Jayantilal R. Gosher
An artist par excellence – Jayantilal R. Gosher, has a commendable working history that speaks for itself. An exponent in string instruments, Gosher has golden credentials for working with the most celebrated music composers of Indian cinema.
Venerable Indian film music composers Iliya Raja, Kalyanji Anandji, Jatin Lalit, Anand Milind, Vishal Bharadwaj, Ram Lakshma, Uttam Singh, Ravindra Jain, Laksmikant Pyarelal, R.D Burman are a few names to mention whom Gosher has accompanied with his expertise.
Gosher has blockbuster hit Hindi films like Dilwale Dulhaniaya le Jayenge, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Dhoom, Darr, Machis, Bunty Aur Bubli, Fanaa to his credit along with numerous National and International shows with eminent singers like Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhonsle.
At MRMI, Gosher enriches the students with his expansive experience in 12st Guitar, Guitar (ACC), Electric Guitar, Manodlin, Balailika, Oud, Banjo, Rabab.
An renowned artist, Neil Gandhi, has been a celebrated music trainer with an experience of conducting classes for Trinity College, London.
At MRMI, Neil would be conducting classes for Piano on Level 2 and Level 3.
Tune recognition, tune transcription, chords and chord types, chord application, chord shifting, arpeggios, ear training, rhythm training, rhythm types and identification, scales minor, finger exercises, song performances and online mash up would be covered in the levels.
An extraordinary Hindustani Classical vocalist, Vivek Karmahe blossomed to his truest essence in the ambience of music right from childhood that made him a humble artist and a kind human being.
The fact that Vivek imbibed the nuances of Hindustani Classical music under the master tutelage of the legendary Padmavibhushan Late Dr. Girija Devi , Padmashri Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar , Pandit Omkar Dadarkar and Vidushi Kumudini Mundkur, describes his expertise par excellence!
The time spent in ITC Sangeet Research Academy , Kolkata under Guru-Shishya parampara was the real learning for him and he marked his name in the ‘Gwalior Gharana’ style. This was the beginning with no looking back ever.
A Gold medalist Vivek is a Grade B-High Artist of All India Radio (Classical & Semi Classical) Indore Madhya Pradesh.
Vivek has been felicitated and awarded with several prestigious awards and fellowships – Bharat Ratna MS Subbulakshmi fellowship Award; Pandit Nandkishor Felicitation 2019.
With uncountable concerts in India and overseas, Vivek is now a part of MRMI with a vision to impart his precious knowledge to the students and show them that divinity can be attained through music.
Danish Hilal Khan
Son of acclaimed vocalist Late Ustad Hilal Ahmad Khan of ‘Delhi Gharana’, Danish had music in his veins since birth. Once his innate love for music was conspiquous, he was taken under the expertise of yet another notable singer Ustad Iqbal Ahmad Khan for training. Danish’s versatility manifested to its fullest.
Danish consideres himself privileged and fortunate to belong to the oldest and revered Old Dilli Gharana, which was founded by none other than the unforgettable eminent poet and composer Hazrat Aamir Khusro.
Unique versatility and graceful vocal expressions are Danish’s strengths, with absolute virtuosity on a wholesome array of classical & semi-classical to Sufi music. As deep, rich and powerful his voice is, his renditions are equally mesmerizing being intricately delicate and mighty at the same time.
Awarded by several accolades and having infinite concerts in India and overseas, Danish Hilal’s supreme expertise is lighting up path of music for MRMI students.
A distinguished singer and musician, skillful in playing numerous instruments, Ameen Khan is a descendant of Kirana Gharana in Hindustani Classical. He also holds the dignified position of being the 34th Descendant of the unbroken Lineage of ‘Farukkabad Gharana’ in Tabla.
A trained Guitarist , drummer, Harmonium and Synthesizer player, Ameen Khan is also a trained western vocal singer. He is an All India Radio Grade B artist and has been awarded with several honours — national scholarship in the field of vocal and tabla from Indian Ministry of Culture and Gold Medalist from Nikhil Bharti Sangeet Sameeti in the field of Tabla, being just two to mention here.
Ameen has been conducting classes in Hindustani classtical, western and instruments for the past alost a decade in prestigious institutes like Birla Academy of fine Arts and culture and Ustad Karamatullah Khan Memorial Music Academy. With MRMI, his expertise is enlightening for the students, for life.
Singer and Music Director
Bishakh Jyoti Majumdar
With numerous Bollywood films to his credit as play back singer and music director, Bishakh Jyoti is a name to reckon with in today’s Indian film music industry; films like ‘Gone Kesh’, ‘Kaun Kitney Paani Mein’, ‘No problem’ are few to mention.
Bishakh is also a known name in the advertising industry due to his contribution in music direction and background score to many recent advertisements of leading brands like TVC of ‘Minute Maid’, ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan’and ‘Gail’ to count a few. His solo album ‘Majhi Re’on Bengali Folk music with Times Music was quite a hit in the industry and he also chaired as the Grand Jury in ‘sa Re ga Ma pa Li’l Champs 2020’.
With an array of rich experience of being singer and music director, Bishakh is undoubtedly one of the precious assets of MRMI.
A Sitarist of indomitable excellence, Azeem Khan is following the very revered family tradition of his.
A ‘Sitar Visharad’ from Bhatkhande Sangeet Vidyapeeth , Lucknow, Azeem also hold expertise on ‘Sangeet Shastra’, the theoretical treatise of Indian Classical Music.
Azeem Khan is associated with Mumbai Doordarshan and has been running several programmes for the past many years. ‘Hello Sakhi Sangeet Sadhana’, ‘Raag Ek Rang Anek’, ‘Music Café’, ‘Bhakti Rang, Kaladiary’, ‘Yogiyaancha Dev-Abhang Maalikaa’, ‘Swar Pravah’, ‘Mahefil’ are the few of his television programmes which are a hit amidst the industry.
At MRMI, Azeem’s contribution is unmatched and has upholded the Indian music to the highest pinnacle.
Singer and Mentor
A young soul beaming with energy, Kanika Joshi is an exceptional singer and humble human being.
Kanika is a sangeet Visharad, holding M.Phil. in Music and currently perusing Ph.D. Her academic strength makes her professionally even more competent. Having done playback under major banners for blockbuster films like ‘Bajirao Mastani’, ‘Dedh Ishqiya’, ‘Mere Brother ki Dulhan’, Kanika has been a part of A.R.Rehman’s Hindustani Classical choir in MTV Coke Studio.
Having worked with music directors like Rehman, Salim-Sulaiman, Vishal Bhardwaj and Sohail Sen, Kanika has been doing concerts for a decade now.
Kanika believes in sharing knowledge, which she has transformed into her yet another passion – teaching. She has been teaching music for the past eight years and proudly says that she learns more as she teaches.
At MRMI, Kanika is an asset that is treasured. She is like a lighting spirit to the institute.