Online textbooks available for purchase with the ‘Listen & Repeat’ and ‘Playalong’ recordings
* More advanced Carnatic flute classes are available for advanced learners on request
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Before the 13th century, India used to have only one system of music. The various invasions in the North led to a split in this common Indian music system. Persian and Arab influences helped develop Hindustani music in the North, while Carnatic music developed along the original lines of the old Indian classical system in the South.
Both Carnatic and Hindustani music have rich histories, intriguing technical aspects, and accomplished singers and musicians who have made Indian music famous in India and the world over.
To get an idea of how popular Carnatic music is, you need to be in Chennai in December. Aficionados from all over the world make a beeline to the Chennai Music festival that is held in the Marghazhi season. The bustling sabhas are jam-packed with Carnatic music lovers from all over India and the world.
NRIs make sure that they plan their vacations especially for this classical treat! The number of international Carnatic concerts is also an effective barometer of the admiration and respect commanded by Carnatic artistes. Truly a well-deserved recognition for these skilled artistes.
The technical aspects and unique elements (such as gamakas) of Carnatic music have made it more than just a form of music, it has become a means to understand the evolving face of India. Explore it with konnakol LIVE classes!
Any device with audio and video facilities, a good internet connection, metronome app or electronic tala meter.
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.
We believe strongly in every student’s unique learning process. Some learn better while working together, others do better with one-on-one attention. Some learners start from scratch, while others pick up from previous experiences. Every journey and every perspective is important, which is why we recommend that you start your journey with us by speaking to our SaPa expert.
When you sign up for our ongoing online classes, you get to chart your own learning path within our structured curriculum. You can consult with our SaPa expert on any questions you may have, before taking your first step. Register to book your slot with our team.
SaPa’s konnakol classes are unique in that the syllabus is developed in-house. SaPa also caters to students of all ages and musical backgrounds. So, you don’t have to come with any prior knowledge of music.
The curriculum includes both theoretical and practical elements of Indian classical music. We acquaint you with different aspects of vocal percussion as well as basic concepts of Carnatic music. You will benefit from the systematic set of patterned exercises that will give you a solid foundation in beat and technique.
At SaPa, we teach you how to read notations and symbols of Carnatic music as well. We also have textbooks with audio material so you can refer to the songs at a later stage.
The registration is only for the classes; you are welcome to purchase the textbooks here.
The unique aspect of SaPa’s textbooks is that we give importance to each class and instrument and customise textbooks accordingly. This ensures that we cater to the specific requirements of each instrument and type of music. Each in-house composition and special technique is the product of multiple discussions and decades of experience.
They have been included keeping in mind the best interests of students. So, we would encourage you to use these textbooks to get maximum learning. We assure you that your journey will become simpler and more fun-filled!
Once you sign up for the class, our SaPa expert will assign a specific teacher for your konnakol live classes based on a conversation with you. Given our knowledge of our educators and interaction with you, we will be able to match your requirements to enhance your learning experience.
So, rest assured that you will get the optimal experience. Moreover, all our educators are simply brilliant and love to teach!
As the situation in India is starting to get back to ‘normal’, SaPa is exploring physical classes keeping in mind safety, effectiveness, and convenience of the classes. We have a mix of LIVE and online classes now, so it would be good to get in touch with our expert to learn which option is available for konnakol classes.
We would like to add that our online classes have been enormously popular with our students. Courtesy SaPa’s educators who effectively carried through SaPa’s motto of ‘Enjoying while learning’. So, one thing is for sure, offline or online, classes will be immensely FUN!
Once you sign up for the Carnatic konnakol classes, we will connect you with our educator. Classes will be scheduled on a platform such as Zoom as per the chosen time slots.
You are welcome to talk to our SaPa expert, so we can get together to plan classes that work best for you. We hope to speak to you soon :)
SaPa’s educators do make allowances for emergencies and accommodate classes at mutually agreeable times. However, we would like to request that you sparingly use this option as having classes as per the schedule will forward your learning in a systematic manner. Also, if possible, please reschedule classes 24 hours in advance.
Not at all! Music is for the old and young alike. Just talk with SaPa’s expert to drop all inhibitions about age and capability! Let’s work together to make your dream come true!