Sitarist Chandrashekar Phanse featured in 142nd episode of ‘Baaton Baaton Mein’

Renowned sitarist Chandrashekar Phanse featured in the 142nd episode of Baaton Baaton Mein. The talk show was featured on the Instagram live page.

A talk series ‘Baaton Baaton Mein’ is being held every day on Instagram. Hosted by renowned art critic Sunil Mishr, the series is being held for the art lovers.

Phanse’s skill is a melodious implement for the indefinite mines of the sitar strings.

Chandrashekhar Phanse shared about his education. He achieved his educational qualifications with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Economics. His Bachelor of Music from Bhatkhande Vidyapeeth Lucknow earned him title Vadya Visharad. His quest further led to a Masters in Sitar from Indira Kala Sangeet Vishvavidyalaya (IKSV) in merit from Kairagarh. This pursuit reflects in his music, which has the precision of numbers and the depth of emotion.

His earlier tutelage was under Pandit Kartik Kumar and V.R. Athavale Dinkar Kaikini. He has

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Donald C. Beck, 87, teacher and principal who pioneered instruction for gifted students | Featured Obituaries

BECK, Donald

BECK, Donald

Sept. 25, 1933 – Sept. 25, 2020

Donald C. Beck, a Buffalo teacher and school principal who pioneered instruction for gifted students, died Sept. 25 in Canterbury Woods, Amherst, on his 87th birthday.

As a teacher in 1958, he established the Special Progress Class Program for advanced fifth- and sixth-graders at School 81. The Special Progress Program evolved into the City Honors Program.

He later served as principal of School 8, which became Follow Through Magnet School, for 25 years.

Born in Buffalo, he attended School 67 and was a 1951 graduate of Buffalo Technical High School, where he was an honor student.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in education from Buffalo State Teachers College in 1955 and went on to complete his master’s degree there in 1958.

He began his career in education as a seventh- and eighth-grade math teacher at Buffalo School 63 in 1955.


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