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Thyagaraja Aradhana held on 22/23 Feb'2014 featured concerts by Sri Ramakrishnan Murthy, Sri Delhi P Sunder Rajan & Dr K Vageesh ~ Live webcast ~ 4 Videos available on Youtube alapana Live Channel ~ alapana Holiday Enrichment Course to start from 17 March to 21 March 2014 ~ Registration open

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Sangita Kalanidhi Dr S Ramanathan


Daughter & disciple of Dr S.Ramanathan &

Founder-Director of alapana, Singapore



Lavanya Raghuraman


alapana events in the past

alapana ensemble got a rare opportunity to perform @ MICA before distinguished audience including the Minister, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim & Senior Minister of State, Ms Grace Fu during a Deepavali celebration

Thyagaraja Akhandam 2012

alapana anniversary 2012 featured a Ramayanam-based thematic presentation, RaghuVamshi

Dunman High School ~ Workshop on Indian music



Thyagaraja Akhandam 2010 Report  Photos

alapana anniversary 2010 Photos


alapana @ Melville

Epoach-Making Events:

Lavanya Raghuraman

19Feb'11 8pm: Neythal- the continental shelf @ Esplanade Theatre Studio,, Singapore

Lavanya Raghuraman's Neythal Report, Photos 

alapana - your home of Indian Music and Dance

Classical music & dance have given a special identity to Indian culture. alapana's endeavour is to bequeath Indian cultural heritage through music and dance.

     Sangita Kalanidhi Dr S.Ramanathan had committed himself for the sole mission of exchanging his profound musical knowledge with the whole world. It was his vision that the world would appreciate the potential, beauty & impact of this great melodic tradition more and more in the decades to come. True to his vision, Indian classical carnatic music has already started soaking the hearts of millions of people across the continents.     

Mrs R.Banumathy, daughter & disciple of Dr S.Ramanathan carries the baton and has been continuing the mission.

alapana arts, popularly known as  alapana, was founded in Singapore in 1999 by Mrs R.Banumathy. Over the years, alapana has established itself as a premiere institution teaching and performing Indian classical Carnatic music & Bharatanatyam in Singapore. alapana faithfully adheres to the musical tradition inherited through the Trinity and passed on by Dr S.Ramanathan. alapana also strictly follows the path laid by our trendsetter Gurus, the Dhananjayans in the field of Bharatanatyam.  

alapana offers lessons in Indian classical (Carnatic) music - Vocal, Veena, Violin, Flute, Mridangam, Tabla & Dance -Bharatanatyam.  

alapana operates through its old branch at 375 Serangoon Road, Singapore-218122 and the new branch at Block 684, Race Course Road, #01-316, Singapore-210684. These two units are located on either side of Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple along Serangoon Road near Farrer Park MRT Exit G. Classes are also held presently at Melville Park, Simei; Eventually, we hope to have a full-fledged branch also in the Eastern region.

Quality and Variety ~ the hallmark  of alapana

alapana Holiday Enrichment Course 2014 (details in pdf)


Obeisance to Thyagaraja 2014

Concert by Sri Ramakrishnan Murthy with Sri Delhi P Sunder Rajan (Violin) & Sri V.Raghuraman (Mridangam) held on 22 Feb'2014

available on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUxAIvwt4mU concert starts at 08:00hrs on the timeline


Arjun's Mridangam Arangetram on 29June,2013



Recent events:

Sri Ramanavami at alapana 23 April,2013

Students at YST Conservatory of Music, NUS Singapore with Mr Raghu & Mrs Banu at the end of the workshop on Indian Music


Obeisance to Thyagaraja 2013

Thyagaraja Aradhana in 2013


alapana Centre for Music and Dance, 375 Serangoon Road, Singapore 218122   & Blk 684 Race Course Road, #01-316 Singapore-210684
alapana classes also at Melville Park
Tel: +65 63963296      Mobile : +65 98280418;  +65 97968737; +65 83835684; +65 90015501; +65 93235684      Email : welcome@alapana.org