In ancient times, before written history, human customs and knowledge were passed on directly from teacher to student through oral transmission. For many centuries and up through the present, Indian musicians have used this method of oral transmission, and it has meant the survival and the success of India's various musical traditions.
In India, whether used within spiritual or artistic disciplines, the oral tradition of transmitting knowledge is known as Guru-Shishya Parampara, literally meaning "Teacher-Student Tradition". What lies at the heart of this tradition is the delicate and highly sophisticated relationship between the teacher and student based on the generosity of a loving teacher, and the complete devotion, trust and surrender necessary of a good student.
For the teacher, the student means the survival of his or her beloved art form for future generations. For the student, the teacher is his or her initiator into a world of beauty and inspiration.
It is the Kalavant Center's mission to preserve Indian classical musical traditions for future generations, which is why we strive to offer the highest standard of musical instruction based on the time-honored Guru-Shishya Parampara. Our highly accomplished teachers generously share their musical wisdom and knowledge while carefully guiding and nurturing their devoted students. We invite you to the Kalavant Center to enrich yourself by studying this magical art form. Contact us today!
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