Saraswati Music College was established in 1924 at Lahore by its founder Principal, Late Shri Bansilal Kapoor, a disciple of the veteran musician, Late Pandit Maniram ji of Mewati Gharana. The institution moved to Delhi after partition. The institution is one of the oldest and among the most reputed ones in the field. It is run by a registered Society, a non-profit earning body. It has been providing training in Hindustani and Western Music, Indian Dances, Arts and Crafts.It is affiliated to Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad and conducts examinations up to MA (Music).
Established in 1924, Saraswati Music college is among the oldest and the most reputed schools of music, dance and other art forms in Delhi. Having produced some of the most celebrated personalities in the field like Padma Vibhushan Pt.Jasraj, Playback singer Mohammad Rafi and Music director O.P.Nayyar, etc., the institute has grown into an establishment contributing to cultural development by imparting education in various disciplines of arts. The institute has been organising cultural events and star nites from decades in India and around the world.
Under the aegis of Shri Balram Saini, who took the mantle from the founder, the institution has grown and evolved both in size and scope of activities. Under his vision, not only did the Institute organise many cultural and star-studded events around the world, but also expanded its operations into a new building with modern facilities and brought forth international fame to Indian music.
Veena & Vocal music class, located in Mandaveli, Chennai, provides individual Veena & Vocal music classes for clients. We also conduct Skype Classes as and when necessary. Veena & Vocal is operated by S.R. Padmavathy, who is currently a high grade artist at All India Radio Chennai. She is a disciple of Smt. Kalpakam Swaminathan and she had her Veena training under her for nearly three decades. She has taught veena at the Singapore Indian Finearts Society (SIFAS) & the Kalakshetra foundation in Chennai. She is a Gold Modalist in Veena in the 1978 All India Radio Music competition. We are also doing Skype class. She was also awarded the Emani Shankara Sastri Award for Veena by Krishna Gana Shabha. Contact us for learning Veena.
GEETANJALI Sangeet Academy endeavours to take the tradition further, following the ancient, time-tested Gurukul system of Music Education, through a seven-year structured course in Hindustani Classical Music. Geetanjali not only trains in the art of singing, but equal emphasis is given to Voice Culture and Musicology or the Theory of Music; areas that are often ignored and omitted in a typical music education.
It is our observation that if a child is exposed to Classical Music traditions from early childhood, she has a much-enriched adulthood. GEETANJALI is committed to a highly focused and refined education system of Hindustani Classical Music in Practical as well as Theoretical areas, to create exceptional musicians, musicologists and connoisseurs of music. We, therefore, invite parents to introduce their wards to this unique program initiated by GEETANJALI Sangeet Academy.