Online textbooks available for purchase with the ‘Listen & Repeat’ and 'Playalong' recordings
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Carnatic music has been one of two main forms of classical music in India. India used to have one common music system till the 13th century. It was after the invasions in the North brought in Arab and Persian influences that Hindustani music developed from the common system of music. In the meanwhile, the music that developed in the South of India along the original lines of the old Indian classical system was called Carnatic music.
Both these classical forms boast of rich histories, intriguing technical aspects, and accomplished singers and musicians who have made Indian music famous within and outside the country.
A Carnatic flute, metronome app or electronic tala meter, electronic tambura or tanpura app
SaPa, the Subramaniam Academy of Performing Arts, started in 2007 is the home for great music and musicians. Guided by the vision of our founders, legendary musicians Dr. L. Subramaniam and Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam, and ably led by singer-songwriter Bindu Subramaniam and violinist Ambi Subramaniam, SaPa has a strong legacy of excellence in Carnatic and global music.
Here at SaPa, we believe in ‘learning through fun’. We have exciting, interactive elements in all our lessons, and ensure that students bring their musical vision to life while also having a great time.
When we say flute, we refer to the 8-hole Carnatic flute made of bamboo. This is the ideal instrument for Carnatic flute beginners.
SaPa’s flute classes have been designed to teach this wind instrument to students of all ages and musical backgrounds in a systematic way that will perfect the basics. Our syllabus has been developed in-house and includes both theoretical and practical components of Indian classical music.
You will get a solid foundation in Carnatic music and also learn to read notations and symbols. You will learn the correct way to breathe, blow, phrase, and finger from the methodical approach to learning. Our textbooks also have audio material to help you perfect your practice outside class hours.
No, the registration is only for the classes; please purchase the textbooks here.
We would recommend using SaPa’s textbooks as they have been compiled by our in-house experts with great research and thought into what exercises and tips will help students. What is particularly unique about our books is that we have come out with customised textbooks for each instrument. So, a Carnatic flute book will differ from a Carnatic violin book as each instrument and type of music deserves its own special exercises and lessons keeping in mind the unique nuances involved.
Also, we have some in-house compositions and techniques and tips which will give you the benefit of decades of experience. So, do take advantage of these textbooks to maximise your learning. Welcome to a journey filled with learning and fun!
It is always good to listen to performances, try out different songs on your own, talk to other students learning the Carnatic flute, and, of course, there is no substitute to continuous and regular practice.
As we have a good idea of both our educators and your requirements based on our conversation with you, we will be able to match your requirements and assign you a suitable teacher for your flute live classes. You can rest assured that all our educators are skilled and passionate teachers!
We conduct our one-on-one classes online while our group classes (with small batch sizes of maximum five) are held at our centres at Sanjaynagar and Rajajinagar. Do get in touch with our expert to learn which option is available for Carnatic flute live classes.
We would like to add here that our students have enjoyed online flute classes immensely, thanks to SaPa's friendly and passionate educators. They ensured that students had fun while learning in keeping with SaPa's motto of 'enjoying while learning'.
Once you sign up for the Carnatic flute classes, we will connect you with the educator. Classes will then be scheduled at the time you selected on an online platform such as Zoom.
SaPa’s educators do make allowances for emergencies and reschedule the odd class. We would like to request that when possible, you reschedule the class 24 hours in advance. We would also recommend that you do your utmost to attend classes as scheduled to ensure continuity and discipline which will promote systematic learning.
Fortunately, no! You are never too young or too old to learn music. We currently have learners from older age groups as well.
While it does help to have learnt vocals before you learn an instrument, it is not a prerequisite. SaPa’s educators will give you a solid foundation that will enable you to learn the Carnatic flute systematically and thoroughly. You can also learn all about Carnatic flute and get properly introduced to it to give you a headstart before the class. :)
It really depends on what your goals are and also on the hours and quality of your practice. You can learn the beginner notes and some basic songs within a few months. However, It would require a few years to be stage-ready. And of course, a lifetime to be a great musician!