Ehsaan Noorani Joins the Crowdfunding Campaign of Thermal & A Quarter, An Indie rock band from Bangalore
Bangalore 26th Oct, 2016: Thermal & A Quarter, Bangalore’s pioneering & legendary band, had recently started this crowdfunding campaign, ‘No Wall Too High’ to bring structured music education to 1500 underprivileged kids, on Fueladream.com. Ehsaan Noorani, the famous music composer and guitarist (part of the Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy trio), showed his support by joining the campaign & contributing to it here –
No Wall Too High:
This is an initiative of Taaqademy, a music school established by Bangalore band, Thermal And A Quarter (TAAQ).
The initiative aims to bring meaningful music education to around 1500 underprivileged youth in Bangalore. This will enable them to improve their lives and contribute to their communities. Later on they can choose to teach music to other kids or become accomplished music performers themselves.
If they choose to pursue the one year course sincerely and continue beyond it will open a host of possibilities for them:
- Making a career out of teaching music for sustained livelihood.
- Record their own music in our studio.
- Get various opportunities for live performance
- Be a part of the academy.
Musicians rallying around each other, to make music education more accessible, discover talent among the underprivileged and even encourage them to explore careers in it – what can be more inspiring!
They are raising 10L INR through this crowdfunding campaign to impact 1500 kids & take care of the cost of teaching them music for one academic year in school.
Systematic music study has proven positive effects on young minds. Unfortunately, such education has been accessible only to the privileged few in Bangalore. The ‘No Wall Too High’Campaign aims to bring meaningful music education to underprivileged youth in the city.
To ensure sustainability, the campaign will identify key talents from the communities it begins work in and train them to use standardized tools, techniques, material and equipment. This will enable these individuals to contribute to their families and their communities.
Who Are We? What Do We Do?
Taaqademy currently has two centers in the city – Koramangala and Whitefield – and around 400+ students. It runs full-fledged Music Programs in two of the city’s premier schools, Inventure Academy and Legacy School, and conducts music classes at The Bangalore Club. Taaqademy has also established a sustainable ecosystem for music and musicians – it currently employs around 35 local musicians who are now able to pursue full-time careers in music thanks to their jobs at Taaqademy.
You can read the complete story here – https://www.fueladream.com/home/campaign/416
FuelADream.com is a crowdfunding marketplace for people & organizations that aim to raise funds for creative ideas, causes, charities etc. Founded in Mid-2015 and based in Bangalore, the start-up aims to impact 2.2 billion people in India, Africa & S.E Asia. Fuel A Dream has raised $ 250,000 in an initial round of funding over the last 8 months from a clutch of individual investors from the corporate world.
Fueladream.com is the brainchild of Ranganath Thota. His team is focused on transforming how people raise and contribute money for ideas, social causes and other activities. FuelADream.com connects the campaign owners (people who want to raise money) to funders in a very productive and engaging way.
The Campaign owners who have an innovative idea or a social cause at heart and who want to raise money for them can showcase their stories and get funders (both individuals and corporates) to support them on this platform. The company believes in creating a community of people who understand the power of giving and the impact they can make through this. Whether funding an idea that may change the face of music or getting an electric bike that will change how we commute to work or funding a fashion show by a talented young designer or helping a charity that works with orphans make ends meet or raising a helping hand to aid victims of a flood– there – there are many a dream that needs to be fuelled.