Manjunath is a drummer from India, who earned his name in both national and international music spheres with his seamless and versatile performances with the drum kit. He masters in blending the usage of drums into various other genres like Hindustani Classical, Indian Classical Dance Forms, Fusion, Film and World Music genres. He has been a dedicated student of music from the young age of 11. He began his musical journey as a drummer under the tutelage of Guru BS Sukumar (Drums Babu). He then went on to learn Carnatic classical music system with Gurus Ullur Nagendra Udupa and SV Giridhar. Presently under the guidance of the Tabla Maestro, Taalyogi Pandit Suresh Talwalkar. He has shared the stage with legendary musicians like Pandit Vishwamohan Bhatt, Ranjit Barot, Veena Maestro Rajhesh Vaidhya, Singer Srinivas, Saxophone Kadri Gopalnath, Violin Kanyakumari, Ganesh and Kumaresh, Ghatam Karthik, Ghatam Giridhar Udupa and Guitar Prasanna. Manjunath has marked his presence in the Indian music scene by performing with some Veteran artists like SP Balasubramanyam, KS Chitra, Shankar Mahadevan and Hariharan, to name a few. Along with playing the drumkit, Manjus prowess lies in world percussions, electronic drums and percussion and Konnakol (recitation of Indian drums syllables). He is also a graded artist in Morsing (Jewish Harp) from All India Radio (AIR). Being one of the most sought-after musicians for both live concert and studio work Manju has been actively involved in the music circuit around the world. He has been touring around the world for concerts in countries like USA, UK, Scotland, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Singapore, Australia and Arab Countries.
The beginner drum course focuses on the fundamentals and basics of drumming while keeping a musical context. This course aims at teaching the students the stick techniques, rhythm reading, rudiments, improvisation ideas and coordination exercises. Upon completion of the course, the student will have the basic technique to develop their own musical voice and expression through rhythm on the drum set. .
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