Kachapi Swaradhara (KSD), a music and fine arts school, San Francisco, US is going to teach online music classes to Nannaya University students at free of cost. Addressing the media here on Monday, founder of KSD Padmini Kachapi said that she had approached the University Vice-Chancellor and informed that she is going to take two online classes to the students of the university every week.
KSD was started about a decade ago in San Francisco to teach classical, western and light music to Non Resident Telugus and till now taught lessons to about 2,000 students by touring different States, she said. From last four year teaching online lessons to students in 14 countries by forming Facebook and WhatsApp groups, she added.
“Main target age group is between 5 and 15 and teaching different music styles including carnatic, hindustani, classical and western,” Ms. Padmini said.
She said that she adopted creative way of teaching by using technology and taught classes to 700 students. Ms. Padmini said that she is also emphasising in teaching folklores, lullabies, palanquin songs and other light music songs written and sung by Balantrapu Rajani Kantharao, Chitharanjan, Devulapalli Krishnasastry, Dasharadhi, Indraganti Srikanthsharma, Vinjamoori Anasuyadevi, Palagummi Viswanatham and others.
Tie-up with schools
She said that the State government has given permission to teach online music classes to students of 2000 ZP Schools in Visakhapatnam district. She said that she has trained students of Government school for visually impaired, Visakhapatnam, and Abhyasa Vidyalayam in Vijayawada.
Ms. Padmini announced that she is going to teach to the patients suffering with different kinds of cancer (except throat), who are in third and fourth stage in Basvarama Tarakam Cancer Hospital, Hyderabad. “I am teaching classes in India at free of cost, whether it is an educational institution or hospital” she added.