Renowned singer-composer Shekhar Ravjiani launches music school with GIIS to groom new talent
Mumbai: Global Indian International School (GIIS), a premium quality international educational institute and India’s leading music composer – singer Shekhar Ravjiani are coming together to launch the GIIS-Shekhar Ravjiani School of Music. This marks a first of its kind collaboration between a global education institution and an Indian musician to launch a focused program to nurture and mentor upcoming talent in the field of music using state-of-the-art infrastructure and futuristic technology. Students across GIIS’ 21 campuses world over will have access to the school’s curriculum.
With a holistic approach towards education, GIIS emphasizes on imbibing nine unique values in students to make them global citizens of which Performing Arts is a big component. The school has Smart Campuses around the world which uses savvy technology and latest infrastructure to impart education that is relevant for the 21st century. This includes dedicated music studios and Data Analytics technology for capturing student performances in all areas of their learning.
The multitalented Shekhar Ravjiani will add to the benefits for students by bringing his subject matter expertise and vast industry knowledge in the field of music for over 20 years. He has been a very popular judge of 15 music reality shows such as SaReGaMaPa, Voice kids, Indian idol and many more – a youth Icon who has always believed in working with children. As a part of Vishal-Shekhar music duo, they have composed over 600 songs for over 70 movies including Ra One, Chennai Express, Ek Tha Tiger, War and scores of others.
GIIS and Shekhar are closely working together to create a world class curriculum for the music school which is currently accessible and will benefit over 15,000 students across 21 GIIS schools worldwide. In future, some workshops on music could also be available to non-GIIS students within the GIIS campuses worldwide.
Atul Temurnikar, Co-Founder & Chairman of GIIS, said “We always strive to provide our students the best education through a holistic educational framework by adopting the best industry practices through our well-designed personalized modules. The GIIS – Shekhar Ravjiani School of Music is taking holistic learning a step further and we are happy to provide this unique platform where students can continuously learn and become renowned artists of tomorrow.”
Sharing his thoughts on the association, India’s leading music composer-singer Shekhar Ravjiani said, “Music is not just an expression but a channel to spread joy and happiness in the world. I believe that learning is a continuous process and my thinking perfectly resonates with the vision and philosophy of GIIS, of providing holistic education and focusing on value-based learning beyond academics. I have already started working with students from Japan, Abu Dhabi, India, Malaysia and Singapore over these last few months. Mentoring and teaching young and budding talent is my way to give back and show gratitude to everyone who believed in me and my journey.”
The GIIS – Shekhar Ravjiani school of music is a great addition to the truly innovative curriculum of GIIS which has been leveraging the power of Data Analytics to deliver an optimal experience to the students. The school uses data to track and measure student performances in all nine areas of excellence, and the music school curriculum will benefit from this technology as well. Data collected on student performance over the course of the curriculum will help them improve their style and technique. This association further strengthens GIIS’ signature educational framework of Nine Gems™ which is aimed at fostering all-round character development in students through an integrated, holistic approach to learning.