPATANTS HAVE BENEFITED
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OUR STORY 

Opening up new horizons with music in Guasmo Sur

The first classes we organized were conducted with instruments made from recycled materials, such as plastic bottles and wood. Thanks to the perseverance and support of many generous people and organizations, today we can provide classes with more sophisticated musical instruments in improved facilities. 

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HOW WE WORK 

Enhancing artistic and personal development 

We provide training in two fundamental areas -music and dance- as well as training in other topics related to comprehensive personal development. 

MUSIC

We organize classes in musical theory and performance, with individualized attention.

DANCE

We also offer classes in modern and classical dance, technique and exercises. 

WORKSHOPS

We organize training workshops on topics related to comprehensive personal development.

PARTNERSHIPS

We also work together with other organizations to develop joint projects.

TESTIMONIALS

They are always cheerful, creative and very dedicated to music. They try to involve parents and the community by giving free concerts, organising workshops and meetings. For me Clave de Sur became more than just a working space. It became a home, a meeting place for friends and family. I can definitly recommend this project!

Naomi Mebus

Germany

It was the best vacation of my life. I had a wonderful time, and the language was not a problem. I always felt free and safe to talk to them. A highly recommendable experience. If you have the opportunity to go there, meet people, and get to know the culture, I would say don’t hesitate, go and enjoy your time in Guasmo Sur!

Stéfano Mariani

Brazil

This community music project is completely governed by the young people themselves, which shows a real interest on the part of the organizers to care for the whole community through their projects. I highly recommend this organization to anyone interested in volunteering. You will learn a lot, not only about this amazing place, its people and culture, but also about yourself. You won’t regret it!

Sarah Perez

France

Portfolio

Projects carried out thanks to the support of national and international institutions and groups. 

Notes that BreakBarries 

Selected among 45 projects that competed among 1,000 proposals from 26 countries

June to December 2012

Inter-American Development Bank

Musical Training for Comprehensive Development 

Carried out thanks to competitive fundign for artistic and cultural projects, in Nueva Prosperina

September 21 to December 12, 2005 

Ministry of Culture, Ecuador

Tour with the UOM Network

Workshops on the construction of musical instruments (using recycled materials), provided to different organizations throughout Ecuador.

2013 – 2015

Una Opción Más (Another Option: French-Ecuadorian NGO)

Meet Our Team

Meet our amazing team of individuals who dedicate their time and effort so that more people can gain access to and enjoy the benefits of music and art.

SEE MORE MEMBERS OF OUR TEAM

Our current board of directors took office in 2021, in conjunction with the legal registration of Clave de Sur with the Ecuadorian Ministry of Culture.

Ana Rubí A.S.

President

Cultural Manager and graduate in visual communication and graphic design.

Ysis Matias

Vice-President

Piano instructor; currently studying accounting and auditing.

Anthony Falcones

Secretary

Guitar and percussion instructor; studying computer systems engineering.

Paúl Chalén

Treasurer

Violin and music therapy instructor; studying at ESPOL in Guayaquil.

Latest News

Articles about our courses and events, and more information about our activities.

Master class and didactic concert 🇮🇹

On Saturday, January 29th, our students enjoyed an online didactic concert and master class held on Zoom by tuba player Gianmario Strappati from Italy. Gianmario is an Italian soloist and[…]

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Music courses in 2021

In February and March of 2021, we offered vacation courses during which students formed ensembles with different musical instruments, culminating in final performances. The performances were filmed and subsequently published[…]

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First overseas volunteer 🇩🇪 of 2021

  We were very happy to hear about a 19-year-old volunteer from Germany who was coming to Latin America and wanted to take the opportunity to get to know our[…]

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Inter-institutional Support

Over time, important alliances have been formed, aiding the growth of Clave de Sur. Related institutions have joined us in the work we do for local communities.

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