Champa Kumar vocal tuition in Carnatic Music

All levels

The tuition will be small group (5 to 6) based or/and one to one .

It is possible to register for both formulae


Champa Kumar hails from a family deeply involved in music.  She was initiated into

Carnatic Music at the age of five by her mother Smt. Banumathi Ramakrishnan and

later learnt from Sangeetha Vidvan Valliyur Sri. R. Gurumoorthy.   Presently, she is under the able guidance of Smt. Jaya Krishnan.  She has participated in several music competitions and is the winner of the All India Radio Music competitions (1971) in both Light and Light-classical  categories.


Presently she is teaching a number of students at various levels in Carnatic music.

She leads a group called “Champakapriya” comprising of ladies trained in devotional music.  The group has performed in many places in Chennai (Madras) and Tamilnadu.


Champa Kumar specializes in “Thirumarai” singing. 

She is a disciple of Sami Dandapani of Dharmapuram Adeenam and a B-High Grade artist of All India Radio-Chennai in devotional  music. 

Recently She was given the title “Thevara Isai Mani” by the Aranarul Trust. 

She is also teaching Thirumarai in Dharmapuram Adeenam for a number of children and adults.


She has given vocal concerts in:


Tamil Isai  Sangam  Music Festival

Irai Pani Mandram – Kottivalkkam

Sakkarai Amman Temple – Thiruvanmiyur

Sri  Thygaraja Sangeetha Vidwat Samajam

Sri Sharada Peetam – Shringeri – Karnataka –

on the occasion of Acharyar’s Vardhanthi - 2007.

All India Radio, Chennai.

Champa is also a painter. Her website: