One of the gems of the country, the Oscar winning composer AR Rahman believes that children of the country should have proper education in music. According to him "learning music is not merely a side thing where you take tuitions in the house. If a kid wants to learn music, he deserves proper education."
The Academy Award winner star was the center of attraction during his recent visit to Manhattan. The star composer was flocked by the huge crowd, as he came down to the flagship store for the leading global audio and infotainment, a group of Harman International Industries.
Harman had roped in Rahman as their Indian Brand Ambassador for JBL by Harman's multi-year campaign.
Apart from composing a high quality music, Rahman in 2008, founded KM Music Consevatory, a higher education institute focused on music. Rahman stated "people should understand that music is like a big ocean, so people should have indepth knowledge about it, before they dive in. If a kid in a family of doctors wants to study music, it his right to demand that and come to a school like the KM Conservatory."
"I had been offered to open similar music schools beyond India's borders in countries like Dubai and Malaysia but I put them on hold, as I still need to perfect the concept in India," he added
While replying to the question, whether he will set up any school in USA, the legendary composer says "you cannot set up school and let someone else manage it. You have to be passionate and be involved all the time, get constant feedback. That is my intention. For me a music school is like family, you cannot have kids and then say that they will grow up on their own. You need to take care of them. The same applies to a music school."