SaPa, the Subramaniam Academy of Performing Arts was founded by India’s leading violinist composer Dr. L. Subramaniam and Bollywood Diva Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam. It has long been their dream to create a home for global music in India, and since it’s inception in 2007, SaPa has hosted numerous workshops to expose Indian students to global music, and has taught elements of Indian music to a host of international students.
With a primary focus on Indian classical music, SaPa also teaches western classical music. The Academy admits students from the age of three, training them to be professionals.
SaPa focuses on special teaching methods for children, through the SaPa Baby program, to help them discover the enjoyment of art, and develop a deep love for artistic endeavours.
SaPa also has special programs for professional musicians of various cultural backgrounds to learn elements of Indian music including improvisation, composition, melodic and rhythmic structures. It organises special workshops and interactive sessions with creative personalities from all walks of life, from world famous blues musicians to instrument makers and encourages its students to understand and explore various artistic possibilities.
The Subramaniam Academy of Performing Arts is run by the Subramaniam Foundation, a registered charitable trust, and headed by noted singer/songwriter Bindu Subramaniam.