Acharyanet Online Institute for Music Excellence Courses – Live Classes

Acharyanet Online Institute for Music Excellence

Welcome to Acharyanet Online Institute for Musical Excellence. We have been receiving requests from students world-wide to offer live classes for a while now. We heard you!  Acharyanet is excited to announce the launch of the acclaimed Perfecting Carnatic Music Level 1 and Level 2 curriculum-based live online courses, taught by distinguished faculty. Advanced level students pursuing courses in Manodharma and Concert performances are also welcome to join advanced level courses taught by Sangeet Samrat Chitravina N Ravikiran. 



Why Acharyanet? 

  • Acharyanet is the global leader in the field since the time it pioneered Online Indian Music Education, offering masterclasses from some of the greatest legends in the field including Sangita Kalanidhi R K Shrikantan, Padma Bhushan Shri P S Narayanaswamy, Sangeet Samrat Chitravina N Ravikiran, Shri Neyveli Santhanagopalan, Shri Sikkil Gurucharan, Shri Malladi Ravikumar, and many others. 

  • The Acharyanet faculty consists of some of the most sought after talents and legendary artists. 

  • The Acharyanet syllabus is Globally-followed by several gurus and students. 

  • The Acharyanet Certificate Exams have inspired students from all continents to learn more thoroughly from day one. 

  • The Acharyanet Online Institute for Musical  Excellence Courses offer comprehensive training irrespective of age or stage of musical learning. 

  • The Acharyanet institute will apply the highly evolved teaching methods of the globally acclaimed Sangeet Samrat Chitravina N Ravikiran, who is also the innovator of tele-teaching (in 1996) and has mentored a number of active performers in the field today. 

  • The Acharyanet curriculum has been conceptualised to cover a lot of ground with maximum efficiency without compromising on quality. 

  • Students of Acharyanet get access to the highly rated guide books Perfecting Carnatic Music Level 1 and Level 2 that contain, lyrics, notations, key phrases of raga and practical theory.

  • The Acharyanet courses include free access to comprehensive video lessons of the songs covered to empower students to learn even more thoroughly. 

  • A part of the course is earmarked exclusively for review sessions by faculty including by its Director, Chitravina N Ravikiran 

  • Even if the Acharyanet courses include material that you have already learned elsewhere, refinements, voice techniques/ exercises and key information pertaining to the ragas will enrich your perspectives and empower you to learn more advanced compositions in them. 



Carnatic music is a highly organized system that is intricate and demanding, yet easy, if learned with a rational approach.  But it is also very intricate and demanding, and full of subtleties. Guidance from the right guru and a dedicated positive attitude from the student is an essential right from the beginning.  However, thousands of students do not get access to high quality gurus initially or presume that they can approach top level artists when they get to advanced levels. This is actually counterproductive as years are wasted learning things incorrectly or missing out simple but vital data points, and further time is wasted on unlearning wrong things.  The Acharyanet vision is to ensure that every student gets the best of guidance from day one, which alone can enable them to make progress in the right direction. Whether you have just started to learn music or an experienced student aspiring to go to the next level, our uniquely qualified faculty team are here to help you. 




  • To inculcate an awareness and passion for perfection with correctness and completeness in (South) Indian Classical Carnatic Music. 

  • Instill a sense of pride in the art form. 

  • Inspire self-enjoyment right from the first note taught. 

  • Not only teach Carnatic Music but also provide an understanding of what it represents – the finest aspects of refined culture.



Acharyanet Online Institute for Musical  Excellence Courses

  • Beginner Level – Instructor-led courses following the Perfecting Carnatic Music Level 1 Syllabus covering sarali and other varisais, alankarams, geethams, swarajatis and practical theory appropriate to the levels.

  • Intermediate Level – Instructor-led courses following the Perfecting Carnatic Music Level 2 Syllabus covering varnams, kritis, introduction to creativity and practical theory appropriate to the levels.

  • Advanced Level – Ideal for students who have learned music for 5-6 years and want to learn advanced varnams, krithis, manodharma, tillanas, javalis, padams and further improve their competitive and performance skills.



Enrollment & Payments Made Simple to help you Start Learning Right Away! 

  • Pricing is by region. 

  • Registration & Fees: Secure Online Credit Card (no information will be stored by Acharyanet). We use STRIPE and Razorpay for secure processing of payments. 

  • Enrolment is based on self-assessment of your needs, levels and capabilities. If at any time, faculty or you deem that you require extra help/inputs, Acharyanet can arrange for extra classes at appropriate costs. 

  • Enrollment is also open to students who face challenges due to time zones or time constraints and wish to gain access to the recorded sessions of the course instead of the live sessions. Each session recording will be sent to you on a weekly basis after completion and remain accessible for one month.  

  • Confirmation: Upon enrollment, you will receive an email and phone call from us to help orient you for the classes.


The classes will include the following:

  • Platform: Zoom/Skype or equivalent video conference. 

  • Schedule: Students will receive learning materials and weekly schedule information through email/Whatsapp groups. 

  • Duration: Each session will be anywhere from 35 – 50 minutes based on the content to be covered.  

  • Classes will be conducted in a group or individual setting based on the course. 

  • Course timings may be changed based on travel schedules of faculty but adequate notice will be given to everyone.  

  • Students are welcome to record their classes but strictly prohibited from sharing it with anyone else. 


Carnatic Music Exams and Certifications

Those interested in testing your skills and getting certified, kindly refer to Carnatic Music Exams and Certifications.  These are not, however mandatory.

Self- Study Courses

Please check out our wide-range of video lessons on Acharyanet from  basics to advanced for self-study at your own pace.  More than 400 lessons are accessible for learning anytime, anywhere for a nominal subscription fee.

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