Music Classes at Bay Area
Shankar Mahadevan

Welcome to the Shankar Mahadevan Academy, a venture I am truly excited about. 

Our vision is to make learning of Indian music easy, accessible, and exciting to people worldwide.

Our philosophy is simple - to impart high-quality learning in music through innovative methods while having a great deal of fun. Whether you are just starting to learn music or are an experienced student, I can assure you that this journey of music learning and appreciation will be fun and very rewarding!
- Shankar Mahadevan
Enrollment for our Fall Term Batches are now open
To know more about the courses please contact:
SHUBA: +1 650.785.8898 | NEELAM: +1 408.901.9746 | ADMISSIONS DESK: +1 916.742.6927
*a one-time USD 25 registration fee is applicable for first-time (new) students of the Academy
To know more about the courses please contact:
SHUBA: +1 650.785.8898 | NEELAM: +1 408.901.9746 
ADMISSIONS DESK: +1 916.742.6927
iGurukul Center

MALHAR 2019 Performances


Meet your Teachers

Subhashini Gunapu is a Carnatic Classical vocalist and Veena player. She has trained in Carnatic Classical vocals under Guru Vidwan Ramachandra Rao & learnt the Veena under her grandfather Vidwan Gopinatha Das & Smt Usha Shastry. Subhashini has performed in many music festivals and has recently collaborated with Hollywood music producer Christopher Franke as well as renowned Sitarist Ashwin Batish. She has also accompanied Dr Balamurali Krishna for the album Narasimha Suprabhata.
Neelam Dabholkar is a corporate trainer and teaches Project and Product Management. Music has been a part of her life since she was 5 years old. She learned music from Mrs. Leela Karembelkar. She loves Hindustani Classical as well as light music. She has been teaching music to children for the past 5 years and is also a part of some music groups in the Bay Area. She has also sung children's rhymes for a youtube channel called Videogyan.
Utkala Maringati is a trained Hindustani and Carnatic vocalist. She is a music therapist and a life coach along with an extensive background as a hospital administrator. She is currently learning music under the guidance of her Guru Sri N.C.Ramanujacharyulu. She has performed extensively and has been awarded Smt. Gopalaratnam award at Tyagaraja Gana Sabha, Hyderabad in 2018.