Nadam Music School is an institution which was established 25 years ago in the city of Aluva with an ambition of accomplishing every music enthusiast’s dream of becoming a musician. Nadam, as an institution has received a lot of appreciations ever since it was been established.
It was the dream of the director of Nadam Mr T S Joseph to start an institution ever since he started his Music Career as a Church Musician in 1989. His Music oriented family has been a great support for him in establishing and running this Gem among the musical institutions in Kerala called Nadam. He was been taught to play guitar by the best and famous teachers Mr. Peter and Mr. Roy Thomas and Mr Bichu Iyer. He was also the student of the first batch in Kess where he was taught by Mr. Rajesh Master and cleared the Grade examinations in Guitar conducted by Trinity College London with high marks. Meanwhile he very active in church choirs and got opportunity to work with a lot of good music directors in this genre. T.S Joseph has also worked with many film music directors like Mr. Mohan Sithara. He is also good in Music presentation. He then joined as a lead guitarist in Cochin Harisree which was a famous music troupe during the 90's and has traveled to different parts of the world playing for programs.
It was in the year 2003 that Nadam school of Music was moved to the heart of Aluva City from a small village called chunangaveli. Nadam became the choir wing of Ernakulam Diocese with the help of Fr. Paul who is a music director in the field of Christian Devotional music. Nadam has contributed a lot to Christian Devotional music during those days and has become a gathering point for many young musicians for exhibiting their talent music and developing their skills. Mr T S Joseph, along with Team Nadam has done a good amount of charitable works, visited orphanages, special schools, old age homes, jails etc and gave musical performances in order to comfort them brothers and sisters in them every year.
The year 2005 was a milestone with regards to the growth of Nadam as the orchestration of the annual program in Shalom TV was done by the director of Nadam T S Joseph. The program was considered as the best program. He also did the orchestration for famous and most appreciated programs in Shalom TV like Ghazals and Bhajan and songs sung by KG Markose, Gayathry, Venugopal, Franco and Sayanora. The above programs are examples for T S Joseph’s brilliance in music arrangement.
Music students in Nadam have participated and won first prizes in item like group orchestra, solo performance, western band, vocals etc in district and state level performance. The students in Nadam are also given training in how to teach. Nadam has also introduced different genres in music to public and has a unique style of presenting music. Kerala’s favourite musicians Sabarish Prabakar, Abhijith Nair, Jaskson Sebastian, Shalwin Abraham include the Nadam’s team who were once students of T S Joseph. The standards of their performances are as good as the performance given by celebrity musicians. Nadam gives good opportunities to its best students for performing in good programs.
Nadam has a sister concern called Celestial music.
With the support of Fr. Paul Kottakal, in remembrance of his brother, started a new institution called Fr. PU Memorial with an ambition of giving musical education to students who are from poor families from all parishes that come under the Arch Diocese of Angamaly. This helped in creating good number of musicians in Angamaly.
Even before the booming of Social media, Nadam had a unique way of teaching students who have difficulties in travelling to music classes called HP method. This method of teaching with the help of CDs and books is pretty famous and is widely accepted in Western and European countries.
Apart from teaching musical instruments and providing live music experience, Nadam offers classes for Anchoring which is named “Right word at the right time”. Its main moto was that every talented person should be appreciated. The above mentioned training is what makes the famous and successful TV Anchors Shamitha Marian Jijo, Neethu Joshi, Anjanli Joseph different. The Caption of Nadam which is “Success is the reason for Celebration” is been greatly honoured.
In the year 2013, TS Joseph started Nadam Musicals which provides sales and services of all musical instruments for reasonable price with best quality. This also helps students in selecting which musical instrument to learn as they are given an experience of all available musical instruments.
Nadam also conducts a program called Guru Vandanam in which great musicians are invited, honored and awarded for their contribution to music. This program is conducted regularly and is named as “Nadam Music Awards”. This motive behind this initiative is to receive blessing from the above musicians who are considered Masters (Gurus) and to motivate young musicians to become great in future.
Nadam also accomplished its dream of having its own building in 2018. It is a 3000sqt building that has good learning environment, separate class rooms for all instruments with highly qualified faculties. It also has stage to showcase the talents of the students. The students are provided with the best musical instruments from all brand for learning. Orientation classes, Music workshops and Activities are conducted for students aiming at optimum level performance from them.