Suraga really enjoyed singing at CCC. She heard a lot of encouragement from her friends, their parents and even their grandparents after the event. I am sure you know this but wanted to mention it anyway - the culture of encouragement and support you built at CCC is very special. I hope Suraga will continue to be part of your wonderful group as she continues her musical journey. Thanks, P.S: She practiced really hard for the event even practicing in the parking lot prior to coming in.
Thank you for the wonderful opportunity for Nathan's violin intro yesterday. It was a wonderful experience for all of us. CCC provides a beautiful platform for kids to enjoy and appreciate our traditional art form and connect with each other and get inspired. We are blessed to be part of the family! My older one, Guhan(a 9th grader now) was excited to see his senior at Mitty performing at the RTP! We look forward to more opportunities for both Guhan and Nathan at CCC in the near future!
Thanks a lot for the opportunity given to Anirudh to perform in CCC. He thoroughly enjoys performing here and always looks forward to share his learning in this platform. Mohan did a super job of hosting and was on time and everything went on well. Thanks to both of you for continuing to do this service month after month with a big smile. Look forward to many years of association with you all.
I enjoyed accompanying in CCC for the first time. I learned to keep the microphones closer to my mridangam so I would be more audible. Also, I learned to incorporate more theermanams-endings into my playing, to sound less monotonous and bring out the singer more. On stage I was slightly nervous but not as much as I usually am while performing vocal. This was probably because I was not directly facing the audience or because I was not the main performer.
Thank you so much CCC and Padma Aunty for giving me this opportunity to perform. As I was the first performer, I was getting a little nervous sitting up in the stage for a long time while everything was being set up. However, once I started singing, my nervousness went away, and I became calm and composed. The accompanists really helped me by giving great support both in Sruthi and Layam. I was actually very sick the day before and only recovered on Sunday morning. I was worried about coughing while I was singing, but the magic of the event helped me to not cough even once. Thank you so much for hosting me.
Thank you for the encouraging review of our performance. I had an enriching experience practicing with my team for the performance and thoroughly enjoyed performing with them as well. I look forward to my performance again next year and hope to make a lot more progress by then. Thank you Padma Aunty and Mohan uncle for this wonderful platform and the opportunity given to me.
We have been associated with CCC for the past four years. We were reluctant starters, and were not regular to the session, and often wondered why Padma was insisting member families to attend every session. It took us some time to become CCC regulars, and that made a big difference both to our child and us in learning and progression. We started appreciating the nuances of Carnatic music and the progression of each CCC performer over the years. CCC is a great forum that provides opportunity to the younger generation to gain interest in Carnatic music, and also provides a friendly and knowledgeable audience. It provides a nice opportunity for kids to watch their seniors and peers perform, and provides an intense motivation to perform their best in the concert, and also showcase their progression over the years. We and our child relish the opportunity and privilege to perform in CCC, and it’s great to see our child’s progress every year. We sincerely appreciate Padma, Mohan and all other CCC volunteers for their great vision, enthusiasm and effort in creating this forum for our kids. Some times we wonder whether our kids would get such an environment and opportunity even in Chennai, the mecca of Carnatic music.
CCC has provided a wonderful learning and performing platform for Gopal. Although the performance time is limited , the performer has to bring out their talents within the short duration which is not easy for a child. CCC monthly event has become more like a family event. It has given the opportunity for Gopal to interact and make friends with other folks. CCC fosters the bringing together of a like-minded community, and enhances the lifestyles of everyone involved. Kids get to meet other kids of their own background and culture and also sharing a common interest in Indian classical music. Parents of these kids get an opportunity to mingle and socialize with other parents. This is all the more important here in the bay area where we are all living so far away from our mother country. Every generation has the responsibility of continuing the traditions and values followed by their previous generation, as well as passing on those values and traditions to future generations. CCC is an amazing medium that promotes this very much. We as parents, and our kids Preeti and Gopal are proud to be part of their culturally enriching experience thru' CCC. We wish CCC a great anniversary event and a great future.
Great platform wherein one gets to listen to young artists from different schools perform! One organization that draws audience equivalent to that of an established performing artist / vidhwan for budding talents
An open place where the inexperienced can get experience of singing and performing with accompaniments on stage
Our family has been a part of CCC right from the first house concert that was held on Jan 1st, 2009. Now it has grown into a big banyan tree, spreading its roots far and wide making a big cultural impact here. Everyone knows how much CCC means to these culturally blessed Bay area kids and their families. I sincerely congratulate, appreciate and thank Padma for taking this task on herself, hosting programs month after month and always having something positive to say about all the kids, all with a beautiful smile on her face.
Its been our privilege to listen to wonderful carnatic music by our own local bay area kids month after month. CCC has been a great source of inspiration for my son in pursuing his carnatic music journey as he watches the exceptional performances of kids he can relate to
CCC is a blessing for the students in the bay area, who are learning carnatic music in a foreign land, miles away from their roots. CCC is giving the students not just a beautiful platform to display their talent but also encourages and inspires them to learn more and excel. My son's confidence has grown after the CCC performances. He also admires the support given by the fellow artistes that develops a comradeship among them. Our kids also love the fact that they get to see kids of their age, pursuing similar passion like them come together every month. As a proud member of the CCC family, we enjoy the monthly events, watching the budding talents showcasing their skill, gaining confidence and eventually growing in to beautiful performers. We appreciate and thank the sincere and selfless efforts the CCC Organizers are doing to inspire, nurture and enable the younger generation to learn this divine art form. We wish CCC a very happy Anniversary and many many more to come!
This is one platform where the child has an opportunity to perform solo on stage with accompaniments in front of a very encouraging audience. The experience definitely makes the child want to do better each time and also boosts the child's confidence. Thank you Padma for coming up with the concept of CCC and putting all the efforts to make it happen. Kudos to you and your team!:)
Great forum for nurturing and growing young and emerging talent. The CCC is the "VC investor" of the music community in the Bay Area.... we look forward to great talent emerging from the portals of this great effort by Padma and team. Thanks.
Organization: You are running it like a professional organization, not a volunteer based org. There is no slack. Dedicated and reliable, month-month. Keeping it very matter of fact, communication, fair, efficient, and without sulks, sighs. Benefits: Building the foundation for young children to perform with confidence. Reaching out to all Cons but with positivity: Raising the bar of expectation Not asking for donations - sustainability risks Excellent job Padma and volunteers - Cannot ask for more
Many of our CCC kids will be singing at top sabhas in Chennai very soon! The ease and confidence levels with which they perform would come from nowhere other than performing every few months locally with an incremental dose of preparation and presentation. To say that Padma is the CEO of CCC would be an understatement. No CEO takes care of every employee so lovingly as Padma has done with every child. She has challenged every child to bring out the best. Her comments after every child's performance is genuine. But the best part of Padma and her baby organization is that every music student has been given an equal opportunity to perform. Wish CCC and its superstars great success in the years to come.