Who Is SaPa?


SaPa, the Subramaniam Academy of Performing Arts, was started in 2007, to be the home for great music and musicians. Our founders, legendary musicians Dr. L. Subramaniam and Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam have created a strong legacy of excellence in global music, which we try to take forward everyday.

Here at SaPa, work and fun play well together. We interweave exciting, interactive elements into all our lessons, and ensure that students bring their musical vision to life while also having a great time. Our team of educators and artists also live by this philosophy.

We are deeply rooted in and respectful of Indian culture, and also love music from around the world. We believe that you don’t have to be just one thing. You could be a pop song writing Carnatic vocalist, or a physicist who plays the piano. You could be a toddler who loves African lullabies or a grandma who loves bhajans. You could learn konnakol and drums, while trying to find your rhythm in middle school. Whatever your musical aspirations are, we’ll help you find your voice.

SaPa is Everywhere

Music should be accessible to everyone, everywhere. In schools. At community centres. Online at home. So we want to be too. Join a class that’s most convenient to you, or find out more about what we do:

  • Take a live online music class
  • Check out our centres
  • Take our in-schools program
  • Take a self-paced course

Our History

Some things change, but some things will always stay the same.

In 2007, we started with two students and three teachers, but we had big dreams for little babies. We now have over 30,000 students and hundreds of teachers, but we still have the same level of excitement every time we introduce a child to music.

As our SaPa babies grow and change, we do too. Our movement started in a little house in North Bangalore and has spread to a hundred locations across the country (and online too). We want to be the home for great music and musicians, shaping the future of learning for every child.

We Believe in Family First


At SaPa, you don’t join a class, you join a family. We're a close-knit team, all working towards a shared vision. Here's a little more about the people that make SaPa tick.

And, like most families, we love to show off our kids. Click here to learn more about our students.

We work hard to play with music

We’re parents, we’re PhDs, and we’re people who really care about making an impact through music.

We’ve spent years reading up, researching, and tweaking our methodology and materials, so the SaPa Baby Method feels like child’s play.

From our books and recordings to instruments and teacher training, everything is aligned to the developmental needs of children.