Student Corner Testimonial

Esha Phatak

Esha says, “I am currently pursuing kathak. I attended your workshop and it was really a great experience for me. I learnt a lot of new techniques and of course Dohas they were splendid . Mam I am really influenced by your dance and I am really looking forward to attending your future workshops in person. “

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Pia Chandavarkar

Pia says, “There are no words to express how wonderful the last 3 days of the Abhinaya workshop have been. We are so lucky to be able to learn from you, and to learn Baby Tai’s own compositions was a huge privilege, I feel so honoured to have been a part of it. The choreographies of the doha’s were unparalleled, a real gift to all dancers. It gave us so many valuable insights into her mind and choreography process. Like you said, it is not just a word-to-word choreography, but truly created the feel of the object/person/emotion being portrayed. There was such minute attention to details, the viewer can actually visualise a whole scene. Your reminiscences of Baby Tai really added to the magic. And I was just thinking, we are lucky to have Zoom recordings of your teachings, but your real memories with your Guru are more vivid and detailed than any recorded videos. You are such a patient, encouraging teacher, you always make us believe we can also do it. Your passion for dance is infectious and inspiring. And most of all, hats off to you for managing all this so well online!”

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Paridhi Nareliya

Paridhi says, “It was an amazing session. I really enjoyed it. I have learned so many new things which I had don’t know and this is my first time time when I attend someone workshop , you are so pretty and your expression are so perfect ,body language, posture and the way you taught about the doha little little thing each and everything . Thank you so much for this session.”

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Leenata Bankhele

Leenata says, “It was indeed a great and wonderful opportunity for me to attend the first Abhinay workshop conducted by Rujuta Tai. Watching her Abhinay performance is truly mesmerizing and captivating. In the workshop she explains how one needs to pour life and energy to bring alive this beautiful artform. Her teachings in their own way also reminded me how one needs to see, appreciate and enjoy the beauty we already have in our lives and nature around us. Rujuta Tai is a reflection of the work of Dr. Guru Rohini Tai and does the great work of carrying forward the teachings.  Teaching her skills to students comes very naturally and effortlessly to her. It is my blessing and a privilege to be able to learn and be guided from her.”

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Mahalakshmi Iyer

Mahalakshmi says, “I feel very privileged to be a part of this class. Sir ensures we enjoy the process of learning as much as we gain knowledge. Even though I don’t have much background in Hindustani music (as am Carnatic trained) he will explain in simple terms so that I can relate and grasp as much as possible. He is appreciative of small wins when we succeed. Also he has so many life experiences and memories to share that makes the journey very enjoyable for all of us. Based on the students skill sets he will ensure he makes them feel comfortable. I thoroughly enjoy this class and it’s great to meet so many people across India who are coming together with Sir on this learning journey. Hopefully we can make a sincere effort that we all will carry some part of the ghazal learning legacy with us and spread happiness through the great learnings that we have from Talat Sir.
Living far away from India, music brings us together.”

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Sanjay Tawade

Sanjay says, “मेरे गुरु उस्ताद “तलत अज़ीज़” साहब, मैं अपने आपको बेहद खुशकिस्मत समज़ता हु, की आपने मुझे आपकी ऑनलाइन कैशा मैं ग़ज़ल सिखने के काबिल समझा,आप एक बेहतरीन कलाकार के साथ एक बेहतरीन इंसान हैं, आप बेहद संवेदनशील इंसान हैं, आप अपने स्टूडेंट्स को समज़ने की क्षमता रखते हैं, आप को हम गुरु के रूप में पाकर धन्य हैं.
(आप मेरे लिए खुदा का रूप हो”

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Arun Menon

Arun says, “Every Dark Cloud does have a silver lining! Amidst all gloom and doom of covid and the negative stories throughout the world, the 90+ mins spent every Saturday evening remains a treasure chest that keeps growing ! The opportunity to experience a true legend in the world of Ghazal gayaki has been truly amazing- every minute being one greater than the other! Talat sir, apart from being an exemplary musician comes across as a wonderful human being who deserves all and more of accolades for the respect he shows towards his craft as well as his seniors! Thanks a lot to Rithwik foundation for the commitment to the cause of spreading musical joys! Looking forward to learn lot more.”

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Sauradeep Kar

Sauradeep says, “It was always my pleasant dream to learn the vocal style of playing the violin under the guidance of the violin maestro Vidushi Kala Ramnath. It’s entirely because of the RPFA that I could get an opportunity to get my dream fulfilled. Kala Ramnath Ma’am along with Dr. Sarada Das Sir teaches all of us individually with utmost care and focusses on bringing the correct intonation and clarity to play all vocal phrases on the violin. It’s really an honor to learn from such stalwarts of music and also to remain a part of such a wonderful batch where all my batchmates are themselves wonderful players of the instrument.”

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Aprajita Sapra

Aprajita says, “Like yin and yang, everything has something positive and negative in it. The pandemic brought about a never dreamt of possibility into my life in the form of online ghazal classes with Shree Talat Aziz. Getting back to musical training in this way still feels surreal. It’s not just that he’s a legend (which is of course a pinch-me moment), his amazing patience and tremendous passion to impart this heritage to all who seek is overwhelming. I’m mostly challenging myself to be worthy of this knowledge and consider it my greatest fortune to have got this opportunity. Thank you, Talat Sir for your patience, time and positive energy. The classes with you are inspirational. I can’t thank you enough for this opportunity. Thank you so much RFPA for making this possible. The technology and coordination are seamless, making the learning process an amazing experience.”

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Aparna Wakhle

Aparna says, ” Its an amazing experience learning from a Ghazal Maestro Talat aziz ji which i did not have before.He has an art of teaching Difficult  ghazal gayaki in a simplified manner which is really commendable. Listening to his singing is a treat to ears always. Enjoy being in this batch with Sir and all other fellow singers. THANKS!”

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