Rabindranath World School (RWS), organized a workshop
on April 27 in collaboration with Music Institute of Chromatics (MIC), to
impart knowledge regarding the significance of teaching music in classrooms for
improving oratory and communicative skills among students. Ms. Viktoria Wirth,
daughter of the two-time Grammy Award winner and the President and Artistic
Director of the Vienna Boys’ Choir, conducted the workshop and gave an
introduction to the ‘Wirth Method’, which focuses on the concept that “every
human is a musical being and that every student can sing if he or she is able
to feel the joy that comes from singing”.
Viktoria further showed a video of her father’s method
of singing correctly and the rules one has to bear in mind while learning how
to sing. She spoke about how music should not be merely considered as
ornamental, as she explained how it could yield better language and analytical
skills in children, if they are taught music at an early age. The workshop
helped the faculty members of the school as well as the delegates from other
institutions to relish the joy of music, and understand the various nuances of
the musical world. An interactive session with the audience was conducted
thereafter where Viktoria happily provided more suggestions and innovative
methods to the music lovers for improving their teaching methodologies. The
workshop came to an end with the audience singing the song taught by Ms.
Viktoria harmoniously in unison.