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Sai Sruthilaya Music Academy

SSMA offers a wide variety of courses catering to different needs.


Carnatic Music Vocal

Tradional South Indian carnatic music is introduced and taught module wise in a systematic manner.Students are trained for kutcheris, government certified exams etc

Semi Classical Music

This is more of a lighter version of carnatic music.Students can explore a wide variety of light classical music like slokas,bhajans,abhangs,sacred hymns etc

Light Music

A tailor made course which explores in depth the various aspects of singing film music.Focus is primarily on the techniques employed to render songs of different genres.

Little Singers

This is a primer course specifically meant for the age group 5 to 6 years.Kids are taught simple slokas and bhajans until they are competent enough to take up regular Carnatic music.

Carnatic Music Instrumental

SSMA offers instrumental training in Carnatic music for veena.The curriculum is similar to carnatic music

Western Music Instrumental

A simple and easy course in Western Guitar.

Short Term Courses

SSMA also offers a lot of short term courses in Sanskrit Devotional hymns, Tamil sacred hymns, Film songs,Sai Bhajans etc. Here a fixed number of songs are taught over a short period of time.

The Best Professionals

SSMA has a dedicated team of professional trainers. All our faculty members are stage performers and possess profound knowledge in their core area. Our trainers are there to shape you until you become a performer yourself.


Mrs Shubashree Narasimhan

Carnatic vocal trainer

Holding an MA degree in music and being a visiting faculty to reknowned music colleges , Shuba is one of our dedicated trainers who can work out wonders in all age groups from little kids to senior citizens. Her gurus include great artists like Sri Nedanuri Krishnamurthy and Smt Malladi Jayashree.

Mrs Meera Krishnan

Semi Classical vocal trainer

A devoted and passionate singer with more than a decade of experience in Marathi abhangs, Meera Bhajans ,Murugadas songs, Soundarya Lahari,Bhagvad Gita, Thiruppavai etc.Meera has been regular performer in AIR and was part of a music troupe called Surbahaar in Newyork City

Mrs Nirupa Vinayagam

Carnatic veena trainer

Nirupa is our Veena trainer who holds an MA and MPhil degree in Indian music. She is a versatile artist and a veena lecturer in one of the leading music colleges. She regularly performs in local as well as international concerts.

Vidushi Kum.Deeksha devesh

Carnatic vocal trainer

Being a pass out from Nadasaraswathy Sangeetha Vidyalaya, Mangalore , Deeksha is an outstanding singer.She is the recipient of awards like Smt. Sulochana R.Ballal Outstanding Young Artist Award, Sourabha talent award etc. She is presently a performer in various national level concerts.

Vidushi Kum.Dwithika Devesh

Carnatic vocal trainer

A dutiful disciple of Vidushi Smt Sathyavathi Mudambadittaya and a regular performer in Akaashwani and various national level concerts

Mr Vishwesh Swaminadhan

Carntic Violin Trainer

Vishwesh hails from a family of musicians.He is an AIR 'B' grade artist in both vocals and violin. He has accompanied several top artists like Dr Balamuralikrishna ,R. K.Sreeram Kumar etc. He is the recipent of several awards from leading fine arts institutions and sabhas in the country.

Mr Ashok Janardhanan

Western Guitar Trainer

A professional guitarist purely driven passion for Western music , Ashok is one the best guitar instructors with several students from different parts of the globe. He performs with several bands and conducts various workshops as well.

Mrs Ranjani Satish

Semi Classical Music Trainer

Ranjani is the daughter of Erode Sri Rajamani Bagavathar and disciple of palladam Sri Venkatramana Rao. She is a devoted and passionate singer with experience in Sampradhaya Naamasankeerthanam,Marathi abhangs,Jayadeva's Geetha govindam etc.

Mr Prahalad Raghavendran

Light Music Trainer

Prahalad Raghavendran is an independent musician, composer, singer, programmer, sound engineer and lyricist from Chennai. As a composer, he has worked with musicians like Shri Unnikrishnan, Uthara Unnikrishnan singer, Nikhil Mathews, Janani Madhan ,Violinist Manoj Kumar, Violinist Rangapriya, Hari Hara Sharma, etc. He has also sung for musicians like Vishal Chandrasekar,Sathya, Ashwath Naganathan etc to name a few for film music, independent music, short films, jingles etc

Mrs Vijayalakshmi

Carnatic and light music vocal trainer

Driven by sheer passion for music, SSMA was founded by Mrs Viji.She has over 10 years experience in Carnatic and light music. She has numerous TV performances and stage shows to her credit.

Courses Offered

We offer a wide variety of courses catering to different needs and age groups.


Carnatic Music Vocal

This course is split into the following levels based on the complexity and effort involved.Usually students can choose the level they wish to enroll. However,in some cases, a trainer may suggest an alternate level. Our trainers also train students to take up various Government certified examinations .

Beginner

All basic varisais, Alankarams and Geethams are taught in this level.

Intermediate

Swarajathis, Varnams and Kritis are dealt with in this level

Advanced

Knowledge of advanced concepts like Ata thala varnams,aspects of Manodharma sangeetham like Raga alapna, Kalpana swaram , Ragam Tanam Pallavi etc are imparted.


Semi Classical Music

Some students are reluctant to take up core Carnatic music due to its complexity and grandeur. Nevertheless, they wish to sing in the praise of the lord and prefer some lighter forms of Indian classical music.This course caters to the needs of such students.

Beginner level

Students without prior exposure to Carnatic music, may try this level. Simple bhajans like Kabir das bhajans, Meera bhajans , Sai bhajans etc , devotional hymns and slokas like Ganesha Pancharatnam, Rama Naamam etc are taught here.

Advanced level

Other complex song types like Abhangs,Bhaava geets etc and longer slokas like the types of Soundarya Lahari are also taught on an interest basis.


Light Music

The curriculum for light music is a unique one and explores in depth all aspects of film music singing.Students are usually evaluated before being admitted for this courses. If needed they may be recommended to learn any kind of formal music (carnatic/hindustani/western) before taking up light music

Beginner level

Concepts of pitch and rhythm are explored well in detail.Techniques and exercises for proper pitching and rhythm control are taught.

Advanced level

Techniques for voice modulation,development of vocal agility, stage singing etc are taught. Stage or orchestra singers who wish to improve their singing will benefit from this .


Little Singers

Parents often find it a herculean task to induct little kids into traditional Indian music. This course is to serves as a primer to carnatic music. Duration of a session is short and kids are taught simple slokas and bhajans and slowly classical music is introduced. Once the student is competent enough, he or she can enroll into beginner level carnatic music.


Carnatic Music Instrumental

The curriculum is similar to Carnatic Music vocal. If a student doesn’t have prior exposure to vocal or instrumental music, we recommend the student to pursue vocal music before starting off with instrumental. The curriculum will be similar to carnatic vocal.We also arrange for shipping of instruments if needed.

Beginner

All basic varisais, Alankarams and Geethams are taught in this level.

Intermediate

Swarajathis, Varnams and Kritis are dealt with in this level

Advanced

Knowledge of advanced concepts like Ata thala varnams,aspects of Manodharma sangeetham like Raga alapna, Kalpana swaram , Ragam Tanam Pallavi etc are imparted.


Short Term Courses

SSMA offers the following short term courses to specialize in certain specific types of music.

Tamil Sacred Hymns - Tiruppavai and Tiruvembaavai

Duration : 15 sessions

5 songs from Tiruppavai and Tiruvembaavai (each) will be taught.This course requires some prior knowledge of carnatic music

Sai bhajans

Duration : 8 sessions

Suitable as a holiday course for kids.Your tiny tot will be trained to sing 10 simple Sai bhajans.

Annamcharya Kritis

Duration : 12 sessions

A student can learn his/her own choice of 5 Annamachaarya kritis. Prior exposure to carnatic music is mandatory .

Sanskrit hymns

Duration : 8 sessions

A wise choice to engage your older kids during holidays. You can opt for any one of the below hymns : Ganesha Pancharatnam, Raama naamam and Hanuman Chalisa.


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