Swaras And Ragas: Best Places To Learn Indian Classical Vocals In Ahmedabad
|   Mar 31, 2016
Swaras And Ragas: Best Places To Learn Indian Classical Vocals In Ahmedabad

Being a child can be pretty stressful in today's day and age. Music can be one of the best tools to relax your little ones. Learning music can help to develop a child's social, cognitive and communicative skills. Research shows that Indian classical music helps in developing both the sides of brain. Here’s a list of best classical music schools and classes where you can learn vocals in Kolkata.

Swar Sangati Music Academy

Founded by a versatile singer and composer, Nayan Pancholi, Swar Sangati Academy is one of the oldest in the city. The founder believes that the student should be mature enough to follow the instructions of the Guru and therefore has an age criteria of 9 years and above. They train in sugam sangeet and Indian classical music. The academy provides a professional platform for advance learners.

Address: first floor, H.K. Complex, Nr. Yogeshwarnagar, Anjali cross roads

Saptak School of Music

Established in 1980, Saptak School of Music is one of the renowned academies for learning Indian classical music. The school offers training in the fundamental Hindustani music, honing aesthetic sensibilities and learning how to be a performer and a listener.

The school takes students from the age of eight and there is no upper age limit. The students are encouraged to perform before a group of music lovers and connoisseurs at Saptak Archives. From here on, the students who show promise move on to a bigger platform. 

Address: c/o Vidhyanagar Higher Secondary School, Usmanpura

Batches : Classes are held three days a week in 2 different batches.

(Monday, Wednesday and Friday or Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday).

Sessions: There are three sessions each day from 6.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.,

Each session is for 45 minutes.

For more details, please click here.

Tarana Music Classes

Harsh Patel, the founder and tutor at the academy is trained under the Late Shree Krishnakant Parikh, a disciple of Shree Pandit Jasraj. Over 15 years old, the academy offers training in Indian classical music, Sugam Sangeet, Sufi, ghazal, film songs and Haveli Sangeet. It takes children from the age of 5 years and is open for all age groups. 

Address: 55, Sunrise Park, opp. Drive-in cinema

For more details, please click here.

Khandekar School of Music

Aniket Khandekar, the co-founder and teacher at the academy, trains students in classical and light classical vocal music. Vocalist Aniket Khandekar has learned from his grandmother, the late smt. Leela Vilasrao Khandekar and grandfather, the late Shri Vilasroa Khandekar(Kiranagharana). The academy takes students from the age of 5. The academy also encourages students to give external exams.

Address: Mirambica School Road, Narayanpura

For more details, please click here.

Sur Shringar KirtanVidyalaya

Sur Shringar KirtanVidyalay teaches Haveli Sangeet, which is a form of devotional music. Run by veterans Mangalbhai Bapodra and Gopiben, the Sur Shringar Kirtan Vidyalaya has a long history and rich musical culture. It offers a five year course training in devotional music like haveli sangeet, kirtan, Dhod and pad. The starting age is nine years with no upper limit. 

Address: Ambawadi, Ahmedabad

For more details, please click here.

Not only does music enhance auditory skills it builds imagination and intellectual curiosity. And as they say, music is the universal language. So, expose your children to music through these classes! Happy singing to your little birdies!

Do you know of any other classes? Please write to us at shimona.shahi@mycity4kids.com


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