Akshay Anantapadmanabhan

is creating music videos, covers, vodcasts (rhythm, carnatic, konnakol)

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  • Konnakol Phrase of the Month: Learn a new konnakol phrase every month!
  • Personal 'thank-you' note 

Rhythm Vodcast Patrons

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  • Monthly Rhythm Vodcast: Access to one subject-matter vodcast/video per month. Simplifying, understanding and appreciating the Carnatic (South Indian classical) rhythm space and its possibilities. Topics can range from fundamentals of Carnatic rhythmic concepts to guided listening sessions.
  • Early Access: Access some of my music videos earlier than the rest of the world! Be the first to tell me what you think! 
  • Konnakol Phrase of the Month
  • Personal 'thank-you' note 

Patron Plus

per month
  • Behind the Scenes: Access to exclusive behind the scenes audio/pictures/videos of work-in-progress music. Get inside access into what I am working on!
  • Patron Plus Discount: 5% off instruments, video, music etc from my website store: www.AkshayLaya.com
  • Monthly Rhythm Vodcast
  • Early Access
  • Konnakol Phrase of the Month
  • Personal 'thank-you' note 



About Akshay Anantapadmanabhan

My name is Akshay Anantapadmanabhan and I have been a hand drummer playing the mridangam, kanjira (South Indian percussion) and konnakol (vocal percussion) for over 25 years. 
Why I am on Patreon?

Patreon will become a space for my audiences to demystify Indian rhythms, gain insights into the inner workings of rhythm and also see behind the scenes of my artistic creations! Patrons directly support more artistic creation...more content, be it music videos or exclusive vodcasts! I will be posting videos introspecting about Carnatic rhythm, sharing early access to my music videos, hosting interactive sessions with students, fans and listeners and broadcasting exclusive virtual concerts for those who are interested.

We are a Happy Family! 
Most of the year, I am on the road, performing live in different cities and countries and universes (in my brain). I have also launched my official YouTube channel, where I will actively create a space to experience Indian rhythm performance in traditional as well as new ways through including: hand drum covers of pop songs, collaborations with musicians from across the globe and original rhythm-centric music content. I am all about connecting with everyone who gets in touch and I try my best to respond to most the messages I receive on all the platforms. However, Patreon allows me a special separate channel to get to know my truest and most supportive fans so I certainly would like to get to know you more so we become great friends! Answering your messages and comments take top priority on my list everyday! Let's chat about music, sports, life and why Indian food is amazing and what your fav dish is =)

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: When does my payment process?
The 1st of every month. If you pledge in the middle of a month, you won't get charged until the 1st!

Q: When do I get my rewards?
 Uploaded rewards will be available as soon as you pledge to my page. Mailed rewards are in the works =)

Q: Can I stop pledging whenever I want?
Ofcourse! This is not a contract, it is just your support. 

Q: Can I pledge more than what is offered / Give a large one time pledge?
Certainly! The choice is yours and you are in control of how much you would like to give. 

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  • I will create a special "Thank You" video to mark this milestone
  • I will host a Live virtual interactive concert for Patrons only!

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