Lion Kids: About our workshops

A program founded by Generali and the Swiss Music Awards (SMA)

Feel and experience music.


In the first part of our workshops, the children will be introduced to a wide range of instruments in a playful way. The aim is to find instruments that match their personalities. They’ll get their first feelings of accomplishment under professional guidance, with the focus not on reading notes but on engaging in direct, haptic and sensual contact with sound, rhythm and melodies. Our approach aims to introduce children to music based on curiosity and play.


The afternoon session will focus on the experience itself. Together with Dodo, we will practice the components of our song, which will be launched in mid-October on all the usual platforms as well as here on our website.


Dodo looks forward to the collaboration:

"I'm delighted to be part of Lion Kids by Generali as a mentor. The Lion Kids music promotion program makes an important contribution to society. I'm looking forward to accompanying the kids on their musical journey, encouraging them and working on a song with them."


Children between the ages of 6 and 12 may participate in the workshops with their parents’ consent.



Our team

Gustav Akademie

The Gustav Akademie is a non-profit association and an after-school musical and multilingual project aimed at the promotion of talented young musicians. It was founded by Fribourg musician Gustav. Team members from the Gustav Akademie will be overseeing the educational part of the project.



The dialect reggae singer Dodo is primarily active in our engagement as a singer, producer and mentor. In his 25-year career, he has gained valuable experience, which he shares with the children in the second part of each workshop.


Swiss Music Awards

The Swiss Music Awards (SMA) organisers are supporting our project with their media network and are offering us a major platform on which to continue the project long term.


The Human Safety Net Switzerland

The Human Safety Net Switzerland foundation supports projects in Switzerland that benefit children aged 0 to 6 years and their parents in fragile family situations. The organisation uses the proceeds to support parents in laying strong foundations for their children’s future despite their difficult circumstances. The foundation was established by Generali Switzerland in 2019.