Kapil Srivastava

Artist | Author | ENTREPRENEUR

Kapil Srivastava is a state awarded musician & a successful entrepreneur.
Founded India's largest chain of guitar schools, Guitarmonk.
Having authored several books & conceptualized innumerable music concepts

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Kapil srivastava is a wonderful artist (Composer, Guitarist, Author, Musician) & a successful businessman. His one of the businesses is publishing of books, albums of artistic books and definitive art works. His clients include various MNC, Govt. Banks, Hospitality and Schools etc. www.guitarmonkrecords.com

As a Success – He is honored by all 3 ministries. Covered across global media & labelled as guitarmonk of India. He has conceptualized various Brands in Delhi, Dehradun and across India and bringing up his own autonomous college with UGC. He is a consultant to university and dreams to own one very soon. As an artist, he has performed with Grammy Winners and wrote for Government of India magazines.

Indian guitarists kapil srivastava & grammy winner vishwa mohan bhatt He is also working with Tourism and Cultural ministries for various states and doing a new world record attempt. He also partnered and achieved the Guinness for tallest pyramid cake in Surat in Sept 2016. He has his studios in Delhi and also developing his assets across India in Jaipur, Mumbai, Uttarakhand, Dehradun, Kotdwar, Delhi etc. Spirituality, Simplicity, Social Charity inspires him.

Besides being in Business and research; as a wonderful and blessed artist, he give concerts and compose music. He recently gave one of the compositions to Bollywood Movie – Dubai Returns (Starring Irrfan Khan). In 3 words you can describe him as ‘Self Made Man’. Download Brief Overview

WHAT I DO?

  • Music Composing & Direction
  • Live Performance & Guest Lecturers
  • Write Music Books

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY

 

experience

  • 1996

    STARTED PROFESSIONAL JOURNEY AS A GUITARIST

    Kapil started his professional music journey as a guitarist at a very young age of 17, playing and recording guitar for various kinds of genres as Indian Folk, Regional, Ghazals and Western Classical etc. Kapil also started teaching guitar part-time at several schools and colleges.

  • 1997-2000

    PERFORMED AT 100 OF EVENTS

    Kapil had already performed at hundreds of events (including solo guitar events) for clients as Raymonds, Vishal Mega Mart etc besides doing several recordings for T-Series and Govt. channel Doordarshan.

  • 2000-2004

    RESEARCH TOWARDS GUITARMONK METHODOLOGY

    His method of teaching started gaining word of mouth appreciation across the city.  He was called by various schools, corporate and parents to guide on their student/s’ musical dream.

    Kapil pursued his intense academic engagement, while reducing live performances to limited platforms only. It was also was the period of dedicated teaching, researching, writing the guitarmonk methodology and running guitarmonk pilot programs, which was practised unofficially till 2004 and officially as guitarmonk from 2005.

  • 2005

    OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED, ESTABLISHED – GUITARMONK

    Officially announced and established the brand guitarmonk (with domain guitarmonk.com). Kapil also authored and published various technical guitar books, repertoire books and launched grade courses under guitarmonk. Guitarmonk also opened its two formal institutes at Delhi & Noida and started developing the mechanism for expansion and effective management of guitar education. This was the year where Kapil’s journey as an entrepreneur started. Kapil also launched world’s 1st official Ragas on Guitar course under guitarmonk.

  • 2006

    TELEVISION DEBUT

    It has become the aspirational year to reach more people towards creating more centers while maintaininglady chatterjee kapil srivastava the quality of previous one through guitarmonk introduced teachers’ training mechanism. It also started hiring and building its human resource for future expansion. It hired tens of guitar teachers and interns and started training them guitarmonk methodology.To balance cost, Guitarmonk at the same time also increased its marketing and expanded workshops activities in several schools, corporate, centers, and houses of the city. Though guitarmonk was having two dedicated locations but its activities was happening across the city and even outside the city. Guitarmonk also partnered several schools of the city and Kapil was awarded by several schools, clubs for its successful efforts and reach.

    While at the same time, Kapil also did a TV Debut for album Lady Chatterjee (the 1st animation concept by HMV Sa Re Ga Ma), and was known across India for his guitarist’ personality. The video played across all TV Channels in India and Kapil was known to people across various places. This further led to demand of Kapil from other cities.

  • 2007

    STATE AWARD FROM DELHI GOVT.

    state award Delhi government guitarKapil received State Award in Guitar excellence by Delhi State Government. It was also the year of establishment of Guitarmonk Records to venture into new stream of music production and expand music works under guitarmonk.With the financial support of guitarmonk education, guitarmonk associated with hundreds of Artists including Ustad Sultan Khan, Pt. Jwala Prasad, Padam Shree Sumitra Guha and several other classical exponents of India etc.

    Guitarmonk albums got part of Planet M, Music World Stores across India and had huge demand in the hospitality industry.

    At the same time Kapil as a guitarist entered into a new contract with HMV Sa Re Ga Ma for the list of 30 Underground musicians of India, Kapil was the only instrumental guitarist with the title music “THE JOURNEY”. The same music became part of Bollywood Movie – Dubai Returns (starring Irrfan Khan).

  • 2008

    INDIA’S FIRST GUITAR FRANCHISE

    Guitarmonk became the 1st musical education brand of India to offer a franchise model, which opened many more centers in Delhi-NCR.At the same time, guitarmonk productions for music albums and education books continued. Guitarmonk conducted regular exhibitions in International book fair and Delhi book fair every year, which received huge sale and appreciation by the people.

  • 2009

    CREATED MULTIPLE IN-HOUSE BANDS

    Guitarmonk took over all its franchisees for academic quality, control and planned to expand its centers under its own ownership until the better time. Guitarmonk centers were now spread in shopping malls, schools, residential societies etc.

    Guitarmonk created its multiple in-house bands to expand its education marketing and communicate its brand image. It also included various social cause events and local community fairs and activities with popular malls of Delhi.

    Guitarmonk also tied up with Café Coffee Day for conducting regular shows at various CCDs of Delhi-NCR every week.

  • 2010

    MUSIC PHILANTHROPY – HONOURED BY MINISTRY OF HEALTH

    By this year guitarmonk had done hundreds of commercial, non-commercial live performance events.

    While the education and production was in continuum, there was a huge commercial demand for live performances at guitarmonk numbers. It is no need to say that guitarmonk had reached many corporate including Walmart, TCS, HCL, Adobe, Jubilant Life Sciences, RMSI, RMS etc.

    Besides above, the event demand led to formal establishment of JustDialMusic.com, which not only created a new vertical of Live Music Greeting but also provided a professional solution to people looking for custom cultural services, which was also a major demand in corporate. The JustDialMusic, received huge clientage, media hype during valentines and it was the feather in the cap of guitarmonk besides being part of various other social cause events with clients as DLF, Hyundai, Big FM, Club Mahindra, Surat Diamonds, Dr. Lal Path Labs, Shipra Mall etc.

    Later same year Guitarmonk was honored by Delhi Government’s Ministry of Health for its mega social movement of Doctor’s Day. Guitarmonk also led the foundation of several event models as Women’s Day, Blanket of relief to serve society in a new special way and even touching green causes.

  • 2011

    LAUNCH OF GUITARMONK CRP & RADIO

    guitarmonk radioAcademically, Guitarmonk introduced a new 1 year CRP Hobby course to filter sincere enquiries.

    Guitarmonk introduced Guitarmonk Radio for licensing its music to corporate. Guitarmonk also introduced a parallel vertical Pianomonk to support piano students and cater kids in age group of 4 to 9 years.

    While guitarmonk was also part of regular media coverage and growing clientage, it’s all other domains were consistent and smooth in operations.

  • 2012-2014

    PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA/DEGREE COURSES IN GUITAR

    Guitarmonk started building professional Diploma/Degree courses in Guitar, while increasing its association with corporate, schools, universities, outstation and foreign students.

  • 2015

    BACHELOR DEGREE COURSE – 1ST TIME IN INDIA

    Introduced Bachelor Degree Course for the 1st time in India and became the pioneer in doing so. Guitarmonk established the course, curriculum and all relevant white papers.

    Guitarmonk also started expanding its physical centres outside Delhi

  • 2016

    GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS | PAN INDIA PRESENCE

    Guitarmonk education started manifesting with its physical centers in different parts of India as Hyderabad, guinness tallest cakeBengaluru, Pune, Surat, Chandigarh, Dehradun etc.

    Guitarmonk expanded its brand image by participating in Guinness World Record and again became a national name. This award was for the tallest cake pyramid. Guitarmonk also did the largest guitar gathering of Gujarat in Surat.

    Guitarmonk partnered with Grammy Winner Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and made him the guitarmonk ambassador. He also worked on Guitar Veena duet with Kapil Srivastava

  • 2017

    Amazing India Heritage Guitar Journey

    Amazing India Heritage Guitar Journey
    Guitarmonk initiated a new World record initiative, partnering with Delhi Art & Culture (Delhi Govt.) & ASI (Govt. of India) the Amazing India Heritage Guitar Journey by Kapil Srivastava. This beginning was covered by various media and the journey will take few years to finish. It’s going to be a never before, historic content for tourism, music-culture, heritage of India besides guitar lovers all around the world.

  • 2019

    WORLD UNITY CAUSE WITH 190+NATIONS

    The Journey is yet on, while guitarmonk is doing a world unity cause with 190+ nations, which is the 1st of its kind initiative.

    We believe that so far were just preparing, the real journey of guitarmonk has just started.

    Guitarmonk (India’s largest chain of Guitar Schools), has so far counselled 1,50,000+ enquiries, taught 15000+ students in more than 35+ countries in 14 years (20 years in corporate). Guitarmonk is honoured by all 3 ministries, covered across global media and aspire to serve and touch people and bring harmony in their lives musically.

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