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About MPGM

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.

The Academy

  • Is affiliated to India’s premier university, Prayag Sangeet Samiti, and conducts Hindustani classical examinations for its students every year
  • Organises regular workshops and meet-ups to track and facilitate the learning progress
  • Helps students pursue their musical goals across television and digital platforms

Vision

Create next generation musicians capable of creating, composing and expressing themselves through music.

Mission

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.

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Gurus @MPGM Music Academy

Geetesh Mishra, Principal and Lead Vocals teacher

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.

तालीम / Education:

  • M.A in Indian vocal music of Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya, Chhattisgarh
  • Masters in Indian vocal music, Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad
  • Bachelor of Indian vocal music of Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad

Recognitions & Awards:

  • Created a world record in Indian classical music by singing 111 raagas with bandish and gayaki in a relay of 2 hours 14 min on 1st December 2018(registered in the “Golden book of world records”, a U.S.-based record company)
  • Titles -- ‘Surmani’ by Sur-Singar-Samsad, Mumbai; ‘Sangeet Prabhakar’ and ‘Sangeet Praveen’ by Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad
  • Recipient of:
    • ‘Rudra Samman’ by Rudra Sangeet Vidyalaya, New Delhi.
    • National Scholarship for vocal music from Ministry of HRD (Government of India) from 1995 to 1998
    • “Vocational excellence Award” by Rotary Club, Azamgarh in January 2019

Books Authored:

  • "Gaaner Dhaarapat" (in Bengali) published by Bangiyo Sangit Parishad in 2005
  • “Aao Seekhein Sangeet”- Part-I (in Hindi, for beginners) published by PMPM Foundation in 2015
  • “Sangeet” (for beginners) published in 2019

Gautam Mishra, leadTabla teacher

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.

Suparna Chakraborty, Vocalsteacher

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.

तालीम / Education:

  • First Division with distinction in Junior Diploma from Prayag Sangeet Samiti,1992
  • Completed 6th year in classical vocal music

Recognitions

  • 2nd position in the All Bengal Cultural Competition, 1992
  • 1st position in the Annual Cultural Competition of Kolkata Nagarik Sammelan, 1994
  • 2nd position within Kolkata in the cultural programme of Nikhil Banga Shikshak Samiti, 1996
  • A participant of Tara music channel’s programme, Anjali

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.