Shankar Mahadevan Academy (SMA), a world renowned music school founded by singer and composer Shankar Mahadevan, announced a partnership-with Maharashtra Mandal Singapore (MMS), to offer Indian music programmes to students in Singapore.
This association will look at reaching out to Indians based out of Singapore and further enhance their music learning experience.
In a short span of eight years, SMA has built a presence with students from 76 countries with nearly 20,000 students across online, schools and corporates and affiliate centres. The Academy operates its online classes 24/7 and has conducted over 95,000 virtual classes till date.
MMS is a platform connecting the Maharashtrian diaspora in Singapore where denizens of the most dynamic state in India meet, socializse, exchange notes and celebrate occasions – including festivals – all under one roof.
A home away from home, MMS endeavours to connect Maharashtrians with one another while sharing the spirit of Maharashtra.
At Shankar Mahadevan Academy, our Vision is “To be the Harvard of Music worldwide” and our Mission is “Joy of Music”, says Mahadevan.
“We want to make learning Indian music rewarding by making our lovely Indian tradition more modern, more fun and present our valuable traditions in music in a more contemporary way, yet keep a structured way of learning music and reach out to students all across the globe.
“At SMA, we provide courses that teach Hindustani and Carnatic Classical, Hindi Movie Songs and Devotional Songs, Grow with Music – a unique course designed for children, Voice Gym and even a Teacher Certification Course.
“The Academy brings high quality Indian music education online for the first time through its cloud based platform that allows students from anywhere in the world to have an online, interactive class with a live teacher.
“You have access to the OM Book which is a treasure chest of audio and video lessons and even an “OM Riyaaz” recorder which will help students learn on the go and get instant feedback.
“We aim to bring the same quality of music education in Singapore and thank MMS for their support in conserving India’s music genres,” he adds.
“We are glad that we could bring two established organisations together on the same platform keeping in mind, a vision of reaching out to music lovers,” says Ganesh Somwanshi, Founder, Krescendo Communications, Strategic Alliance Partner.
“Music has been close to our heart since inception and we noticed that there is a fair amount of innovation, the basis of Hindustani Music in Singapore remains strongly rooted.”
Nalini Thite, President of MMS says,” MMS’ mission is to cultivate and propagate language and culture via various initiatives. Art forms an important medium to achieve the same. We have great musical and artistic talent in our youth and adult members here. It is a pleasure to bring SMA’s courses to our members to hone their talent.
“Our members will get a special discount from SMA for these digital learning courses. Non-members can sign up with us and avail the discount. “