Classical Music Guru
Manu Srivastava started his Hindustani Classical Music training in Kanpur at the tender age of 4 under the guidance of Smt. Snigdha Biswas. He later continued his training in Canada and India under gurus such as Smt. Lata Sathe (disciple of Pt. Kumar Gandharva) Smt. Veena Shukla (disciple of Pt. Balwant Rai Bhatt) and Sri Shrikant Lagu (sole disciple of Pt. Sharad Apte of Lahore).
What really changed Srivastava’s outlook on Shastriya Sangeet was his vigorous training under the late Pt. Kashinath Shankar Bodas. Pandit Bodas brought out the best in Manu, inspiring him to refine his music through intense daily riyaz. He mainly acquired his training in the tradition of Gwalior Gharana but a Touch of Agra and strong influence Jaipur Gharana can be seen in his khayal gayaki due to his regular training under the tutelage of Vidhushi Padma Talwalkar and Vidhushi Shubhada Paradkar.
Manu Srivastava is the founder of Phoenix Gharana School of Indian Arts in Phoenix, Arizona USA. He teaches Shastriya Sangeet (vocal) to over 200 students in Phoenix, AZ. Many of his students are now making head waves around the world in the music scene. The music world has noticed the excellent talim being given at such young age and that too in USA.
He not only performs and teaches, he organizes workshops and concerts in the Phoenix area for visiting artists from India. Many well-known artists including Pt Anindo Chatterjee, Ustad Shahid Pervez, Ustad Ashish Khan, Vidhushi Ashwini Bhide, Vidhushi Padma Talwalkar and Pt. Satish Vyas have performed and given workshops at the school in the recent past.
Manu has performed extensively throughout USA, Canada, Middle East and India including at the following prestigious Festivals:
Harivallabh Sammelan (Jalandhar)
Tansen Mahotsav (Gwalior)
Gunijaan Mahotsav (Nagpur)
Govindbhai Shroff Mahotsav (Marathwada)
Samraat Alladiyakhan Mahotsav (Mumbai)
Kussum Mahotsav (New Jersey)
Pt. Jitendra Abhisheki Mahotsav (Goa)
Gunijaan Sangeet Samaroh (Indore)
Kalashree Sangeet Samaroh (Pune)
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VOCAL EXAMINATIONS ( PHOENIX GHARANA AND IICM AFFILIATION)
PRARAMBHIK (PART 1 AND 11)
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