Music should be accessible to one and all - whether they are  from an underserved community or children with special needs. With that vision in mind, Shankar Mahadevan Academy Trust has launched projects to spread the Joy of Music in the lives of our children!

Inspire India

Project Inspire India brings music to underprivilleged children and communities.  Qualified and trained music teachers from Shankar Mahadevan Academy work closely with government schools and communities to help children learn music.The children sing and perform songs highlighting social and other problems in the community and country. 

You can sponsor the music education for one child for an year by donating INR 2500. 
Your contribution would be elligible for 80G dedcutions (donors from India only). 

Music for Special Children

Studies have shown that children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) respond positively to music.  Shankar Mahadevan Academy works with children with ASD and their parents to help the children express themselves musically. Parents and teachers work together to draw up a curriculum that is customized to the interests of their child. 

Get Personal Coaching
This course is conducted over 12 one-on-one virtual sessions online and is customized to the child's needs and interests. 
Join a Choir
This course is specially for children who wish to enjoy music by being part of a choir. This course is currently available at our Bangalore center only.  
Apps for Special Children - Special Reminders

This app helps children with ASD learn to conduct their daily activities or work, play, daily habits by listening to the activity specific music. You can set the music to an alarm that plays these songs at a given time.

Archive to Alive

Shankar Mahadevan Academy is working to bring the work of great artist and their rare composition to the world. Often, these gems of creation get lost in time and forgotten. The Archive to Alive project, not only allows a way to archive these great works of art but also provides them to the public to listen to and learn. Students can sign up to learn these songs as a self-study course material for free or learn them with an instructor for a fee.
Naman Sajan Piya

Naman Sajan Piya is a tribute to the rich legacy of Padmabhushan Ustad Khadim Hussain Khan. Created by Vidushi Lalith J Rao and her students in the memory of Ustad Khadim Hussain Khan and to preserve compositions from the Agra Gharana. This compendium consists of compositions faithfully and beautifully rendered by the disciples, along with excerpts of live recordings of a few of the compositions performed by Lalith J Rao herself in public concerts.