City pianist represents India at Singapore seminar
SEAWOODS: In the 17 years she spent as a piano teacher, 41-year-old Bela Peshattiwar had never imagined that she would get a chance to represent her country at an international event. However, on October 24, Peshattiwar got the chance to represent India at the Music Learning Live! Asia Fringe programme which was held in Singapore.
Peshattiwar has been a teacher at the Euphony Centre of Performing Arts, Seawoods, since 2009. “I attended the conference with my 14-year-old daughter Lavanya and it was a mesmerising experience for both of us. The event was held to spreading a message that music is for all and there are no pre-requisites for learning any form of music,” she said.
Euphony is run by Peshattiwar, a chemist by profession and a musician by passion, and her team of teachers. The syllabus is based on the Trinity Guildhall School of Music, London. “Euphony is the only centre to teach, ‘Rock N Pop’ syllabus of Trinity Guildhall for Singing, Guitar and Drums,” said Peshattiwar.
At the conference, the pianist saw presentations by eminent music teachers across the world who spoke on various topics from the world of music.
Peshattiwar stressed on the principles she re-learned at the conference and that music should occupy a place in children’s education. “Parents always want their child to be a doctor or an engineer, No one encourages them to become musicians. But I want to tell all parents to get children enrolled in music classes at the right age and see how it can work wonders for the overall development of the child,” she said.
Bela Peshattiwar was in Singapore on October 24.