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MUSIC

ndian instrumental and vocal music have a long and storied history, with roots stretching back thousands of years. These musical traditions have been shaped by the country's diverse cultures, religions, and regions, resulting in a rich tapestry of sounds and styles. Indian classical music is perhaps the most well-known form, with its intricate 'Ragas and Talas' forming the backbone of the genre. Indian classical music is broadly classified into Carnatic and Hindustani styles, apart from the indigenous folk, devotional and the more contemporary styles. This music is performed using a variety of instruments, including the Sitar, Tabla, Sarod, Flute, Violin, Mridanga and Veena. Indian vocal music, meanwhile, includes a wide range of styles, from the devotional Bhajans and Qawwalis to the more contemporary film songs and pop music. Whether instrumental or vocal, Indian music is characterized by its use of complex rhythms, intricate melodies, and a deep emotional resonance that speaks to the country's rich cultural heritage.

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INSTRUMENTAL

VIOLIN

The violin classes at our institute are conducted by Vid. B S Mahadev Rao. He’s trained under the tutelage of Sri Sangeetha Ratna R R Keshavamurthy and brings over 20 years of teaching experience to the students and their training. The students learn how to play Carnatic Music on the violin and are coached to take up exams such as the Karnataka Secondary Board Examinations. Our students also perform in the various recitals held at our institute.

VEENA

Vidushi. Bharati (Vidwath examination graduate, trained many students over 8 year tenure in our institute) They prepare students for exam (Karnataka Secondary Board Examinations)

GUITAR

Mr. Sivakumar (Trinity School of London 10-12 years)

FLUTE

The Flute classes at the Structural School of Fine Arts are headed by Dushyanth M Gokhale. He has been practicing Hindustani flute for the past 10 years under the guidance of Giridhar Dodderi and presently under Pt. Pravin Godkhindi. The students learn the art of Hindustani Classical style of flute and are trained to undertake the Gandharva Mahavidyalaya exams & Karnataka state music examinations.

The keyboard classes at the Structural School of Fine Arts have active participation from students as young as 6 years old. This is possible due to the teaching methods of N V Rajesh and Ms. Anita Rajesh. Together, they’ve been teaching students to play the keyboard and piano since 1998 and have been associated with SSFA since 2001. The students are taught various forms from western, indian, devotional & filmy tunes

KEYBOARD

TABLA

In this course, students are taught the theory & practice of playing Tabla to accompany the Hindustani style of music. This course is headed by Vid. Harshad Shahapure a disciple of Pandit Rajendra Nakod. He has been a Tabla player for 20 years now himself. A Visharad graduate from Akhila Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, he trains students for all junior and senior levels of these exams.

Our Harmonium & Hindustani classes are conducted by the city's renowned Hindustani classical vocalist Sri. LR Vijayaranga. He has tremendous experience in the field from the past 25 years, yet continues his artistic journey in the discipleship  of Pt Shailesh Shenoy . He has been the Disciple of Great Ustaad Khader khan, higher studies in classical music with ustad Fayaz  Ahmed Khan Saragi, Pt. Vyasamurthy Katti  & Pt Ramashraya jha. He has performed for  Mysore  Dasara , Belur, Hampi ,Goa, Singapore, Kannada Sahitya Sammelana, Rama Sevashrama Ramanavami celebrations, Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Govt  of India, KASHI to name a few. His interviews about music have been featured in  UDAYA TV , Doordarshan and other National channels. 

HARMONIUM

VOCAL

CARNATIC

A very busy and sought after class, the Carnatic music department is tasked with training students diligently, the dedication to study this ocean of an art form. The classes are conducted by Vid. Shambhavi P, Megha Prabhu Kamat and Akshatha Bhat. Vid. Shambhavi P has been with SSFA for the last 10 years and has an MA in music. Megha Prabhu Kamat has an M.A and M.Phil in Music from Jain University and is currently training under Guru Vid. Tirumale Shrinivas. Akshatha Bhat who used to teach at our institute a decade ago has rejoined us and helps train beginners and junior students. Our students have given multiple recitals and are prepared to take part in junior and senior level KSEEB exams.

The light vocals department is handled by our senior most faculty, Vid. Deepa Nataraj who has been with us for over 25 years. Various music compositions ranging from “Bhaavageete”, folk music, compositions of the bhakti movement and poetry marking the cultural and literary milestones of the state and country are introduced to the students. Many of our students have gone on to become teachers in their own right. The students here are trained diligently, perform regularly across Bangalore and Karnataka in prestigious platforms and festivals and have taken part in various competitions. Our senior students also teach our summer classes.

LIGHT MUSIC

HINDUSTHANI

Our Hindustani & Harmonium classes are conducted by the city's renowned Hindustani classical vocalist Sri. LR Vijayaranga. He has tremendous experience in the field from the past 25 years, yet continues his artistic journey in the discipleship  of Pt Shailesh Shenoy . He has been the Disciple of Great Ustaad Khader khan, higher studies in classical music with Ustad Fayaz  Ahmed Khan Saragi, Pt. Vyasamurthy Katti & Pt Ramashraya jha. He has performed for  Mysore  Dasara , Belur, Hampi, Goa, Singapore, Kannada Sahitya Sammelana, Rama sevashrama Ramanavami celebrations, Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Govt  of India, KASHI to name a few. His interviews about music have been featured in  UDAYA TV , Doordarshan and other National channels.

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