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Academy of Indian Music & Arts

Academy of Indian Music & Arts, founded in 1984 by the legendary musician Padma Bhushan Dr T V Gopalakrishnan and registered as a Charitable Trust. AIMA upholds the philosophy espoused by Dr TVG, that music should be an integral part of everyone’s daily life, reiterating the time-tested therapeutic power of music to reduce stress, and enhance positivity in lives.

Academy of Indian Music and Arts (AIMA) stands tall as a state-of-the-art music academy to attain in-depth knowledge and mastery in multiple genres of Indian music. AIMA has proven to be a haven for music aspirants and practitioners irrespective of economic or social bias. AIMA aims to support this neglected strata of musicians by enabling them to obtain a decent living and to lead their life with dignity. AIMA is committed to bringing back the doctrine of music into modern lives. Now, AIMA champions the mantra of our founder Dr TVG – “If you can Speak, you can Sing”! This is to encourage every person to infuse music into their lives. AIMA has always been cognitive of the power and efficacy of Indian music in the areas of healing and stress relief. AIMA is committed to propagating this precious gift handed over by our ancestors and pass it on to the present youth and corporate world.

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Encouraging and conducting research in ancient Indian musicological works

Documentation of classical obsolete art forms

Translation and publication of hitherto unpublished works on music and dance

Restoration of invaluable archival music material, audio and video

Study on healing and therapy aspects of Music

Research on ancient and contemporary musical instruments

Facilitating research activities

TVG’s AIMA is committed to providing access to Indian Music from grassroots beginner levels to professional levels - thereby creating tomorrow's performers, educators and facilitators. Though there are many institutions for teaching, monitoring and preserving our music culture, the impact of western culture and ideologies has eroded and diluted the zest for learning classical music in the hearts of the younger generation.
Encourage deserving artists by bringing them to limelight by conducting thematic festivals all over India and abroad with unparalleled success. Over 4000 aspiring musicians have been promoted by AIMA through its music festivals including today’s legendry young super stars. An equal number of internationally famous musicians and accompanists have also participated in our festival.
The unfortunate state of affairs, vis-a-vis artists, who choose to have a career in music and its allied arts, is the poor financial returns as a professional. It is not unreasonable to expect that a comfortable livelihood be possible with the wages earned by middling artistes – be the performing artistes or teachers.

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Mam . I have to say this . Everytime I hear u sing i feel like am meditating. I get the same experience. I simply was lost in your voice yesterday. Thank you for being my guru . Please accept my humblest pranam. Thank you for letting me be a part of this journey. Very grateful for this . Thank you Mam . Lots and lots of love and gratitude

Nanda, Chennai

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A special Thank you to Devie Ma’am and Aima team for a serene Sunday with such lovely melodious songs

Ekta, UK

AIMA SWAS Student from UK

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Hello, my name is Jhanani Tharmaseelan and I am from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I have been studying Carnatic music from Sugam Karnatica in Malaysia. During the Covid19 lockdown, I enrolled online with AIMA for the "Sing With AIMA Rainbows" (SWAR) programme, which is taught by Devie Nethiyar. In this class, Devie Akka teaches us to sing songs from all genres.. devotional, folk, film etc. She also teaches us proper singing techniques like proper posture, breathing techniques, and voice exercises that will help us sing better. I love attending SWAR classes and I love Devie Akka so much. She always encourages me and motivates me to become a better singer. My ambition is to one day become a great singer just like Devie Akka. ?

Jhanani Tharmaseelan

Student from Malaysia

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Thank you. And God Bless you for this initiative.?? Thank you for yesterday TVG Sir. I loved what you sang. But I also loved what you spoke. It resonated with me very strongly.??

Gita Manian

Workshop Participant

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Thank you very much for making it possible for me to attend the workshop this evening on Zoom platform right from the beginning to end. The songs taught were very nice. The finale was very melodious and filled with devotion.


Workshop Participant

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We all know..It’s a rough journey this 2020, and though there were slight hiccups, I think AIMA has met the expectations by keeping the ball rolling with the zoom classes. Thanks again to everyone at AIMA for that who made it happen.