Spreading Joy Of Learning Music
The Teenager Today|November 2019
Furtados School of Music, founded in July 2011, is one of the most popular music schools across the country.
Dharini Upadhyay

Partnering with over 200 schools in different parts of the country, the School today spreads the joy of learning music to thousands of children.

Band-It Festival, a musical event initiated by Furtados School of Music in 2012, has over the past seven years grown into a national festival, bringing together young music lovers from all over India, annually.

To learn more about School and the Festival, The Teenager Today spoke to Dharini Upadhyay, the co-founder and co-CEO of Furtados School of Music. Excerpts from the interview.

How did Furtados think of starting a School of Music, and why? When did you begin the School?

The Music School as an extension of business is something that the Furtado family always wanted to pursue. It was a passionate dream to build an entrepreneur entity, with a purpose to create a legacy that steered Tanuja Gomes (cofounder and CEO) and me towards enabling the dream of bringing life to Furtados School of Music.

There is a lot of work done in neuroscience on effective ways to update an outdated understanding of the purpose and importance of music education in every child’s educational journey. But our country does not have a structured approach to music education and so the vision of FSM is “to offer universal access to quality music education to students across the country in a fun-filled and joyous manner”.

Tell us about the early years of the Music School. Who initiated it, and from where did the School start functioning?

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