Overview

Learning Music can make a marked difference to the development of a child’s social, cognitive and communicative skills. Exposing children to music lessons early also helps discover their innate talent and help them become better singers in the future. The Shankar Mahadevan Academy has introduced various courses specially tailored for children of different age groups. The courses are filled with fun activities and explain concepts in a manner that is easy to understand for the child. For parents, it is a great opportunity to bond with your child and enjoy the power of music. Though the courses are easy enough for older children to pursue on their own, the amount of joy you will get from participating with your child is immense.

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Prerequisites:

Age 2.5 to 4

Overview:

Every child is born with musical abilities. Nurturing these skills from a very early age, will develop and build a very strong appreciation and foundation in music. This program is designed to start little ones from the age of 2.5 to 4 to experience…  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Beats and Rhyrhm
  • Pitch
  • Music and Story telling
  • International genre
  • Regional Genre
  • Instruments
  • Performance
Prerequisites:

  • Ages 2.5 to 4
  • Completion of GWM101A

Overview:

Every child is born with musical abilities. Nurturing these skills from a very early age, will develop and build a very strong appreciation and foundation in music. This program is designed to start little ones from the age of 2.5 to 4 to experience…  

Topics covered:
  • introduction
  • Beats and Rhythm
  • Pitch
  • Music and Story telling
  • International genre
  • Regional Genre
  • Instruments
  • Performance
Prerequisites:

  • Ages 2.5 to 4
  • Completion of GWM101B

Overview:

Every child is born with musical abilities. Nurturing these skills from a very early age, will develop and build a very strong appreciation and foundation in music. This program is designed to start little ones from the age of 2.5 to 4 to experience…  

Topics covered:
  • Pitch
  • Beats and Rhythm
  • Music and Story telling
  • International genre
  • Regional Genre
  • Instruments
  • Performance
Prerequisites:

Age 4+ to 6 years

Overview:

This course is ideal to initiate children aged 4+ to 6 years into the wonderful world of music. In this course, we will introduce the basic elements of music such as Steady beat , Tempo, Pitch and swaras. The aim is to get children interes…  

Topics covered:
  • Rhythm
  • Pitch
  • Dynamics
  • Learning Regional Songs
Prerequisites:

  • Age 4+ to 6 years
  • Completion of GWM102 A

Overview:

In this course, we reinforce the basic concepts introduced in GWM 102A such as beats, tempo, pitch, swaras, and dynamics and take it a level up by introducing 'grouping of beats' and beat patterns. Students will learn the connection of swaras and me…  

Topics covered:
  • Rhythm
  • Pitch -Swaras
  • Dynamics - symbols to read and notate basic Dynamic levels
  • Regional song
  • Performance
  • Additional song
Prerequisites:

  • Age 4+ to 6 years
  • Completion of GWM102B

Overview:

In this course there will be a reinforcement of topics covered in GWM 102B and students will learn the concept of ‘on beat’ and ‘offbeat’. We will also introduce Timescale for beat patterns. The students will see the relation…  

Topics covered:
  • Steady beat & Beat Patterns
  • Pitch - Swaras
  • Dynamics & Expression
  • Additional songs
  • World Music
  • Final Assessment
Prerequisites:

  • Age 4+ to 6 years
  • Completion of GWM102C

Overview:

In this course, we reinforce the basic concepts of pitch, swaras, beat patterns, tempo, dynamics and expression and take it a level up by introducing simple swara patterns and note values. Students will learn about two important instr…  

Topics covered:
  • Rhythm
  • Pitch
  • Dynamics
  • Timbre
  • Songs
  • Revision
  • Summative Assessment/Performance
Prerequisites:

Age: 6+ to 8

Overview:

This course has been designed for students from the ages 6+ to 8 years.Students will be exposed to different activities and singing leading to understanding music and its elements. Students will have fun singing from a wide range of genres which wil…  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Rhythm
  • Pitch
  • Musical notes
  • Swara Mapping
  • Performance
  • Dynamics
  • Articulation
  • Choice of content
  • Musical form
  • Musical expression
Prerequisites:

  • Ages 6+ to 8
  • Completion of GWM103A

Overview:

This course has been designed for students from the ages 6+ to 8 years.Students will be exposed to different activities and singing leading to understanding music and its elements. Students will have fun singing from a wide range of genres which wil…  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Rhythm
  • Pitch
  • Musical Notes
  • Swara Mapping
  • Performance
  • Dynamics
  • Articulation
  • Choice of content
  • Musical form
  • Musical expression
Prerequisites:

  • Ages 6+ to 8
  • Completion of GWM103B

Overview:

This course has been designed for students from the ages 6+ to 8 years.Students will be exposed to different activities and singing leading to understanding music and its elements. Students will have fun singing from a wide range of genres which wil…  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Rhythm
  • PItch
  • Musical notes
  • Swara Mapping
  • Performance
  • Dynamics
  • Articulation
  • Choice of content
  • Musical form
  • Musical expression
Prerequisites:

Ages 8+ to 10

Overview:

This course has been designed for the age group 7 to 10 years of age. Children at this age have clear preference on their musical choices and this program will offer students a platform outside the classical discipline. Children can learn and enjoy …  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction to the world of Music
  • Rhythm & Tempo
  • Pitch
  • Dynamics
  • Performance
  • World Culture
  • Dynamics
  • tarse nayana
  • Grumbling Song
  • Musical form
  • Texture
  • American folk music
  • Final Assessment
Prerequisites:

  • Ages 8+ to 10
  • Completion of GWM104A

Overview:

This course has been designed for the age group 7 to 10 years of age. Children at this age have clear preference on their musical choices and this program will offer students a platform outside the classical discipline. Children can learn and enjoy …  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction to the world of Music
  • Rhythm & tempo
  • Pitch
  • Dynamic
  • Performance
  • World Culture
  • Dynamics
  • tarse nayana
  • Grumbling Song
  • Musical form
  • Texture
Prerequisites:

  • Ages 8+ to 10
  • Completion of GWM104B

Overview:

This course has been designed for the age group 8 to 10 years of age. Children at this age have clear preference on their musical choices and this program will offer students a platform outside the classical discipline. Children can learn and enjoy …  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction to the world music
  • Rhythm & tempo
  • Pitch
  • Dynamic
  • Performance
  • World Culture
  • Dynamic
  • tarse nayana
  • Grumbling Song
  • Musical form
  • Texture
Overview:

This course has been designed for students of the age group 10 to 12 years. In this program, the basic elements of music will be simplified and taught through activities. Students will have fun singing from a wide range of genres which will help the…  

Topics covered:
  • Pitch
  • Dynamics
  • Revision
  • Assessment /Performance
  • Articulation
  • Rhythm
  • Texture
  • Form
  • Timbre
  • Regional/Foreign language song
  • Revision
  • Assessment/ Performance
Overview:

This course has been designed for students of the age group 10 to 12 years. In this program, the basic elements of music will be simplified and taught through activities. Students will have fun singing from a wide range of genres which will help the…  

Topics covered:
  • Pitch
  • Rhythm
  • Dynamics & Articulation
  • Texture
  • Timber
  • Form
  • Regional language song
Prerequisites:

For children aged between 2.5 and 6 years

Overview:

Rhymes to Swaras is a unique course designed by Shankar Mahadevan Academy especially for kids below 6, to introduce them to the concepts of Indian notes (Swaras) through familiar nursery rhymes. This makes it comfortable and fun to learn for them. T…  

Topics covered:
  • Mapping Rhymes to Swaras
Prerequisites:

For children aged between 2.5 and 6 years

Overview:

Rhymes to Swaras is a unique course designed by Shankar Mahadevan Academy especially for kids below 6, to introduce them to the concepts of Indian notes (Swaras) through familiar nursery rhymes. This makes it comfortable and fun to learn for them. T…  

Topics covered:
  • Mapping Rhymes to Swaras
  • Seven Notes and Tala
Prerequisites:

The minimum age for this course is 6 years completed. This course is best suited for children from 6 years to 9 years of age. 

Overview:

This is the first of the courses designed to introduce young children to Hindustani Music. These courses provide a foundation for young children to enjoy and appreciate Indian music. The lessons introduce the children to the fundamentals of Hindusta…  

Topics covered:
  • Prayer - Ganesh Vandana
  • Swaras
  • Shlokas
  • Chidiya Chali
  • Hua Savera
Prerequisites:

The student has completed HV100A at the academy OR 

The child has learnt music,  sings seven Shuddh Swaras in Swar and Aakar. The child is able to sing repetitive Alankar patterns and simple Alankar patterns (in rhythms of 2 and 3). The child is able to sing a prayer and a Hindi song(non film) in Sur and Taal. The admission in this case would be done as per the advise of experts at the academy. 

This course is best suited for children of 6 years to 9 years of age

 

Overview:

This is the first of the courses designed to introduce young children to Hindustani Music. These courses provide a foundation for young children to enjoy and appreciate Indian music. The lessons introduce the children to the fundamentals of Hindusta…  

Topics covered:
  • Swaras
  • Know your instruments
  • Sa Se Sawan
  • Gopala Gopala
  • Rim Jhim Rim Jhim Pani Barasa
  • Phoole Phoole
Prerequisites:

The student has completed HV100B at the academy OR 

The child has learnt music,  sings seven Shuddh Swaras in Swar and Aakar. The child is able to sing repetitive Alankar patterns and simple Alankar patterns.

The child is able to sing a prayer and 2 Hindi songs (non film) in Sur and Taal. The admission in this case would be done as per the advise of experts at the academy. 

This course is best suited for children of 6.5 years to 10 years of age

 

 

 

Overview:

 This is the third of the 4 courses designed to introduce young children to Hindustani Music. Know the names of the seven Swaras with a beautiful song “Ek Saptak mein’! This course includes a Sargam Geet/Swarmalika. This composition…  

Topics covered:
  • Vishwadhaara Vinayaka
  • Ek Saptak mein
  • Sargam Geet/Swar Malika
  • Chidiya Chali- Review
  • Swara Patterns - Alankar
Prerequisites:

The student has completed HV100C at the academy OR

The child sings seven Shuddh Swaras in Swar and Aakar. The child is able to sing repetitive Alankar patterns and simple Alankar patterns (in rhythms of 2,3,4) 

The child is able to sing a prayer and 3 Hindi songs (non film) in Sur and Taal. The admission in this case would be done as per the advise of experts at the academy. 

 This course is suitable for chidren from age of about 7 years to any age

 

 

 

 

Overview:

This is one among the courses designed to introduce young children to Hindustani Music. This course includes a melodious Saraswati Vandana, and two Bhajans. Kheti Karo is a Bhajan by saint poet Kabir. The student reviews the songs learnt earlier.&nb…  

Topics covered:
  • Saraswati Vandana
  • Kheti Karo
  • Hay Jagadrata
  • Patti Doli
  • Alankars Review
Prerequisites:

The student has completed HV100D at the academy OR

The child sings seven Shuddh Swaras in Swar and Aakar. The child is able to sing repetitive Alankar patterns and simple Alankar patterns (in rhythms of 2,3,4) 

The child is able to sing a prayer and 3 Hindi songs (non film) in Sur and Taal. The admission in this case would be done as per the advise of experts at the academy. 

 This course suited for students of about 7 years to any age.

Overview:

This course is designed for young learners of Hindustani Music. This course includes a Guru Vandana and two Bhajans. Kinare Lagaao is a Bhajan by saint poet Meera and Ehi Mudam is a Bhajan by Sri Narayana Tertha. The student reviews the songs learnt…  

Topics covered:
  • Swaras and Alankar
  • Jaya Guru Omkara
  • Kinare Lagao
Prerequisites:

The age of the student should be between 5 and 6 years . This course is best suited for children from 5 to 7 years of age.

Overview:

A Preparatory course for young children 5 years and above to be introduced into the world of Carnatic Classical music through easy to understand and sing approach. This is the first of the 4 courses designed to introduce young children to Carnatic m…  

Topics covered:
  • Building blocks of music
  • Bhajans
  • Rhymes to swaras
  • Claps to thala
Prerequisites:

This course is best suited for children of 6 years to 8 years of age.

Overview:

A Preparatory course for young children 5 years and above to be introduced into the world of Carnatic Classical music through easy to understand and sing approach. This is the first of the 4 courses designed to introduce young children to Carnatic m…  

Topics covered:
  • Building blocks of music
  • Shlokas
  • Bhajans
Prerequisites:

This course is best suited for children of 7 years to 9 years of age.

Overview:

A Preparatory course for young children 5 years and above to be introduced into the world of Carnatic Classical music through easy to understand and sing approach. This is the first of the 4 courses designed to introduce young children to Carnatic m…  

Topics covered:
  • Shlokas
  • Songs
Prerequisites:

The student has completed CV100C at the academy OR

The child sings seven Shuddh Swaras in Swara and Aakar. The child is able to sing repetitive swara patterns and simple Alankar patterns.

The child is able to sing a shloka and a few bhajans in proper shruthi and tala.(The admission in this case would be done as per the advise of experts at the academy.) 

This course is suitable for chidren from age of about 7 years to any age.

 

Overview:

A Preparatory course for young children 7 years and above to be introduced into the world of Carnatic Classical music through easy to understand and sing approach. This is the first of the 4 courses designed to introduce young children to Carnatic m…  

Topics covered:
  • Shlokas
  • Building blocks of music
  • Songs
Prerequisites:

Age : 4 to 8 years

Overview:

There is so much to enjoy and learn through festivals. For children, festivals are opportunities to enhance horizons of knowledge. Occurring periodically, festivals teach children the concept of seasons, diversity of traditions and customs and the b…  

Topics covered:
  • Sankranti Songs
Prerequisites:

Age: 6 and above

Overview:

Patriotism is love, respect, and loyalty towards one’s country. It is a value that must be passed on to our next generation. A very important aspect of patriotism is also how each one of us can contribute to our nation’s development and …  

Topics covered:
  • Nagar Nagar
  • Chhodo kal ki baatein
  • Revision
  • Performance
Prerequisites:

Age : 8+ years

Overview:

Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated on 2nd October every year to mark the birth anniversary of the Father of our nation, Mahatma Gandhi. Through this course we pay our respects to the Mahatma by learning and singing a song which were very dear to Gandhiji …  

Topics covered:
  • Songs
Prerequisites:

Age : 8+ years

Overview:

Learning songs in your mother tongue is one of the best sources of learning your mother tongue and connecting with one’s culture. It gives us a glimpse into the customs, traditions, history, language, people and music of a region. Through…  

Topics covered:
  • Cheluvayya Cheluvo song
  • Munjaneddu Kumbaranna song
  • Revision of songs
  • Performance
Prerequisites:

Age : 8+ years

Overview:

Learning songs in your mother tongue is one of the best sources of learning your mother tongue and connecting with one’s culture. It gives us a glimpse into the customs, traditions, history, language, people and music of a region. Through…  

Topics covered:
  • Vishamakara Kannan
  • Maadu meikum kanne
  • Revision
  • Performance
Prerequisites:

Age : 8+ years

Overview:

Learning songs in your mother tongue is one of the best sources of learning your mother tongue and connecting with one’s culture. It gives us a glimpse into the customs, traditions, history, language, people and music of a region. Through…  

Topics covered:
  • Aye re choote aye
  • Medley of Children's songs
Prerequisites:

Age : 8+ years

Overview:

Learning songs in your mother tongue is one of the best sources of learning your mother tongue and connecting with one’s culture. It gives us a glimpse into the customs, traditions, history, language, people and music of a region. Through…  

Topics covered:
Prerequisites:

The student should be between the ages of 5 and 14

Overview:

Shivaratri is a big festival in India, and marks the remembrance of "overcoming darkness and ignorance" in life and the world. It is observed by remembering Lord Shiva and chanting prayers, meditating, and of course, singing. And what better way to …  

Topics covered:
  • Shiva Bhajan
  • Shivaratri Activity
Prerequisites:

The student should be above the age of 5.

Overview:

The birth of Lord Ganesha, who is known by the names Ganapati, Ekadanta, Vinayaka, Pillaiyar and Heramba, is one of the most widely celebrated festivals in the country. His blessings are often invoked before beginning anything since he is considered…  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Prayer
  • Ganesha songs
  • Learn about the Festival
Prerequisites:

Any student between the age of 5 and 15 years.

Overview:

Bhajan is a Sanskrit word meaning “singing to glorify God." At Shankar Mahadevan Academy, we teach Bhajans to children as a way of introducing them to and building their interest in music. Little children, most often, find it easy and enjoyabl…  

Topics covered:
  • Bhajans
Prerequisites:

Anybody who loves music can take up this course

Overview:

This course has 4 simple songs and bhajans on Devi. Young students will enjoy learning these small songs and sing them for the festivals.  

Topics covered:
  • Devi Songs
Prerequisites:

The student needs to complete HV103 at the academy

Age: 10 and above

 

Overview:

Holi is a festival of colours. This festival brings hues of joy with music and dance. Holi ushers in the season of spring or Basant Rutu. This course includes two traditional songs sung during the festival of Holi. These songs are weaved into differ…  

Topics covered:
  • Yashoda ke Laal
  • Hori Khelan Ko
Prerequisites:

Age:12 and above 

Overview:

Festivals are associated with music. Gurupurnima is a festival dedicated to Guru, the teacher who guides us through the bright path of knowledge. The process of learning from the teacher is celebrated on this day by expression of gratitude to Guru. …  

Topics covered:
  • Jai Guru Omkara
  • Guru Kripanjan
Prerequisites:

The student needs to complete HV105 at the Academy OR has completed an equivalent learning level.

Age: 10 and above 

Overview:

Rama Navami is the day to celebrate the birth of Lord Sri Rama. Just the chanting of the name Rama has great significance. Singing songs dedicated to Rama best express the joy experienced while welcoming the Divine into this world. The first song is…  

Topics covered:
  • Jaya Jayati Jaya
  • Rama Janmala
Overview:

This course includes songs that express our love for our favourite Lord Ganesha, also known as Ganapati and Vigneshwara. Ganesha Chaturthi is the most awaited festival of the year. This day Lord Ganesha is welcomed not only into homes of devotees, b…  

Topics covered:
  • Vishwadhara Vinayaka
  • Maha Ganapate Namostute
  • Ganesha- Sing and Draw
Overview:

Lord Krishna has inspired literature and music. This course includes two beautiful songs dedicated to Krishna. Krishna Janmashthami is the day to celebrate the birth of Krishna. What could be better than singing songs? Enjoy singing and celebrate th…  

Topics covered:
  • Radhe Govinda Gopala
  • Ehi Mudam