LEARNING MUSIC & FINE ARTS
There is a strong demand for
an academic Institution to teach and train children and adults in the art of
music and other performing arts on organized lines so that the aspiring and
capable amongst them can become sound practitioners of the same. Those who want
to lean the arts for their personal interest can also benefit from such a set
This is the objective of our
academy which is named after Sri.Papanasam sivan. As you are all aware, Sri.
Sivan wrote thousands of Tamil and Sankrit Keerthanams and Varnams.His
compositions have become so popular that they are sung regularly in all concerts. He
was the author of many operas for Bharathanatyam which have been adopted by
renowned institutions like Kalakshetra. It is no wonder that he is called
Tamil Thyagayya for his bhakthi and bhavaladen musical compositions. It
will therefore be the aim of this Institution to work for the cause of music and
thereby live upto his name and remain a fitting memorial to this saintly
The first branch of the
academy was started on 9.02.1997 with 30 students at Abhiramapuram. At present
it has four branches and has a strength of 35 staff members and about 600
students in various faculties. The second branch was established on 9-06-1998 at
West Mambalam. We started a 3rd branch at Virugambakkam from
14-04-2001 and the fourth one at Anna Nagar from 10-07-2004.
The following courses are
offered in Carnatic Music in four levels in all schools.
Syllabus for Vocal, Instrumental
music and Bharathanatyam courses are furnished separately.
VEENA, VIOLIN, FLUTE, KEYBOARD, GUITAR, MRIDANGAM
(Choice of western Music will be
available in keyboard and Guitar)
SPECIAL VOCAL COURSE:
Designed for senior students to increase their repertoire of varnams and
keerthanams with special emphasis on post trinity composers like
Gopalakrishna bharathi, Sivan etc., which will help them to participate in
Sampradaya Bhajans, Sankrit hymns, Tamil hymns like
Abirami Andadi and Hindi Bhajans.
Duration of the course will be for four years. Age requirement is 6
years and above.
All the courses are
structured to meet the requirements of every level keeping in view the students age, ability
and the previous level of achievement.
The course contents
for each level are as follows.
PREPARATORY LEVEL FOR
Only for Vocal Music. Age requirement is 5 years and above. The objective of
the course is to create interest in music, develop aptitude in raga, sense
of tala and rhythm. Basic lessons in Carnatic music and a simple
easy-to-learn devotional songs and bhajans will be taught.
Duration of the course will be one year. Age requirement will be 8 years and
above. The course syllabus will be Sarali Varisai to Geetham &
Swarajathi for Vocal students and Sarali varisai to Alankaram for Instrument
students. Upon successful completion of the course, certificate will be
given to students.
Duration of the course will be three years. Age requirement will be 10
years and above, students who have completed certificate course will be eligible. The
course syllabus will be broadly on the lines of Government lower grade examination. At
the end of two years, Diploma certificate will be given by the Academy to
Duration of the course will be two years. Age requirement will be 12
years and above. Students who have completed the diploma course or the
government lower grade examination, or who have achieved the level earlier
in private tuition will be eligible for admission. The course syllabus will
be on the lines of Government higher grade examination.
Students completing the
two years course successfully will be awarded certificate by the academy.
For senior students, there
will be training in raga alapana and kalpana swara singing. There will be a
special course for concert preparation including ragam, thalam and pallavi.
Students of Keyboard and
Guitar classes will be required to bring their instruments.
Two classes per week will
be given for all courses.
All classes will be
conducted by vidwans of good teaching experience. A well-panned teaching
methodogy backed by good course material will be ensured.
Fees for all courses and
levels are available at our academy offices.
Students desirous of joining
the Academy may please contact at the address of their choice as given below and
also on telephone:
98403 48638(Dr.Rukmini Ramani)
98403 48568(Papanasam Ashok Ramani)
FINE ARTS ACADEMY
NEW NO 18 / OLD NO 36
ZIP - 600 004
ZIP - 600 033
ZIP - 600 092
ZIP - 600 040
FOR ALL THE ABOVE BRANCHES CONTACT:
|DR. RUKMINI RAMANI