About

KAPIL SRIVASTAVA

India’s Top Music Entrepreneur


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Founder

Guitarmonk

Est. in 2005, One of India’s first formal & specialized Guitar training college and now also the largest chain of Guitar Schools in India, , serving 30 + Cities of India and also more than 20+ Nations online. With more than 10,000+ registered students worldwide.  It has no franchise but self-owned centres.      www.guitarmonk.com


Guitarmonk Records

Est. in 2007, unit of Guitarmonk, is one of India’s leading music record label company. It focuses on preserving definitive arts music, researching on diversified concepts of music therapy and reconnecting the rich heritage, healing values of Indian music to the modern society through various creative models as radio, licenses etc. Published hundreds of albums with national and international artists and conceptualized 9 umbrella models/series for preservation of specialized music. It also consults for production/publishing new albums/music. And devised creative models for application in Schools, Corporate etc. www.guitarmonkrecords.com


JustDialMusic.com

Est. in 2010, is India’s pioneer and professional Live Music service provider. Besides offering regular live events, it offers live greeting and gifting services, the unique milestone founded by JDM across India. Furthermore, it also empowers lot of musicians with projects, income and training. It also serves on-phone greeting services outside India. It has also served hundreds of clients and helped lot of musicians to benefit from it              www.justdialmusic.com


Abysm Publications

Est. in 2007, serves books on various genres be it Arts, Culture, Music, Fictions, Philosophy, Spirituality etc. Primarily focused on providing Sheet Music resource for musicians and bridging the gap of knowledge. It also wrote thousands of sheet music and pioneer in Raga Sheet Music for Guitar. It also launched an online book store in year 2016. www.abysmbooks.com


GMTuneTime

Est. in 2013-2014, India’s first online Guitar Channel that preserves research and produce creative seasons of Guitar. It also intends to launch its episodes in TV very soon. The brand provides Video Launch Pad, Image Building, Marketing, Guitar Fest and Episodes as its main vertical. It also has a free downloadable app with name Indian Guitar Music (gmtunetime) on android. Its YouTube channel has almost 5000 subscribers and reaching 1 million views. Gmtunetime is a future music concept, complements artist’s needs, can be applied by both music amateur and exponent. www.gmtunetime.com


Indian Guitarists Union (IGU) –

Started in the year 2016, it is a network of guitarists across India, further empowering them with training and projects and various other facilities and benefits. Furthermore, it is also to promote, preserve and elevate the rich Indian Guitar Culture as well as nurture the local talents and artistry in the Guitar Music scene                                                 www.indianguitaristsunion.com


Pianomonk

Specialized in Keyboard (Synthesizers and Piano training) with its own curriculum, certificate, exam and special online learning provision. Futhermore, it also offers teacher training for quality parameters. It is also offered as a franchise model and a part-time income vertical for investors. www.pianomonk.com


Kinder Music

A Music affiliation, music education and income earning model primarily designed for Kinder, Primary, and Secondary schools. It also serves the international standard education structure / curricula and a music education system for subjects of ‘Guitar’ and ‘Keyboard’ for students. Hence it is also a cost saving program for school in subject of music.


AWARDS

  • State Award
  • Honour by – Ministry of Health and Education Minister
  • Various Other Honors by Delhi University, Naaptol, Ansal University, RAI University, DPS International, HCL, Rotary Club, DR. Lal Path Labs etc.

AUTHOR – BOOKS/ARTICLES

  • Step by Step Beginners’ Guide to Spanish Guitar
  • Plectrum Guitar (Vol 1 to 4)
  • Mastery to Scales I
  • Future of Music Education in India – of Tamil Nadu
  • Give your child the 360 Music advantage for Max Life Insurance
  • Music Education in schools should be serious business than a mere custom Curriculum Magazine
  • Others etc.

AS A GUITARIST

  • For Bollywood Movie – Dubai Returns (Starring Irfan Khan)
  • Duet with Grammy Winner Padam Bhushan Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt
  • Music & Guitar for Padam Bhushan Ustad Sultan Khan
  • Worked for SaReGaMa, HMV
  • T-Series
  • Doordarshan
  • Guitarmonk Records
  • Gmtunetime
  • Music Collaboration with International Artists from Ukraine, Germany, Serbia, London etc.

BRAND AMBASSADOR [GUITARIST]

  • TYAcon
  • Cafes as – Dighent, Espresso Bar
  • GMTuneTime
  • Exclusive Jury for Competitions – Delhi University, Amity University, Battle of Bands etc.

In Media

  • TV – 9x News, NDTV Good Times, Doordarshan etc.
  • Newspaper – Times of India, Hindustan Times, Asian Age, Jagran City Plus etc.
  • Magazines – CEO India, Rave International, Smart People, ActFaqs, Filmi Kaliyan, Radio and Music etc.
  • International – Broadway World (USA), Ghana News (Africa), South Asia Mail, NRI News etc.

Bachelor Degree in Guitar

Breaking the conventional paths of education; facilitated the 1st historic 3 year UGC approved Bachelor Degree course in Guitar in 2015.


GM Radio

It is the online music radio platform for ambient music license, launched in year 2016. It can also be applied at various hospitality and another categories of industries both online as well as offline. Its USP is Indian Classical and therapeutic music exclusively researched and produced by Guitarmonk Records.


Guinness World Record 2016

Participated in the Guinness World Record for Tallest Cake Pyramid on Modi ji b’day 17 Sept, 2016, organized the largest guitar gathering @ Surat.


Maximum Guitar Donations Drive

  • Women First – Guitar at Every Home Campaign in 30 Cities
  • 100s of Guitar Gifted for Music for Poor (Free Education and Free Guitar Gifts) every year.

Ragas on Guitar

Launched the 1st formal course on Ragas on Guitar participated by students worldwide.


Next World Record in Making

Maximum guitar tunes at maximum places under gmtunetime


Upcoming Music Brands

  • Guitarmonk Fun, a part-time business model for those seeking to be music entrepreneurs
  • Monastery of Arts, centre for Indian Arts and Culture
  • Musicherald – An online music magazine
  • 1st Autonomous Body for Guitar in India – guitarmonk.edu.in