Instead of working in a silo, Baithak believes in collaborative effort which involves bringing together numerous components of the eco-system of Indian Classical Music. Working as a co-operative ensures efficient project execution leading to higher social ROI. This page showcases work portfolio of a co-operative, consisting of handful of organisations which are working together to strengthen the eco-system of Indian Classical Music. For more information about these projects, you can either get in touch with us or the respective organisations.
Baithak@Classes is the flagship program of Baithak Foundation. Under this program, we organise curated interactive concerts of Indian Classical Music for students in Government Schools, Construction Site Creches, Community Centres etc. This program is being run at 15 locations in Pune and 5 schools in Solapur. In 2019-20 we piloted the program in 3 Government Schools in Delhi.
Tune IN – Community Sessions
Under the banner of ‘Tune IN’ we host series of sessions that aim to introduce participants to the world of Indian Classical Music (ICM). Usually spread over six sessions, Tune IN events cover topics like Ragas, Significance of Sur, Taal and Laya and many other interesting topics like importance of tanpura, harnessing the power of music for our well-being etc.
We conduct Tune IN sessions for Hindustani Music, Carnatic Music and dance forms like Kathak and Bharatnatyam.
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Baithak Fellowship Program
Through the fellowship program Baithak engages with talented musicians to teach Classical Music and Dance in Municipal Schools. The program was piloted in 2019 and received encouraging response from schools as well as artist community.
The fellows go to school once a week to teach their art form to a batch of 10 to 15 students. Presently, this program is being run at 5 locations in Pune.
Nada Yoga – Corporate Workshop
Naad Yoga is a 90 minutes workshop, designed for working professionals which helps them de-stress using music and right breathing practice. This workshop makes use of connection between our breathing and nervous system and uses that to reduce stress and foster creativity, decision making and other cognitive abilities of the participants.
We have conducted Nada Yoga for manufacturing companies, IT companies and also for mixed pool of professionals from different industry segments. We look forward to offer this workshop to conscious organisations (corporates, schools, government agencies, educational institutes etc.)
Anunaad Acoustic Concerts
In association with Sakal India Foundation, Baithak organises fully acoustic concerts in stone temples.
These concerts turn out to be pure acoustic bliss, thanks to rich sonic properties of the stone architecture and involvement of senior musicians.
After working with schools and children for a period of over one year, Baithak Foundation has recognised the need for good quality literature, textbooks and other teaching aids. Knowledge about Indian Classical Music has been primarily reduced to cold facts and highly technical content. A study of available content for children highlights the need for engaging text, appropriate for young readers.
Our first book, Freddy, on the life of Pt. Firoz Dastur is available for readers on Amazon. Book your copy here.