Here is a listing of music courses offered at two well-known places in Chennai.
The Music Academy, Madras - Instrumental Classes
Applications are invited for the following - Instrumental Classes: Part time (Weekly 2 classes, 6 years course) in Mridangam & Veena. Violin (5 years Course). Vocal for Beginners (4 years course) - The Candidates who have the standard of singing Varnams will be eligible for third year.
Mridangam: Director - Sangita Kalanidhi Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman; Veena - Vidushi R Ramani;
For details contact: 28112231, 28115162
Last Date for receipts of application: 30th June 2016
Contacts - 168, T.T.K. Road, Chennai-600 014, www.musicacademymadras.in, Email:
The Music Academy, Madras / Advance Diploma Course
Admissions open for the one-year course in Advanced Diploma in Carnatic Music (Vocal). Duration:3 years with 2 semesters every year, Mid July – November end and Mid January – June end
Classes: Monday thru Friday 0800 am – 12:30 pm
Eligibility :Applicants should have minimum educational qualification of +2 (successfully completed). Age: 18 to 35 years. Should be able to sing Varnams and Kritis with knowledge of Manodharma Sangita.
Applicants should send their bio-data giving full details of their musical training. Shortlisted Applicants will be called for an interview by the Academic Council. Selected candidates will be intimated. The decision of the Academic council will be final and binding.
Number of seats available: 10. Last date for receiving applications: Friday, July 1, 2016
Classes Commence: July 25, 2016.
Faculty: Dr. R. Vedavalli – Director, Trichur Ramachandran, Prof. Ritha Rajan – Academic Coordinator, Dr.R S Jayalakshmi – Academic Coordinator. Other gurus - P S Narayanaswamy, Suguna Varadhachari, Neyveli Santhanagopalan, S. Sowmya, Shyamala Venkateshwaran, Sriram Parsuram.
For further details contact: Tel: 2811 2231 / 2811 5162 Email:
Narada Gana Sabha - Intermediate and Advanced Course
Swami Haridhos Giri School of Music invites applications are invited from young students of Carnatic, Music for Intermediate and Advanced Course in Carnatic Vocal Music. School Opens in the second Week of June 2016.
Maximum age limit 35 years. Applicants should know minimum 5 Varnams..
Classes in the evenings. Applications available at Sabha office.
Director: P.S. Narayanaswami, Faculty: Prof. Dr. R.S. Jayalakshmi & C.R. Vaidyanathan
Contact - Narada Gana Sabha Trust,, 314 T.T.K. Road, Chennai 600 018, Phone: 2499 3201