Sudhanshu Sharma, an Internationally respected Music Teacher and Performer, with over 15 years of experience, holds space for Music Retreats across the world with the vision and mission of letting the music empower us, soothe us, and to bring a sense of peace throughout our bodies- starting with the toes, working our way up to the head.
MUSIC+ is the brand name of his Music retreat which endeavors to create spaces for practice and perpetuation of Indian Classical Music & Sacred Sound and to be able to guide and facilitate the growth of musical talent. We charge our cell phones every night, but how do we recharge our minds? Music with an amalgamation of Yoga and Pranāyama has been a proven practice in reducing stress, gaining self-confidence, activating the energy Ćakrās and balancing the mind, body and soul.
Delightful settings of the most exotic locations around the World, away from the jangle and disquiet of urban life – Company of some great Musicians, Yogis and Divine Souls – precious time full of Music and Musicianship. With so much in place and intention, Music does not just remain Music. It becomes Music+Meditation, Music+Yoga, Music+Artistry, Music+Devotion, Music+Traditions & Culture, Music+Destinations, Music+Liberation….and the list is endless!
We learned to discover and explore our voice and its possibilities under a nurturing and supportive guidance. Sudhanshu’s approach to teaching is very friendly and welcoming. He taught us the most difficult of musical phrases and concepts with ease and a natural flow. His musical retreats are marked by his unique approach to enabling the body to perform to its full potential through the use of Yogāsanas. The yoga sessions conducted by master yoga teachers during his retreats are worthy enough to accomplish the ideal balance of Mind, Body, and Soul.
I feel, Sudhanshu Sharma has been an empowering teacher. His music retreats have been able to us set up a well-defined curriculum for practice and workouts in order to create an ideal vocal health. You can feel the change, the empowerment in your voice just in a couple of days attending his retreats and being in his presence. His methodical approach to the opening of sound in our voice is pathbreaking, I feel. His Nāda Yoga exercises – meditation through sound for Toning up the voice is a game-changer and you feel that you have evolved not only as a better musician, but also as a better human being. He helped us to improve flexibility of the singing voice by using methodical techniques of voice movements. Through his music retreats, I can assure you that you will fall in love with Indian classical music again and again. He is a storehouse of knowledge when it comes to the sacred art of Indian Classical Music. His lectures combined with interesting stories and anecdotes are full of nourishment for the mind. The basics and in-depth study of Indian Classical Music and Rāga Music even in one of his retreat is enough for a lifetime of practice and sadhana.
Mantra Chanting and Kīrtan Singing are two important aspects of his retreats which are covered under an authentic guidance, true to the roots of Indian traditions. What is most interesting that you get to learn the proper diction and enunciation of the mantras and kīrtans, which he teaches through easy-to-master tools, even for the beginners. His kīrtans are Rāga based, and so when you are learning them, you are also learning the rāga associated with that mantra/kīrtan. This creates an added ambience to the chanting experience and you sit there fully engulfed in the powers of the rāga and the sacred sound.