M. Vijayalakshmi of West Mambalam has been teaching Carnatic music for the past three decades to juniors, seniors, housewives and working women. She also takes free classes for the poor. Some of her popular projects are Trinity’s Sanskrit songs in Western notes; Utsava Sampradaya Kritis; Navaratnamalika; Navagraha Kritis and Navaratri Kritis. This year, her project is ‘Prahlaada Bhaktha Vijayam,’ an opera of Tyagaraja, for which she will be starting classes on Vijayadasami Day.

The venue is Vijaya Kalaalaya, Nu-Tech Vijaya Apartments, 11/5, Raju Naicken Street, West Mambalam. Ph: 98844 84860.

Sloka and music

Sudha of K.K. Nagar is starting new batches of music and sloka classes for children from Vijayadasami. Carnatic vocal, violin, sloka and Bhagawad Gita are taught here. Slokas such as like Lalitha Sahasranamam, Vishnu Sahasranamam and Soundaryalahari; and Carnatic music are taught for housewives during daytime. Sanskrit and Tamil classes are also undertaken. For details, contact 97908 23123.

Thanjavur painting

Mythreiye Nandakumar has been conducting workshops and regular classes in classical Thanjavur painting for the past 11 years at Choolaimedu. She is commencing the next batch of classes exclusively for women and teens on Vijayadasami. The duration of the classes will be from six to eight weeks, depending on the size and theme of painting chosen by the student. She also undertakes orders to provide Thanjavur paintings as per her clientele’s specific requests. To enroll in these classes or to place orders for these paintings, contact 2374 4735.

For housewives

New batches of Carnatic vocal and slokas classes will begin on Vijayadasami at Valasarawakkam. Tamil and basic Hindi are also taught for children. Devotional music is taught for housewives during daytime. For details, contact 65154763 / 7200260017.

Play school

Kidzee Vadapalani has announced admissions on the occasion of Vijayadasami and parents can register their child with Subha (center head) at 98400 95729.

Parents can walk into the center as well from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on all seven days. The centre is located at 6/14 Bajanai Koil Street, Saidapet-Kodambakkam Road.

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