Sharon, an inspiration for upcoming pianist

Sharon, an inspiration for  upcoming pianist
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Sharon Sunaina has completed five grades out of eight in piano at the age of 16. She talks in musical lingo...

Sharon Sunaina has completed five grades out of eight in piano at the age of 16. She talks in musical lingo and composes her own songs. For her, life without music is life without water

Victor Rao

Ask her about her ardor and avidity, music would be the letter-perfectly answer. All at 16, she has completed five grades out of eight in piano and soaring higher and higher. The rate of knots is well calculated for, Sharon Sunaina, the Hyderabad based pianist, who happens to be the cynosure of all eyes at Virtuoso School of Music Excellence (VSME) situated at Diamond Point, Secunderabad.

A stack of certificates in music in her living room says that all. She is all of humility without any vanity. For youngsters who are genuinely taking music as their m�tier, Sharon can be the paradigm exhibiting sheer dedication and willpower. Sharon is a face in the crowd among the bastion of male chauvinism. Time and again women have thwarted this taboo subject and casted a shadow over men in every domain and Sharon is the best example.

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Little did her grandfather, who was a gospel singer, have the inkling that Sharon would foster her interest towards music at the tender age of ten and would create turbulence in this art as days roll by. "I used to watch the gospel choir and always had an inclination towards music and playing the piano and my zeal got amplified as I grew up. I started breathing music," says the talented pianist. Immense motivation from her mother, a Fantom G8 as a gift from her father who bought it from US, and admission into VSME bolstered Sharon's vehemence. "Sharon was the first entrant in our school. I remember it was 2008 when we registered our first student as Sharon," says Clayton, one of the owners of VSME.

When asked about her singling out and voting for piano, she says, "I find piano is the base of all instruments. The versatility of it fascinated me." The virtuoso performer composes her own music pieces which is an addition of one more feather to her hat. She talks in musical lingo the nuances of notes, the treble and bass clef (French word for key), which is to indicate the pitches of the notes placed on the lines and spaces of the staff. "We use the right hand for treble clef and the left hand for bass clef. To remember the notes, we have certain methods, like for the notes A C E G, it goes "All cows eat grass," and similarly for G B D F A, it goes "Great big ducks fly away," so it becomes easy to remember for beginners," explains Sharon.

"I allocate two hours myself practicing the instrument and I cannot avoid my studies. The fanaticism towards studies also holds the same place in my life. I aspire to be a doctor," says Sharon, who is pursuing her Intermediate second year (BPC) from Sri Gayatri Junior College, Hyderabad. "The music in me will never die. It enthralls me. For me life without it is like life without water," she shares with a triumph feeling in her tone of voice.

Achievements

  • Distinction from Trinity College of Music, London, in 2009.
  • Grade I certificate from Royal School of Music, London, in 2010.
  • Grade II certificate from Royal School of Music, London, in 2010.
  • Grade III certificate with merit from Royal School of Music, London, in 2011.
  • Grade IV certificate with merit from Royal School of Music, London, in 2012.
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