As I approach the end of my six months here in Goa, we also approach the annual monsoon concert with the charity. It has been a pleasure to work with these children and young people, and to see them grow in confidence. One girl in particular comes to mind;
“Start every day with a song; add a smile and it won’t be long ’til people around you are singing and smiling along, smiling along.” (Elizabeth Gilpatrick, “Start Every Day with a Song”)
This is the text to the first song I have been teaching all my children – it
For just Rs.500 a month (6000 a year) you can support the music education of one of our children. Help us give India’s disadvantaged children the joy of playing an instrument, playing together with other children in an ensemble and gain self-confidence, self-esteem and a potential skill for employment when
We have been very lucky with instrument donations. Whenever we have needed something, our generous band of supporters come through for us and somehow ensure that we get what we need. This is what happened to us recently. Some of our flutes needed repairs and it is more expensive to
On March 7, two of our cello kids – Vinayak and Zaheer – along with our volunteer teacher Lukas, performed at Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts. They provided the music for a play called ‘The King and Queen Want Sweat’, an English play translated from the original Marathi
The children of Child’s Play and the Camerata Child’s Play were both invited to perform as part of Promusica’s New Year concert of young local talent at the Goa State Museum on 16 January.
We had the children studying at Mitsuko Trust play the National Anthem followed by other works.
The children of Child’s Play and also Camerata Child’s Play India performed in our first joint concert at Christmas-time. Held at the Caritas Hall in Panjim on 17 December, the concert was our way of showcasing the children and the orchestra.
The Camerata began the concert with their rendition