MUSIC FOR THE SOUL
Shri Sanjay Shukla
Unpretentious Artist & Educator
Shri Sanjay Shukla is a veteran and versatile artist, musician, teacher, scouts instructor, ornithologist, nature lover, trekker, and a continuous learner. A textile engineer turned fine arts instructor, he further attained his Sangeet Visharad degree in music.
Shri Sanjay Shukla instructs in light and Hindustani classical vocal music, Indian instruments such as tabla, flute, harmonium/keyboard, and Indian violin. He is adept at playing wind instruments such as bugle–horn, trumpet, flute, bagpipes, and shehnai.
He played a key role in innovating the Scouts Guide activities in schools, and led the delegation of Scouts band teams to Japan in 2015, in which he had trained the teams in brass instruments and drums.
Sanjay Shukla has over 30 years of experience as an educator and his forte lies in his ability to simplify learning and make it a delightful activity for kids and adults alike.
“music is the universal language of mankind.”
- henry wadsworth longfellow
Indeed! The emotions conveyed by music do not need words to add to their meaning.
In Indian culture, music is considered a sadhana, bringing joy to the soul. It takes but a few months to understand its diverse elements, such as rhythm, melody, tonality, timbre, and the like, but a lifetime to master their nuances. Thus, the goal of learning music should never be to achieve milestones, but to enrich the soul. A purely mechanical approach can rob the joy and divinity of an otherwise creative field.
Music at The Hive is designed to be an ongoing journey that each learner – children or adults, including senior citizens – can customize for themself. Engage in vocal and/or instrumental, classical and/or semi-classical, exam-oriented or hobby-centric music – fashion a programme at a pace of your choice. Sketch a bespoke outline for yourself, choosing from the template options below:
Hindustani classical music (vocal and/or instrumental), following an exam-oriented curriculum
Semi-classical music with devotional songs, Gujarati/Hindi , ghazals, classic Bollywood songs, and the like
Instrumental music with/without vocal practice – keyboard, harmonium, flute, tabla, Indian violin
The facilitator Shri Sanjay Shukla has a vast and versatile experience working with children and adults alike, including senior citizens. With his traditional, unhurried, and friendly approach, he makes learning a pleasurable activity.
Understand the different elements of music by learning classical and/or semi-classical songs
With repetitive practice develop voice clarity, stability in notes, understanding of rhythm and pitch, etc.
Improve motor skills with musical instruments
Enhance your happiness quotient by calming the mind and uplifting your mood
WHO IS THE WORKSHOP FOR?
Keen music lovers from 6 to 99 years of age
1. Is this a group or an individual programme?
It's both - however you'd like it to be! Attend individually or consider learning together with fellow music lovers - the journey is still your independent one.
2. What is the duration of the programme?
Music is a journey and there may be a beginning, but no end. Continue as long as you'd like, learn at your own pace, and set milestones along the way, to keep you motivated and anchored. Individual enrollments are on a monthly basis, group batches (4+ participants) require a minimum 3-monthly commitment.
4. Is this a children's or adult's programme?
Music knows no age. The programme, therefore, is for all music lovers, 6 years and older. Shri Sanjay Shukla has over 30 years of experience as an educator and has taught children, working professionals, homemakers, senior citizens and economically challenged music lovers alike. His patience and ability to make sessions enriching and interesting for any audience, make him an ideal guru for all age groups.
5. What safety precautions will be taken at The Hive?
We will be working in small groups. Our facilitor and staff are fully vaccinated. Masks are recommended when in close proximity. However, the participants are responsible for their own health & safety.
for group and individual batch days & timings
Cancellation Policy: In the unlikely event of The Hive cancelling any of its programmes for any reason, registered participants will be refunded the entire amount within 15 business days. Course dropouts by participants will be eligible for refund as follows: 30+ days before the event - 75% refund; 15-30 days before the event: 50% refund; less than 15 days - 0% refund. Attendee changes can be accommodated up to 14 days prior to the event.