Veena is the founder of THE STAGE. She is a cancer survivor who wants to express gratitude to the world that has given her a 2nd chance to live. Veena left her career as a Director of Product Management and now runs a music school in Ashburn, VA. She is passionate about teaching music to young children and is also passionate about teaching children how to leverage their musical skills to make a difference to the underserved communities through our STAGE non-profit organization.
My name is Krisha Joshi and I am 15 years old. I go to Freedom High School and I play the guitar at Notes n Beats. I enjoy playing the guitar because it gives me joy to play beautiful music for myself and for others.
Hey! my name is Aanya Dayma. I am 16 years old, and I go to Independence High School. I do guitar, vocals, and participate in 2 bands at Notes & Beats. I enjoy playing the guitar because it’s a really fun instrument you can do a lot with, and I love vocals because I love to sing!
Hey! It’s so nice meet you guys! I’m Saahiti, and I’m 14 years old. I go to Briar Woods and I play classical guitar, electric guitar, and (very recently) started playing the bass. I love playing guitar because I always love telling others how important the arts are, and moreover showing them how important they are :)
Hi, my name is Neerav Chalikonda. I am 12 years old and I go to Trailside Middle School. At Notes & Beats, I do Sangeetham. I enjoy it because my teacher, Ms. Veena is awesome! She stimulates the musical spark in us and inspires us to get better.
Hi, my name is Srishanth Ravi. I am 13 years old and I go to Willard Middle School. I do sangeetham at NotesnBeats. I really like it because our class is so fun, and we get to learn so many musical and exciting things!
My name is Ananya Thodupunuri and I am 14 years old. I go to Trailside Middle School and play the guitar at Notes n Beats. I enjoy playing guitar because the feeling of knowing I am able to make music is beyond satisfaction!
I am Anya Priyal (14 years), and I go to Lightridge High School. I do Guitar at Notes & Beats. I like guitar because it allows me to express myself and have fun with myself as well as friends.