Now, you can learn music from A R Rahman
Music has given Rahman everything and he says the Music Conservatory is his way of giving something back to music. "The more you give, the more you get."
"There are 1.4 billion people in India and thousands of musicians but there is no symphony orchestra with our very own musicians while even smaller countries have their own orchestra. So, the reason to start the KM Conservatory is simple. Most of the young aspiring musicians want to learn more of electronic stuff. Acoustic instruments are of no interest to them. We want to start a course where students learn acoustic instruments as well as electronic instruments. It is important to raise awareness about different kinds of music," he continues.
It was this desire to have an orchestra in India that mainly prompted him to pump a lot of his money into a dream project like this.
"We are chipping in all that we have. We have not counted yet. It's the project that is more important."