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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.

To participate in self-study courses, students need the following

  • Computer with either Windows 7 (recommended), Windows Vista, Windows XP or Mac OS
  • High-speed Internet connection
  • Audio headset with microphone
  • The following software installed:
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer™ version 7 or higher, Firefox™ version 3.0 or higher, or Safari™ 4 or higher
    • Adobe Flash™ 6.0 or later
  • 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).

Additional requirements for instructor-led courses:

  • Built-in or external webcam for video calls

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