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News |  27 Jun 2020 14:55 |  By Tolika Yeptho

Singer Shekhar Ravjiani partners with GIIS, to nurture and mentor upcoming talent

MUMBAI: Global Indian International School (GIIS) and composer-singer Shekhar Ravjiani have joined hands to launch the GIIS-Shekhar Ravjiani School of Music having the same passion in the field of music. A focused program to nurture and mentor upcoming talent in the field of music using state-of-the-art infrastructure and futuristic technology

“It is a very special project for me, taking the idea of mentoring and music education to the next level”, Shekhar said. Every single time he visited GIIS, it’s been the happiest days of his life. Interacting with phenomenal students, he was impressed by their interest and love for music, it just felt as if their vision and passion for music was pretty much the same so this is where they thought they should do something more for the children.

“I’ve mentored over 300 contestants across 15 music reality shows”, India’s leading music composer-singer Shekhar Ravjiani shared. “Well many of them became successful singers, every time they release their new songs, albums or messaging me of their new ventures in life made me very proud. I’m really excited to share the same kind of knowledge to the children and learn from them too”.

As part of the overall development of the child GIIS have looked up to some required elements, a couple of areas such as innovation and creativity, leadership, skills development, performing arts, sports and personality development. So as part of the visual and performing arts the school has laid down dance, drama etc but they released that parents are more into exploring careers including music, arts and more, this is where they decided to come together in the area of music and work with the best in the industry to be able to provide a platform.

Atul Temurnikar, Co-Founder & Chairman of GIIS, said, “The initial plan is to select 15-20 students from the 15,000 students across the globe. Students need to have gone through a music programme in the school, and the selection will be on the basis of an audition. The virtual lessons can be attended from wherever the student is. Geographical location would not be a factor preventing students from accessing music lessons”

“It is completely free, but there should be the passion of love for music and go forward with this program and nourish it for future purpose. With this idea I met Shekhar and decided to do something for a long-term basis so that the students can really benefit out of it and get the best”, he adds sharing his thoughts on the association.

Sharing his vast experience for over 20 years in the field of music as a singer, composer and producer, Shekhar exclaimed, “It has been beautiful and amazing, it's been 20 years but it still feels like a warm up, there’s a lot to do, explore and also to give back to the society, student and to the people who dreamed and believed in me”.

“There will be students who will genuinely be passionate about music and may not have the opportunity and privilege to pursue their passion. This is an opportunity where we allow them to do what they love”, said Atul Temurnikar.

Since 2006 several of the students have gone to different fields of lines like doctors, engineers, music producers, space scientists and the list goes on. GIIS believe that their role is to match the student’s passion with the opportunity they build in. Music is one of the areas which can touch millions of hearts, especially amid the lockdown. Music is a universal language, they have a number of students but everyone gets fond of the music, this is the greatest thing for them to continue in their school. As the children grow and are ready to move forward to the next field, the school is ready to add more advanced programs.

Shekhar Ravjiani said that music can be a fantastic career option and monetizing can be a great thing to do once you have achieved somewhere. The whole thing is about creating content which people will connect it to. “To create great music and create artists for the future”, he concluded.