Singing or music has come into limelight with all the numerous singing competitions that have the capability of making someone a star overnight, however what goes behind the success is what we are here to see today.

I met up with Mrs. Priti Talwalkar, a professional classical and light music vocalist to understand what it takes to be a singer! Having a great voice is just half of the picture. Read this interview to understand the passion and the effort required to be a trained singer. An alternative career, that if followed with passion and dedication can give you money and fame.

Aachievements of Priti

When did you start learning singing?

I started learning music in 6th std from Mrs. Swarada Sathe. After Visharad I started learning Jaipur-atrauli gharana gayaki from Smt. Manik Bhide (senior disciple of Smt. Kishori Amonkar and a great singer of jaipur Atrauli gharana). I completed sangeet alankar under guidance of manik tai and smt. Mukta Bhide. Presently I am learning from pt. Bhalchandra Tilak, another stalwart of jaipur gayaki.

When did you decide to make it your career?

I always liked classical music the most and after 10th I decided to pursue music besides my college studies. I opted for arts so that I could focus on music properly.

Are there any professional degrees or exams for being a well-trained singer?

There are graduation, post graduation degree exams at the university level. One can do PhD after M.A in music. There are institutions like Gandharv Mahavidyalay where these exams can be given externally.

What are the future prospects in this field?

Future prospects in this field :

  • Job as a Music teacher in schools, university.
  • Private tutions or teaching in private institutes.
  • Performing artist in classical, light music.
  • There are other opportunities like playback singing, singing for albums, jingles, etc.

Music as a promising career - Interview with Priti Talwalkar #BlogchatterProjects
What are your tips for the parents of such students?

Parents should realize the ability of the kids and encourage them to acquire proper training. Help them get over the stage fright by making them sing whenever there are opportunities. Parents should treat this career equally important as any other career like doctor, engineer, etc.

What should a student keep in mind when choosing singing as a career?

According to me one should like singing very much and be passionate about it. With the help of the guru (teacher) try to find out whether you are ready to become a singer. Competitions, exams, singing in front of the audience will help to improve.  This can be a full time career. Proper training and riyaz are the most important things to become successful in this field.

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40 Replies to “Music as a promising career – Interview with Priti Talwalkar #BlogchatterProjects”

  1. Coming from a family of academics, mostly scientists, I have always wondered how hard it would be to make a career in the performing arts. Thank you for this piece. You’re doing a good job with your Blogchatter Project :-).

  2. Priti is absolutely or any performing arts is not something that one can learn and achieve success is they are not putting their 100% into it. Guru plays a major role in any shishya’s success. A Guru is like a second parent.

    Thanks Neha for sharing this with us.

    1. Absolutely Alpana. It is important that we understand, any alternate career cannot happen by fluke or along with something. It needs dedication just like any other career path.

  3. I wish to visit your blog since a long time, and today finally I did…you are doing such an amazing job, I like the interview, it was so inspiring, looking forward to reading more from you.

  4. Thanks for sharing expert view.. I am a bathroom singer so singing “hum se na ho payegi 😉” But will definitely encourage my little master for the same..

    1. Yes Sangeeta, every profession needs time, effort, dedication and talent. Not all can be everything, but we should recognize and appreciate every profession.

  5. This was a great read.. music has great prospects and it is important to identify our child’s interests and steer them in the right direction.

  6. Wow I am loving this series of careers by you. Also if will help mom’s relax that even if their kid is not a child prodigy he/she still has home

  7. Times are changing and parents are more appreciative of other career options as well. I loved your post and it is indeed a wonderful career option for people with passion in this field.

  8. A good guide and drdication can help someone go a long way with natural talent.Music I love too.But taking up as a career would need talent which I think is needed.

  9. Music is my passion and I love it as a hobby as well. This was so interesting to read. It was my dream to take music as my profession but nothing fell into place

  10. As a Bengali kid I was always exposed to the performing arts and had a training in both classical music and Kathak Dance but academics took over and I never thought of taking them up as a career. Sometimes I wonder how it would have been. Is a great piece

  11. As parents it’s our duty to identify the talent in our kids and give them right direction. Her story is very inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

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