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Welcome to the Shankar Mahadevan Academy, a venture I am truly excited about. 

Our vision is to make learning of Indian music easy, accessible, and exciting to people worldwide.

Our philosophy is simple- to impart high quality learning in music through innovative methods while having a great deal of fun. 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!           

To know more about the courses please contact :
SHUBA: 650.785.8898   MANISHA: 408.636.3257

iGurukul Center 

2067 AGNEW RD, 

MALHAR 2018 - Bay Area Students' Recital

 We are conducting our first annual recital by our Bay Area studetnts- MALHAR 2018.

Date and time: June 02, 2018 , 5:00 PM Pacific Time
Venue: Sunnyvale Community Center,  SC Orchard Pavilion, 550 E Remington Dr, Sunnyvale, CA, 94088-3707

Tickets for the recital are now available. Get the Early Bird price of $15 if you book before April 02, 2018 3:00 PM Pacific. 

Please read the terms and conditions for MALHAR 2018 before booking your ticket. 

Get tickets for MALHAR 2018


Rehearsals start April 2018. Sign up below:


To gear up for the recital, we are offering a course that will prepare you for a performance, with 6 hours of training for learning compositions and rehearsal sessions, including the performance. These rehearsals and preperatory courses are open to current and past students of Shankar Mahadevan Academy who live in and around Bay Area.


For students of Carnatic Vocals 102, Carnatic Vocals 103 and Devotional Songs

Start Date: April 15, 2018

Sundays 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM

Enroll for Batch 1 MALHAR 2018 


For students of Hindustani Vocals 100 A and Hindustani Vocals 100 B

Start Date: April 14, 2018 

Saturdays 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM

Enroll for Batch 2 MALHAR 2018 


For students of Carnatic Vocals 100 and Carnatic Vocals 101 

Start Date: April 15, 2018

Sundays 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Enroll for Batch 3 MALHAR 2018 


For students of Grow with Music

Start Date: April 15, 2018

Sundays 12:45 PM to 1:45 PM

Enroll for Batch 4 MALHAR 2018 


For students of Hindi Movie Songs

Start Date: April 15, 2018 

Sunday 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Enroll for Batch 5 MALHAR 2018 


For students of Hindustani Vocals 101

Start Date: April 15, 2018

Sundays 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM  

Enroll for Batch 6 MALHAR 2018 


For students of Hindustani Vocals 102

 Start Date: April 14, 2018

Saturdays 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 

Enroll for Batch 7 MALHAR 2018 

Meet your Teachers

Manisha Ramachandran started learning Hindustani Classical Vocal music at a young age. Her interest in music was encouraged by her mother at a young age after which she proceeded to learn music and take examintions under Gandharva Mahavidyalaya. 
She has continued to learn from several vocalists and gurus and teaches in the Bay Area.


Subhashini Gunapu is a Carnatic Classical vocalist and Veena player. She has trained in Carnatic Classical vocals under Guru Vidwan Ramachandra Rao & learnt the Veena under her grandfather Vidwan Gopinatha Das & Smt Usha Shastry. Subhashini has performed in many music festivals and has recently collaborated with Hollywood music producer Christopher Franke as well as renowned Sitarist Ashwin Batish. She has also accompanied Dr Balamurali Krishna for the album Narasimha Suprabhata.


 Students' Recital December 2017

Vidyaarambh 2017

On Stage with Shankar Mahadevan

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