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

Singing comes naturally to children and it helps them develop in numerous ways. Observe your little one and you might see a tendency for them to spontaneously break into a song. Encourage them for it is their emotional release, it fuels their imagination and creativity and it helps them develop their language and communication skills. Reason enough for you to guide them to learn it in a more structured way right? mycity4kids has put together a list of best classical music schools and classes where you can learn vocals in Kolkata.

ITC Sangeet Research Academy

The ITC Sangeet Research Academy is arguably the most popular institutions to learn Hindustani Classical Music in Kolkata. It is run by the corporate house ITC Limited. It was established in 1978 by Vijay Kichlu, of the Kichlu brothers (famous for vocal music). The academy has seen its share of renowned gurus and also produced numerous performers. It has the provision for students selected as scholars to reside in the academy itself. The students are imparted knowledge as per the guru-shishya parampara. Students are eligible for admissions once they have completed their Class 10. Located in the prime location of Tollygunge it is the only gurukul of its kind.

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The Calcutta School of Music

The Calcutta School of Music has a rich tradition of 100yrs in imparting knowledge of western classical, Hindustani classical and Rabindra Sangeet in Kolkata. It was established in 1915 by Dr. Phillipé Sandré. The Indian Music section was inaugurated by Pt. Ravi Shankar in 1975. It has a rich variety of experienced teachers to nurture the little ones. Children from 4 years of age, are considered for admissions to the prestigious institution. The school is located in the suburbs of Sunny park.

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Academy for Musical Excellence

The Academy for Musical Excellence believes that music has the strength to transform an entire society. It is with this belief that the academy strives to impart Classical Music knowledge to the young and the old. It imparts training in Indian as well as European Classical Music. It has two branches in Kolkata, namely Tollygunge and New Alipore.

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Calcutta Music Academy

A unique concept to learning music, Calcutta Music Academy brings to students the flexibility of learning from the comforts of their own homes. This is a free music consultancy initiative by Pradip Majumder where the aim is to make learning music fun and easy. They train students in both Hindustani classical and Western classical. They have experienced teachers who are always ready to help.

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Established with the intent to not just impart musical training but also help nurture an environment of humanity through music Shrutinandan is truly a musical kingdom. Set up in 1993 by Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty it aims to enable participants to visualise music as a way of life. The institute imparts training in Hindustani Classical and is nurtured by “Guruma” Chandana Chakraborty, wife of Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty. It is located in Uday Shankar Sarani.

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Dakshinee was founded in the year 1948 by Shri Suvo Guha Thakurta with the blessings of Rathindranath Tagore and Sailajaranjan Majumdar. It was founded with the ideology to practise and uphold Rabindra Sangeet as a pure and high form of art. Applicants for admission to the vocal classes will be considered once they have completed minimum Class 1 for kids and Class 9 for adults. It is located in Manohar Pukur Road, near Deshapriya Park.

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Banichakra was founded in the year 1957 by Srimati Renu Das, M. A. and Sri Rabindra Kumar Das in the name of their only issue Bani. The institute strives to impart training in classical music besides Rabindra Sangeet, Nazrul Geeti amongst others. The institute trains and encourages students while also carrying on research on musical subjects. It has many skilled faculty members who focus on the need to impart musical education to the younger generations. It is located in Rashbehari Avenue.

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




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