What you will learn

Level 1

  • Introduction to Western music notation
  • Simple vocal warm-ups
  • Music Listening skills
  • Singing different Western vocal styles

Level 2

  • Western notational signs and symbols
  • Simple sight singing and aural skills
  • Healthy singing techniques
  • Identification of and singing in different Western vocal styles

Level 3

  • Rhythmic and melodic notation
  • Sight singing
  • Understanding solfege
  • Simple vocal improvisation
  • Singing with accompaniment music
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How does it work?

  1. Click on Book now.
  2. You will be directed to fill a form with your details. Please fill this and click on Submit. A SaPa educator will get in touch with you to schedule your first class.
  3. After understanding your requirements, our expert will recommend a suitable learning level for you/your child.
  4. Fix Carnatic music class timings that are suitable for you and attend your first class.
  5. Pay only if you like the first class. If you are satisfied, welcome to a rewarding journey towards becoming a Western vocalist.

Who can learn?

Anyone with interest in Western music.

Age no bar!

Prior knowledge of music not required!

Benefits of Western vocal music

Boosts confidence

Enhances sense of self-expression

Improves quality of speech and enunciation

Encourages social skills

Boosts respiratory system

What our students are saying

I really like to learn songs quickly. I like that my teacher knows me really well and always makes sure I'm learning at a pace that keeps me excited. She makes sure to send me recordings and karaoke tracks so I can practise well during the week before my next class

- Aatmika, age 11, student

It's nice to see my daughter enjoying herself while also practising consistently. She gets individual attention and feedback from her teacher, which helps her.

- Nisha, SaPa Parent

Western voice - Male and female

Western vocals include different voice types - bass, baritone, tenor, alto, mezzo-soprano, and soprano - from lowest to highest ranges. The male voice types are typically bass, baritone, and tenor. The female voice types are typically higher - alto, mezzo-soprano, and soprano.

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SaPa Online Classes
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Genres in Western vocal music

Most people are aware of pop (short for popular) music named aptly! You can also learn classical, rock, jazz, and hip-hop. Once you have mastered the basics of singing, there is a world of music waiting for you to explore with Western vocal music!

Why SaPa Music Classes?

  1. One-on-one classes - Be the star of your class, enjoy individual attention!
  2. Learn at any age - Learn Western vocal music at any age
  3. Lessons by professional musicians - Learn from practical experiences of SaPa’s educators as they are also performers
  4. Structured & standardised syllabus - SaPa's syllabus provides a solid foundation in the basics of singing and voice training; you will be able to branch out into the genre(s) of your choice
  5. Flexible timings - You choose a time suitable for you
  6. Student showcase - We feature select performances on our Social Media pages with about 3 lakh followers
  7. Specialised Training - Come to certify, perform, or simple SING - We’re there to help you!
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What do you need?

Any device with audio and video facilities, a good internet connection, a metronome app and - your voice!

About SaPa

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.

I still have some more questions

The Western music vocal classes curriculum includes both theoretical and practical elements of Western music. At SaPa, we start off by teaching you warm-up exercises, breathing techniques, notes, and simple songs. You will then move ahead in a structured manner at a pace that suits you to learn different kinds of songs.

We teach a wide variety of genres - from rhymes and folk songs to classical pieces and contemporary music, and of course, film songs!

As we are in touch with you and our educators, we will connect you with the appropriate Western vocal music educator based on your requirements. You only have to book an appointment with our SaPa expert :) And don’t worry, all our educators are inspired and inspiring!

Naturally, it would depend on your hours of practice. :) You should be able to master simple songs within a few months. For more difficult numbers, it would be good to train your voice for a few years. If you want to make this your profession, how does a lifetime sound? :) In the meanwhile, here are some tips to improve your Western vocal singing skills.

Everyone has a voice range. However, with continuous practice and training, you can slowly improve your range in both directions - both your higher and lower range!

Request your educator and if it is within your singing level and is a natural progression in your training, it should be possible!

We have the best of both worlds right now! We are in the process of shifting our classes from online to physical ones. But we still also have some online classes going on. Please do contact our expert to find out how the class will be conducted.

Once you have signed up for the course, a SaPa representative will reach out to you, after which the classes will be scheduled by SaPa on platforms like zoom or skype.

Yes, they have been tremendously popular with our students! SaPa’s students have enjoyed their online music classes these last two years. Credit must go to SaPa’s teachers for this as they made class a second home for the students. They also followed a policy of ‘enjoying while learning’, which aptly reflects SaPa’s vision of music. So, whether you attend Western music classes in Bangalore (at our centre) or attend online, expect to have a FUN time learning!

In the special case of emergencies, SaPa’s educators will definitely accommodate requests to reschedule classes. We would just like to request here that, if possible, you inform us 24 hours in advance.

If you’re ready now, then now is the right age! Don’t worry about being too old or too young for Western vocal music. We have a curriculum that caters to age-appropriate learning goals. Book a call with our expert and let’s see how to set you on the path to your learning goals!

If you’re ready now, then now is the right age! Don’t worry about being too old or too young for Western vocal music. We have a curriculum that caters to age-appropriate learning goals. Book a call with our expert and let’s see how to set you on the path to your learning goals!

Absolutely, we offer tips on how to overcome stage fright, how to hold a mike, how to have stage presence, and many more technicalities that go into a performance. So, come prepared to learn to enthral your audience!

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