The Evolution of Music Basti

From creating fun musical experiences for vulnerable children in 2008, Music Basti has matured into an organisation focussed on creating a space for personal growth and nurturing key life-skills today.

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  • Music Basti has formed a (musical) community that comprises its NGO partners, donor partners, teaching artists, volunteers, musicians,and countless supporters.

  • Our Partners

    Donor Partner

Community Partners


The Team

Music Basti has grown from a small group of volunteers in 2008 to a vibrant team of over 30 full and part time staff, who are assisted by a large number of volunteers. Beyond our core team, 20+ teaching artists join Music Basti every year in implementing the project, playing the most important role in the students’ learning and experience.

  • Faith Gonsalves

    Executive Director, Integrated Development Education Association (IDEA) & Founder of Music Basti

  • Pattie Gonsalves

    Co-Founder of Music Basti, Organizational Advisor

  • Chayan Adhikari

    Program Associate

  • Pavithra Chari

    Program Assistant

  • Derek Beckvold

    Curriculum & Teacher Training Advisor

  • Krish Jaiman

    Researcher & Teacher

  • Shahdab Parvez

    Administrative Assistant

We are grateful to our dynamic Governing Board for its guidance:

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  • Music Basti is a project of Integrated Development Education Association (IDEA). IDEA was registered in 1991 as a Society under the Indian Societies Registration Act (XXI of 1860) with Registration No. S-22383. IDEA is also registered under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act and with Registration No. 231650708.

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