Velammal Music School

Introduction

" Music speaks more than words! "

It is often said that music is important for all the all - round development of the child. ‘Parents contemplating music education for their children’ - a broad statement like this does not clear by point to tangible benefits. To us at Velammal Music School, we understand that the benefits are significant and we highlight some of them below

Music lessons help develop reading and listening skills, and improve concentration levels. Studies have indicated that musical training provides stimulus to the parts of the brain involved in processing language and reasoning.

Learning is an instrument helps to enhance motor skills, reading note and playing help to foster hand – eye co-ordination.

Group music lesson helps in social development, by encouraging cohesiveness through group playing. Practice, performance, ensemble activities and examination help to build discipline and self-confidence. In going through the various stages of learning music, the child also learns commitment and the value of seeing things through.

Music is a means for self expression, as well as fosters creativity and imagination. Is a non-verbal language that offers an alternative means of expression to children who find it difficult to communicate through speech.

Music is an art form. Students of the art are exposed to craftsmanship and learn to differentiate good work from mediocre. The study of arts provides children with exposure to others cultures, and helps develop tolerance.

Above all, music is fun.


Vocal

Vocal music can help the child relax and concentrate in his/her studies well, so that he/she does not become a singer alone, but also an excellent student who is good at studies.

Vocal form of music, the strongest and the most dominant component of Indian music was considered to be a major part of Natya Shastra historically too. The vocal tradition is especially strong in Indian music. It goes without saying that the song is probably the most ancient form of music. Vocal music occupies a considerable part of the Natya Shastra.


Syllabus

Level 1 Swaravali varisai koavi varisai, Jandai varisai eratai kovai varisai, Tharasthai varisai manthrai varisai
Level 2 Thattuvarisai tahndu varisai, Alangara varisai arukkanigal, Alangara varisai & Ada thala varnangal
Level 3 Aadi thala vagai, Roopagam, Misrasabahu, Ganda Sabu songs & Keerthanangal.

Classical Dance

Indian classical & folk dance are the windows into the rich tradition of an ancient culture. Exuberant and colourful are they and are pleasing to the senses. Yet they are also ceremonial expressions of devotion that reveals a glimpse of Indian’s soul.

Bharatanatyam is one of the oldest dance forms in India. Its roots can be traced back to the Dasiattam dance traditions of Tamil Nadu in South India. This style of dance, as an art form, was nurtured in the temples and received the patronage of the royal courts in South India for centuries.

The name "Bharatanatyam" has two distinct roots. One of its references is to Bharata, the author of the Natyashatra, the ancient Sanskrit text that serves as a guide book to classical dancers even to the present day. The other is that the word 'Bharata' that is broken up into three syllabus, 'Ba', 'Ra', 'Ta', it also refers to three important aspects of the form: bhava(mood), ras(sentiment), and tala(rhythm or cadence).


Syllabus

Level 1 Thattadavu, Nattadavu, meetadavu, Villadavu, Kuthadavu, Kudithametadavy, Usiadavu and theory.
Level 2 Hattimetadavu, Koravaiadavu, Magudadavu, Mandiadavu, Satraladavu, Paichal adavu, Pushpanjali, Kavithuvam, Alarippu, Jathiswaram and theory.
Level 3 Shabdam, Padams, Varnam, Thillana and theory.