We visited the S. S. Academy of music located in Gandhinagar in Hyderabad run by Mr G.V. Prabhakar who owns the school along with his wife. We spent one hour listening to the students singing. Later on December 24, 08 we attended the inaugural of the state wide competitions held at Tyagaraja Gana Sabha in Chikkadapalli. Mr. GV Prabhakar conducted these competitions. It was interesting to note that many parents are encouraging the classical music and brought their children from far away places.