Welcome to Suranjali School of Music, California

Suranjali School of Music is a school of Hindustani Classical Music, which is based in Northern California, in San Jose Bay Area.

Indian Classical Music has two different styles, one is Hindustani Classical Music and the other one is Karnataka style. It is very rich Music tradition. It has its origin in the Samaveda. Sama is from the Sanskrit root “Saam”, which means, “to be on the level, in unison”. The other meaning of the “Saam” is simply “a song”.

Sumita ChakravortyMusic has two important aspects – its theoretical and its practical presentation. Suranjali School of Music focuses on both aspects. Music is a difficult art form. It requires patience, dedication and understanding. To help its students to understand this art form, it organizes workshops and Lecture-demonstration by knowledgeable artists.

At Suranjali School of Music, the students are taught the Khayal form of Hindustani Classical Music.

Besides that they are also taught devotional songs, songs which has its association with different festivals in India. Indian Music is religious in many ways in its themes and developments. So, to develop an appreciation for this art form, it requires some background knowledge of country’s faith. Through devotional songs and regional songs, Suranjali School of Music provides the students an understanding of musical association with the culture.
• Students performance
• Yearly exam
• Emphasis on swar and alamkar practice –
• To make it interesting – sargamgeet are composed in different Raags.
• Specially for younger students – to keep up the interest different avenues are used.

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