Note: Click to make sure your microphone, camera, and videoconferencing are all working, and that all required software is installed.

Shankar Mahadevan Academy makes high quality music education available from the convenience of home. All classes, course materials, customer support, teacher/student communication, and assessments are conducted online, and for this reason technology is a key part of the student experience.

For Instructor-Led courses (live, virtual classes)

  • Computer with either Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP or Mac OS
  • High-speed Internet connection (preferably broadband with 2-4 Mbps speed)
  • Audio headset with microphone
  • Built-in or external webcam for video calls
  • The following software installed:
    • Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer™ version 7 or higher, Firefox™ version 3.0 or higher, or Safari™ 4 or higher
    • Adobe Flash™ 6.0 or later
    • Cisco Webex plug-in/browser extension (for first time users only)
  • Electronic Shruthi Box (Electronic Tanpura or Tambura box) -This is required for classical music courses, and is optional but highly recommended for Hindi Movie and Devotional song courses.
  • Electronic Taalmala - This is required for all Hindustani classical music courses (Level 102 onwards).

For Self-Study (self-paced) courses:

  • Computer with either Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP or Mac OS
  •  Internet connection 
  • Audio headset with microphone
  • The following software installed:
    • Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer™ version 7 or higher, Firefox™ version 3.0 or higher, or Safari™ 4 or higher
    • Adobe Flash™ 6.0 or later

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