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- NOTES n BEATS -
We started many years ago in 2005 by teaching music to children of family and friends in the neighborhood. Seeing the amazing development in those children unleashed the passion in us for teaching music in a way that resonates with children the most. Over the years, we have developed a program that is fun and engaging to our students - children and adults alike.
We feel a responsibility to keep music education alive and accessible to all. We believe that music is crucial to one's development and growth - most importantly, we believe music grows to become one's soul mate for life. Many research centers have published studies on how music improves cognitive abilities in children in other subjects like mathematics.
We also find ourselves in the unique position to bring the best of 2 rich worlds of music - Indian and Western. Our teachers come from varied backgrounds and with the world growing flatter by the day, we find ourselves responsible for bringing the 2 worlds of music together. We believe in a strong foundation of Classical music but we also have a courageous will to experiment and arrange and perform music that is inclusive of Rock, Pop, Bollywood or the blend of the 2 worlds of music - Western and Indian. We challenge the traditional methods of teaching to the children of today and have developed ways that keep the connection between the student and music alive.
We are humbled and proud to be able to bring music to you and have you become part of the community of music lovers. If you agree in our belief, we would love to hear from you.
Veena Pandiri (Indian Voice)
Veena is the founder of Notes n' Beats. She is a passionate musician and teacher. Veena has always been a neighborhood Indian woman doing a technology job in a software company until she discovered her passion to teach music to children. To her, music speaks to everyone - with NO language or geographical barrier. Veena is passionate about bringing the best of both the Western and Indian worlds of music to her students...
Alvin Smithson (Piano & Voice)
Purvaa Sampath (Western & Indian Voice)
Veronica Kokas (Voice)
Joe Carbone (Guitar & Piano)
Aswathy Vijayan (Indian Voice - Online)
Matthew Harris (Percussion and Piano)
Gabriel Evangelista (Guitar and Piano)
Thomas Creek (Guitar)
Connor Holdridge (Guitar)
Curtis Park (Guitar, Piano, Voice)
MUSIC TO US?
MUSIC is the language of expression. We make a conscious effort to bring the emotion (mood) out in all our learnings and express ourselves - whether it is a feeling of happiness or otherwise. Music pumps up or calms us down.
We bring the diverse cultural influences of the East and the West and unite with the power of music. We are inspired by the work of great bands and artists like Ravi Shankar, Rolling Stones, Beatles, Doors, A.R. Rehman and many more. We want to bring both the musical worlds to our children and let the young minds absorb the nuances.