22 Jan Nitya Vaz – Educator
Nitya was born in India to parents from two different cultures. Her father is Goan and her mother is Burmese which resulted in Nitya growing up in a multicultural environment. Her parents were are both very musical and Nitya was immersed into a world of music and languages from early childhood. She went on to obtain her Diplome Superieur de Chant Lyrique with the highest honour given by the French School Board. Nitya is also an accomplished pianist and has received her Performance Diploma in solo piano from Trinity College London. From an early age, Nitya began to appreciate the nuances of the universal language of music and the ability to meaningfully communicate in different languages. At The Garden Academy in Paris Nitya has embedded the diverse nature of languages, musical backgrounds and cultures and has been successful in teaching the universality of music and linguistics. Based on her professional experience and training, and more specifically her teaching experience at The Garden Academy, she is fully convinced that The Garden Academy is where students can grow to their full stature as well-balanced individuals who will contribute to the well-being of the larger society wherever they may be in their journey of life and living. From September 2021 Nitya will be the Director of the Garden Academy in Nice.