Musical tools

Aditi Mathur and Ratnesh Mathur

If there is one thing that engages body, mind, heart, and soul all at the same time it is music. As one child put it, “Uncle, music is like chaat masala – ummmmm-ta!” Isn’t it surprising then that most classrooms do not have music as part of their environment, process, and curricula?

Unfortunately, music is labelled as extra-curricular activity and, therefore, in most schools it languishes in music classes that many do not enjoy. Yes, pre primary classrooms do have a generous dosage of “rhymes”, but in most cases the words and actions become the focus leaving the music in the background.

So, let’s explore some ways in which we can integrate music into our classroom.

The authors run Geniekids, a learning centre in Bangalore that works with children. To know more about their work visit

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