Thursday, October 28, 2021

Music should be a part of school curriculum in India: Carol Taylor

UK based famous pianist visits Jamshedpur School of Music

Jamshedpur: UK-based famous pianist Carol Taylor has said that music should be a part of school curriculum in India. She has also appealed to music lovers not to be parochial in their approach, as music has no religion and language and has universal appeal. The essence of music is in its form and not in language, she said.

Taylor, who is in city as an examiner of The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music( ABRSM), London, to conduct tests for students of the Jamshedpur School of Music, said that it is really surprising that music was not included in school curriculum in the country, she said this was in contrast to Western countries where classical music was compulsory in schools. At least in future, music should be included in the curriculum she noted.

“We need to teach our child classical music whether it is western or India. We need to make them aware its importance. Though awareness and exposure to Western classical music in the city is limited compared to other metros but I was surprised to see the brimming talent here,” said Taylor. She added that advent of internet has played an important role to spread awareness about likes of Mozart and Beethoven.

Educated at the Chelmsford County High School and the Royal College of Music Junior Department, Taylor’s teaching career has been varied, encompassing a wide range of ages, levels and abilities. She has taught classroom music at all levels, including preparing students with a particular interest in composition and harmony. Carol is currently specialising in clarinet, saxophone and piano teaching.Carol’s other musical interests include arranging music, mainly for clarinet, saxophone and single reed ensembles, several of which have been published.
“I am of the opinion is that music is a feast for the ears and soul. Irrespective of the age of the students, our aim isto make the students acquire a rhythm in life by studying music,” she noted.

She went to inform ABRSM aims to inspire more people to participate in music and motivate them to progress and achieve and to set standards in providing the highest quality music exams, services and resources.
Jamshedpur School of Music is associated with Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music to teach children lessons in piano and violin.

The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music was founded in 1889 as the outcome of a proposition by Sir Alexander MacKenzie, principal of the Royal Academy of Music, to Sir George Grove, director of the Royal College of Music, that their two pre-eminent musical training institutions unite to create an examining body designed to provide an impartial and authoritative alternative to privately owned examining institutions that were widely perceived to be motivated more powerfully by mercenary concerns than by ABRSM’s desire to promote high standards of musical education and assessment.

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