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22 Mar

Vajra

The Temple of Fine Arts presents, “Vajra” a cultural evening, of dance on Saturday, 22 March 2014. “The mystery of the mind, the omniscience, the pure awareness of all, Indicated by a symbol of eternal strength and constancy,
 The “vajra” heart of knowledge and emptiness is like the sky – 
How wonderful to see the

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21 Mar

What is Music

Carnatic Music, Culture, indian music, Music

Here is a radio-interview given by our very own TFA music teachers Mr. Vijayendra Rao and Mrs. Manjula Vijayendra Rao from India on “What is Music”. This talk was presented in Tamil, as it was broadcasted through a local FM radio station in Coimbatore, India.   http://www.agritech.tnau.ac.in/community_radio/2014/community_radio.html#mar13

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21 Mar

Gita Govinda in Odissi

Culture, Dance, indian music, Odissi

The Gita Govinda is an integral part of the Indian classical dance and music scenes. This is a poetic composition of 12 chapters composed by the Oriyan poet Jayadeva. Yahi Madhava was the composition I was first introduced to when I participated in the TFA production, Odissi Odyssey in 1994. Oh my, I was completely enthralled

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21 Mar

5 THINGS YOUR STUDENTS NEED TO HEAR YOU SAY

Education, Music

The following article ‘ 5 THINGS YOUR STUDENTS NEED TO HEAR YOU SAY” is from Matthew Stidham Guitarist Teacher, Performer Composer from an on line discussion forum on Music.. Matthew Stidham, Guitarist Teacher, Performer, Composer   5 Things Your Students Need To Hear You Say As music educators, we have a unique relationship with our students

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21 Mar

Visual Arts and Memory

Audio, Culture, Dance, Education, Visual Arts

Why visual arts is important for children. NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL EVIDENCE When considering the benefits of art neurologically, it is important to also consider the issue of creativity. Research has suggested that it may be the creativity component of art that has a positive effect on learning (Runko & Sakamoto, 1999). Runko and Sakmoto suggested that creativity

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