The dreams and ambitions of many young students have been devastated by covid 19 which started in March 2020. But latur native Swapnali Gaikwad, now studying in pune, was not afraid to go beyond these restrictions and spread its very distinct wings. Swapnali Gaikwad, a young student from MIT Vishwashanti Sangeet Kala Academy in Pune started giving music lessons in 2018 to help fund her college education.
But due to safety regulations related to the COVID 19 pandemic, she was forced to move these courses to online platforms. But the pandemic didn’t stop her from flying and reaching the heights of success. After much research and effort, she was inspired by the “Digital India” initiative of our Honorable Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi and tried to reach students all over the world with her social media accounts.
Swapnali, 24, says, “I’m amazed at the number of entries that have come from all over the world, including students from the US, UK, Australia, Germany and France. She was amazed that a student from Pakistan and Japan who didn’t speak English signed up to learn Indian classical singing. She teaches Indian classical (Hindustani), semi-classical and devotional music in her online courses.
“From March 2020 when covid 19 started till now, I have successfully taught Indian classical music to almost 546 students from all over the world. Currently over 150 students are taking my online classes,” said Swapnali.
Neha Ganjoo, a student who took music lessons in Swapnali during the covid 19 pandamic said that, it was a very nice experience to learn classical music from Swapnali madame. At first, I was a little skeptical about learning music online. But the way Madame Swapnali taught music, the learning experience was similar to that of a real class. In addition, these classes also helped me deal with covid 19 anxiety.
A Japanese student named Hisael Williams said Swapnali was very kind and patient while teaching me Indian classical music. I’m from Japan and don’t speak Hindi. Swapnali’s teaching method helped me learn Indian music even though I don’t understand the language.
Now, Swapnali is going even further to help young up-and-coming artists and folk artists from rural Maharashtra to fly in the music industry. That’s why she launched her music label “After Dream Entertainment” with a vision and a mission to help music artists who lost their income due to the Covid pandemic and upcoming artists who want to thrive in the world. Indian classical music industry. After Dream Entertainment is now producing Parbhani and Pratiksha Ghule’s young Sairaj Ghuge’s album, Beed. This album will be released in the next few days.
“We also plan to help artists monetize their work online through After Dream Entertainment. I hope my artists will get international recognition for the work produced by my label,” Swapnali said.
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