June 8, 2015

Kriti’s Music

Kriti has an amazing musical talent and a passion for sharing it with others! Kriti frequently plays for local seniors and is interested in expanding her endeavors to include other musicians! Please contact us if you are interested in getting involved.

Today as I entered the room I saw that it was all decked out in pink and red banners and balloons. Light pink donut boxes were scattered around on the tables. Because it was Valentine’s Day, I had picked out some special songs by the Beatles to play. After my original set, I found out that two of the seniors, Eileen and Barbara, had played the violin when they were in high school and we had a small discussion about their high school orchestra experiences.

Soon Bill told me that Eileen was turning 100 next Sunday! To celebrate we all sang Happy Birthday while I played along on my violin. It was amazing to see that Eileen couldn’t fathom that she was turning 100 and to see the joy on her face when we all sang to her.

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I have always loved music ever since I was a baby. First, music would help distract me from the rashes I would get from my eczema. The vibrancy of Bollywood songs would transport me into another world and decrease my pain. As I grew older, I started becoming more involved with music. I started playing the violin and becoming involved with Bollywood dance and Indian classical music. By playing the violin at senior centers, I hope to spread the joy that I get from music.

Video 1: This song was the first one I played. It is called Gavotte and it is by P. Martini.

Video 2: This song is also called, Gavotte, but it is in G Minor and it is by J. S. Bach.

Video 3: One of the seniors had asked me about my bow, so I explained to her what rosin is and how it works.

Video 4: The last time I had come here, the elders really enjoyed songs from the musical the Sound of Music, so I played some of those again.

Kriti Plays at Sunrise Senior Center 3 from Pledge To Humanity on Vimeo.

Kriti Plays at Sunrise Senior Center 2 from Pledge To Humanity on Vimeo.

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