Schedule for Academy & Exams

Schedule for Academy of Indian Music

Students are required to complete at least one year and equivalent of forty hours of classes in a year to complete the syllabus. Classes are held once a week for sixty minutes, four classes a month according to the following schedule:

First Semester: August-December
Second Semester: January-June
Summer Break: July

Practice Exam: End of April & end of October each year

Music Academy's Annual Recital: February/March

Karaoke Night: November of each year

"Swar Tarang" is a sangeet baithak or musical gathering. A new initiative of Pandita Mrs. Kulkarni. Held on the first weekend of each month @Guru Mrs. Kulkarni's house in Elk Grove.

Raga Challenge©: Ongoing
1st Raga Challenge©: June 28, 2015

Many other opportunities are available to showcase your talent throughout the year in local programs.

Exams in Hindustani Classical Music

Exams in Hindustani Classical Music will be offered twice a year, once in April/May and then in November. After completing the prescribed syllabus & one to two years of training, students will be able to take the exam for that year through Gandharva Mahavidyalay, a reputed college of music in India. 

Practice Exam for L 3 & Actual exam for L 1 & L 2 called Raga Challenge event will be held on June 28, 2015 beginning at 2:00 pm at Guru Mrs. Kulkarni's residence. 

Next Raga Challenge: September 26, 2015 at Raina Residence -thanks for your generosity & October 18, 2015 at Kulkarni residence. 


Congratulations to all the students who successfully passed the exams in North Indian classical music held from April 2011-2014 with first and second division.  Keep up the good work!