Guruji is, undoubtedly, a purist having been born and brought up in a deep-rooted traditional atmosphere.
He will go the full distance to bring out the best in a student and also provide the necessary opportunities.
His openness and inclusiveness of anything that is musical without any bias or predilection, his deep sensitivity and allegiance to aesthetics, his ever-flowing desire to share his knowledge to all and his ability to see any and all his disciples as his gifts him a pedestal much higher than his peers.
Pooja has been presenting thematic concerts, collaborative presentations, innovative workshops and lecture demonstrations on this art form. She obtains continuing education from illustrious gurus in India. Pooja is also a dedicated teacher who is conveying this art form to aspiring students.
``To cut the story short, the moment she asked me to visit her and the moment I stepped in to her house, I felt a strong love as if I know her for many life times. It was a blessing that she agreed to teach me and showered so much love upon me. I owe every swaras to her. Every single note belongs to her,’’ he says
. It is the responsibility of a teacher to teach students according to their ability and help them in understanding the nuances of Carnatic music. Sangeetham should have Sukham and Sowkhyam. There should be Azutham (depth) in sangeetham.
What is the most essential quality of a professional musician? Sense of proportion, integrity, sincerity, conviction … Well, their answers reflect a sense of genuineness and feeling of responsibility. Indeed, they are a refreshing breed of youngsters. They have secular views on other forms of music.
In this modern day when `stressed-out' youngsters and `tired-out' elders make a beeline for yoga classes, Bombay Jayashri feels music can come in handy to play the `ache-reliever' act to perfection.
Through my music, I want to show to the world at large a new world. The idea is to reach out to people in so many ways and mould the sensibilities of a whole new generation. Music makes you more sensitive to the people around you, Aruna says.
There should at least be one new kiriti in a concert. Introduce a new one and make it old. Concert full of rare ragas will not appeal to the audience. A judicious combination of all should be there in a concert.
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