An Indian Vocalist and a Writer who likes to Dance
Reach me at surdemyATgmailDOTcom
Since childhood, I had a passion for music. I spent hours listening to all genres of music, be it classical, folk, semi-classical, light etc. My mother guided me enthusiastically, as she is a great singer too. Therefore, my intense interest and dedication destined me to the path of music, where I found my rooms for peace of mind and contentment.
Becoming successful or acquire fame is neither in my hands, nor I crave for that, but I do have a true desire and aspiration to sing wholeheartedly and with feel. I should feel blissful, blessed and proud with my singing: that’s the definition of success and achievement for me, no matter, I get any external approval or criticism. I am happy that I find myself on that level.
“Teaching/sharing out a specialized field enhances knowledge”, I have fully experienced this quote. Since a few years, teaching music, especially pure classical has become my passion. I had been to the States for a short period of time and ran a small music school. It was overwhelmingly amazing to find my students loved me as a teacher; or when their voices, singing techniques gradually improved. Therefore, I heartily welcome the music lovers or amateurs, who wish to learn.
I have also created an online Indian Classical Music vocal course for beginners on an american-based online teaching website/platform called Udemy.com. Here is the link:
In addition, I am in love with the upcoming aspect of music: music therapy. I am a music therapist, and one of my goals is to kick start music therapy clinic, to heal the world through tunes and sounds. I am seeking guidance for music therapy from Dr. Rajam Shankar. Currently, I am also treating the Autistic kids with music intervention with a renowned Music Therapist, Dr. Meenakshi Ravi in her clinic ‘Meera Trust’in Hyderabad.
RELEVANT PERFORMANCE HISTORY
2018 May- Performed Ghazal and Classical vocal in Indie Mix at ‘The Circuit’ Hyderabad
Performed at “The Circuit”
2018 March – Performed at Apollo Foundation, organised by Bharatiya Kala Samskruthi
2018 – Performed at Bhartiya Kala Samskruthi, Hyderabad
2017- Performed in Nada Music Therapy Workshop, Delhi.
2017 – Performed recently in Trendset, Hyderabad.
2015- Performed at IIIT Music Club, Allahabad.
2014 – Performed in Bharatiya Temple, Troy, Michigan
2013 – Collaborated and performed with Sumkali Indian music group, University of Michigan, invited by the Michigan schools to offer lecture-demonstrations to kids, introducing and teaching them Indian music.
2012 – Worked for cultural programs in India-Day festival, Michigan
Performed light music, ghazal, bhajan programs Prayag Sangeet Samiti Allahabad, Pratibha Utsav – Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi (2007), NCZCC, Allahabad
2006 – Achieved First runner-up in Ghazal Sara programme, ETV urdu, 2006, Pratibha Utsav, Triveni Kala Sangam, Delhi, Cultural Council, Shyama Prasad Mukherji College, University of Delhi,
2010 – Performed Rotary club Allahabad, Sangam Kala Group, Delhi, NCZCC
2007 – Classical Vocal Performance at Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi
2006 – Ghazal Performance at St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi.
2005 – Performance at Gandhi Bhawan, University of Delhi. Recorded my own private duet-CD of UP folk style- kajri chaiti, saawan, barahmasa.
2002 – Given Two Group Performances in Sitar in ‘Sound of Music’ at Saraswati Ghat, Allahabad
During childhood, recorded folk songs for an NGO, SANSARG, Patna, Bihar
RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL HISTORY
All my full published papers titled below can be viewed on academia.edu
Published Paper & Presentations:
“Integration of Music in Teaching/Learning Process in Schools”, Osmania University, Hyderabad.
Therapeutic effects of Indian music on neuro-cognitive, & acquired brain injuries Rayat Bahra University, Chandigarh.
Significant Aspects to Popularise Music Therapy in India
Thumri and its Allied forms (in Mumbai University)
Role of Music in Human Life (in Savitribai Phule, University of Pune, Pune)
Role of Manuscripts in Indian Classical Music (M.S.U, Baroda)
Presented Paper on ‘Analytical Study of the Relevance of Establishing Music as a Subject in Schools’ (Naad Nartan Journal of Dance and music, New Delhi)