Shobha Sharma: Shobha Sharma(MA in music, Vidwath in Music)
Carnatic music has pretty much been my life for the past 45 years. I have been involved in various facets of fine arts education and performance for the past 25 years in various capacities. Another big passion of mine has been teaching and designing courses to help the students achieve professional levels. Some of my interests revolve around the world of Carnatic music; topics relating to psychology and mental conditioning with Carnatic music, holistic development and enskilling children through Carnatic music, possible stress
mitigation due to medical conditions using
carnatic music and fine arts as a way of life.
I have designed various courses keeping in mind all the bottlenecks I had to go through during my pursuit of Carnatic music. Lack of organization of fine arts courses tend to discourage patrons and students alike. The course has been structured to train the students in the right way in Carnatic music by providing a sound grounding of theory, historic significance and various methods to practice. I personally view this effort not as a course but as an EXPERIENCE.
Students trained under me have appeared for Karnataka board exams( Junior,Senior, pre proficiency and proficiency levels)
* Rabindra Bharati University offers exams in Carnatic Music. Students under my wing have been appearing for these exams.
* part of my experience deals with collaboration with various dance institutes. My bit was to act as a vocal trainer and provide vocal support In the context of collaboration with dance, I have also provided vocal support for performances and Arangetrams
Carnatic music is a system of music commonly associated with southern India, including the modern Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu It is one of two main subgenres of Indian classical music that evolved from ancient Hindu traditions, the other subgenre being Hindustani music. The main emphasis in Carnatic music is on vocal music; most compositions are written to be sung, and even when played on instruments, they are meant to be performed in gāyaki (singing) style.