Champa Kumar vocal tuition in Carnatic Music
The tuition will be small group (5 to 6) based or/and one to one .
It is possible to register for both formulae
Champa Kumar hails from a family deeply involved in music. She was initiated into
Carnatic Music at the age of five by her mother Smt. Banumathi Ramakrishnan and
later learnt from Sangeetha Vidvan Valliyur Sri. R. Gurumoorthy. Presently, she is under the able guidance of Smt. Jaya Krishnan. She has participated in several music competitions and is the winner of the All India Radio Music competitions (1971) in both Light and Light-classical categories.
Presently she is teaching a number of students at various levels in Carnatic music.
She leads a group called “Champakapriya” comprising of ladies trained in devotional music. The group has performed in many places in Chennai (Madras) and Tamilnadu.
Champa Kumar specializes in “Thirumarai” singing.
She is a disciple of Sami Dandapani of Dharmapuram Adeenam and a B-High Grade artist of All India Radio-Chennai in devotional music.
Recently She was given the title “Thevara Isai Mani” by the Aranarul Trust.
She is also teaching Thirumarai in Dharmapuram Adeenam for a number of children and adults.
She has given vocal concerts in:
Tamil Isai Sangam Music Festival
Irai Pani Mandram – Kottivalkkam
Sakkarai Amman Temple – Thiruvanmiyur
Sri Thygaraja Sangeetha Vidwat Samajam
Sri Sharada Peetam – Shringeri – Karnataka –
on the occasion of Acharyar’s Vardhanthi - 2007.
All India Radio, Chennai.
Champa is also a painter. Her website: www.tanjorepainting.net