Listening - the Easy Way to Learn Music

More than 50% of learning music can be is achieved through "listening to music" ...read on to find out how you can become a better singer by listening to music


Grow With Music - The Creator's View

Exposing children to music helps them with early development. The Academy has created music courses tailored to help children learn and demystify music while having a lot of fun...


Vision in Action

Neeraja Raghavan writes about her experience at SANGAM 2016 - the Annual Global Meet for Shankar Mahadevan Academy students, teachers, staff and partners.


In-person Classes in Bangalore & Mumbai

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  • Posted 10, Dec 15
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In-person Classes in Bangalore & Mumbai


Experiences of a Celebrity Judge

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  • Posted 10, Dec 15
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More and more platforms are coming up in these very opportune times for musicians to express and challenge themselves, grow individually and share ideas to enable the music itself to evolve. Such platforms, be it college/ university competitions, cultural festivals, musical reality shows or any such platform, aim to bring forth talent and reward merit, and give an attractive incentive or motivation to aspire for excellence in musical performance. Here are some notes from the field by a celebrity judge


Its Never Too Late to Start Learning Music!

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  • Posted 03, Dec 15
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Its Never Too Late to Start Learning Music


Sitar - Connecting the East and West

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  • Posted 03, Dec 15
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The Sitar is one of the most widely known Indian instruments....here's a look into a brief history of its journey and popularization


Music for children with ADHD and Autism

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  • Posted 14, Aug 15
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Research and independent studies conducted in the field of music therapy, especially when used specifically in children with ADHD and ASD, mostly point towards positive and encouraging results.


The Blended Model of Instruction - A great way to learn Music

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  • Posted 10, Apr 15
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The blended model takes in the best of both worlds and therein lays its success


Family's Influence on Children's Music Learning

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  • Posted 05, Mar 15
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A family around music in the early years enhances a child's listening skills and musical intelligence


The Connection between Music and Mathematics

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  • Posted 02, Jan 15
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"Music is a secret exercise in arithmetic of the soul, unaware of its act of counting." --Gottfried Leibniz, philosopher and mathematician.


Flute – A Musical Instrument Popular Across Cultures

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  • Posted 11, Jul 14
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The popularity of the flute lies in its simplicity. Initially made from carved bone, and later from bamboo and wood, the humble flute served many purposes- from communication between and within tribes, with cattle, and most importantly, to provide musical entertainment. In India, the Hindu God Krishna is considered master of the bamboo flute and is always portrayed with one. Handed down from ancient times the flute continues to hold its place as an instrument of repute and is featured in most orchestras, bands, and musical compositions.


Why should Music be a necessary part of a School

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  • Posted 05, Jun 14
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“Music education opens doors that help children pass from school into the world around them — a world of work, culture, intellectual activity, and human involvement. The future of our nation depends on providing our children with a complete education that includes music.” — Gerald Ford, former President, United States of America


Indian Film Music - The Most Popular Music Genre in India

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  • Posted 04, Jun 14
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Bollywood films (referring to Hindi language Indian cinema), are mostly musicals and are therefore expected to contain catchy music in the form of song-and-dance numbers woven into the script. A film's success often depends on the popularity of such musical numbers, which has in turn given birth to India’s most popular genre of music- Bollywood filmi music.


Benefits of Music in Pregnancy

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  • Posted 13, May 14
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Prenatal studies show that at the beginning of the second month of pregnancy, a foetus’ eyes, nose, and ears are clearly visible, and by the fifth month, the baby's hearing has fully developed. This has lead to further research regarding the baby’s ability to recognize music and the various benefits that music can have on the unborn child and the mother. This article explores a few of the benefits associated with music in pregnancy and how it may help your unborn child.


Singing Can Help Create a Powerful Speaking Voice!

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  • Posted 05, Apr 14
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Singing not only helps open the throat but also induces us to listen to the pitch and rhythm of the sounds we are producing. This makes us more attentive to our speech and voice modulation patterns.


Music Can Help Develop Your Toddler

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  • Posted 01, Mar 14
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Music can help develop your toddler


Music and Exercise

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  • Posted 08, Jan 14
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Music and Exercise


Shlokas and their Benefits

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  • Posted 01, Dec 13
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There are multiple benefits to chanting shlokas... read on to find out more


Ten Reasons Why Everyone Should Learn To Play Musical Instrument

Can you imagine living your life without music? It would be very hard to do so, as music has been hard-wired into our very existence as human beings. While everyone enjoys listening to good music, not many of us are what the world calls ‘musicians’- the ones with the ability to play a musical instrument....Read on for more..