MPGM Music Academy was established in December 2016 by Pandit Geetesh Mishra, with the aim to imparting Hindustani classical music education across classical vocal and instrumental music.
Since its inception, the Academy has grown in its size and scope. It trains students across age-groups, with strong emphasis on the building of a good foundation in Indian classical music.
Create next generation musicians capable of creating, composing and expressing themselves through music.
The academy strives towards teaching ‘gayaki’ and not ‘gaana’ only.
It does not take the shortcut of teaching a handful of songs to its students. Instead, it works hard to instill rich Hindustaniclassical base in every student, thereby empowering them to venture into any genre, any segment of music.
Pandit Geetesh Mishra is an Indian classicalmusic maestro specializing in the Khayal, Tarana, Thumri, Tappa, Dadra and Bhajan genres.
Panditji belongs to a rich musical heritage -- His family has been proponents of music for over 300 years. His father, Pt Mahesh Prasad Mishra wasa well-known vocalist and Sarangee player from the Benaras gharana, and was his chief guru.
Panditji’s other gurus have been Late Pt Kumar Prasad Mukherjee, renowned vocalist (Agra- Gwalior Gharana) and Ustad Shafi Ahmad Khan, renowned vocalist (Agra Gharana).
Panditji has been an A-grade vocalist of All India Radio and Doordarshan for 10 years.
Shri Gautam Mishra specialises in the tabla, drums, djembe and congo. Hailing from a family of Hindustani classical aficionados, his initial years of tabla learning was from his grandfather, Late Pandit Mahesh Prasad Mishra, an acclaimed sarangi player. In the later years, Gautamji trained under Pandit Banamali Das. A firm believer in continuous learning, Gautamji is currently under the tutelage of Shri Satish Harryson.
Gautamji performs in several prestigious stages nationally. He has been associated with MPGM Music Academy since its inception in 2016.
Shrimati Suparna Chakraborty has been a Hindustani classical music exponent for over three decades. She specialises in every genre of Indian classical including gazal,thumri, bhajan. She is also popular for singing Bengali songs and Hindi movie songs.
Suparnaji’s first guru was Pandit Sudhir Chatterjee (a student of the famous Shri Tarapada Chakraborty). She then trained under Shrimati Mandira Lahiri (daughter of Shri Chinmoy Lahiri) for close to fifteen years. Subsequently, she trained with Shrimati Anita Majumdar (student of Pandit Jan Prakash Ghosh) and Bengal’s famous Indrani Sen. She is currently training under Pandit Geetesh Mishraji for the last three years. Under him, she is learning the subtle and crucial aspect of music improvisation.
Extremely respected for the depth of her music knowledge, Suparnaji brings the same level of excellence in her teaching. As per the Academy’s mission of teaching as per voice quality and caliber, she enables her students to understand music well and excel in it.