Your First Note

Prelude is an introductory music education programme by the Symphony Orchestra of India. Designed for children ages five to seven, this programme aims to build a strong foundational knowledge of music, the first note on their musical journey. This is a seven-week programme with sessions conducted at the NCPA twice a week for fifty minutes each.

Children will learn to play the recorder as well as learn music theory and history, giving them a deeper understanding of music allowing them to tap into their creativity in a fun and engaging way. The teachers of the programme are all professional musicians who are members of the Symphony Orchestra of India.

Why the recorder?
• The recorder has been a staple of elementary music education for many years. As the instrument is small in size, and inexpensive, it is easily accessible and can be played at a young age.
• Playing the recorder develops the ear, by connecting what is written to what they hear.
• The use of fingers on both hands, and coordination of fingers and breath, helps develop coordination, fine motor skills and finger placement, which is important to play any musical instrument.

In this course, the children will:
• Develop an understanding of the fundamentals of music
• Play scales and simple melodies on the recorder
• Learn basic reading of western music notation and rhythmic patterns
• Learn to identify notes through solfeggio
• Learn about some iconic composers of western classical music

All sessions will be conducted in person at the NCPA. There will be no more than 8 students in the batch. 
This is an interactive programme and active participation by the student is necessary. 

Programme duration: 7 weeks, with two 50-minute lessons each week
Programme fees: Rs. 15,000/- for 14 sessions (including 18% GST)
Age group: Prelude is designed for children aged 5 to 7
Class Schedule: Classes will be held on Tuesdays & Fridays at 4pm
Venue: NCPA 
Participants will need to purchase a recorder for the programme. The model used for the lessons is the Yamaha YRS-24B Recorder.


As we can accomodate a limited number of students enrolement will take place on a first-come-first-served basis. On registration you will receive a payment link on your email address. The payment link will be valid for 3 days. If the payment is not made during this period, the spot will be given to another student. You are requested to please share a screenshot of the payment via email to 

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