Mr. Shantanu Arora
About Mr. Shantanu Arora
Shantanu Arora is an expert Guitarist, Singer and an award winning music director. In his 24 years of Guitar playing journey, he has composed several songs, featuring in English and Hindi language, including score for 2016 Bollywood movie The Buddhist monk.
Shantanu Arora who has taught more than 5000 students, holds Music degree in Western Music guitar performance from Trinity College of Music, London. Two of his main influencers were Michael Jackson and Bryan Adams. He didn't restricted himself to one specific genre and took his training under the guidance of Ustad Sabri Khan to get the knowledge of Indian classical music too. He is a very versatile and talented musician who likes to experiment with different type of music which can evidently be seen in his originals. Apart from playing songs and leads, he likes to play variety of styles on guitar like finger picking, plucking & chucking, percussive style and flamenco style and has gained mastery in all.
Shantanu Arora has been conferred with the Karma Veer Chakra Award by the Government of India and United Nation LAMP for his immense work in the field of music.
He has been a part of the tour of band – Silk Route by famous Bollywood singer – Mohit Chauhan where he learnt the touring life and was able to take his Live performances to next level.
Since early age Shantanu Arora has been into music. He was born on 15th November 1985 in New Delhi, India. He began learning guitar from the age of 12 and gave his first vocal stage performance when he was 10 years old. His parents, Late Shri Bharat Bhushan and Ms. Usha Arora, always supported him since early years of his musical journey. He completed his schooling from Fr. Agnel School, Gautam Nagar. In his school, he was a member of his school band as well as his school choir. He used to take part in School Music Competitions and won many of them such as Confluence, M Xtacy, Agnel Talent Fest, Pepsi Storm, Brother Begins, YMCA, etc. He is a graduate in Economics (Hons) from Delhi University and an MBA in Marketing from Srisiim (Hall of Fame Award Winner). In college too, he won several music competitions in different colleges including Janki Devi, I.H.E, BITS Pilani, etc. During his college days, he formed his own Music Academy with the name of Shan's School of Music. It gives training to students with several instruments like Drums, Flute, Guitar, and Keyboard and Vocals.
He has put immense effort into arranging different music events, meets, as well as encouraged students to self-compose their own music. His music courses are offered in 12 schools, 4 Engineering Universities and PGDM colleges and multiple corporates.
He uploaded his first video on social media and within the span of few months, he got 2 Lakh followers on Facebook and 50k plus subscribers on YouTube. He joined beAmusician's panel of experts in 2019. He has planned the Guitar course on beAmusician to give legitimate direction in a way that everybody gets an opportunity to learn Guitar using right methods in a enjoyable manner.
Some of his other contributions include the Live show on Aaj Tak for Page 3 party with celebrity Vandana Vadhera and former Miss World Diana Hayden. He has performed in several corporate events like that of Beetel, IBM, Crompton, SMS Siemeg, Adventure Park-Rohini, and Dulux Paints. He has also conducted concerts with Sarangi Maestro "Ustad Kamal Sabri Khan" in Gujarat and Bangalore. He has also performed for the Indian Army-Gorkha Regiment. Shantanu Arora live telecasted the show for 2007 Cricket World Cup with Kapil Dev, Bhishen Singh Bedi, Anjum Chopra and also contributed in India News for IPL Finals'12 –KKR Vs CSK and Pukaar. He also broadcasted himself in CNN-IBN 7 with Kris Srikant and Mohinder Amarnath and in Radio Mirchi 2006 with Ulta Pulta Nitin.
His contribution in the field of music has been immense with his Guitar. We hope beAmusician's Guitar course designed by Shantanu Arora will help a lot more learners to learn guitar and motivate many to pick the instrument.