First name / Last name
Maria Manuela Sanchez
fields of expertise
Music, I play several instruments, flute, violin, piano.
I´m constantly looking for
New ways to be more efficient in what I do. Be more productive in order to grow and help others
I was born on October 25, 2001, in Pereira, Colombia.
At my 5 years old I started writing poems and stories about the environmental consciousness.
When I was 6 years old I started playing sweet flute at the school, realizing how beatiful is that world is and wishing to venture further into it.
At my 8 years I learned to play piano online.
I started to participate in story contests, wining the second and first places at my 10 and 11 years old, respectively.
When I was 12 years old I entered a music school to learn violin. There they lent instruments to students who did not have, but they had no enough instruments for all the 200 students who studied there.Searching a solution to that problematic I decided to found María Manuela, an alternative for the cultural education, social inclusion and ecology. We make musical instruments from recycled materials, caring the planet to the beat of music.With María Manuela I have attended several entrepreneurship fairs, like Expocamello, Pereira Recicla, Picnic Festival and Dosquebradas Emprendedora.I also have a TEDxPereira Talk, which name is “Violines Con Alma”. It is about my entrepreneurship, its philosophy and its beginnings.Maria Manuela’s goal is to bring music to low-income communities, who have not access to conventional instruments because of its high costs.