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About Kalakruthi

The Kala Kruthi School of Indian Classical Music was founded in 1994 by Smt Shobha Sekhar and teaches South Indian Carnatic vocal and veena to students. Smt Shobha Sekhar is the artistic director and guru of Kala Kruthi. She is an internationally and nationally acclaimed Carnatic artiste, and has given a number of concerts and lecdems in Australia and around the world. Smt Sekhar's dedicated tutelage and training under some of Carnatic music's greatest exponents, such as Sangeetha Kalanidhi Smt DK Pattammal, Sangeetha Kalanidhi Sri DK Jayaraman, Sangeetha Kalanidhi Sri RK Srikantan, Sangeetha Kalanidhi Sri KS Narayanaswamy, and Sangeetha Kala Acharya Sri Bombay S Ramachandran, is evident in her refined musical style and technical excellence with its adherence to the traditional precepts of this venerable art form.   Read more

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Kalakruthi Annual Concert 2018

Kalakruthi celebrates Sangitha Kalanidhi Smt DK Pattammal’s centenary year with a grant concert on 7/8 July 2018. Students will present songs popularised by her. Look out for details.  

Kala Kiran July 2016

KalaKruthi 2016 Annual Program Veena and Vocal Students of the School will present Kala Kiran Annual Program as a tribute to Sangitha Kalanidhi MS Subbulakshmi. Powerpoint presentations in the backdrop will enhance the understanding of the items presented. Please be seated at 4.45 on Saturday and Sunday 9 and 10 July 2016 at Doncaster Secondary College, 123 Church Road, Doncaster Tickets for a family (2 Adults+2 children) is only $10.    

20 March 2016 Kalakruthi presents Kala Kiran– a bright ray in Australian Arts.

Kala Kiran- in three segments will feature: Nada yoga -An interactive Yoga session highlighting the beneficial effects of yoga on body, mind and soul — in particular the voice Panel discussion by leading teachers from Melbourne Music schools Ensembles led by Music teachers Venue: Peacock Hall, Carrum Downs Shiva Vishnu Temple Time: 4 to 7 pm