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Specialist course for music teachers underway
Resource person for the ongoing training is Tim Palmer from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, United Kingdom (UK)
In a first of its kind a 6-day specialist course for music teachers is being organized at Music Academy, Kohima, IG Stadium Road with Tim Palmer from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, United Kingdom (UK) as the resource person.
Altogether 12 music teachers from various schools and independent teachers as well are participating at the ongoing training. The course includes the study of latest best teaching practices, first step to studying at Trinity Laban in London for interested candidates and certificate of attendance.
Interacting with media persons today, Tim Palmer said since the four years he has been conducting summer schools in India in Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Delhi focusing and exploring the contemporary techniques, theory and practical and transformed into creative teaching.He said through this workshop the teachers are given an opportunity to get new ideas and challenges, and thereby giving an opportunity to specialize in music through practical learning.
Palmer, who in his first visit to Nagaland has appreciated the music teachers for their commitment and keen interest to learn new things and expand their knowledge in the field of music. He is optimistic that the teachers will adapt to what they have learn from the workshop, while asserting that it is their responsibility to teach their students with new ideas and mold a new genre of musicians in the state.
While appreciating the vibrant and unique culture of the Nagas, Palmer said it is important to celebrate the traditional musical culture, wherein he underlined on the importance of breaking down the barriers in making music, which he said can be learned and made in various ways.
Tim Palmer who specializes in both contemporary music and period instruments studied at the Liszt Academy, Budapest, the National Centre for Orchestral Studies, Cambridge University and the GSMD. He holds a senior lectureship in Music Education at Trinity Laban, and his work crosses traditional boundaries between classroom teaching, instrumental/vocal teaching and workshop leading.
He also has a particular interest in collaborative composition across boundaries of culture, genre and ability. He is also a member of the ground-breaking New Music Player.
Giving their feedbacks on the workshop, Music teachers at the workshop said this has been very helpful to them, where they have learned many new and innovating ideas towards improving the quality of teaching.
They also added that they have been inspired and given the passion to pursue their dreams in the field of music. They have also encouraged other music teachers to take the opportunity and attend the workshop in the coming years.
It is informed that the workshop will be conducted after three years. The workshop will conclude on June 25.