About

Hailing from a musically endowed family,  I was initiated into music by my  parents Sri.N.Kameswaran and Smt. Renganayaki  Kameswaran at the age of 7.

Presently, I am  a Carnatic Music Vocal / Veena performer. Also a Guru and a student of Music for Life.  Established  Shanmukhapriya School of Music, an institution dedicated to carnatic music and instrumental veena training with the aim of  providing a platform for musically inclined minds to nurture their talents .  There are a handful of  dedicated students learning Vocal Music, Veena Instrumental,   and other Slokas that are very much  Indian.

Shanmukhapriya School of Music

Shanmukhapriya School of Music

 

Shanmukhapriya School of Music

Shanmukhapriya School of Music

 

Conducting Online Music Classes for many interested enthusiastic students . Apart from concert tours, also conducting workshops and teaching assignments on Carnatic  Music .  Have released  an album for Stress Relief in Raga Bowli which is very well received by music enthusiasts.

With a career extending over two decades,  I am more interested in the subject Music Therapy.  I strongly believe that a combination of Manthras and  the curative power of ragas can bring a Himalayan change in human beings as far as the health aspect is concerned.

For me everything is Music. I learn, listen and teach music.  Other than  Music I enjoy cooking.     I am also deeply interested in Spiritually Oriented reading materials.  I Dedicate all the Blessings in my Life to my  Parents, Gurus’ and GOD.

You can contact me at anuradha7.mahesh@gmail.com

I strongly believe that a positive attitude with consistent  hard work and  God’s Blessings will give you all the best in your life – be it in your career or family .

Planning  to give back whatever I have learned and earned through music to the future generations and upcoming talents and plans to give it back in my own special way. I take great efforts to adhere to the strict classical values imbibed from my gurus.

Achievements

  • Secured First Rank for MA – Music / Vocal- Kerala University
  • Composed Bhagavad Gita and sung with Veena background score for Music Therapy session during Ayurvedic Treatments.
  • Has composed for the Classical counterpart of the Classical/Cinematic Instrumental Musical Fusion Programmes.
  • Has performed concerts in various festivals organised by temples and institutions in Kerala.
  • At present Director of Shanmukhapriya School of Music– Teaching Vocal Music and Veena

Last, but not the least, I would suggest  the upcoming talents  to concentrate more on listening good music, as 80% of knowledge is acquired through listening. Practice of music should be a ritual and any student who practices 6-8 hours a day continuously for 5 years will not find it difficult to climb the ladder of success. Also I would like to tell the students that  EARNING is very much a part of LEARNING , which will bestow both Saraswathi Kataksham and Lakshmi Kataksham.

63 thoughts on “About

  1. namaste madam,
    i am in service and have started learning music keyboard for the last one year(i am 43). i live in karaikal in the east coast. i am very happy to see that you are teaching ashtapadi bhajan etc.,. i have heard the ashtapadi songs from childhood during radha kalyanams and nowadays in audio system.
    please help me with the notations for playing the bhajan songs in keyboard.
    to begin with please give me the notations for the thodaka mangalam.

    thank you a lot.

    k rajaganapathy

  2. Dear Madam,

    Nice Blog on Carnatic music. My son is learning carnatic music from last two years. Good to know lot details on carnatic music from your blog.

  3. Enjoyed going through your blog…Can i share the link of your blog in Carnatic Music forum in facebook…This blog will reach many rasikas and will be good benefit to them..

    regards
    dmallela

  4. Pranams. When i try to download “janmashtami celebrations 2012″ iam getting the reply from media fire” permission denied”.Expecting your help,

  5. Awesome compilation, looking forward to see more. I will show these to my daughters for their upgraded music learning and for a well-rounded and grounded mindset.

  6. Really happy to know you mam and ur blog is very informative and fantastic.My gratitude to u ..Thank you ! 🙂

  7. Namaste Mam..

    I am Vivek .. working as an engineer in Saudi Arabia…I didn’t learn music but fond of it like anythng..infact addicted to it. I happened see your blog today and after going through it’s contents I thought of leaving reply now itself. I have been searching for such stuffs for a long time and Im much interested because of the addition of music therapy in it. Life and job here is full of stress and i want to come out of it with the power of music. As the legend Late Dakshinamurthy swamy says Music is god itself. No difference. Listening such divine music is equal to praying to god I believe. I will be regular view of this blog anyways and thanking you for such an endeavor. God Bless mam….

  8. Namaste!!

    I would like to know if I am fortunate to learn music being with you for a while!! I dont know why I feel and see my Guru in you the moment I saw you on the net!! Please let me know the possibilities, I am located in Hyderabad, I am a Naturopathy doctor, also a carnatic music vocalist, very much interested in practicing music therapy… May I know if you would agree to teach me music?? I am not interested in online courses, even if it is for a few hours, I want to learn something in your physical presence… You r very graceful.. Hope you would reply me very soon…

    • Hello Vinaya

      I am primarily a housewife and mother of two kids with a busy schedule of classes in between for the local students here. I cannot promise for sure that I will find time for you too. Let us wait till next March when the summer vacation begins. If by any chance you visit Kerala, you are welcome to my place.

      Best Wishes

  9. Dear Ms. Anuradha Mahesh,

    I’m interested in learning Carnatic Music Vocal. I’d been to classes when I was in Dubai and Chennai in the past and have learnt it till Varnams. But, due to my work (I’m a frequent travelling IT person) I’m not able to attend the classes continuously. Will it be possible for you to teach me over Skype? Please let me know. Thanks and regards-Murali Krishnan

  10. Hello ma’am
    I am a housewife too , I have learnt music upto few varnam sand few keethanams , now I would like to pursue this further as my kids are also naturally talented and I would like to encourage them and be a role model for them . Please let me know if you can teach on Skype or FaceTime whichever is convenient for you, I live in the east coast US.
    Thank you.
    SN

  11. Hi Anuradha,

    I discovered your blogs quiet recently and i am hooked to them! There is so much info for rasikas and learners.

    I have learnt both vocal and veena upto a level and would like to continue pursuing music. But i have now moved to San Francisco after my marriage and could not carry my Veena along from Bangalore, my home town since the airlines said they would charge $600 to let us check in the packed Veena box. I have been trying to find ways to transport it from India, but they all seem very expensive. If you happen to know how to transport it from India, would you please let me know. I would also like some info about good teachers in San Francisco Bay Area who teach Veena and Vocal. Any help would be appreciated.

    • Hello Sindhu

      Firstly, I do not know any people in San Fransisco who teaches music as I live in Kerala/India. Secondly, I have not carried one to US and hence do not know the cost of transporting etc. I know it is very expensive to transport Veena to US. I think you have no other option, but to book through airlines, if you are very particular in resuming Veena lessons.

    • Madam, sorry to interrupt in your conversation. But I carried my veena from Madras Airport to Washington DC Dulles airport, in Ethihad airways as a check in luggage, at no extra cost.My email ID is marugallalitha@gmail.com. If you want more info, I will help you.

  12. Namaste,
    I have a child 21 years old with developmental delay and she loves Carnatic classical music. I was wondering have you done music therapy for kids with this condition? She listen to music every day. Do you have any suggestions? where is your school located?

    • Hello Tara

      Please note that I am not a music therapist. But I am closely watching the effects of ragas. I would suggest you to teach your child with instrumental music where both hands are employed. If she can sing start training her with classical music. Let her hear a lot of music too. I live in Kerala, precisely in ernakulam district.

    • Hello Prabha

      No specific song comes to my mind. But generally many families do render songs praising their respective kuladaivam. Another favourite song sung during this occasion is Sri Vaidyanatham -Ataana raga- Adi tala by Muthuswami Dikshithar. The lyrics for the song is posted.
      Raga: aThANA / Tala: Adi

      P: shrI vaidyanAtham bhajAmi shritajana vandita bAlAmbikEsham

      A: dhavaLita vaidyanAtha kSEtram dayAsudhA sAgaram trinEtram avinAsha kaivalyAdi pradam Anandakara mUlAdi pradam

      C: dEvarAjAdi pUjita padam divyAmbara dhara guruguha mudam kavijanAdinutasOmAskandam kamanIya nAdabindu kalAspadam

  13. hello madam, my name is Sangeeta and iam 25years old, married and a new mom. iam basically a trained classical dancer but i also sing (not trained yet). my father is a carnatic vocalist so i know bit of music i guess. i would love to learn carnatic music from u online. please let me know the details of it.

  14. I am bhavaniprasad from pune. wants to know which raga /music is good for pregnant women which helps for good growth of baby.
    from where we can get/buy music composed on veena.

    • The raga that comes to my mind is Yamunakalyani. I have written a review about this raga in the carnatic raga appreciation page. Pls do read. Search for this raga in the net. You may get lot of links from where you could buy this.

  15. Dear Mam,
    I am looking for Guru. M.D.Ramanathan’s 1980 concert at Coimbatore that has Rama Nee Samanamevaru elaborated at length. Any chance you or known persons may have it to share. It is for private collection. I would also buy if it is available from any commercial release.
    Thanks.
    Vijay Menon

  16. Madam I am trying to register to download some of your lessons I am not able to do register, kindly help me. I really like the way your teaching of varnams and explanations of ragas.
    thank you.

  17. excellent blog….sister not different from brother…I am mentioning about Mr.Narayanan who is my teacher in music when i was in Tulsa. Both sister are brother are great.

  18. Me and my sister interested in learning carnatic music and already we got 3yrs exp. How to contact you madam?

  19. Hello mam,

    I’m learning carnatic music mam. I need a guru to learn and develop my career . can u pls help me and suggest a good teacher in and around t.nagar

  20. namaskaram.i am trained in music.but i can identify ragaas.but i confuse maand with yamankalyani.yesterday i went through your beautiful,inofmrative site and listened to lot of yamunakalayani.both have different aarohanam and avarohanam. still how to identify

    • Hello Neelakandan

      Maand is a desya raga derived from 29th mela Sankarabharanam and has its origin from Rajasthani folk music.. Maand uses an all major scale notes in its descent that gives its peculiar colour. Even Yamunakalyani is very popular in Hidnustani but derived from 65th Mela Mechakalyani. Both these ragas can be seen widely used in singing bhajans, folk tunes etc. Technically speaking, Maand doesn’t have Prathimadhyamam whereas Yamunakalyani though derived from Kalyani has both Madhyamams.

      The Arohana Avarohana of Maand is

      S G2 M1 P D2 S and S N2 D2 P M1 G2 R2 S

      The Arohana Avarohana of Yamunakalyani is

      S R2 G2 P M2 G2 P D2 N2 D2 S AND S N2 D2 P M2 G2 M1* R2 S

      Yamunakalyani uses shuddha madhyam sparingly, as an occasional contrast to be given among the otherwise tivra-madhyam dominant phrases. But again we can see that there is another version of Maand which is called as Misra Maand which uses anya swaras like Kaisiki Nishadam or Prathimadhyam. Both these ragas are natural flowing light melodies. But if we closely listen, we can distinguish between these two ragas. S, M and P are strong notes in Maand. They are played or sung with full force. Nishadam is sung lightly in this raga in avarohanam.

  21. Dear Mam,
    Excellent blog for all music aspirants.

    Its highly appreciatable that you’ve detailed each n every aspect about music in simple n more clearer. The upcoming music enthusiastics will get a close reference and inspiration like a handy book through this great blog.
    As an ardent fan of classical music, i really enjoying this blog articles and once again applausing your immense effort for us mam. Wishing all success in your music voyage.
    You will always be blessed by Sree Vaikuntanadhan and Devi Ma.

  22. This blog is a result of Marvelous effort. Congrats on that madam.
    Do you handle classes at Chennai Madam? Can u give me the contact details and fee structure for classes ?

  23. I hv started MusiYoga a method of singing through Nabhi in Chennai.Aligning with the Chalras,pancha booth am and Ragas in Himdusthani style with simple words shlokas etc.I would like to Speak to you. My name is M.O.Parthasarathy

  24. mam im residing at coimbatore…im studing in cit..i have learnt carnatic music till gheetham….im very keen and i really want to continue this…pls help me with this mam..

  25. Hello Madam,

    I am looking for a experienced Carnatic teacher for my daughter who is good in singing and need guidance to progress to next level. Please let me know some best Carnatic teachers you can recommend in Coimbatore. Thanks.

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