Shantanu Arora

Professional Vocalist, Guitar Trainer, and Director at Shan's School of Music


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New Delhi

City of Residence


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About Me

Shantanu Arora is a Professional Vocalist, Guitarist, and Guitar Trainer based out of New Delhi with over 20 years of experience. He is also the Owner and Director of Shan's School of Music. 

Formally trained in guitar from the age of 12, Shantanu gave his first vocal stage performance at the tender age of 10. 

He holds a Bachelor's in Economics from Delhi University and an MBA in Marketing from Sri Sharada Institute of Indian Management, where he was the Hall of Fame award winner. 

Shantanu also holds a Bachelor's degree in Music (Grade 8) from Trinity College London. A disciple of Ustad Sabri Khan, he studied Hindustani Classical Music under the guidance of this Sarangi Maestro. 

During his school and college career, he won over 50 competitions at Pepsi Storm and the BITS Pilani All India in 2005 (being the Runner-Up in 2006), YMCA, Confluence, Miranda House, Sri Ram College of Commerce, IP College, and Rotary Club. 

Professionally, Shantanu has performed with well-known bands such as Silk Route with Mohit Chauhan, Hyperion, and All Seven Notes. To date, he has delivered over 300 performances. 

To promote top-notch musical education and creativity in this field, he founded Shan's School of Music in 2009. This successful music school provides vocal training as well as training for various musical instruments such as the guitar, flute, and keyboard. 

With three centers, the school has organized multiple musical events and encourages its students to create and play their self-composed music. These events have drawn media attention from channels such as DD News, CNN-IBN 7, NDTV India, Radio Mirchi, Delhi AajTak, CNEB, and Zee News. 

Some of Shantanu's professional highlights and performances are mentioned below:

  • Live broadcast on Radio Mirchi with Ulta Pulta Nitin, 2006
  • Live broadcast on Radio Mirchi with Saima, 2007 
  • Live telecast on CNN-IBN 7 with Mohinder Amarnath and Kris Srikant for Cricket World Cup, 2007
  • Live telecast on CNN-IBN 7 with Anjum Chopra, Bhishen Singh Bedi, and Kapil Dev, 2008
  • Organized Rock Your Freedom, a music meet at the Aravali which was covered by AajTak, Sahara News, Total TV, Zee News, DD News, and CNEB, 2008
  • Organized Delhi Schoolhouse Rock - an interschool music competition in Father Agnel School, 2009. The event received media coverage from NDTV India, Delhi AajTak, and CNEB
  • Live Telecast on Aaj Tak with former Miss World Diana Hayden and Vandana Vadhera
  • Judge and Guest Performer at Max Muller, C.I.T.M. College of Engineering, Lingyas College of Engineering, Air Force Bal Bharti School, Father Agnel School, Don Bosco School, and many others
  • Live telecast of India News for IPL Finals ’12 (KKR vs. CSK) and Pukaar
  • Delhi Finalist for India’s Got Talent ’12
  • Featured on NDTV's Living with Multiple Sclerosis for 6 months 
  • Performance for the Indian Army - Gorkha Regiment with Edwin Fernandez for Crompton Greaves Ltd
  • Composed various jingles for Airtel, Dulux Paints, Beetel, IBM, Skoda, Infosys, Godrej, and Adventure Park (Rohini)
  • Concert for the Irish Embassy sponsored by the Finance Ministry of India
  • Concerts with his Guru, Ustad Kamal Sabri Khan, in Bangalore and Gujarat 

Due to this immense contribution to the field of music and winning an All India Music Competition organized by LAMP and Rex, Shantanu has been conferred the Karamveer Chakra Award for Music by the United Nations and the International Confederation of NGOs. 

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