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alapana reopens today, 2Jan'2015~ Admission Open ~ Results of alapana Examination 2014-2015 published. Visit Exam page for updates ~ All 3 branches at 4 locations are fully operational

Thyagaraja Aradhana at YST Conservatory of Music, NUS on 7 & 8 Mar'2014 ~ Retracing the Path -Margam at UCC Theatre, NUS & on 21 Mar'2015 at Kalakshetra, Chennai. Lavanya Raghuraman performs 'A Day with Dr S Ramanathan' at the Music Academy, Chennai on 19 Mar'2015

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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

Arjun's Mridangam Arangetram on 29June,2013

Obeisance to Thyagaraja 2013

Obeisance to Thyagaraja 2013

Thyagaraja Aradhana in 2013


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


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 & Bharatanatyam.   In addition, alapana offers lessons in Hindusthani Vocal music, Sitar & Tabla as well.

alapana operates through its branches at 4 vantage locations:-

1a. alapana@375Serangoon : 375 Serangoon Road, Singapore - 218122

1b. alapana@684Serangoon : Block 684, Race Course Road, #01-316, Singapore - 210684

2. alapana@Bedok :300 Bedok Road, Bedok Shopping Complex, Singapore - 469457

3. alapana@Clementi : Blk 447 Clementi Ave 3 #02-201 Singapore - 120447 ( wef 3Oct'2014)

The Serangoon Road branch is known as 375 and the Race Course Road branch is known as 684 branch of alapana; both 375 and 684 are located on either side of Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple along Serangoon Road near Farrer Park MRT Exit G.

The second branch, alapana@Bedok is located at Simpang Bedok - Bedok Market Place/Bedok Shopping Complex by the side of Giant Supermarket, near Tanah Merah MRT.

The third branch, alapana@Clementi located at Blk 447 #02-201 Clementi Ave 3 Singapore - 120447 in the vicinity of State Bank of India, Clementi Branch.

alapana@Clementi is fully operational from 3 Oct'2014 (Vijayadasami Day).

Skype lessons are available for overseas students.

Quality and Variety ~ the hallmark  of alapana

Retracing the Path - Margam

Retracing the Path ~ Obeisance to Thyagaraja 2015


alapana's Lavanya Raghuraman attending a Workshop by Sri V P Dhananjayan & Mrs Shanta Dhananjayan at Washington DC ~ Nov 2014





Recent events:

Ganapathi Puja was performed for alapana's 2nd Branch at 300 Bedok Road, S- 459467 on 7 July,2014

~ alapana@Bedok is located within Bedok Shopping Complex, near Tanah Merah MRT


Ganapathi Homam was performed for alapana's 3rd Branch at Blk-447 Clementi Ave-3, #02-201 S-120447 on 26 Sep'2014

Ganapathi Homam at Clementi

~ alapana@Clementi is located close to Clementi MRT

Recent Past

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


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






alapana Centre for Music and Dance, 375 Serangoon Road, Singapore 218122, Blk 684 Race Course Road, #01-316 S-210684, 300 Bedok Road, S - 469457 & Blk 447 Clementi Ave 3 #02-201 S- 120447
Tel: +65 63963296      Mobile : +65 98280418;  +65 97968737; +65 83835684; +65 90015501; +65 93235684      Email : welcome@alapana.org