Disciplines Offer

Western Music and Performing Arts

All students who seek enrolment need to have the instrument at home to meet the demands of practice that will be needed at home. A graded course is followed. Assessments are offered for Practical and Theory grades and diplomas under the above mentioned UK Boards. Students are encouraged to perform in formal and informal concerts held by the School regularly. Theory inputs are awarded along with the practical classes for holistic learning.

» Students are eligible to join at the age of 4 years. It is a foundation course in music. Basic elements like rhythm and melody are taught through singing and games in rhythm. Children sing and perform on elementary percussion instruments. It is a class where the teacher helps to develop the child’s basic musical ability and then guides the parent in the choice of the correct stream of music at the age of 6 years. Participation in school concerts is encouraged. Assessments are offered after two years under UK Boards.
» Classes are held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

» Children are taken from 6 years of age. Along with voice training, hymns and popular English songs are taught. Children learn to harmonise, sing in canonic form. They are always encouraged to participate in concerts at School and also on invitation to prestigious events. Assessments are offered under UK Boards.
» Classes are held on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

» The senior choir at The Calcutta School of Music has members of all ages (i.e from students of class 7/8 to adults). Choir classes begin with vocal exercises that teach the students to produce the correct sound by deliberately structuring and controlling the voice at source physically before the sound is produced. Both traditional as well as popular songs are taught. Students are encouraged to perform in concerts. It is an opportunity to learn to sing together as a choir and enjoy it.
» Classes are held on Fridays and Saturdays.

»Students are allowed to join from the age of 6 years.

Piano

» Students are allowed to join from the age of 6 years.
» Promising students are offered the opportunity to join Junior String Ensemble of The Calcutta School of Music.

violin

» The classical guitar is a solo instrument and is played with a set of nylon strings. Students can adapt themselves to any style of guitar playing later after gaining experience and a thorough knowledge of the technique. Students are allowed to join from the age of 6 ½ years.

Guiter

» A comprehensive course is taught which covers both contemporary styles and techniques. The course includes both solo and accompaniment styles from basic to advanced levels. Students are allowed to join from the age of 6 ½ years.

Guiter

» An introduction to the classical wind instrument at an early age of 6. Students play in groups.
» Promising students are offered the opportunity to join Junior Ensemble of The Calcutta School of Music.

Recorder

» Western Classical/Modern flute is taught here. A graded course in Western Classical music is followed. Promising students are offered the opportunity to join Junior Ensemble of The Calcutta School of Music.

Flute

» Starting from age 8, drums are taught by staff notation and modern rhythms and patterns are explained. Styles such as Rock, Pop, Funk, Latin American, Jazz, Samba and Blues are also taught.

Drums

» The saxophone is the most essential musical instrument in a western band. One can learn the saxophone from the age of 9 years, and can play in Jazz, Rock and Pop bands following staff notation.

Saxophone

» Classical and Non Classical pieces are taught with the help of staff notations in a methodical way. Promising students are absorbed in the Keyboard Ensemble. Students are allowed to join from the age of 6 years.

Electronic  Keyboard/Synthesiser

a. Foundation Course: Admits children from age 6. Confidence in spoken english should start as early as possible. Through theatre games, word play, role play, poetry, storytelling, children are provided with a foundation that will stand them in good stead. Emphasis is given on correct pronunciation, voice projection, diction, modulation, body language and facial expression. The students develop all skills necessary to enable them to socialize properly.
» Classes are held on Fridays.

b. Junior:Admissions are taken for children of 8 years and above. They are put through the rules of correct speech in English. A lot of emphasis is given on training the voice to make it stronger for speech. Children develop projection of the voice. Training is given for voice flexing. Emphasis is laid on recitation of appropriate pieces with expression, range, modulation and projection.
» Classes are held on Wednesdays.

c. Senior: For 11 years and above. Students from the junior section are usually promoted to this class. More emphasis is given on drama, development of correct body language and facial expression. Students are encouraged to develop their own scripts through a system of improvisation. Students are trained and encouraged to take part in concerts.
» Classes are held on Wednesdays.

» A graded programme in Effective Communication skills and public speaking. It helps in obtaining UCAS points for studies abroad. Students have the opportunity to appear for assessments and obtain international certification. The training leads to personality development, excellence in communication skills and the ability to face interviews, group discussions and become effective public speakers.
» Classes are held on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Indian Music and Performing Arts

The Department of Indian Music was inaugurated in 1975 by Pandit Ravi Shankar, and the first Head of Department was his pupil, the eminent sitarist Mrs. Jaya Biswas. The department offers a wide range of disciplines like Classical, Semi classical, Bhajan, Geet, Ghazal, Rabindrasangeet and Nazrulgeeti. Lessons are conducted in vocals, dance and instrumental music. Students are encouraged to participate in concerts at the Sandré Hall. Most group classes are held once a week for one hour.

» Students are allowed to join from the age of 6 years. Kheyal, Thumri, Tappa, Jhula, Chaiti and Kajri are taught. Participation in concerts is encouraged.
» Classes are held on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

» Students are allowed to join from the age of 6 years. Lessons are imparted according to a graded syllabus.
» Classes are held on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

» Students are allowed to join from he age of 6 years. Participation in concerts and examinations is encouraged.
» Classes are held on Mondays and Saturdays.

»Students are allowed to join from the age of 6 years. Participation in concerts and examinations is encouraged.
» Tabla classes are held on Wednesdays, Thursday and Sundays.

Tabla

» Students are allowed to join from the age of 10 years and above.
» All students are encouraged to participate at concerts and appear for the annual assessments.
»Classes are held on Saturdays.

Sitar and Sarod

» Students are allowed to join from the age of 6 years. It13 is a classical form of dance.This is a certified course of 8 year duration with annual examinations conducted by The Calcutta School of Music. Participation in concerts is encouraged.
»Classes are held on Thursdays.

» Students are allowed to join from the age of 6 years. It is an Indian Classical dance style which incorporates sculptural poses and lyrical graceful movements originating from the state of Orissa. The dance form is one of devotion as it has originated from and centres around temple life. Participation in concerts is encouraged.
»Classes are held on Thursdays.

» Students are allowed to join from the age of 6 years. Lessons explore various movements, rhythm and development of footwork along with coordination of body movement. The total programme consists of three parts viz. basic, intermediate and advanced.
» Classes are held on Fridays and Saturdays.

» For very young children in the age of 4 to 6 years only. This is a programme based on music aiming to develop a sense of rhythm and coordination of hand and feet movement.
» Classes are held on Thursdays.