Updated: Oct 2, 2020
Learning music is a craze among many but not all get a chance due to the unavailability of a good guru, financial constraints or ease of accessibility, etc. Hence, a Bengaluru basked startup, Global Performing Arts Academy (GPAA) has developed three online platforms Octavez, Octavez Classrooms, MyMusic lessons to promote learning music online at an affordable price. To impart quality music education, GPAA has brought renowned musicians and Gurus on board to teach music. GPAA is the brainchild of founders Ravi Krishnamurthy, Bhupeshh Sharma, and Sudarshan Sharma.
In an exclusive interview with Music Beat, Global Performing Arts Academy Founding Partner Ravi Krishnamurthy talks about GPAA and the idea behind launching it, Octavez and other platforms, on having music maestros as teachers, and why their initiative stands out!
Was it only lockdown that led to this amazing online start-up - Global Performing Arts Academy? Can you tell us the complete story?
No! It is not the lockdown that led to GPAA and its platforms, but we have been developing it since 2015-16. Our other venture is Growthcode Technology Solutions Pvt Ltd, a Human Capital Actualization company. Our work there largely deals with learning and development and we have developed many connected and integrated solutions. We found a lot of gaps in learning and we didn’t want to stop at corporate and academic verticals. We knew similar gaps exist in learning and development irrespective of what is learnt, more so in Performing Arts, which is largely unorganized. GPAA was formed to solve these issues and bring the best of teachers to the fingertips of enthusiastic learners at most affordable prices in the utmost comfort where learning is maximized with minimum fuss.
We are bringing world renowned performers who are gurus to the learners facilitating learning truly at their place, their pace and their time I respective of their location and time zone differences. Enthusiasts can now be personally mentored one-on-one by the best in the music industry from Western to Indian, Vocal and Instrumental, Traditional and Modern genres.
Can you tell us in brief about the various platforms and what they are offering?
We have three platforms currently for music.
OCTAVEZ: It is a music learning platform which has leading artists and gurus teaching their craft and mentoring students. On OCTAVEZ one can find renowned artists, it is an app made for individual learners located anywhere in the world. It is a platform built on the Learner first concept. It is a platform where learners can find their favourite stars, access them and learn from them at any time and any place
OCTAVEZ Classrooms: As the name suggests it is an extension of OCTAVEZ into classrooms of schools. OCTAVEZ Classrooms brings leading artists and gurus to schools and school children. Schools can now offer music classes from leading artists in their schools at a fraction of the cost including progressive assessments and guidance. Imagine a guru of gurus Vid Anoor Anantha Krishna Sharma teaching mridangam in every school! OCTAVEZ gives access to gurus, makes stars available in schools and we have made it unimaginably affordable.