We would like to introduce you to our newest member of the team – Elena Konstantinidi. Elena arrived in Delhi all the way from London just over a week ago and we are very excited to have her here. We asked Elena to write a few words about herself:
I am Elena and I am very excited to be joining The Music Therapy Trust team. I am originally from the small island of Cyprus, but lived in England for five years where I completed my higher education. I graduated from King’s College London with a BA in Music and I have recently completed my masters in Music Therapy at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.
I moved to India just over a week ago after much anticipation. I landed in Delhi late in the evening and, although tired from the long flight, I was very excited to finally be in India! Coming out of the airport, the weather was very warm, which was a nice contrast from the cold temperatures of England.
The following day I woke up full of excitement for the experiences to come. Even though, my experience with classical Indian music is limited with only attending a few concerts, I am very excited to get more involved and discover the rich musical culture that India has to offer.
My first few days in Gurgaon have been full of wonderful food, sights and conversations about music therapy and the work we will be doing with The Music Therapy Trust and Continua Kids. Everyone in the team is very friendly and seem to be involved in order to make our stay here comfortable and feel at home. My favourite food so far has been the South Indian breakfast I tasted on my first morning, I will be sure to have that again. I come to India with an open heart and passion for the work we do and I look forward to working with new people!