Bengaluru: SaPa – the Subramaniam Academy of Performing Arts has launched an e-learning platform with self-paced courses by some of India’s finest musicians including Dr. L Subramaniam, playback singer Kavita Krishnamurti, Usha Uthup, Pankaj Udhas, lyricist Sameer, Anup Jalota, Shantanu Moitra, American Idol drummer Russ Miller, and more. The institute is built and run by the Subramaniam family – the first family of Classical music in India.
SaPa is led by singer-songwriter Bindu Subramaniam and violinist Ambi Subramaniam, who believe in making quality music education accessible to every learner. Over the last year, SaPa has taken all of its course material online, and included elements of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) to help students cope with uncertainty and lack of community time. Its new virtual learning environment is an extension of this vision, and aims to make music learning a fun experience by allowing students to explore their interest in music production, songwriting and much more under the guidance of the world’s best musicians. In addition to video lessons, each course will include reading material, widgets, quizzes, games, and more.
“In the last year, we’ve seen the role music plays in spreading positivity and keeping spirits up. We want to make sure we’re reaching learners globally with virtual classes by the world’s favourite musicians. This online learning platform is a big step in that direction, and we’re incredibly excited to share it with the world,” says Bindu Subramaniam, Co-Founder and CEO, SaPa.
Says Ambi Subramaniam, Co-Founder and CIO, “we’re incredibly proud to partner with these legendary artists and create learning material for learners across the world. Our platform offers courses across all musical disciplines – from singing, to playing an instrument, to topics like stagecraft, music production, songwriting, technology, and more. We hope students enjoy as they learn and grow.”