Music is going to be an integral part of learning for students of city corporation schools. Trichy corporation has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Kalai Kaviri college of fine arts to train interested students in corporation schools on vocal and key board.
Senior students from the college will visit the schools twice a week to train students. Corporation has plans to slowly expand music classes to all the 35 schools in the city. The corporation high school at E Pudur was the first to start music classes with 300 students taking part in the training on Monday.
Speaking after inaugurating the classes, corporation commissioner N Ravichandran asked interested children to make use of the opportunity. He also said that corporation is ready to help students who are willing to take up part-time music classes at Kalai Kaviri college of fine arts. While students from class VI,VII, VIII and IX can make use of the opportunity, teachers say it will immensely help students to get rid of unnecessary distractions and help them focus in academics. K Sathish Kumar, assistant professor in Tamil department at the college, suggested that the state government take a cue from Trichy corporation and extend music classes to students in government schools.
“When many government schools are on the verge of closure over lack of patronage, such extra-curricular activities which have been attracting parents to private schools despite high fees will help turn their attention to government schools,” he said. Saying that music classes will help wean the children away from electronic gadgets, Kalai Kaviri college of fine arts principal P Natarajan said that the purpose of the college will be served as it was started with the aim of taking music to those who don’t have access to it.
(source : TOI)