Music as a promising career – Interview with Priti Talwalkar #BlogchatterProjects

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.

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.Β  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 thoughts on “Music as a promising career – Interview with Priti Talwalkar #BlogchatterProjects


    (December 12, 2017 - 11:17 am)

    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 :-).


      (December 12, 2017 - 2:56 pm)

      Thanks Tulika! It is so encouraging

    pushpendra dwivedi

    (December 12, 2017 - 9:00 pm)

    nice inspirational post


      (December 15, 2017 - 1:22 pm)

      Thanks Pushpendra

    Alpana Deo

    (December 13, 2017 - 7:38 pm)

    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.


      (December 15, 2017 - 1:23 pm)

      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.

    Surbhi Prapanna

    (December 14, 2017 - 2:39 am)

    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.


      (December 15, 2017 - 1:24 pm)

      Thanks Surbhi! That is very encouraging

    Jyotirmoy Sarkar

    (December 14, 2017 - 9:42 am)

    Very inspiring post,as ito some extent i am attached with this field i really liked this post a lot.


      (December 15, 2017 - 1:24 pm)

      Thanks Jyotirmoy


    (December 14, 2017 - 3:53 pm)

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


      (December 15, 2017 - 1:25 pm)

      haha Anjali, you do that


    (December 14, 2017 - 10:53 pm)

    I am really bad when it comes to things like singing and dancing. But it is truly inspirational to read about other people.


      (December 15, 2017 - 1:26 pm)

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

    Priyanka patwari

    (December 15, 2017 - 6:57 am)

    very inspiring post love to know about PRITI TALWALKAR through your interview..


      (December 15, 2017 - 1:26 pm)

      Thanks Priyanka

    The Aristochic

    (December 15, 2017 - 10:43 am)

    Her story is very inspiring…Kudos to her determination to pursue singing as her career


      (December 15, 2017 - 1:27 pm)



    (December 15, 2017 - 1:20 pm)

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful woman’s journey. Best wishes to her.


    (December 15, 2017 - 3:29 pm)

    Great to know about Priti and her love for music, inspiration that she started out early in 6th standard and has achieved great.

    Minakshi Bajpai

    (December 15, 2017 - 6:23 pm)

    Well, not in terms of singing, but I feel calm when I listen to music. I am glad that you possess such a talent that can soothe others.


    (December 15, 2017 - 7:50 pm)

    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.

    Glow Origin

    (December 15, 2017 - 8:06 pm)

    Beautiful post I’m so motivated right now.. So much dedication & passion Jus amazing

    Papri Ganguly

    (December 15, 2017 - 8:47 pm)

    She is an inspiration for many . Love to know about her.

    Bushra Khan

    (December 15, 2017 - 8:55 pm)

    Will definitely share this with my sister, she is planning to make a singer out of her kid, who has a pretty voice!

    Snigdha Prusti

    (December 15, 2017 - 11:08 pm)

    The post is really inspiring for many.. She is an wonderful lady I must say..


    (December 16, 2017 - 1:45 am)

    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

    Kavita Singh

    (December 16, 2017 - 4:11 pm)

    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.


    (December 16, 2017 - 10:24 pm)

    Wonderful post. It’s great to read about such a talented person and gain some inspiration.

    Priyadarshani Panda

    (December 17, 2017 - 10:19 am)

    I need to forward this to my brother as my nephew is very good with music bot vocals and table ..and they are looking for something like this ..thanks for sharing


    (December 17, 2017 - 1:37 pm)

    Though I lack any musical skills, I definitely would encourage my children to try out their interest in music of their choice.


    (December 17, 2017 - 3:32 pm)

    This is so inspiring. We all should follow our heart

    Amrita Basu (Misra)

    (December 17, 2017 - 6:13 pm)

    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.


    (December 17, 2017 - 10:19 pm)

    Identifying the interest of kids and helping them start early with their interests is very important

    Mamatha Dilip

    (December 17, 2017 - 10:37 pm)

    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


    (December 18, 2017 - 12:53 am)

    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


    (December 18, 2017 - 8:26 am)

    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.


    (December 18, 2017 - 12:18 pm)

    Hey this is so informative will definitely help many

    Afsha Galar

    (December 18, 2017 - 3:58 pm)

    This is so Inspiring!! Right amount of time and dedication given to any thing gives good results

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