All of our teachers are passionate about music and the development of children. All our teachers have had formal training in either Western or Indian classical music and they have also worked extensively with preschool children.
They create a fun, informal, social setting that spurs engagement and supports each child’s musical development.
Priyanka Seth Pandit – Director
Priyanka Seth Pandit has a B.A. in History from Bryn Mawr College and a M.A. in Social Studies Education from Teachers College,Columbia University. Priyanka taught History and English for seven years at the Chapin School, New York City. She completed her Music Together® training program in February 2005 . In 2010 she received her Certification I as Master Teacher from Music Together, Princeton. Priyanka also has certificates in Dalcroze Eurythmics from the Kauffmann center in New York, as well First Steps in Music for Preschool and beyond from the Samuel Barber Graduate Institute at Westchester University. Priyanka founded the first Music Together program in India in 2005 and has served over 3000 families in 6 different locations in Mumbai, till date.
Priyanka has learned, taught and played the Indian classical bansuri beginning in 1988 and has trained in western classical music from the age of four. She has trained and taught teachers of Music and early childhood education in non-profit organisations such the Akansha Foundation and Muktangan Foundation. She has run a variety of music programs and social initiative programs at the American School of Bombay from 2010 till date. In 2014, she created and launched Music in Measures which is a reserach-based world music and literature program for babies and preschoolers. Currently, she is working as the Creative Director and Workshop Conductor for Camlin Kids Power, a social initiative program that teaches underprivleged children about burning social causes, through the medium of art and music.
Medha has learned and performed Indian classical music for over fifteen years (vocal). She has worked with babies and preschoolers in some of Mumbai’s most prestigious nursery schools. She continues to use music and movement in teaching toddlers a variety of skills and activities. She has completed her Music Together teacher training program in April 2010 in New York and is a registered Music Together teacher.
Meryl has been singing since childhood as a member of various choirs and as a soloist.
Recently Meryl has also been voluntarily singing for toddlers at a local library.
She finished her Music in Measures training with Priyanka Seth Pandit in 2018. She is currently learning to play the recorder and guitar in the little spare time she has while mothering her toddler. Having worked in the field of Sales for the Hospitality and Events industry, Meryl now focuses on toddler education and singing for them!
Swati moved to India after completing her MS (Human Resources) at Temple University(USA) and is now a full time mother of two girls aged six and three. She has been part of several sessions of Music Together with her younger daughter. She enjoys being with kids whether it was teaching tennis to kids while she was in college or giving lectures about Life in India at schools in Philadelphia where she lived before she moved to India. Swati is an apprentice of Priyanka Seth Pandit. She has completed her certification for Music Together in March 2016 and for Music in Measures in June 2015.
Ayesha Mehta has a B.Sc and M. Sc Degree in Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (ASLP) from Nashik University and Mumbai University. She has also completed workshops on Orofacial Myology and Oral Placement Therapy. She believes that using different art based therapies along with traditional therapies enhances a child’s speech & language development and improves mother child communication. She has done a Sand Therapy workshop and has completed her Music Together® training program to further this cause. She has learnt the sitar for 7 years. She has a son who loved his Music Together lessons. Seeing his language development, she decided to train and give the same musical support to children with special needs as well.
Sonali completed her Early Childhood Teacher Education Diploma from Shikshaa in 2012 and has been closely working with children ever since. She was a Primary teacher at Aditya Birla World Academy for 6 years, until 2018. She is very passionate about the performing arts and has learnt various dance styles at Shiamak International, Mumbai as well as the Broadway Dance Center, New York. Currently, she is also learning the piano and taking vocal classes at Furtados. She completed her Music Together teacher training programme in November 2018 in New York and is a registered Music Together teacher.