NMC is a Not for profit Trust, registered and opened with due permission from the government of Nepal.
We rely on the support of our donors and volunteers to help continue our legacy of providing high-quality music education to everyone. We invite you to get involved with NMC, whether it be as a volunteer, donor, or a sponsor.
For the past 10 years Nepal Music Center has been dedicated to providing quality music education to people of all ages and backgrounds. Every donation enables NMC to provide support to the children with musical talent and potential and provides support in our initiation of preserving and transmission of National Music and culture in the society.
Volunteers are involved in a variety of roles. From tuition, event support to administrative support.
Interested in volunteering with us?
Contact [email protected] with a brief description of your skills and how you want to contribute to our community.
Sponsor a Budding Talent
Our goal is to ensure that all children with musical talent and potential have opportunities to develop their talent regardless of the background or chosen genre. Many young musicians are amazingly creative and inspiring in their music making. When they are encouraged by working with skilled musicians and given environments in which their learning can be fast tracked and their creativity can blossom, their ability to create new music and surpass all expectations is breathtaking.
NSV has sponsored over 800 students in the past 8 years...
Nepal Music Center’s scholarship program aims to ensure that the country’s’ poor but talented young musicians have access to these opportunities.
You may support the project in many ways. Whether your gift is large or small, your generosity will help accelerate the students dream. Through proper training and exposure at NMC, students learn what it takes to be successful and expand their networking. The funds have an immediate impact on individual students’ career opportunities and greatly enhance their opportunities to better living standards.
Your contribution will help students reach their fullest potential!!
You can donate in the following Bank Account:
A/C Name :Nepal Music Center Trust
Nabil Bank Limited
Branch: Anamnagar, Kathmandu Nepal
A/C No : 4801017500220
Swift Code : NARBNPKA
Our Students stories
CHANDRA KUMAR GANDARVA
Chandra is a bright student with aim to be a qualified performer, choreographer and a dance teacher and wants to teach his brothers as well.
Chandra has been living with his maternal uncle and his family since his birth. His uncle is a farmer and his uncle being the only financial support to his family, has to work very hard to fulfill the basic needs. He was born in Salyan and lost his father in a bike accident while her mother was carrying him in her womb. He is the only child her mother has but she also left when he was just 7. He has hardly seen her or talked to her since. Now, he has two younger brothers, his uncle's sons, and he says they are the closest to his heart. His interest in dance grew seeing the little brothers dancing and says he used to dance along. He has participated in various dance programs and was appreciated by many in his village. Besides, singing and dancing, he always maintains good academic report.
Chandra is a bright student with aim to be a qualified performer, choreographer and a dance teacher and wants to teach his brothers as well. He has very clear view of where he will take his life to and thus is happy to continue his study after District level exam in Nepal Sangeet Vidhyalaya (NSV). NSV finds him very sincere, hardworking and dedicated. Here he wants to study music (dance) and pursue higher studies in the same field.
Pradip belongs to Dalit community involved in playing music in various occasion like wedding processions, funeral etc.
Pradip belongs to Dalit community involved in playing music in various occasion like wedding processions, funeral etc. The famous Nepalese folk instrument 'Sarangi' is regarded as Gandharva community's basic instrument. His grandfather is a renowned Sarangi player in his village and also used to make Sarangi and used to sell them as well. His father followed the same footstep for a while but when the family grew with four children, his father had to quit the family business since it earned too little to feed so many mouths. Now, his father works in a small hotel in India and could only see him during festive holidays.
Pradip also plays sarangi along with his grandfather sometimes, but says he is more interested in singing. He has been singing since he was 8. He had also participated in many singing contests and interschool competitions organized in his village.
Nepal SangeetVidhyala (NSV), could not only help preserve this traditional folk instrument like Sarangi with the hands of these young lads but can also help to achieve their goal of becoming qualified musicians and ultimately contribute towards elevating music industry of Nepal. He very much believes that this first step towards his dream would lead to his goal of becoming qualified and successful singer. However, belonging to a family below poverty line and far from Kathmandu, he desperately needs financial support to continue his formal music studies at NSV.
Surrounded by the people who love to sing and dance, Prabin says he is most influenced and supported by his uncle, who even had a band and recorded few songs.
Prabin belongs to a family that loves music. Not only his father and brother, even his maternal uncle and cousins sing very well. Surrounded by the people who love to sing and dance, he says he is most influenced and supported by his uncle, who even had a band and recorded few songs. He has been awarded and appreciated in many occasions for his exceptional singing talent. He has been singing since he was six. He considers his elder brother even better singer than he is. But because his brother has
to help his father in construction work and other chores, he was not able to pursue his dream. Prabin also thought he would have to give up on his dreams when his uncle insisted him to join vocal training institute called Urlabari Bihani Sangeet in his village. Shortly after he joined, he was discovered by Nepal Sangeet Vidhyalaya (NSV) team and requested his family to send him to Kathmandu to continue his studies with formal music education at NSV. However, his father could not afford to pay for neither hostel nor academic fees for the formal music education. Financial support to help him pursue his studies in music would surely make a difference in this talented young man's life.
A. PERSONAL DETAIL Date of Birth: 2058 BS Father's Name: Yubaraj Rai Mother's Name: Late Kamala Rai Address: Risku 3, Makure, Udaypur, Pradesh No. 1 Gender: Male Area of interest: playing football, Singing, listening music
B. EDUCATION Class 10 (Running) School Nepal Sangeet Vidhyalaya, Pingalasthan, Kathmandu (Under Technical and Vocational Stream of Music Education)
C. EXTRA ORDINARY TALENT/SKILLS Singing, Mimicry/imitation Harmonium, guitar
D. MISSION IN LIFE To become a successful singer & Musician
E. Miscellaneous (Award, Certificate, Participation and other Credentials) : Participated in singing contests organized by the school and won First, Second and third place in different contests. Participated in District level Singing Contest and won Fourth place. Won first place in inter school competition.
F. SOCIO-ECONOMIC BACKGROUND OF THE PARENTS: Middle Class Family, Farming as family business and also into construction of houses and Goat Keeping
Rajesh is a bright student, always maintaining good mark sheet and who loves to dance. In every occasion, festivities and programs, he could not resist himself from dancing.
Rajesh is a bright student, always maintaining good mark sheet and who loves to dance. In every occasion, festivities and programs, he could not resist himself from dancing. Even in a busy schedule of helping mother in daily chores, selling dairy products made by his mother early in the morning, then attending school all day, he still makes some time to dance with his younger brother. With such interest and much appreciation gained from his dancing in his village, his school principal recommended joining Nepal Sangeet Vidhyalaya (NSV) at Kathmandu for further studies after grade 8. He is very happy to have joined the school but with mother working day and night for buffalo keeping and sellingdoor to door dairy products and father working in India in a juice factory, he could not afford to come to Kathmandu and join NSV unless he has a sponsor. He aims of becoming successful dancer and supporting his family and helping his younger brother to have secure future.
B. PERSONAL DETAIL Date of Birth: 28-08-2060 BS Father's Name: Padam Oad Mother's Name: Tikeswori Oad Address: Manehara-7, Dhangadi, Kailali, Pradesh No. 7 Gender: Male Area of interest: playing football, Singing, listening music
C. EDUCATION Class 10 (Running) School Nepal Sangeet Vidhyalaya, Pingalasthan, Kathmandu (Under Technical and Vocational Stream of Music Education) Class 8 (District Level Examination Completed with First Division) School Shree Saraswoti Secondary School, Manehara-7, Dhangadi
D. EXTRA ORDINARY TALENT/SKILLS Dancing, Playing guitar, reading, playing football, Kabbadi
E. MISSION OF LIFE To become a successful dancer
F. Miscellaneous (Award, Certificate, Participation and other Credentials) : Awarded Certificate in Kabbadi tournament
G. SOCIO-ECONOMIC BACKGROUND OF THE PARENTS: Family below poverty line. Father working in a juice factory in India. Agriculture land handed over to others as lease. Buffalo farming & dealing with dairy products.
Anmol Mohara Darji
A little boy Mr. Anmol Mohara Darji born in Dharan tried his hands at the congo for the first time at the age of five and today we have a promising drummer.
A little boy Mr. Anmol Mohara Darji born in Dharan tried his hands at the congo for the first time at the age of five and today we have a promising drummer. Mohara applied for the residential scholarship in Nepal Sangeet Vidhyalaya and he got selected. He enrolled in the Nepal Sangeet Vidhyalaya. Apart from the residential and academic scholarship Nepal Sangeet Vidhyalaya helped him appreciate music and form a band of his own, €˜Blue in Silence€™. A drummer in the band €œBlue in Silence€, Anmol and his band have performed in many school functions and live music shows till date.. Mohara secured 95 % (Distinction) in Grade 5 Rock School International Exam Board London in Drums Instrument. He gave all his credits to his drum teacher Mr. Nikhil Tuladhar, Tabla teacher Mr. Jeevan Rai and Madal teacher Mr. Nhuchhe Man Dangol. Recently he secured 97 % (highest marks ever in the RSEB history) in grade 8 Rock School International Exam Board London in Drums Instrument. In 2017, he won the "young Drummer of the Year, UK' title hosted by http://mikedolbear.com/. http://www.youngdrummeroftheyear.com/
A little girl from Gandharba community, Bhojpur Ms. Barta Gandharba reminds her audience of the old classic voice of Tara Devi and Anna Lama, two of Nepal legendary popular singer. Barta and her father...
A little girl from Gandharba community, Bhojpur Ms. Barta Gandharba reminds her audience of the old classic voice of Tara Devi and Anna Lama, two of Nepal legendary popular singer. Barta and her father used to travel to Sankhuwasabha (Tumlingtar) Diktel, Lukla, Namche Bazaar for earning.
All her life Barta has been living on scholarship and aid. Ms. Gandharba applied residential scholarship in Nepal Sangeet Vidhyalaya and she got selected. In NSV she got a chance to upgrade her sarangi lessons with renowned teacher and also got many more national & international exposures. From NSV, She has been sent as a music teacher to Faculty of Fine Arts, Music Department, University of Alder (UiA), Kristiansand Norway for 9 months under FK-Exchange program. There she taught Nepali traditional folk melody to the students of UiA and performed in many schools. She has also participated in a lot of recordings done by students and teachers at the faculty. Along with her classes in the school, she is also striving to obtain her college degree from Lalit Kala Campus.
Barta Gandharba is good in her profession but on the another hand she needs to learn more.
Raj being the youngest in the family, he has seen how his elder brothers struggled to pay bills and to help them he came to Kathmandu after completing District level exam in Banglung and worked in a restaurant for some time to support his family.
Raj being the youngest in the family, he has seen how his elder brothers struggled to pay bills and to help them he came to Kathmandu after completing District level exam in Banglung and worked in a restaurant for some time to support his family. His father and both of his brothers are working on wages and want their youngest brother to pursue his dream instead of ending up as them. Thus they insisted him to join NSV as he is very much interested in music and loves to sing.
Nepal SangeetVidhyala (NSV) gives best platform for him to continue his studies in formal music. But because he has no one in Kathmandu or to support him financially to join the school, he wonders if he'd be able to continue his higher studies in music here at NSV and be able to live up to his family's expectations.
Ayushma Nepal has always known that she wanted to be a singer, but she couldn€™t afford to study music as her parents struggled even with her fees for school. NMC discovered her talent and...
Ayushma Nepal has always known that she wanted to be a singer, but she couldn€™t afford to study music as her parents struggled even with her fees for school. NMC discovered her talent and is supporting her to realize her dream. She is 15 years old. She comes from a hard-working family. €œI have always loved to sing, I love vocals because I know I can sing€, she says. Although she didn't come from a musical background, she listened to the radio avidly, developing a love of pop music and quickly discovering she could sing a song even after hearing it only once. Likewise, she holds the passion for dance too.
At NMC we believe it is important for all young people to know that if you€™re not from a privileged background, you can still have a chance. Everyone should know that there are opportunities out there for them. We strive to fulfill all budding musicians€™ dreams and that€™s why NMC €œSponsor a budding talent€ project is so important. Your help and support will ensure these talents find the resource they require to realize their dreams.
Acharya is a 16 year old young guitarist who has been passionate about music from an early age. Coming from a low income family struggling to provide 3 meals a day, he didn€™t have anywhere to practice...
Acharya is a 16 year old young guitarist who has been passionate about music from an early age.
Coming from a low income family struggling to provide 3 meals a day, he didn€™t have anywhere to practice or develop his skills. He says, €œI have full support from my family. They believe in me. Since, I started practicing guitar- I know, my life has changed. I am much more positive and I like this feeling€™.
NSV discovered his talent through scholarship audition in March, 2013 and since then he has been receiving instrumental tuition. He has been very creative and focused, takes every opportunity to learn from the professional musicians leading the course.
Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Anubhav Nepal is a 13 year old pleasant young boy. He is keen on starting his musical career with a great attitude, enthusiasm and talent. When selected for €˜sponsor a budding talent€™ hosted by NMC...
Anubhav Nepal is a 13 year old pleasant young boy. He is keen on starting his musical career with a great attitude, enthusiasm and talent. When selected for €˜sponsor a budding talent€™ hosted by NMC, he started jumping and dancing.
He says, €˜I had envisioned this time when I first heard of such a scholarship program, I knew that my dream is not too far away now€™. Anubhav has been taking vocal lessons at NMC for the past two years now.
€˜If I am sad, I sing. If I am happy, I sing. I sing to feel. Since early age, I have been very fond of music. My mother says I have a beautiful voice and my teacher says, I can connect with people with my singing€™.
It does not matter what type of music or instrument kinds want to play- if they have the passion and if music is their life, then NMC€™s €œSponsor a budding talent€ project is there to support their dream.
We desire to bring together some of the best young musicians to practice their skills, rehearse and stretch themselves. We provide advanced music opportunities to develop young people of exceptional musical talent. Our distinctive project is the perfect springboard to take their musical dream to a new horizon together with other like-minded young musicians.