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Singer Shibani Kashyap Lends Her Expertise To Guide Young Talent


Jyothi Venkatesh

Renowned singer Shibani Kashyap is all set to judge one of India’s biggest music competitions “Band-It”. The singer will be offering her expertise to judge and guide young musicians from across the country. The competition will be one of India’s first online competitions which is giving young artists a chance to showcase their talent and connect with other artists. Band-it is India’s largest band competition organized by Furtados School of Music, for students between the age group of 10-15 years. This year, the participants will perform under categories like solo and bands.

During this lockdown period everything is going digital and people are getting the time to showcase their talent. This is the best time for artists to showcase and polish their skills. I’m really looking forward to seeing great talent of the young musicians of our country” said Shibani Kashyap. With the new education policy increasing focus on right bran stimulating activities, competition such as band-it will definitely be growing and gaining more popularity with the younger generation. Parents will also be giving their kids a chance to follow their passion and talent.

Furtados School of Music (FSM), today is a name synonymous with music education in the country. With the vision to make music accessible to every music aspirant in the country Furtados and Furtados School of Music have now embarked on an ambitious retail dream of bringing quality and organized music learning to the doorstep of every music aspirant.Starting in 2011, in a short span of time FSM has grown not only terms of school and non-school centers, but also in terms of faculty, infrastructure and the variety of courses taught.

FSM faculty consists of highly motivated and passionate teachers drawn from a diverse mix of experienced and young musicians from India and abroad. Apart from being qualified musicians, they are extensively trained to impart an enjoyable and exhilarating music learning experience to students. The roster of instruments and programmes currently include piano, electronic keyboard, guitar, drums, violin and vocal and is continuously revamped to include demand for new instruments and programmes. Integral to FSM’s success is a world-class curriculum designed by leading educators from across the world. The course is comprehensive and gives equal emphasis to music theory. It combines modern and effective methods of teaching with traditional elements of music learning.