HINDUSTANI VOCAL/SINGING

SHANKAR MAHADEVEN ACADEMY @ ACA

In Person - Instructor Led Classes - Learn live with top notch instructors :-)  

OUR PROGRAM OFFERINGS:

Hindustani Vocal (Kids)

Sat 9.30 am - Beginner
Sat 11 am - Intermediate
Sun 1.30 - 2.30 pm - Beginner

Hindustani Vocal (Teens/Adults)

Sat 10.15 am - Intermediate Teens/Adults
Sat 11.45 am - Advance Teens/Adults
Sat 12.30 pm - Beginner Teens/Adults
Sun 12.30 pm - Beginner Teens/Adults

FEES : $100/month | $25/class

With Focus on Quality - Max of 5-6 students per class...  For students starting as young as 3 years old to 60+ 

Message from Shankar Mahadevan

Welcome to the Shankar Mahadevan Academy, I'm truly excited about this collaborative venture with Academy of Creative Arts

Me and my friends Hetal & Java Joshi have worked diligently to design custom music programs for you and your kids. Our vision is to make learning of all styles of Indian music easy, accessible, exciting and fun. 

Our philosophy is simple. To impart high quality learning in music through innovative methods while having a great deal of fun.

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced student, I can assure you that this journey of music learning and appreciation will be fun and very rewarding! Join Today - we might be singing together soon :-)

ACA Founders Awarded by Shankar Mahadevan

MILAN 2015 - Student Recitals - Arth Joshi Recital

Closing Comments from Shankar Mahadevan

OUR INSTRUCTORS:

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JYOTI SHARMA (Semi Classical & Hindi Movie Songs)

Jyoti holds a music degree “Visharad” from Gandharva Maha Vidyalaya, India. She was trained in Agra Gharana style of singing under the guidance of Late Smt. Nirmala Natrajan, and Late Ms Shubda Desai, the former dean of Music faculty of MSU of Baroda in India. She is a current disciple of Shri Vikas Kashalkar and is also seeking guidance from the legendary Gundecha Brothers. She imparts training for classical, semi-classical, Bollywood and other light music forms like Bhajan, Ghazals, Thumris sung under the North Indian style of music. She sings in multiple languages. Her unique methodology of training in voice culture, its toning and various techniques applied to the Hindustani vocal singing has greatly helped many music aspirants to accomplish their goals on their musical journeys. Her students have got an honor to go as finalists in Zee TV Saregamapa Lil Champ show besides winning local music competitions. She has voluntarily mentored the local choirs and the participants of Saregama Tv Show. She is very active in helping felicitate the cultural performances in the Greater Boston Area for the non-profit organizations like Karnatic Hindustani Music Circle- KHMC, where she also served as a former president. She is a current cultural chair of India Association of New Hampshire- IANH, which attracts hundreds of participants in their cultural shows each year. She is an artistic director of the popular Youtube channel called “SaregaTunes” which has many educational videos related to Hindustani Music as well as featuring her interviews with very well known artist like Flute Maestro Hariprasad Chaurasiya. She is a mother of two lovely daughters and a son and lives in Nashua, NH. Music is more than a passion for her and by profession she is a Software Quality Assurance Professional.

UJJWAL PARIKH (Hindustani Vocal)

Ujjwal is a melodious vocalist of impressive abilities who started training in India at an young age. Later, after moving to  the United States he continued training under the guidance of the eminent vocalist Smt. Kumkum Sanyal. For past 13 years he has been mastering the intricacies of Khayal singing in the "Kirana" tradition of music which significantly enhanced his vocal abilities and imbibed in him the intricate details of "sur" and "laya.".Learn More about Ujjwal

Payment and Missed Class Policy:

Training requires consistency in order to achieve the most benefit. However, we understand that students may occasionally need to miss a class. Use the following guidelines to ensure that you get the most out of your classes at The Academy of Creative Arts. 

  1. Your fees are due on or before the first day of the camp, the extended day payments can be made on the last day the student attends the program

  2. Payment may be made by cash, check or credit card

  3. If you pay for several weeks in advance and cannot complete all weeks, we will refund weeks not used when notice is received 48 hours before beginning of the week

  4. If you or your child plan to miss a class - 48 hour advance notice is required - so another student can be accommodated - if the student does not provide 48 hour notice and does not attend the session 50% of the fees will be refunded. If the student attends part of the camp and misses the rest, the student will not be eligible for any refund.

  5. Class timings and schedule are subject to change

We wish you a wonderful learning experience - these policies are required so that we can be respectful of the instructors time and commitment.