Home   |  Issues  |  The Daily Star Home | Volume 5, Issue 11, Tuesday March 11, 2008



Check it out

Soul music

In a world set apart by borders, cultures, languages and traditions, music it seems, is the only mode through which we can truly unite. Music is what enables us to surpass the geographical, political as well as psychological barriers and under its influence, we can come under a single community based simply and solely on the appreciation of and love for music.

With this sole purpose in mind, principal, Fawzia Z. Chowdhury along with the director, Md. Saiful Islam first launched Sound of Music, and started their very first class on the 7 of March 2008. They firmly believe that music is for everyone. Sound of Music provides a great place for comprehensive music education for people of all ages, as well as a haven for people seeking refuge from their hectic lives, a place where they can drown all their tensions and frustrations in soothing music.

With a dedicated team of highly talented and skilled teachers from all over the world, and an intention to attain global recognition, Sound of Music is 'a path which leads to ultimate destination of music'. Their faculty include among others, Natasha (Russian) who has been teaching the piano and recorder professionally for 5 years and worked as a piano teacher at the Australian and American International Schools; Philippe (French) who has also been teaching the piano for 8 years now and worked as a piano teacher at the International French school in China; Kamal, of Warfaze and Aurthohin fame, who has been teaching the guitar for 15 years; Philip Hazra who has completed his long training as a violinist under the Royal Schools of Music, London and has since then taught at reputable institutions such as the Centre for Asian Arts and Culture, St. Thomas' School (Kolkata) and Alliance Francaise de Dhaka; Ebadul Huq Shaikat who completed his training as sitarist at the Rabindra Bharati University (Kolkata).

Sound of Music offers certificate course on piano, violin, guitar, sitar and recorder, but they also hope to start separate courses on drums and western vocal. They also have a special arrangement with the Royal Music School in London to provide certificate for violin directly from there. Both the principal and director's vision is to provide education in music for O and A level candidates, as well as providing scholarships in music for the hardworking and talented.

With a very reasonable admission fee of Tk 2000, and other monthly fees that range from Tk 1000 to Tk 2000, Sound of Music has already received its fair share of appreciation and enthusiasm. They are open on Fridays and Saturdays, from 9 am to 7 pm at House #42, Rd #7, Block F, Banani; and House #121, Rd #7, Sector #4, Uttara. # 01712209721, 01717233565 E-mail: soundofmusic.bd@gmail.com

By Farina Noireet

A social cause

The corporate structure of Bangladesh has only recently realised their due to society. It is encouraging to see Farzana Shakil Makeover Salon extend their hand in assistance to disabled children. A pre-fixed percentage of every transaction for the service that you avail will be set aside for the fund of the underprivileged children. We thank Farzana Shakil for standing by a social cause and set an example for others to follow.

Best Air's spring special

In celebrating the season of spring, Best Air is introducing 'spring special fares' on their Dhaka-Chittagong route. The previous fare, Tk 3900, is now offered at a discount rate of Tk 3300. Their upcoming international routes are, Dhaka-Bangkok, Dhaka-Kunming, Dhaka-Kuala Lumpur, Dhaka-Chennai and Dhaka-Kokata.

Match point...ACE!

The distributor of Great Wall Motors in Bangladesh, Ace Motors is a quality-based complete service house active in the field of vehicle in Bangladesh. The company, formed 12 years ago, occupies a leading position in the vehicle service arena with a broad range of accessories, spare parts and lubricants. Ace uses the most advanced technology and sophisticated machinery and equipment. Their After-Sales-Service department is monitored by industry experts and a highly qualified team of professional engineers. Furthermore, Ace offers 24 hours Emergency Mobile Service (EMS) for its valued clients.

With presence in mainstream European market Great Wall is the largest automotive manufacturer in China. Besides, Great Wall SUV is the Sales Champion of SUV four years in a row and their pick up has been the best seller for nine consecutive years in China. These vehicles are powered by GW491QE Toyota 4Y series 2.2L gasoline engine (EFI with Euro II emission standard), 2.4 L Mitsubishi 4G64 gasoline (Delphi multi-point EFI injection with Euro III emission standard) or 2.8 L turbo diesel engine. They can even provide CNG-converted units. Great Wall vehicles are appreciated for their world-renowned features such as fuel economy, ruggedness and durability; their parts are Toyota compatible.

-LS Desk


home | Issues | The Daily Star Home

2008 The Daily Star