Grow with Music is an academic program designed to deliver music education at schools – just like any other subject. Grow with music is
Structured: it has well-defined lesson plans, assignments and assessments for each grade.
Creative: it is crafted to teach music in a fun, simplified and engaging way.
Progressive: it unfolds step-by-step from nursery to Grade 8, staying age-relevant all the way.
Children understand musical elements – melody, rhythm, beat, pitch, and more. And they learn how to use these musical elements by creating and performing songs. Grow With Music packages music in a fun, appealing way. So children enjoy learning music. Children develop vital life skills: confidence, participation, collaboration. They grow the ability to work toward a goal – as an individual and as part of a group. And all the while they create moments of Joy.
What comes naturally gets better with nurture. Students with innate talent get nurtured by the Academy to refine their talent.
Just wanted to jot down my thanks for the wonderful gift of music you have given to my daughter Kavya! Being from a South Indian family the tradition of Carnatic music is like a rite of passage along with the ubiquitous Barathanatyam! Both of which my daughter hated and I despaired. For me more than her becoming a singer... my wish was she become friends with music ... as I know that is a lifelong friendship.The traditional way of learning was not to her liking and she had got to a stage where even the mere mention of music was enough to trigger a reaction...a negative one! Finally I gave up...but the parent in me kept looking. That is when Avalon (my daughters school) announced the Shankar Mahadevan Academy Music classes...and as a final ditch effort I enrolled Kavya. And what a remarkable change Asha (Academy Teacher)! I credit the change to you and your method of imparting the learning. As opposed to force feeding a certain type of method and genre...you gave flexibility ...you gave space and different types.The learning was fun and music was not a task anymore.It was something accessible and doable.You made it possible. And today Kavya SINGS all the songs you have "taught" her a hymn to a Gujrati number to a Bengali!! Magic@Asha!! So thank you very much....and I hope the journey with music for my daughter is a long a enjoyable one. BTW...it's difficult to get Kavya to STOP singing now!
GWM helped Anushka to understand basic concepts like beat and pitch. She got really interested in music by the end of the sessions. After the course, she came first in UKG singing and story-telling competition in her school.
We introduced SMA’s GWM in our school in June 2013. True to its name, the children are growing with music. The different genres of music, the blending of rhythm with tune, the songs offered in a variety of languages – all these make for a wholesome experience. GWM allows talent to be nurtured without ignoring the needs of the “just initiated”. Simple beats, simple words, simple tunes gradually turn over to slightly complex notes and words infusing expression into the experience. On the whole, the quality of singing has improved. In addition, we do not have trouble with absentee music teachers. The “show” goes on as per schedule, what with the digital support from Clood on. Looking back, two years with GWM has been a rewarding experience for the students as well as the staff!