Sangeetha Swara Laya

Welcome to Sangeetha Swara Laya, state of the Art Indian Music Academy!  We’ve been teaching Indian Classical Music in Malaysia for 13 years and are proud to be the premier Music Academy in the Country, which awards recognised academic qualifications to our students, upon completion of their courses.


​Sangeetha Swara Laya has grown in the last 13 years from a handful of students based in one state Johor to a national Academy with 8 centers traversing the length of the Malay Peninsula. The brainchild and untiring efforts of Dr. Hariharan, his drive and vibrant energy has seen to the expansion and growth of this small family based organization into a success story. We can be proud to say we have still not lost that family feeling and atmosphere even though we have expanded hundreds of folds since the beginning.


Sangeetha Swara Laya’s unique vision led us to fortify our Academy’s own strengths with World renowned names like Alagappa University, India and Alagappa Performing Arts Academy, USA, to bring us into this millennium with recognized qualifications awarded to our qualifying students. Never before seen in Malaysia, we held four convocation ceremonies to celebrate our student’s successes, which​ in turn are a reflection of our own growth and achievements.


Sangeetha Swara Laya now equipped with an Administration team, highly trained professionally, academically qualified and experienced teachers and classrooms condusive to delivering our structured programs of education is currently moulding great minds of our future generations. This success has only been possible as a partnership between student, teachers and the parents. We are proud to being preserving the heritage and culture as well as contributing to an all-round development of our students.

The history of Sangeetha Swara Laya began in 1999 with Dr.Hariharan Subramaniam’s vision to create an excellent community development program for the Indian youths. Today’s youths are very much occupied and overwhelmed with the many challenges that life presents them. Influences from the environment, society, peers, media and the knowledge development required of themselves towards a fruitful and bright future represents some of these concerns.

As concerned parents we too would only want the best in terms of learning and development for our children. With this thought in mind and quantitative discussions with many parents alike, Dr. Hariharan Subramaniam has come up with this interesting Community Excellence Program. This program through a systematic, creative and well monitored approach in Indian Classical Music, is designed to help enhance, develop and equip our youths with the fundamental knowledge and thinking skills in achieving the following :

TO ACCOMPLISH
Success in Exams, Music & Other Personal Goals

TO COMMUNICATE
Confidently & Effectively

TO DISCIPLINE & RESPECT
Self, Family & Society

TO ACQUIRE 
Knowledge, Creativity, Thinking & Problem Solving Skills

AS A CONSEQUENCE
Sangeetha Swara Laya, State Of The Art Indian Music Academy Was Born

Sangeetha Swara Laya was then founded by Mr. Rajaguru Ayathuray, Mr.Subramaniam Ayathuray, Dr.Hariharan Subramaniam and his family in the year 2006 and has now been established for five years. The Academy is devoted to teaching Indian Classical Music in a formal environment. It began humbly, with only 5 students. Today it has 1 Principal, 4 full time teachers, 5 centre managers, 2 part time teachers and over 700 students with a curriculum that reflects the cultural diversity of a unique country with an ancient heritage. 

Thanks to my family and Mr. R. Vairavan Chairman and CEO of Alagappa Performing Arts Academy (APAA) for helping me in creating a bridge of education in Indian Music with APAA and Alagappa University. Developing and sustaining the curriculum has been one of the greatest challenges for the Academy so far, but one which has now yielded many benefits. It has fostered home grown talent and created an awareness and understanding of the Indian cultural heritage, which is particularly valuable in the multi-ethnic Malaysian society.

In the early years, Sangeetha Swara Laya’s efforts were principally directed towards the organisation of concerts in music. In 2005, our efforts were mainly channelled towards the creation of an Academy to provide tuition in the fine arts, initially in Carnatic music specializing in Tabla, Mirdhangam, Veena and Sangeetham. SSL has utilized the opportunities that occured from the transformation of Malaysia into a global player to prepare its students to face up to the challenges as competition increases.

Sangeetha Swara Laya is an Indian cultural academy in Malaysia that has achieved a high level of technical excellence in the teaching and learning of traditional Indian Music. Graduates trained at the Sangeetha Swara Laya State Of The Art Indian Academy provide principal support to other Indian cultural groups.

The contribution of Sangeetha Swara Laya to Indian Music in Malaysia has been expanding. One of the aims is to help Malaysian Indian youths rediscover the cultural, artistic and spiritual wealth of their forefathers and to make it relevant for themselves and for our future generations. We believe today’s YOUTH’s are TOMORROW’s Leaders

Sangeetha Swara Laya is the learning centre where a child can learn music from teachers who understand the true nature of creativity anwww.youtube.com/sslaya78d inspiration. At Sangeetha Swara Laya it is possible for any child to learn music without the burden of costly fees and this is done with the intention of serving the Indian Community in Malaysia

Sangeetha Swara Laya has endeavoured to develop and design state-of-the-art course-ware in Indian Music by using the latest technology-based teaching methods SSL boasts of highly dedicated and qualified academia in music and offers a portfolio of tailor-made courses in Indian Music.

State of the Art Indian Music Academy is a cultural and service oriented, organization with centres in Penang, Johor, Selangor, Kedah and Perak. We have over the year established a vibrant rapport with the local communities and are well regarded in our respective states for the wholesome community building activities we undertake. We have 12 centres in Malaysia and affliated with APAA, California, USA and Alagappa University, Karaikudi, India.

SANGEETHA SWARA LAYA

State of the Art Indian Music Academy is a cultural and service oriented, organization with centres in Penang, Johor, Selangor, Kedah and Perak. We have over the year established a vibrant rapport with the local communities and are well regarded in our respective states for the wholesome community building activities we undertake. We have 12 centres in Malaysia and affliated with APAA, California, USA and Alagappa University, Karaikudi, India.

VISION

TO CREATE, DEVELOP AND TRAIN OUR AMAZINGLY GIFTED GROUP OF STUDENTS TO UNDERSTAND, ASSIMILATE AND PERFORM CLASSICAL INDIAN MUSIC THAT CAN BE MARKETED GLOBALLY

MISSION

1. To disseminate knowledge in Indian Classical Music
2. To establish, research and develop Indian Fine Arts.
3. To arrange for regular lectures and training
4. To publish philosophical works, leaflets, periodicals, pamphlets and books of 
educational and cultural nature.
5. To achieve global recognition of Malaysia in promoting Indian Classical Music

SANGEETHA SWARA LAYA

State of the Art Indian Music Academy is a cultural and service oriented, organization with centres in Penang, Johor, Selangor, Kedah and Perak. We have over the year established a vibrant rapport with the local communities and are well regarded in our respective states for the wholesome community building activities we undertake. We have 12 centres in Malaysia and affliated with APAA, California, USA and Alagappa University, Karaikudi, India.

Sangeetha Swara Laya’s Convocations 2010 and 2012

7th August, 2010. A major benchmark was set in Malaysia, a rather important and memorable moment for the Indian community in Malaysia, as SSL’s first ever graduates received their scrolls proudly from the Chancellors of Alagappa University. All their hard work and efforts had paid off as they gained recognition via academic qualifications signifying their proficiency to perform in their chosen disciplines of music, after several years of strict training and studying.


This grande event was again repeated in March , 2012. Thus proving, that we are determined and committed in our dedication to serve our community and grow positively, sustaining our standards. Local Political leaders and Dignitaries from India and USA had come down to join us, the Staff and Directors of SSL, to make this event a total success adding importance to their sense of achievement. An evening of grand feast of classical music was arranged and performed by the various students of the Academy; The Dance Academy Kalaikkottam further enriched the festivities with graceful and talented artistes in Bharathanatyam performing alongside our musicians. The Honoured guests were all treated to a lavish spread of food and drinks whilst enjoying the performances of our professional lecturers to the Academy.

SANGEETHA SWARA LAYA

State of the Art Indian Music Academy is a cultural and service oriented, organization with centres in Penang, Johor, Selangor, Kedah and Perak. We have over the year established a vibrant rapport with the local communities and are well regarded in our respective states for the wholesome community building activities we undertake. We have 12 centres in Malaysia and affliated with APAA, California, USA and Alagappa University, Karaikudi, India.

WHY IS SSL EDUCATION SYSTEM EFFICIENT?

The highly acclaimed Sangeetha Swara Laya Education and Examination System is the only integrated learning and grading program, with international recognition from Alagappa University, Tamil Nadu, India and Alagappa Performing Arts Academy, California, United States of America! This spells vast benefits for those pursuing their passion in music.

Extensively Researched Methodology And Syllabus

You are assured of the best teaching methods and standards, maintained by professional music specialists who are highly qualified in the latest research and development in music education for all age-groups.

Music Popularization​

Music popularization activities, regularly conducted in Sangeetha Swara Laya, offer further motivation and opportunities for students to develop their talents, through adequate exposure to class concerts, recitals and music workshops.

Credible And Professional Evaluation​

The course work is integrated with different stages of professional evaluation so every individual's potential is maximised. It provides certification up to the equivalent of Concert Artiste and Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Degree levels which means that Sangeetha Swara Laya graduates have the added advantage of a career option recognized by Alagappa University, India, Alagappa Performing Arts Academy, USA, Sangeetha Swara Laya and other institutions throughout the world.

Academic Program Description​

Sangeetha Swara Laya, has designed a comprehensive curriculum in Indian Music (Sangeetham, Veena, Mirdhangam and Tabla) to preserve and propagate the repertoire of culture that is imbedded in this classical art. In collaboration with exponents in the field, Alagappa Performing Arts Academy, California, United States of America and Alagappa University, Tamil Nadu, India, SSL ensures that each student is guided through the various aspects of this intricate art with textbooks that concisely explain its relevance and interactive DVDs that vividly describe the precise execution of the art. These valuable learning aids enhance comprehension of the depth and versatility of this art. The following programs are now being offered.

CERTIFICATE, DIPLOMA AND DEGREE IN MUSIC 
(Sangeetham, Veena, Mirdhangam And Tabla)

Course Description
Introduction to the Indian Music is an introduction to the fundamental concepts of the musical practices related to the music industry. The course focuses on skills necessary for beginning and maintaining a professional career in the music industry. This course serves both the student who is wishing to increase his/her knowledge of the basic music practices of the music industry and the student who is considering further study of the music. The course utilizes lecturers and guest speakers from the music and entertainment industry from India and Malaysia with respect to career development. The course has a strong emphasis on practical applications of classroom knowledge to the music environment.

Course Content Areas

Performance
Instrumental / Vocal Ensemble
Workshop Series
Lectures and Training Series
Historical Studies
Master Classes
Music Arrangement
Concert Management


Examination Pattern
The examination system will be semester system. The student should enroll and complete the applications and the student details will be sent to Alagappa University. The students then can sit for the examination on the stipulated date given by APAA. Successful candidates will be awarded the respective certification by Alagappa University and APAA. 

Awards 
The University will award respective certificates, diplomas and degrees based on successful completion of program by the students. APAA will provide the course completion certificate from APAA and Alagappa University.

Company Locations and Facilities 

Sangeetha Swara Laya has obtained/rented appropriate office spaces in Penang, Johor, Selangor, Kedah and Perak that indirectly offers many benefits to the SSL company:
A close association with the Indian Community. 
Competent and professional learning centres and academic environment. 
Competent, experienced and professional working group environment. 
Strategic parking and lighted area for parents to send and fetch their children 
from class.
Roadmaps for easy access to centres. 
All class rooms are carpeted and air conditioned. 
The rooms are wide and spacious that one can even conduct Bharathanatyam 
classes.

Services
Sangeetha Swara Laya offers 'services' of varied structure and packages.
The complete 'packaging' of a music course contains comprehensive individual tutoring, extensive rehearsals, in-class production work, arrangement and editing of composed music assignments, coordination of the student’s performance. 
Both off line and online courses are available for music enthusiasts to choose from and follow. Classes are divided into group based teaching and private teaching which is recommended for advanced students.
The development, maintenance, funding, coordination and undertaking of any worthwhile and promising project is identified.

The courses available with its benefits :-

Subjects : 
 i ) Tabla ii ) Mirdhangam iii ) Veena iv ) Sangeetham v) Keyboard

All subjects are divided into 2 categories :-
a) Theory b) Practical

Benefits for Sangeetha Swara Laya students :
Certificates are awarded to those who complete their grades.
Trips to local holiday destinations and awards are given to the best student. 
Report card day is held annually to update students and parents.
Food and beverages are served during break so that students have time to 
relax.
SSL magazine – an inhouse product - on Indian Culture and Religion called 
SaRGam is given free to students.

The complete packaging of structured learning in Indian Music are as below :-
Certificate in Indian Classical Music 3 years
Diploma in Indian Classical Music 3 years
Degree in Indian Classical Music 2 years

SANGEETHA SWARA LAYA

State of the Art Indian Music Academy is a cultural and service oriented, organization with centres in Penang, Johor, Selangor, Kedah and Perak. We have over the year established a vibrant rapport with the local communities and are well regarded in our respective states for the wholesome community building activities we undertake. We have 12 centres in Malaysia and affliated with APAA, California, USA and Alagappa University, Karaikudi, India.

State of the Art Indian Music Academy is a cultural and service oriented, organization with centres in Penang, Johor, Selangor, Kedah and Perak. We have over the year established a vibrant rapport with the local communities and are well regarded in our respective states for the wholesome community building activities we undertake. We have 12 centres in Malaysia and affliated with APAA, California, USA and Alagappa University, Karaikudi, India

7th August, 2010. A major benchmark was set in Malaysia, a rather important and memorable moment for the Indian community in Malaysia, as SSL’s first ever graduates received their scrolls proudly from the Chancellors of Alagappa University. All their hard work and efforts had paid off as they gained recognition via academic qualifications signifying their proficiency to perform in their chosen disciplines of music, after several years of strict training and studying.


This grande event was again repeated in March, 2012. Thus proving, that we are determined and committed in our dedication to serve our community and grow positively, sustaining our standards. Local Political leaders and Dignitaries from India and USA had come down to join us, the Staff and Directors of SSL, to make this event a total success adding importance to their sense of achievement.  An evening of grand feast of classical music was arranged and performed by the various students of the Academy; The Dance Academy Kalaikkottam further enriched the festivities with graceful and talented artistes in Bharathanatyam performing alongside our musicians. The Honoured guests were all treated to a lavish spread of food and drinks whilst enjoying the performances of our professional lecturers to the Academy.