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The Joy Is Yours : Glimpses from an Indian Classical Music Appreciation Session

An account of Baithak’s workshop for iTeach teachers and staff Background:  iTeach has been Baithak’s partner since its inception. It has always encouraged Baithak to run pilots of various programs, experiment with new concepts, and thus, it has greatly supported the idea of providing children exposure and access to Indian Classical Music (ICM). iTeach is […]

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Many faces of an initiative

The show must go on! Despite a heavy down pour that disrupted the power supply at the Babu Jagjeevan Ram School in Yerawada, Baithak Foundation carried on, undeterred, to present yet another successful concert at the school. This concert was held on 22nd June 2018 as part of Baithak @ Classes initiative.  It was exciting to […]

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Role of Lyrics in Determining the Musical Quality of a Classical Performance

Last weekend, a young kid, who is a good friend of us visited us. Music is what we spend most of our time on when we are all together. He is learning music under a teacher who has her classes near to his house. For past four years, he is studying music and sings quite […]

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Challenging myths about Indian Classical Music

An account of first ‘Baithak @ Classes’ concert at RSM A sweet-sounding melody filled a small classroom at iTeach Rajarshi Shahu Maharaj (RSM) School in Mundhwa, as two young and extremely talented musicians performed for the students of the school. Nearly ninety students from grades VIII, IX and X had registered to attend the concert […]

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Melodious Flute Enthralls Kids at a Municipal School in Kasarwadi

Baithak @ Classes at Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj English Medium School, Kasarwadi An account written by Saumitra Kshirsagar   The first day of school every year is always a mix of excitement and curiosity, especially for young children. New classrooms, new teachers, a sense of growing up – all makes it special. Over 120 students freshly […]

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Kathak Performance by Ameera Patankar in Ahilya Devi Holkar School in Aundh

Kathak Concert by Ameera Patankar at iTeach Ahilya Devi Holkar School by Saumitra Kshirsagar Baithak Foundation passionately works towards making Indian Classical Music easily accessible to children irrespective of their cultural and social background. It strongly believes that exposing children to good music in their formative years will create a positive impact on the society. […]

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Teaching Indian Classical Music to Kids : Some Insights from our recent workshop in Pune

Teachers who try to teach Indian Classical Music to kids, especially to the ones below the age of 10 to 12 years, find it difficult to keep the kids motivated and engaged. It is a common experience that after a few months of training, the kids get bored with just singing Sa, Re, Ga, Ma […]

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First Baithak at World City Construction Site, Charholi

Baithak Foundation started Indian Classical Music (ICM) concerts at the Ganga Legend construction site in July 2017. The response form children and labourers has ben equally exciting and satisfying. It is through our collaboration Tara Mobile Creches Pune, our partner organisation who runs centres at multiple construction sites in Pune where children of construction labourers […]

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How to listen to an Indian Classical Music Concert?

Giving a performance or a concert is a lot of things put together. It’s presentation, expression and skill at the same time. Yet it is spontaneous. How does one listen to a concert is important from two perspectives. The first perspective is as audience and the other as a performer. If I listen from the […]