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Singer brings music to Phuket's Darasamuth

PHUKET: Darasamuth Phuket School were pleased to welcome Tom Tafejian to their school for one month. Tom is a singer-songwriter from the US who is on a worldwide project to teach and inspire young people to express themselves through song writing.

Monday 10 March 2014, 11:49AM

Tom Tafejian with students.

Tom Tafejian with students.

He is currently working with groups of students from P4 to M2 for one month. They will then perform their own song in front of 800 students and their parents.

Tom is also working with kindergarten students in the school, as he goes from class to class with his guitar and a few songs to get the kids singing, dancing, learning more English and just having fun through music.

"It has been really great working with the students at Darasamuth so far,” says Tom, “They are certainly a musical bunch. In the first few classes we worked on composing rhythms, writing lyrics, and improving the unity of our sound as a group. In the following couple of weeks, each class will be working on a couple of songs to perform on February 27."

Tom’s trip is being funded through a Kickstarter campaign, where people are able to donate money to help him realise his goal of sharing music and inspiring budding musicians.


"Thailand is my first stop on a tour of eight different countries around the world, teaching music workshops and documenting student music in each country,” he says.

“After working with Darasamuth, I will fly to India to partner with a school in Darjeeling, then to two schools in the Middle East, Africa, and South America before returning to the US. The whole trip will take about 10 months."

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