Profile as a 'Teacher'


In 1999, he conducted lecture-demonstrations, workshops and performances for a joint project involving dance, drama and music at the Centre for the Performing Arts, Adelaide Institute of Training and Further Education (TAFE SA); the Drama Centre, Flinders University ; the Elder Conservatorium-School of Performing Arts, University of Adelaide and the Noarlunga Music Centre, Onkaparinga Institute of TAFE SA. The award of a grant for funding from the Helpmann Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts supported the project.

He presented a seminar to composers of electronic music at the Faculty of Performing Arts, University of Adelaide , South Australia , 1998. An integral part of this work was the input of material performed on sitar by Dr. Sardeshmukh, which was realized as subsequent electronic compositions and issued as a compact disc. This opened a unique cross-cultural perspective on the use of technology in music.

  • Since 1991, he has given lectures and demonstrations about Indian music at various Japanese Universities including those in Gifu , Nagoya and Tokyo.
  • He conducted a series of lecture-demonstrations for South Australian colleges in 1990.
  • Dr. Sardeshmukh is visiting professor to the Instrumental Music Department of Shivaji University, Kolhapur and the University of Poona . He is also an ad hoc board member, 1990-2000 for Shivaji University , Kolhapur
  • It was Dr. Sardeshmukh's idea to establish the Lalit Kala Kendra (Centre for Performing Arts) on Pune University campus. He was a student founder, ad hoc board member and member of the advisory committee for this department from 1987-1990. He was also honorary joint coordinator of the Lalit Kala Kendra during the same period.
  • As a student at the University of Poona , Dr. Sardeshmukh applied his creativity, initiative and organizational talent which directly translated into a number of awards in various state and national level competitions for his alma mater during 1982 till 1990. He also took an initiative in forming MUDRA (Music and Drama Arts Circle) on campus.
  • Dr. Sardeshmukh co-authored the paper "Analytical and Computerized Music Composition with Reference to Samavedic Gana Text," published in the IEEE Transactions on Acoustic Speech and Signal Processing, New York, USA. This research was also presented at the World Sanskrit Conference held in Bangalore in 1987 where it was much appreciated by traditional Samavedic scholars from South India who were awed at his mastery in overcoming computer related difficulties in generating the chanting sound.

Today Dr.Chandrakant wishes more than anything else to pass on his knowledge and art of Indian traditional music to the new generation which he considers as his mission in life

Projects undertaken :

Group Song Workshop

Using your voice to sing, rather than simply carry out a conversation, offers unique benefits. "When we sing instead of speak, we have intonation, melody line, and crescendo, which givesus a broader vocabulary to express ourselves," stated by Chair of the music therapy department at Berkley College of Music."Because singing is visceral (relating to, or affecting, our bodies), it can't help but effect change."
Chorus singing is a way to build social relations, and trust between individuals, that makes people happier and consequently healthier, too.Singing offers benefits to promote stress relief. It requires deep, controlled breathing and focuses a person's attention on the lungs, diaphragm and abdominalmuscles.
People who sing together often seem utterly happy and engaged. To sing like this, in the company with other souls, and to make those consonants slip out so easily and in unison, and to make those chords so rich that they bring tears to your eyes. This is transcendence.

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Mantra Chanting Workshop
Let us chant together for peace and happiness

The sacred utterances or chanting of Sanskrit mantras provide us with the power to attain our goals and lift ourselves from ordinary to the higher level of consciousness. They give us power to cure diseases, ward off evils, gain wealthe, acquire supernatural powers, worship a deity for exalted communication, enter a blissful state and attain liberation.

Dr. Chandrakant Sardeshmukh is continuously researching health and happiness especially in the area of relaxation with music and sound vibrations. He studies the effect of mantra chanting on human health. His healing music sessions are very effective in dealing with various stress and nervous system health problems. He is a Sanskrit scholar and a researcher in the Samavedic music tradition. The University of Poona awarded him a Ph.D. in Sanskrit for his thesis titled Samavedic Basis of Indian Music. The essence of this research was published through the Indian national press in 1987.

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