Shankar Mahadevan Academy was founded under the guidance and leadership of the award-winning music composer and singer Shankar Mahadevan, to bring high quality Indian music education online for the first time. Shankar's vision for the Academy is to share his love for music with people across the globe and to make learning music easy and fun. Now, students have an easy way to learn music in the convenience of their own home and at their own pace.
Message from Shankar: Welcome to the Shankar Mahadevan Academy, a new venture that I'm truly excited about. My vision is to make learning of all styles of Indian music easy, accessible, and exciting to people worldwide. My philosophy is simple- to impart high quality learning in music through innovative methods while having a great deal of fun. Read on to find out more about our Academy. Whether you are just starting to learn music or are an experienced student, I can assure you that this journey of music learning and appreciation will be fun and very rewarding!
With the Academy, students have access to: - A structured classical music curriculum Hindustani and Carnatic music programs are designed by highly regarded artists and are endorsed by Shankar Mahadevan and other famous contemporaries. Levels, assessments, and certifications enable students to pursue serious learning of music.
- Self-study Hindi Movie and Devotional songs These courses are offered in a self-study format, making it easy and affordable for music enthusiasts anywhere in the world to learn from the convenience of home, whether for a talent competition, special event, or just for fun. For select songs, instructor-led courses are also available.
- The OM Book, a unique self-learning tool The OM Book, or Online Music Book, is central to learning at the Academy. The OM Book for each course includes a rich set of content from which students can practice and learn, including instructional videos from renowned artists that are designed to make it easy for students to learn complex music concepts.
- Riyaaz, an integrated practice tool Students get unlimited singing practice with tools for recording and playing back their voices. These recordings can also be submitted for expert feedback.
- Collaborative, online virtual classes Instructor-led courses include weekly virtual classes with a teacher and a small group of students conducted in the famous "Gurukul" tradition, allowing students to demonstrate and fine the music skills learned from practicing with the OM Book.