Ajivasan provides the unique opportunity for students in India and abroad to learn Hindustani classical Vocal music from the nearby branch and from convenience of their own home via online or personal classes through a highly structured curriculum, a clear path for progression, and certifications for completion. Semester Assessment Reports are given to students at completion of each level. Each level requires the student to complete the courses listed under it and pass the level exam. Students who are new to the Academy start with the first course in each of the levels, depending on prior experience. Entry into any level will require new students to take and pass the assessment for the prior level.

This course is designed for the little ones from the age of 2 to 6 years to experience Indian music and its elements through activities and songs.

Sem 01:

  • Learn simple songs, building their interest and love for music
  • Sing songs in different rhythmic patterns
  • Understanding rhythm and tempo, through fun playing session
  • Developing musical skills through fun activities, clapping, tapping on the beat and tempo of the songs
  • Assessment

Sem 02:

  • Introduction to Classical Music through Alankar in Swar
  • Introduction to Dadra Taal through songs
  • Learn bandish of Raag Bhoopali & Raag Yaman
  • Introduction to Sargam and Taan
  • Assessment

Sem 03:

  • Alankars in Aakar, introducing kids to patterns and combination of musical notes.
  • Introduction to Raag Khamaj & Raag Alhaiya Bilaawal
  • Introducing concept of sargams along with bandish in raags
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of Teentaal & Keherwa through songs
  • Introduction to basic terms used in music (Music Theory)
  • Final Assessment

Sem 101:

  • Alankaars (Preliminary Swar Patterns)
  • Raag Bhoopali
  • Raag Yaman
  • Taal Orientation
  • Light Songs
  • Music Appreciation
  • Basic understanding of musical terms: Histroy and origin of Indian Classical Music, Alankaar, Aaroh, Avroh, Pakad, Vaadi, Samvaadi, Raag, Thaat, Varjit Swar, Komal n Teevra Swar, Gayan samay, Anuvaadi, Vivadi
  • Q & A session
  • Presentation/ Semester Assessments

Sem 102:

  • Alankaars – Swar & Taal patterns
  • Raag Bhairav
  • Raag Bihaag
  • Raag Kaafi
  • Introduction of Taals: Teentaal & Keherva
  • Raag Based Bhajan, understanding rhythm in Bhajan
  • Music appreciation
  • Description of Harmonium
  • Understanding of the terms: Dhwani, Dhwani ki utpatti, Naad, Shruti, Chal and Achal Swar, Swaron ke poorn Naam, Varn, Sthayi, Antara
  • Q & A session / Counselling
  • Presentation/ Assessments
  • Recording Studio Session

Sem 103:

  • Alankaars (concept of creating Varn and Alankaar thereafter)
  • Raag Alhaiyya Bilawal
  • Raag Khamaaj
  • Introduction to Taraana in Raag Khamaaj and Raag Bihaag
  • Taals: Chaartaal and Daadra
  • Layakari in Taals
  • Music Notations – Swar-lipi writing
  • Gazal in Dadra
  • Music Appreciation
  • Introduction to karaoke singing
  • Understanding of the terms: Sargam, Taan, Lay
  • Reading & Writing Swar-lipi of Drut
  • Difference between Raag Bhoopali and Raag Yaman
  • Q & A session / Counselling
  • Recording Studio Session
  • Final Exams

Sem 201:

  • Intense Alankaars (with lots of Taan practice)
  • Introduction to Bada Khayaal - Raag Yaman (Vilambit)
  • Description of Tanpura and practice to sing with Tanpura
  • Raag Durga
  • Raag Desh
  • Taal: Ektaal and Rupak
  • Light Music
  • Music appreciation
  • Karaoke sessions
  • Understanding of musical terms: Aashray Raag, Aandolan, Aandolan sankhya, Naad ki visheshtaayen, Comparision of Shruti n Naad
  • Reading & Writing swar-lipi of Vilambit
  • Difference between Raag Khamaaj and Raag Desh
  • Q & A session
  • Presentation/ Assessments
  • Recording Studio Session

    Sem 202:

    • Intense Alankaars
    • Raag Bihaag (Vilambit) (Albele sapne)
    • Raag Bageshri
    • Raag Bhimpalasi
    • Introduce Dhrupad with Taali & Khaali (Raag Yaman)
    • Taal: Teevra & Sooltaal (with laykaaris)
    • Raag based Filmy Gazal
    • Karaoke sessions
    • Music appreciation/ Listening Session
    • Understanding of musical terms:- Geet ke prakaar, Geet ke avyav, Grah swar, Ansh swar, Nyaas swar,
      Vakr swar Comparision of Raags (Raag Khamaaj, Raag Desh and Raag Vrindavani Sarang)
    • Karaoke sessions
    • Music appreciation/ Listening Session
    • Presentation/ Assessments
    • Recording Studio Session

    Sem 203:

    • Raag Alhaiyya Bilawal (Vilambit)
    • Raag Vrindavani Sarang
    • Raag Asavari
    • Raag Bhairavi
    • Introduction to Dhrupad with rythmic patterns (laykaari)
    • Taal: Jhaptaal
    • Karaoke sessions
    • Music appreciation
    • Understanding of musical terms: Chalan and Ang of all the raags, Comparision between Raag Kaafi, Raag Bageshri and Raag Bhimpalasi, Vaadi swar ka raag ke samay ke saath sambandh
    • Q & A session / Counselling
    • Recording Studio Session
    • Final Exams

Sem 301:

  • Raag Tilak Kaamod
  • Raag Hameer
  • Raag Kedar
  • Raag Tilang
  • Taal: Dhamaar
  • Introduce Tigun Lay
  • Aalaap gayki (self made)
  • Music appreciation / Listening session
  • Karaoke sessions
  • Introduction of Western classical notes - Keyboard
  • Understanding of musical terms:
    Different types of geet: bada khayaal, dhamaar, hori and tappa
    Mathematical description of 72 thaat by Venkatmakhi & derivation of 484 raags with the help of one Tthaat
    Division of 22 shrutis into 7 shuddh swar
    Different types of Taan: Simple, Koot, Mishr & Bol - Taan
  • Q & A session
  • Presentation/ Assessments
  • Recording Studio Session


Sem 302:

  • Paltas and Aalaaps
  • Raag Kalingda
  • Raag Jaunpuri
  • Raag Malkauns
  • Dhamaar laykaaris
  • Dhrupad in Malkauns
  • Taal: Deepchandi & Tilwada
  • Light Music
  • Karaoke sessions
  • Introduction to Western Music – Keyboard Session
  • Understanding of musical terms: Parts of the Tanpura and the use and importance of those parts; tuning and baithak for a Tanpura and a Tanpura player respectively
  • Classification of a raag on the basis of the Vaadi swar and the swars used in the scale Sandhiprakash raag and raag with komal G and N
  • Presentation - Assessments
  • Recording Studio Session

Sem 303:

  • Raag based Paltas
  • Raag Patdeep
  • Raag Pilu
  • Raag Bageshri (Vilambit)
  • Raag Bhimpalasi (Vilambit)
  • Taal: Jhoomra
  • Light Music
  • Recording Studio Session
  • Music appreciation
  • Understanding of musical terms:- Virtues and flaws of a singer
    Tabla: Parts of the Tabla Jodi and the importance of these parts
    4 Major Gharanas; Making of the Tabla; Tuning of the Tabla; 10 Varn of the Tabla; 7 golden rules of Thaats and Raags and the comparison between Raags and Thaats, the relation between magnitude of vibrations and the opulence + smallness of Naad
  • Q & A session
  • Assessments
  • Final Exams

Sem 401:

  • Raag Deshkar

  • Raag Kamod

  • Raag Jaijaivanti

  • Taal: Tappa

  • Music appreciation

  • Light music

  • Karaoke sessions

  • Understanding of musical terms: Geet ke prakaar, Nibaddh and Anibaddh gaan, Raag Raagini paddhati

  • Assessments

  • Recording Studio Session

  • Sem 402:

    • Raags Multani
    • Raag Marwa
    • Raag Shankara
    • Avirbhaav - Tirobhaav
    • Introduction to Chaturang (Raag Kedar)

    • Taal: Aada Chartaal
    • Music appreciation
    • Light Music
    • Karaoke session*
    • Understanding of musical terms: Adhwadarshak swar, samay chakra and Parmel praveshak raag, Adhunik aalaap gayan and taan ke prakaar, Sandheeprakash raag, Sankeern raag, Introduction to the 32 thaats of indian classical music and names of adhunik and praacheen thaats, Swar paddhati comparison between Dakshin and Uttar Bhartiya Sangeet
    • Assessments
    • Recording Studio Session

    • Sem 403:

      • Raag Sohni
      • Raag Purvi
      • Raag Bahaar
      • Taal: Jat – Taal, Punjabi
      • Music appreciation
      • Recording Studio Session
      • Tabla session
      • Understanding of musical terms: Comparison between raags like Bhoopali and Deshkaar; Sohni and Marwa; Marwa and Puriya; Miya Malhaar and Bahaar, Kamod, Kedar and Hameer; Multani and Todi
      • Exams

Sem 501:

  • Raag Gaud malhaar
  • Raag Shree
  • Raag Chhayanat
  • Raag Adaana
  • Taals: Addha, Matt Taal, Pancham Savari
  • Music appreciation
  • Light Music
  • Karaoke sessions
  • Understanding of musical terms: Anibdh geet ke pracheen prakar: raag Aalaap, rupak Aalaap, Gayki-Nayki, History of Shruti and Swar Vibhajan, Shadaj Pancham bhav, Calculation of Andolan Sankhya as per the length of the Taar
  • Taals: Pancham Sawari and Matt
  • Raag Comparisons: Khamaj-Dhesh-Jaijaivanti-Gaud Malhar; Poorvi-shree; Chhayanat-Kedar-Hameer-Kamod; Adaana-Aasawari-Jaunpuri
  • Assessments
  • Recording Studio Session

Sem 502:

  • Drupad in Raag Shree
  • Raag Todi
  • Taraana in Raag Adaana
  • Raag Darbaari Kanhaada
  • Raag Hindol
  • Taal: Gaj Jhampa
  • Music appreciation
  • Light Music
  • Karaoke sessions
  • Theory topics: Alpatva- Bahutva, Aavirbhav-Tirobhav, Essay Writing, Biography
  • Taals: Adha, Punjabi and Gajjampa
  • Rang Comparisons: Todi-Multani; Darbari-Adaana; Hindol-Yaman-Kedar-Hameer, Chhayanat-Gaud Malhar
  • Assessments
  • Recording Studio Session

  • Sem 503:

    • Raag Gaud Sarang
    • Raag Vibhaas
    • Raag Puriya
    • Taal: Punjabi
    • Music appreciation
    • Light Music
    • Recording Studio Session
    • Presentation
    • Understanding of musical terms: Creating Sargams, Thaat wise Raag Comparisons including Raag Puriya-Marwa-Sohani, Chalan of Raags from Level 1 to Level 5
    • Final Exam

Sem 601:

  • Raag Lalit
  • Raag Deshi
  • Raag Basant
  • Raag Miya Malhaar
  • Taal: Lakshmi
  • Thumri
  • Music appreciation
  • Session with Sureshji
  • Assessments
  • Recording Studio Session

Sem 602:

  • Raag Miya Malhaar
  • Raag Raageshree
  • Raag Malgunji
  • Raag Puriya Dhanashree
  • Taal: Brahma
  • Music appreciation
  • Thumri & Gazal
  • Explain Avirbhaav Tirobhaav with the help of Raags
  • Session with Suresh Wadkar ji
  • Assessments
  • Recording Studio Session

Sem 603:

  • Raag Shuddh Kalyaan
  • Raag Ramkali
  • Raag Paraj
  • Taal: Rudra
  • Music appreciation
  • Taraana, Chaturang
  • Avirbhaav Tirobhaav
  • References to Raag from previous years
  • Individual singing
  • Session with Sureshji
  • Recording Studio Session

Final Exam