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‘Tell Me Why’ & Compositions

We spoke to Sonali Garg, musician and 12th grade student at Step By Step School in Noida, about her inspirations, aspirations, and her journey as a musician. 


Even though Sonali Garg only took up music seriously two years ago, the 12th grade student from Step By Step School in Noida has been singing for a few years. She plays the piano, ukulele, and guitar–all three of which she taught herself, by watching YouTube tutorials. “It calms my nerves, and that’s all I need to keep going back to it.”

Sonali has performed at school functions, family events, and the annual show at her music academy. She also performed live at the ‘Unplugged Courtyard‘ gig in Gurugram, with Akhil Sachdeva and his band NASHA.

While these would be exciting avenues for any budding musician, Sonali dreams to be recognised by her voice, and to make music that “builds an emotional bridge” between her and her listeners.

You can follow the young musician on her Instagram, where she regularly updates her covers and original music.

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