Becoming a musician starts with learning an instrument. The Society has a faculty of teachers who give individual and group lessons for various instruments and teach theory in groups. Besides musicality, lessons also help children develop a sense of discipline, concentration and social skills. The instruments taught at the Society are Mirdhangam, Tabla, Veena, Keyboard and Harmonium.
How does learning a musical instrument benefit my child?
Music practice develops self-discipline; a student who allots time for practicing each day is organized, disciplined and learns what it takes to be "good" at an activity.
Music is also an obvious outlet for self-expression and creativity.
Ensemble experience also builds teamwork and promotes responsibility. Learning to read music and play a musical instrument develops higher thinking skills like problem-solving, evaluation, and analysis.
Music can serve to build self-esteem and channelizes children. Children who play an instrument are less likely to become involved with inappropriate or destructive habits.
Music develops the values of learning with integrity, diligence, commitment, responsibility, cooperation, a love of excellence and respect for their teachers, for each other and for themselves.
What does the Society expect from its students?
Attendance on a weekly basis for music lessons is essential. If a student is not able to come in for a class the Foundation must be informed. The Foundation expects children to make a commitment for daily practice and be regular, disciplined and punctual.
Classes for children from underprivileged backgrounds (in planning)
BACUS believes that indian classical music and dance should be accessible and enjoyed by all. The Society plans to organize free dance, instrument and singing classes for children from low income families and economically challenged backgrounds.
In keeping with our credo, ‘Music for All’, the Society extends music education to schools for under- privileged children.
BACUS's teachers also would love to conduct training programmes at NGO and schools.