Amritavarshini: Music School

Amritavarshini school is headed by Mrs Mohana Sharma, (M.A., M.Phil in Music, a professional musician, teacher and an academician) this school has been training students of different levels (beginners to graduate students) in Carnatic vocals since 2003. Each students receives individual attention. The institution also tutors those who take up correspondence courses in Carnatic music.

Currently there are over 75 pupils learning here. They bring laurels to the school in annual competitions conducted by various sabhas in Tamilnadu. They also participate in group or individual performance conducted by the school. Dr. Sharma and Mrs. Mohana Sharma have orchestrated numerous secular choirs and national integration programs.

Some of the long time students have become full time performers. The seniors are also trained in teaching music. The institution also caters to online students through Skype. They can be reached at www.skype.mohanasharma or www.skype.sharmaji1966.

Mr. and Mrs. Sharma are against diluting or simplifying the melody of compositions. Both of them never resorts to skipping a sangati (phrase) when a student finds it difficult. They keep repeating it till it is close to perfection. Their method of teaching music is not verbal but demonstrative - lets her students know what is desired by singing and not by articulation/instead of putting them in words.

Amritavarshini school is headed by Mrs Mohana Sharma, (M.A., M.Phil in Music, a professional musician, teacher and an academician) this school has been training students of different levels (beginners to graduate students) in Carnatic vocals since 2003. Each students receives individual attention. The institution also tutors those who take up correspondence courses in Carnatic music.

Contact email : knrsharmamusic@gmail.com and mohanamdu@gmail.com

About Mrs. Mohana Sharma

Mrs. Sharma was awarded her MA in 1996 by Government Women's College, Trivandrum (Kerala University). She has had 20 years of rigorous training under four Gurus since age 7. She worked as the Head of the institution, Government evening music college in 1997. Later, in 1998 she became the Headmistress of Government music school. Tirunelveli. She quit her job in 2002 in order to build an institution like "Amritavashine".

Amritavarshini's cyber initiative / project was launched in 2008. Both of them have been giving classes via skype since then.

Lets see what students of Amritavarshini wants to convey:

Kamala Kannan

"My learning experience is very personal and gurukulam like. I feel at home and I'm surrounded by the music I love. Be it a brilliant student or a slow learner, Mr and Mrs Sharma know how to bring the best out of them. If it weren't for them (Mr and Mrs Sharma) I wouldn't have understood the myriad of quintessential graces in ragas. I feel blessed to have accompanied Dr Sharma on some of his concerts."

M.Chamundeeswari

"Amritavarsini sparked an inspiration in me to take up teaching. They (Mr and Mrs Sharma) make sure that the students get what they want, and make effort to find compositions that they request. I stand as a testimony to their marvelous molding-- they've built a beautiful monument over something that was once nothing more than a foundation."

Krishna Bharati

"Coming to this school, I was astound by my ignorance in music-- I did not know that there were so many intricate details.They taught me how I could interpret raga phrases and bring out its beauty (swarupa) and string colorful kalpana swaras."

Prathima Rohini Rajasekaran

"My story is more like the ugly duckling's. When most teachers lost hope in correcting the unpleasant aspiratory sound I made, Mrs Sharma proved them all wrong. She is a very patient teacher. If she could teach someone like me... there is nothing more challenging than that"