Staff Reporter  

To encourage youth in learning the intangible culture of the country, the Royal Academy of Performing Arts conducted a 10-day traditional music training for students in Thimphu that ended this week.

Seven senior artistes from the academy taught more than 40 students, one each from the schools in Thimphu thromde, to play flute, bass lute, dulcimer, and fiddle.

The academy’s principal, Tshering Zangmo said that the students wanted to continue their training but there was no opportunity. “We’ll approach schools to start similar training on weekends for the students.”

She said that the academy has plans to conduct similar training for students, including those in the dzongkhags, during their summer and winter vacations. “The schools can write to us and depending on the demand we’ll arrange the training,” the principal said.