By Supreetha B. S
Swarank, now 5 years old, keeps singing something all the while. Everyone kept saying, involve him in music classes. But I felt, he was too young and playful to sit and listen or learn traditional music sessions. In such a time, came to me as a blessing – Madhumitha and Karthik’s venture, an Indian Classical Music based startup – SHROTA HOUSE. Madhumita, being our friend, I enrolled Swarank to her Swar Sketches classes online which is once a week class for 30-40 mins. It was magical for me to see the transition in Swarank. How he enjoyed her sessions, interactions and all that was taught during the class. I cannot forget to mention that I have been a passive learner big time 🙂 Everything she taught was something new, something unique and interesting. We have learnt about raagas, swars, instruments and more.
Indian Music Experience Museum opened in 2019 in JP Nagar which is very close to our home. Ever since I got to know about such a place all about music, I wanted to go visit. Finally, we made it to the museum during Swarank’s summer vacation this time.
This place is a must go to for kids, parents, elders, everyone – whether you are into music or not. It is an introduction – be it musicians, instruments, history of Indian Classical Music, different genres, audience, impact and influence of music on the society.
Although for Swarank, since it was just the first time, he was excited, thrilled and curious to explore the place, we enjoyed our first visit and definitely felt we should visit often.
Me watching all of this, felt sooo happy that it was such a right thing to do joining ShrotaHouse 🙂 I keep saying this again and again in my social media posts. But, today, just wanted to write a blog about our experienceSupreetha B.S, ShrotaHouse
The best part for us was the section where they have displayed the instruments. Until then, we had only seen these rare special instruments, either on phone (courtesy YouTube and Google) or Colouring with Bajo book 🙂 All of us were excited to identify the instruments and musicians.
Swarank listened to the sounds and guessed almost all instruments that he was familiar with. He recognised most of the musicians.
Me watching all of this, felt sooo happy that it was such a right thing to do joining ShrotaHouse 🙂 I keep saying this again and again in my social media posts. But, today, just wanted to write a blog about our experience to Indian Music Experience Museum and to Thank ShrotaHouse, especially Madhumita for being such a great influence on not just the young minds of today but reaching out to each and everyone in the society.