Happiness is

Happiness is a walk on a rainy day with the sky all coloured a silvery grey. Happiness is a yellow umbrella and clothes drying quick in this damp rainy weather. Happiness is the joy that we feel, when the roads are flooded – even though the drains haven’t been cleaned. Happiness is a state ofContinue reading “Happiness is”

Learning to write ‘Found’ Poetry

I had a really lovely time at a workshop on ‘Found’ Poetry this December. The workshop was conducted by Ankita Shah, co-founder of The Poetry Club, at G5A, Mumbai. We worked on two different kinds of found poetry – Blackout Poetry¬†and Cento Poetry. It was a lot of fun! Interesting to see how different theContinue reading “Learning to write ‘Found’ Poetry”

When piano class is a battle of wills with that teenage boy

Learning to teach my students differently is a constant endeavor and my membership at Tim Topham’s Topmusic has really helped me explore different ways to make piano class challenging, fun and relaxing at the same time. I wrote a guest post (link below) based on my experiences teaching a batch of independent minded boys whoContinue reading “When piano class is a battle of wills with that teenage boy”

“Children don’t need time”

“Just have a baby, put your child in a creche, and continue with what you were doing before you had a baby. That’s what I did…” That’s  what a friend said to me in an effort to pressure me into having a baby! I just stared at her in total shock. I could see howContinue reading ““Children don’t need time””

A tribute to Piano Mom’s

And also to Piano Dad’s. Children love to perform and play. But many don’t understand, or have the maturity, to commit to the routine of daily practise. The first year of learning often goes slow, until their parents realise that daily practise will only happen when THEY get involved and make it happen. With myContinue reading “A tribute to Piano Mom’s”