About Us

Introduction

Konark Institute of Performing Arts (K.I.P.A.) is an organisation with a vision to facilitate and promote the learning of Classical & Bollywood music & dance in an easy, accessible, entertaining way and to spread the aroma of the Great Indian Cultural Music and Dance throughout the world. In a small period of time, KIPA has garnered a reputation for its methodical yet innovative approach to impart high-quality learning of both Indian and Western music and dance forms.

Affiliations

Covering an entire spectrum from Classical dance forms such as Bharatanatyam, Odissi, Kathak to Bollywood dance, from Classical music (Hindustani Classical) to Bollywood music, from Classical instruments such as Harmonium to Western instruments like Guitar, Keyboard, Drum etc., KIPA is a single-point destination for people from all walks of life who desire to take forward their talent and achieve internationally-established standards of learning.

For certification courses in Classical Music, Classical Instruments and Classical Dance programmes, K.I.P.A. is affiliated to Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal & Pracheen Kala Kendra – Chandigarh (http://www.pracheenkalakendra.org/), which is one of the oldest and the most reputed organisations in India to confer degrees in Classical dance and music.

The certificates are valid all over India. KIPA’s Koparkhairane branch is approved for exam center.

K.I.P.A.is shortlisted by Shankar Mahadevan Academy to conduct various short term courses offered by the academy (www.kipa.shankarmahadevanacademy.com)

K.I.P.A. is accredited by both Trinity College London (TCL), and Rockschool, London for Guitar, Keyboard and Drum classes. Both are reputed International Examinations Boards. We train interested students for these exams.

Meet the Team

Founder

Pooja Ghosh

An alumnus & gold medalist of IIT-Dhanbad, by profession a Geo-scientist, is a trained disciple of Vidushi Dipali Nag, Pt. Ajay Chakraborty and Pt. Jayanta Sarkar. She is the winner of Zee Bangla Common Room musical championship, Tara tv (regional) musical championship etc., also performed in many musical shows in Kolkata. Keen to spread music as well as academic learning among students. Also, she is takes care of few vocal & keyboard classes in our institution. She has been the judge of various inter-school competition e.g. Navi Mumbai School Association Annual Program, Christ academy to name a few.

Music and Dance Gurus  and Trainers

KIPA has a vibrant, dynamic and experienced team of trainers and gurus who are highly motivated and determined to remove all the caveats and make learning more creative, effortless and fun.

We take pride in declaring that we have trainers and Gurus who are one of the best in their respective field of performing arts. With over 25 faculties in various disciplines, we are well-equipped with great performers and teachers and impart all-round value Education.

Our Drum, keyboard and Guitar teachers too are listed among the top musical bands of India and can impart training for Trinity & Rockschool level.

Bharatanatyam/Odissi/Kathak/vocal teachers are certified from the prestigious Gandharva Mahavidyalaya or Pracheen Kala Kendra and they are disciples of the great Gurus.

Zumba and Bollywood dance trainers are certified and committed to the development of the students.

Stage performances and Media presence

We at KIPA always encourage our students to perform on stage and experience the true essence of an artist. We have been performing at various cultural events at Mumbai and Navi Mumbai since the very day of our inception. To name a few- Our Annual Program, Ganesh puja at Goregaon , various State level programs at Cidco auditorium, Maratha Sahitya Mandir Auditorium, Vishnudas Bhave Auditorium and many more such prestigious events. We have been mentioned several times by the media for our incredible performances. KIPA featured in Heyplaces’s  “Top 10 popular Music classes in Mumbai” list.

Recording Studio

Our Koperkhairane branch is equipped with a large recording studio with Jamming room and Live room with all modern equipment and experienced sound engineers. Students can avail this opportunity from the very early stage of their career so that they can be confident and well versed with the system at the time they graduate from the institute.