The vision of Professor Surinder Singh follows the footsteps of Bhai Gurdas Ji.
"Ghar Ghar Andar Dharamsaal Hovai Keertan Sadha Visoa" – Bhai Gurdas Ji, Vaar
"Within every home let there reside a sacred shrine where the praise of the Divine is continuously sung."
Professor Surinder Singh, director and founder of Raj Academy Conservatoire, born in Kapurthala, Punjab, started his journey of divine sound at the tender age of 13 through inspiration from his first teacher, his grandmother. His motivation is to reveal the joyous spiritual teachings of Guru Nanak in the manner in which they were intended.
He is a musicologist, writer, singer, composer, social reformer, academic and humanitarian, but above all he wishes to share and teach the sacred science of sound.
His humble vision of peace, humanity, happiness and beacons of love experienced through Sikh music is the gift that he wants to share through the message of Shabad Guru – the musical realisation of Guru’s wisdom.
Professor Surinder Singh strongly believes that “whatever is not shared is lost”, and this is the underlying root of his teaching. His aim is to help people understand the power of their emotions as the key to unlocking the skills of self-healing that exist within every human being. This technique involves using sacred music as a sound vessel in which to embrace and release suppressed emotions and attitudes, which have been contained within the mind and body since birth. If we do not allow a release mechanism to vent these intense and volcanic emotional energies, we leave our stressed bodies vulnerable to disease and illness that later cause self-destruction.
In the philosophy of Sikh music, the secret is to experience and relate to musicology – the precise way in which sound is the direct manifestation of emotion and of deeper truth: only after you have truly experienced this can you create ‘real sacred music’. Music has many forms and enters every aspect of daily life. Here, we are opening up a dimension of music that allows us to communicate on higher plains beyond words, using pure emotion through the sacred verses and raags of Siri Guru Granth Sahib to express that which is inexpressible.
Once you have walked the path of experience and connected with your inner divinity, then begins the true magic that allows healing to take place and opens the space for joy, happiness and prosperity to enter.
“If we can help each other through our sufferings and problems only then can we call ourselves human.” – Professor Surinder Singh