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SwarGanga

Hansadhwani is taking music wider to diverse populations, appropriate to their social, educational and health needs. In India though there is a humongous variety of musical traditions and styles, there is a relative lack of research about how to teach the same music to different people. Our work is research oriented at all levels and we freely disseminate our publications. In music, the key areas of our work are musicology, and applied musicology.

The focus of the former lies in music teaching for children of a school going age. We distinguish between two sets of learners based on their age- children less than ten years of age and adolescents over ten. We also offer music learning for adult learners. Every population can be ‘served’ using music in some way and it is our effort to do so in a minuscule one.

Wherever we can, we are happy to tailor-make our solutions, for we understand that in modern living people may not be able to take long term courses or learn classical music in a fixed, exam oriented regimen. That should not deprive them of the joy of engaging with music.

Kindly note: We do not offer an exam oriented musical training- but a learner-centric one.

SwarGanga Music Workshop is the name of our music school offering a unique music educationFaridabad, Haryana at present. We refer to our school as ‘workshop’, because we live byinnovating, researching, adapting and creating solutions around music. The word ‘workshop’denotes a place of activity, not a fixity where curriculums and methods are non-variable. We hope to start in the near future in Delhi as well.

The focus of SwarGanga is to impart musical training to individuals appropriate to their age,their musical acumen and their vocation in life. We do not believe that a child of five years has the same ability as a teenager of fourteen or an older person of 47. The training imparted to each of them has to be different, starting from a conceptual level. In accordance with the divergent needs of different groups of people we offer solutions, classes, workshops or programs which respond to different educational and health requirements, which may be of a short or long term nature.

Inclusion As a social enterprise we are committed to social justice and endeavour to reach musical training to everyone, irrespective of their ability to pay for music classes. Wherever feasible we try to cross-subsidize, so that nobody having interest and aptitude be deprived of music education. We also wish to create learning environments where individuals are exposed to other segments of society apart from their own, in non-judgmental ways.

The goals of SwarGanga include-

1. To train young, school going children in nuances of music, which assists them in becoming more aesthetically, spiritually and emotionally rich individuals;

2. To impart a sufficiently rich, nuanced and deep level of musical training to those wishing to make careers in music;

3. To offer a philosophical worldview, anchored in the rich traditions of India, without needlessly filling young minds with a competitiveness which makes learning onerous;

4. To teach adults in a manner which responds to their learning abilities and not in any inflexible way of teaching music;

5. To provide learners with rich musical content, not borrowed from the film industry or any popular genre as such;

6. To create a scope for independent musical thinking and performance in each of our students;

7. To provide a music education that students enjoy deeply.