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COMET INSPIRES

Brhaddhvani has welcomed musicians and students from diverse genres, who have come to observe its unique pedagogy and study the COMET methodology. Inspired by the pioneering work of Dr. Karaikudi S. Subramanian, many musicians and educators have incorporated the COMET methodologies into their own teaching practices.

Ms. Sowmiya Muralidharan, a student of Dr. KSS and a COMET-graduate, has played a significant role in promoting COMET to younger audiences. She has created a visual series of books specifically designed for children, introducing them to COMET principles (for more information, visit the page "Kids COMET").

 

Moreover, Ms. Bombay Jayashri Ramnath and her student, Ms. Poornima Sathish, further contributed to the dissemination of COMET pedagogy. In 2012, they introduced the series 'Mitra,' utilizing the principles of COMET to facilitate the understanding of Carnatic music for a younger audience.

 

The influence and impact of COMET methodology extend beyond the confines of Brhaddhvani, as musicians and teachers from various backgrounds embrace and adapt its innovative approaches in their educational endeavors.

COMET inspires
Karaikudi S. Subramanian
Bombay Jayashri Ramnath
Bombay Jayashri Chitra Poornima Sathish

STUDENT EXPERIENCES

Student experiences

Sowmiya Muralidharan

COMET graduate

Sowmiya Muralidharan

Bombay Jayashri Ramnath

Carnatic vocalist & Indian playback singer

At Brhaddhvani, I tune my shadaj and delve into the basics of music after a busy season. There's something very special about the way guru Subramanian explains fundamentals. Guru Subramanian has designed his lessons in such a way that people at any level of singing can benefit from them. The method has something for everyone.

(The New Sunday Express, May 6, 2007)

The beauty of COMET is the sheer empowerment it gives the student. A student can learn from any master without being a direct disciple. COMET offers a platform to learn from the maestros without dilution. 

(Business Standard, 21 January 2013)

Bombay Jayashri

Sudha Harikrishnan

COMET graduate, Carnatic vocalist & teacher

Sudha Harikrishnan

Sankari Krishnan

COMET graduate & Carnatic vocalist

Sankari Krishnan

Usha Narasimhan & Sudha Harikrishnan

COMET graduates, Carnatic vocalists & teachers

Usha & Sudha

Dharambir Singh

MBE, Sitar player & music educationist (UK)

The [COMET] approach prepares musicians who could learn faster, digest quicker and make sense of the music using the tools of a well cultured voice, sensitivity and notation skills. Through its various courses devised by Brhaddhvani the institution is striving in introducing the country to a system which would sit comfortably alongside the other subjects taught in schools, colleges and Universities. The benefits to Hindustani musicians are no different than to Carnatic musicians. The system is objective and thus able to embrace any style within the Indian Diaspora.

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Dharambir Singh

Preethi Athreya

Contemporary dancer

I was privileged to spend some time with Prof. Subramanian who put forth some extremely strategic patterns for rethinking rhythm concepts (...) Rather than coming up with astounding mathematical combinations, I found myself drawn to the visual aspect of the patterns themselves. (...) The concept of the gamaka as an oscillation with systematic pathways was another element which inspired me to think of a visual delineation of raga alapana. (...) The production of the voice from specific centers in the body is another concept that shaped my work. (...) These are a few concrete examples of how Brhaddhvani and COMET has been shaping my life, but there are several others which I cannot even begin to enumerate (...) Not all of us wish to become singers, but certainly all of us have something to gain from music when it is served to us with so much clarity, generosity and inspiration.

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Preethi Athreya
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