Music is a therapy, and a musician is nonetheless a therapist. Humans have been creating great melodies since thousands of years and relishing it through varied art forms, while India is a country where performing arts and music composition have been an integral part of its rich culture, heritage, and religion. Thus to streamline this form of art in god’s own country, and add value to the creative pursuits of young talent, an educational initiatiative named Knowledge School of Performing Arts has been established in the heritage city of Ahmedabad on January 6, 2017.
The inaugration took place in the presence of respected city delegates like Parag Desai from Wagh Bakri Tea Group, Mrs. Asha Desai, Mrs. Shilpa Choksi and Mrs. Sunita Somani. The moment was highlighted with a spectacular Ghazal Sandhya program with recitalist Mitali Nag and Bhupendra Patel.
Knowledge Career Academy is already an established name in professional training of students in 5 key verticals. It trains for public sector competitive examinations, other professional degrees, does foreign education counseling before students seek admission to foreign universities, holds Path Finder Aptitude Tests among others. The new school will be in the same premises as the career academy.
The institution promises to provide professional guidance in contemporary as well as tradition genres of performing arts and would also have a creative career counseling system to make sure that the aspirant is opting for the skill, where his actual interest lies.
Among the courses to be offered, classical music lessons will cover geet, ghazals and bhajans and will have a Sangeet Visharad course for interested students, certified by Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal, Mumbai.
The genre dedicated to film music will train in Bollywood and karaoke singing.
Dance courses will cover training in Kathak, Bharatnatyam and all western dance styles like hip hop, jazz, salsa and other contemporary forms.
Within this world of commercialization, digitalisation and urbanization people are losing out the real value of art and creativity, thus adroit mentors who have been preaching these subjects since decades will make sure to give right guidance to the aspiring musicians, dancers, singers who can then compete with the global audience in terms of performing arts.
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