Along with my regular morning students, I’ll also be missing these guys!
A few months ago, I answered an ad looking for volunteers to help teach a singing class at the Happy Home and School for the Blind in Mumbai. It was right in my neighborhood – and I got to combine my love of music and my love of teaching!
These boys are amazing. The way they learn and help each other is an inspiration. As I’m also a pianist, I was designated to work with their (also blind) accompanist a few times. I’d either play through or talk through the chords in a section of a piece, and he’d play it back immediately. I was impressed – but even more so when he caught my mistakes, and could even name the measure number where I goofed!
Shortly after I return to the States, they will be presenting a series of Christmas concerts throughout Mumbai. All the best to each one of these boys!