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: 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:

  • 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:

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:

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+ years to 10 years

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
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: