varshini

Biography:

Varshini Parthasarathy is13 years old and an 8th grader at Thornton Junior High in  CA. She has been learning music from Shri Ajay Namboodiri through the internet since 2007.

Testimonial : 

Carnatic music is one of the more difficult art forms, and with its nuances, it becomes a demanding journey. Ajay Sir is an excellent teacher who has eased this path for me, and made music an enjoyable hobby for me. At first I was skeptical as to how a long-distance class would turn out, but due to the support and constant encouragement of Ajay Sir, I have developed a keen interest in singing. I look forward to continuing with him and learning more about this intricate art form.

arjun

Arjun Menon

Testimonial :  

It is said that a good guru is like a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge, and wisdom in his student. He is one, who not only shares his experiences but encourages his student to innovate and improvise what he has taught and mould him not only into a better musician but also as a better person. Sir, is definitely one such guru!

I was thirteen when I started classes with Sir and as a student of music, I would call it as one of the most defining moments in my life. Even the minutest of ‘sangathis’ was taught with utmost perfection and even if I faltered repeatedly, Sir would patiently repeat the verse like it was the first time he was teaching it to me!  Such was the dedication from his side. Such dedication, which can be rarely seen in teachers today, can only inspire and motivate a shishya to excel. The amount of regard and respect I have for Sir, cannot be expressed in this short testimonial but, I must add that I owe a lot of my music and knowledge to this wonderful guru and person.

yamini

Biography:

Yamini  is doing her 12th Standard. She has been learning music in Viswa kala peetam for the past 3 years. She is good at Western music too, and listens to a wide range of music starting from Carnatic to Western.

Testimonial : 

When I began learning from Sir I was completely lost. Though I had been learning music for quite some time his style of singing was Alien to me. And now when I look back I have come a long way. This has to be attributed to Sir. The amount of patience Sir has while teaching and the way he makes sure that each of our sangathi’s are sung with utmost perfection is unparalleled. The well deserved scoldings we get sometimes isn’t meant to discourage us but to motivate to try to be the best . He is also a constant source of encouragement. Classes aren’t always monotonous with each class having its share of light moments. My heartfelt Pranams to Sir for having helped me reach this far. I truly believe in this saying-“He who sings scares away his woes” because nothing relaxes and calms our mind better than music.

srinidhi

Biography:

Srinidhi, a 9 year old student attending music classes since 2 years. She is one among the 25 finalists of Airtel super singer junior 2 contests.

Testimonial : 

With the formal training given by Ajay Namboodiri Sir in carnatic music, my singing skills improved. He is my inspiration and a constant source of encouragement. In the beginning, I was a bit scared of Sir who is quite serious and strict about discipline in learning music. Slowly, my fear has turned into love and respect for Sir.

anirudh

Biography:

Anirudh Balaji K has been learning music in Vishwa kala peetam for the past 6 years and has also participated and won many inter school competitions in music.

Testimonial : 

Under the tutelage of Sri.Ajay Nambudiri I have learnt many different things. he is a very friendly person and makes everyone feel comfortable in his presence. He is certainly one of the best teachers I have seen and is ready to help his students at times of difficulty. He encourages his students to take part in various competitions and strives for their excellence. He has helped me to improve my manodharmam.it is indeed a great pleasure to watch him on stage and I have enjoyed his concerts. He is a very dedicated teacher and never goes by the clock.

Ajay sir has given us a lot of exposure. He has chased out the darkness in my mind by lighting the lamp of knowledge. He has also given me a golden opportunity to perform at Sri.G.A. Nair’s place which has won me good recognition. His presence through the performance is very inspirational and encouraging. I am really blessed to have a guru like Ajay sir.

bhavna

Biography:

Bhavna.V.B, a class X Student of SBOA School and Junior College, Anna Nagar has been a part of Viswa Kala Peetam for the last 4 years.  She humbly dedicates the smallest musical pearls - if she has any – from the great ocean of music to her dearest Guru, Shri. Ajay Nambudiri.

She has performed in various stages including “Sunday Kutcheri” by Sundaram Finance, VDS Arts Academy, Sankara Mutt, and Sruthi Geeth. Apart from Music (Vocal), She learns violin with which she has accompanied various vocalists at Naadabrahmam, Sivagami Pethachi hall, Vedavyasa Tapovan and VDS Arts Academy

 

Testimonial : 

“A good teacher explains

The superior teacher demonstrates

The great teacher inspires..”

For me, my Guru is a sweet combination of all the three. His passion towards music,  dedication towards teaching  and determination towards perfection moulded me to light up a small candle of music in my hands too…The exquisite workshops and constructive discussions taking place at class is no doubt  a treasure house for any learner of music.

nandhita-1

Biography:

Nandhita.B. is 14 years old and has finished her 9th grade from P.S.B.B Senior Secondary School. She has been a part of Viswa Kala Peetam for 5 years and has participated in various inter-school competitions and is an active member of her school choir group.

Testimonial:

Please see under Niveditta

niveditta-1

Biography:

Niveditta.B. is 18 years old and just finished her schooling from P.S.B.B Senior Secondary School. She has been a part of Viswa Kala Peetam for almost 5 years now.

Testimonial : 

Our Guru Shri Ajay Nambudiri is possibly one of the best teachers of Carnatic Music available in the world. He has his own unique style of teaching, and learning from him is not just enlightening but enjoyable.

Four years back we were ordinary singers. There was no life in our songs. If today we can give soul and a professional touch to our songs, it is ONLY because of our Guru.

On a personal note, since we happen to be sisters and sing together, he has taught us how to coordinate and sing as ONE.

Also, the various workshops conducted by sir are extremely valuable and beneficial apart from being fun-filled.

We are proud to be a part of Viswa Kala Peetam, and we’ll strive hard to spread its fame!!

keerthi

Biography:

Keerthi Sundaramurthy is 13 years old, and an 8th grader at Centerville Junior High in Fremont, CA. She has been learning from Shri Ajay Nambudri for almost 3 years now.

Testimonial : 

Ajay Sir is an excellent teacher and I love learning from him. I’ve also been learning the classic Carnatic violin for about 2 years from Shri Saravanapriyan Uncle, who is a disciple of GJR. I am very lucky to have these great teachers. I am also interested in all types of music, and enjoy practicing this form of art.

hamsa

Biography:

Hamsa Nagarajan is 20 years old and is studying music at Kalakshetra, a well-known institution for music and dance. She has been a part of Viswa Kala Peetam for 7 years.

 

She has performed at various sabhas, notably Delhi Tamil Isai Sangam and VDS Arts Academy. She also actively participates in various competitions.

Testimonial: 

It is such a pleasure to be a part of Viswa Kala Peetam. I had learnt from 1 or 2 teachers before but could never establish myself in the right BANI. After coming to Ajay sir, I could overcome the difficulty. After 1 or 1 ½ years, I improved so much that I actually started singing outside with confidence. Now, I’m able to present myself as a professional singer.

My exposure to various workshops conducted by Sir has enlightened me to an extent that it has made me technically sound with respect to the theory aspect of music.

I’m privileged to be one of  Ajay Sir’s students.

  

 
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