Not only did the pandemic lock and restrict us to our homes last year; it also affected the functioning of our lives both professionally as well as personally. For some, the pandemic turned into a curse while for us, the privileged lot, it acted as a catalyst to try and explore ourselves while we were confined to the four walls of our house. Amongst us, a young and passionate artist, singer and producer Swapnali Gaikwad from Maharashtra’s Latur did not put her guard down. Touted to be a singing prodigy, Swapnali is currently pursuing her graduation in classical singing from Vishwashanti Sangeet Kala Academy at MIT ADT University, Pune.
Swapnali took upon her classical music journey under the guidance of her mentor Shri Adinath Mangeshkar. With lockdown unexpectedly falling in, Swapnali saw it as an opportunity and started giving out classical music lessons online. This young woman who hails from a rural area called Marathwada, left no stone unturned in terms of creating ways to project her talent to the world, withstanding all the obvious urban competition. While her mentor advised to utilise her skills effectively, others suggested her to use social media as a tool to promulgate her singing videos. By seeking inspiration from her parents, who happen to be Zilla Parishad teachers, she frayed into the teaching route to boost her singing journey.
Swapnali believes she inculcated the teaching flair from her parents. Initially, she started out with a bunch of students and used her craft and experience in classical singing and instilled it in her tutoring. With the help of advertisements, she was able to build a network of students hailing from vivid countries. Emerging from a humble middle-class family, Swapnali thrives to achieve great heights for her parents. She said, “My parents have been a pillar of strength during the course of my journey and always pushed me to achieve my dreams and to never give up on them, come what may.” Swapnali believes she’s not just injecting music in her students but relieving the pandemic stress they’re bound to face. She says, her music also acts as a medium to healthy lifestyle as her course includes various breathing exercises. She further quotes, “Many studies and research have established the fact that singing improves respiratory health.” With Covid-19 in picture, everyone around us is stressed and are focusing on ways to build their immunity.
Swapnali believes that her teaching reduces certain stress hormones and “accentuates the levels of some immunity related-factors”. She said, “Classical singing not only keeps you rooted to your culture but it also imbibes healthy lifestyle choices, it improves social confidence too.” Her students are in the age range from 5-year-old, who are developing their cognitive abilities; to those senior citizens, aged 60, who want to sustain the same.
Apart from the research, she firmly believes, “even if an hour of my singing is able to elevate someone’s mood and cheer them up, my purpose is accomplished”. Swapnali added that her mentor, Adinath Mangeshkar once articulated that “classical music is therapeutic, it helps attain calmness and serenity.” Like any rational artist trying to break out, Swapnali too had her share of failures up her sleeve but seldom did that stop her. Slowly she was stunned by the reception and was pleasantly surprised with foreigners’ fascination towards Indian classical music. Recently, Swapnali along with Anand Gaikwad, released their first single called “Shivaai” based on the great warrior Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on the occasion of Shivaji Jayanti. Under the banner of SK vision, the song created a buzz among Shivaji’s devotees as well as youngsters. Swapnali wishes to expand her tutoring across the globe.
Navy Veteran Davis Chris Takes the Music Industry by storm
In life, you need to break down anything that might be holding you back and change course if need be...
5 Disruptive Leaders Paving the Way in 2021
Where there is uncertainty, lies a whirlwind of opportunity. 2020 was the year that had entrepreneurs learn a great deal...
Brock Pierce Wants To Disrupt The Two Party System And Be Your Next President
We don’t usually cover politics much here at Disrupt, but when Crypto billionaire and friend of the show, Brock Pierce...
John Mcafee – Predictions For The Future
John McAfee is a world-famous tech CEO, computer scientist, civil disobedience activist, privacy advocate, and pioneer of the commercial anti-virus...
Gaby Wall Street – Teaching Latinas to Thrive During The Crisis
It’s no secret we are facing one of the most challenging financial times of the last few decades as we...
Tony Delgado – The #1 Entrepreneurship Movement In Puerto Rico
Puerto Rican online market is in constant progress. With many entrepreneurs who are coming here to start a business, it...
Elena Cardone – The 10X Ladies Conference Is Declaring 2020 The Decade For Women
The next ten years are meant for women to continue growing their potential and succeeding in multiple areas, including business....
How Josh Elizetxe Built Snow Into a $40 Million Dollar Business
There is nothing quite like an entrepreneur’s determination when starting a business. That’s my original quote by the way (pun...
How Jason Capital Became A Self Made Millionaire By 24
Have you ever wanted to earn the respect of everyone who ever looked down on you at some point in...
Sam Bakhtiar On His Way To A Quarter Billion
Dr. Saman Bakhtiar, who prefers being referred as Sam, lives in an 8200 square foot $5.2 million house, Sam is...
Entrepreneurship5 days ago
Stefano Malachi: From Humble Beginnings To Top Instagram Star
Cryptocurrency2 weeks ago
What Cryptocurrency Enthusiasts And Investors Can Look Forward To With Retirecoin
Cryptocurrency1 week ago
New ERC20 Token Sensō Inu Aims To DISRUPT Cryptocurrency As We Know It
Executive Voice2 weeks ago
Full Story: How Rajathileepan Pararajasingam Is Building A Business Empire
Women Who Disrupt2 weeks ago
Luxury Wedding Planner Sonia From Chic Events Takes On The World
Executive Voice1 week ago
Naira Khaliq; Persistence That Shone
Executive Voice1 week ago
Expert Interview with Yogesh Thakur General Manager Omaxe Limited.
Tech + Startups2 weeks ago
How Brian Murdock Is Using Technology to Inspire and Empower Communities