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Introduction

The idea of SWARVENI was conceived with only one goal in mind; the goal of providing the finest education in Hindustani classical Music. With the ever increasing influence of the west it has become imperative for those of us who have been blessed with the opportunity to study Hindustani classical music, to strive to maintain the relevance of our culture in these times. However, we as an arts institution embrace all other art forms regardless of where they might have originated and our aim is to provide a platform in the future where artists and students from all walks of life can come under one roof and collaborate and create something fresh and new, which resonates beyond cultural and geographical boundaries.

Our teaching model is exactly the kind that is found in the 'Gharansas' of Indian classical Music. We concentrate on teaching not only the art but also on making the students aware of the culture from which it originated. Only when the students understand the significance of their art form's history will they be able to transform themselves into true artists. Our philosophy is not that of instant gratification and quick success. We believe that true success comes from the satisfaction that can only be gained by being the master of one's craft. And as we all know mastery of any skill takes not months or years but decades. However, at the same time we are keen on providing our students with opportunities every once in a while to perform on stage, not for the sake of popularity or professional exposure but for the sake of building a sense of confidence in the students. We also understand the importance of inspiration in the lives of artists and especially students; that is why we will be inviting artists from various backgrounds to give workshops and performances couple of times a year. This will give our students some level of exposure to art forms other than their own and also give them an opportunity to be up and close with the kind of artists they themselves hope to become in the future.

Last but not the least, SWARVENI will not be a place for only those who aspire to become professional artists but for all lovers of art. It is our aim to not only nurture artists but also the audiences they will be performing to. The people who take up any art form as a hobby are the ones who make the best kind of audiences because their appreciation and understanding of the art pushes the artist to think further outside the box. That is why our doors are open to one and all; to those who already share our passion for the arts and also for those who are looking to discover something new and magical in their lives.