Kolkata:To groom young music talent under the tutelage of renowned singers like Kavitha Krishnamurthy and Hariharan, the Indian Idol Academy is opening up music learning centres in 50 cities.
The academy's co-founder Sourabh J Sarkar said they have successfully test-launched their unique 'OmniDEL' learning platform in Ahmedabad and Delhi recently after which they are planning to start 50 centres across India.
"Altogether we will invest Rs 20 crore to start these 50 centres by January 2015 on franchise model. We are starting with cities like Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Lucknow, Ranchi, Patna, etc," Sarkar told PTI here.
His company Karmyog Media and Arts Education Netowrk has tied up with Fremantle Media, which produces the Indian Idol television show, to start the Indian Idol Academy (IIA).
"We want to start a cheap and easily accessible learning method for music which is still not a part of our school curriculum. With this we are democratising the music education and training by bringing it closer to the masses," the educationist said.
He has come up with the 'OmniDEL' learning platform which uses both virtual and on-campus learning methodologies by harnessing technology.
Music learners in the advanced course would get the rare opportunity to connect and learn directly under the tutelage of great maestros of music and singing like Kavitha Krishnamurthy, Hariharan, Salim Merchant and Alka Yagnik.