Most students are not aware of the current scenario of the instrument that they play like who is popular now and was before, the pieces outside their syllabus, about the composers or even about the pieces which they have learned and the resources available. This reminds the “frogs in the well” who know to play only what they have learnt. So the blind memorising tradition has been widely followed.
Exposure is minimal in Chennai. The only exposure for students is performing in front of the examiner. Students should get opportunities to perform more, Only When students get to perform for an audience they would start thinking out of the box. We need to increase music workshops for students and teachers so the technical skills improve. Although small workshops are happening in Chennai still it doesn’t serve the overall learning or teaching aspect of Western Classical musical education.
MMA which was doing Choir. Now, it is doing Orchestration chamber and Conducting bi- monthly concerts which gives good exposure but more such organisations should come forward to bring out the music from the musicians which will eventually take us to the global standards.