Online Music and Community platform Artium Academy today announced the launch of its South Indian music learning courses, and presented the newest members of the Artium Academic Board:
- Smt. KS Chitra, Faculty Head, South Indian Popular Film Music
- Smt. Aruna Sairam, Faculty Head, Carnatic Classical Music
- Shri. Ananth Vaidyanathan, Chief of Pedagogy and Faculty Head – Voice Training
Artium Academy is proud to offer unique performance-driven music courses designed by these Music Industry stalwarts, catering to the South Indian Diaspora spread across India and the Globe who are culturally deep-rooted in Music Learning.
Speaking on the occasion, Ashish Joshi, Founder and CEO, Artium Academy said, “South India is a vibrant cauldron of brilliant music traditions, talent, creativity, innovation, commitment to learning and growth; where families and communities venerate the arts as expressions of God, where artists have inspired us to place the pursuit of musical values above self. To this Southern India, Artium Academy feels privileged to bring a unique platform of technology-supported, performance-oriented music training and is honoured to have the impeccable trio of Smt. KS Chithraji, Smt. Aruna Sairam and Shri Ananth Vaidyanathan as a part of the Academic Board to instil and impart a love for their music amongst eager learners across the globe. Under the leadership of these maestros, Artium feels proud to have created novel methodologies of training for popular and light music genres. At Artium Academy, every student is guaranteed quality education from a passionate instructor. Apart from training in classical techniques of Swara, tala, raga, form and improvisation, students will get voice, repertoire and performance training and the guidance to discover their own artistic individuality. Our goal is not only to provide students with the holistic knowledge of music but to convert them into true performers.”
Said K. S. Chithra, “Talent is God-given. But knowledge, techniques of skill development, understanding of standards and musical values – all can come only through proper training. I feel happy to be able to infuse my learnings of a lifetime into the courses of Artium, which are novel initiatives, designed to serve a wide generic variety of learning aspirations of students in today’s ever-changing popular music scenario.”
Aruna Sairam added, “Carnatic music is a highly crystallized precipitation of generations of extraordinary sadhana, inspiration, dedication, surrender to ideals and divinely inspired creativity. Training in this art at the highest level continues to be the preserve of the guru shishya parampara. Yet, we have to make continuous and relentless efforts to capture the nebulous and mysterious values and principles of traditional training into institutional systems and achieve the best results possible. This is my vision for Artium.”
Shri Ananth Vaidyanathan further added, “The human race is a singing race. The human voice is a singing voice. You are a human being – so you can sing. To have one’s natural singing potential unlocked and placed on the path of development and self-expression is the greatest gift any music lover or aspirant can receive. I feel privileged to be able to bring this truth and an entire science of voice development to all levels of aspirants through Artium Academy.”
The Academic Board comprises of some of the industry’s renowned singers and composers like Sonu Nigam, Patron-in-Chief who along with Shri Anant Vaidyanathan, India’s leading voice expert & the academy’s Chief of Pedagogy, will be framing the academic policy and the accreditation process. In addition, Artium’s Academic Board comprises music maestros like Shubha Mudgal (Hindustani Classical), Aruna Sairam (Carnatic Music), KS Chitra (South Indian popular film music), Louiz Banks (Keyboard), Aneesh Pradhan (Tabla ), Raju Singh (Guitar) and Gino Banks (Drums) acting as Faculty Heads, driving the curriculum for their respective genres
The platform aims to enable Indians across the globe to not just listen but also learn music through a structured performance-driven curriculum designed by music maestros, taught 1:1 by certified teachers on a digital platform that provides learners with a personalized dashboard, learning tools, learning graphs, virtual auditorium to perform live for audiences & practice studio.
Artium Academy is India’s first online academy to have music maestros collaborate as faculty heads for a performance-driven curriculum especially designed by them. Students across all age groups can attend live and interactive classes on Artium Academy’s own platform which are delivered by highly qualified music teachers who are trained and certified by the academy.
Providing the highest quality video lectures with a flexible schedule suitable for all, Artium Academy endeavours to make music learning easy. The courses are structured to be a stepping stone towards a bright and musical future.