dinsdag 10 april 2018
Valletta (Malta)

Europese Conferentie 10 t/m 14 april 2018

In 2018 zal de Europese conferentie in de hoofdstad van Malta, Valetta, plaatsvinden.

Valletta is in 2018 de culturele hoofdstad van Europa!

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Dear trustees at ESTA International,

I am a trustee at Child's Play India Foundation, a music education charity that works with underprivileged children in India. We have over 60 children learning violin, viola, cello, recorder, flute, clarinet and piano across three locations in after-school programmes. We are based in Goa.  

We are desperately looking for a cello teacher to come work with us. We are offering a full-time job with a salary and accommodation. For a long-term teacher (committed to 9-12 months of teaching) we will pay international air-fare as well. India has a cello crisis at the moment, with just a handful home-grown cellists. While upper strings is relatively popular here, there are very few cello teachers across the country and we're struggling to keep our cello project going. 

We've had volunteer musicians from the UK, US, Italy, Sweden, Portugal, Germany and Spain who have come and worked with our children but the absence of a full-time teacher for cello makes a long-term project difficult to sustain. In the absence of experienced teachers, we are open to young teachers, retired musicians or students on a gap year. As an example, we're soon being joined by a young violin/viola teacher who has recently graduated from Trinity Laban, London and will be with us for a year initially (full-time, paid position) with the provision to extend. 

I would be grateful for any ideas on how to overcome this challenge. Goa is a lovely place to be based in and very  popular with visitors from Europe. Our classes are held in the afternoons and teachers will have most mornings free to pursue other interests. We have many visiting musicians from overseas who give masterclasses and benefit concerts including the Kodaly Quartet and others. 

If you would like more information, please visit our website www.childsplayindia.org or our active Facebook page www.facebook.com/childsplayindia

Thank you for reading and I hope to hear back from you soon.  Please help us save cello in India! 

With best wishes,