Basics of Harmonium for Beginners

First Name
Suvendu
Last Name
Banerjee
Course Summary

This Beginner Harmonium course takes place in one 30-minute session each week for the duration of two weeks. Designed with beginners in mind, harmonium exponent and instructor Suvendu Banerjee has created a course suitable for any student to learn the essential building blocks of Harmonium music. With flexible lesson plans, lectures and activities this course is ideal for those seeking a musical hobby, or even a musical career of their own.

Lives In

Kolkata
West Bengal
India

Course Duration
16 Weeks
Number of Students per section
2
Course Level
Beginner
Instruction Language
English
Taught On
Skype
Individuals
US$36.00

per week per student

1 week =
1
class
1 class =
30
minutes

Educator Profile

Educator Profile

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Instructor
First Name
Suvendu
Last Name
Banerjee
Number of years of relevant experience
25 Years Experience
From: India

Course Details

Banerjee’s harmonium course will include all of the foundations of harmonium music, including tonic position for specific Raagas, basic finger movement techniques, one complete Raaga and taal, basic rhythm, tempo and Jaati principles and theory, Taal padhan and sargam telling traditions, simple Tehai making techniques and more. With guidance and insights from Banerjee’s years of harmonium experience, there is nothing standing in the way of your musical endeavors.

Successful completion of this course will ready any student to enroll in the next, intermediate level, harmonium course. Suvendu Banerjee’s extensive online teaching experience makes him the ideal harmonium instructor for all varieties of learning styles. Banerjee believes in the power that music has over the mind and soul, saying, “After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.”

ABOUT THE TEACHER: Belonging to “Gaya Gharana” (heritage), which is the pathfinder of solo harmonium playing in India, Suvendu Banerjee has been rated a B-High grade artist of Prasar Bharati All India Radio as well as being impaneled with the Indian Council of Cultural Relations. Banerjee’s 25 years of musical experience all started at the young age of seven, when he began to learn harmonium from his grandfather Pandit Deb Kumar Banerjee. Since this time, Banerjee has studied under guru Pandit Deb Kumar Banerjee, his ancestor and Dadaguru Sangeetacharya Montu Banerjee and is currently studying under Pandit Shyamal Chatterjee, the renowned sitar maestro of Senia-Maihar Gharana and senior most disciple of Bharat Ratna Pandit Ravi Shankar. Suvendu Banerjee completed his MSc in Advanced Computer Science from the University of Manchester in 2011. Afterward, in 2013, he stood first at the state level competition organized by the Government of West Bengal in the Solo Harmonium Category. Now Banerjee is passing on this timeless tradition of solo harmonium music to students across the globe.

The ipassio Edge

Students enrolling for this course on ipassio can be sure that they receive individual attention from the teacher, as the class strength is limited to 1 or 2 students. It also gives teachers the opportunity, to gauge their students progress in depth and make changes whenever and wherever required, to ensure the student gets the maximum out of this course. Since this course is detailed, students get the advantage of learning intricate details about this art form. The limited strength of the class also ensures that there is a strong bond between the students and their teacher clearing out any inhibitions that the student might have. The sustained guidance available from the teacher ensures that the student does not deviate from set goals or targets. Learning from a revered, experienced exponent of this art form, through the long duration of this course, keeps the student inspired and motivated to achieve more.

Prerequites

As a beginners course, no prerequisites are required before enrollment. Students will need to ensure they have the time to commit not only to the online courses but independent practice time at home as well in order to be successful in this course. Students will need their own instrument, pen and paper for taking notes, and a computer to participate in this course.

Weekly Schedule

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SECTION DAY & TIME Available
Section
Section A
Sat 09:30 PM - 10:00 PM America/New_York
2 Seats
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Section
Section B
Wed 09:00 AM - 09:30 AM America/New_York
2 Seats
+91-97400-50326 for any questions.

FAQs

Question
How much time should a student enrolling for this course practice everyday?
Answer
Students should practice a minimum of 30 minutes every day. If they can devote more time to practice, they will learn better and faster.
Question
What if a student is unable to attend an upcoming class?
Answer
The student is required to inform the teacher about his absence from a particular session, two days prior to the class. In such a case, the teacher will reschedule the class and conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student. In case the student misses to give two days prior notice about his absence to the teacher, then the decision to conduct another class for that student is completely based on teacher’s discretion.
Question
What if the teacher wishes to reschedule a class?
Answer
In case the teacher is unavailable for the scheduled class, he/she will inform the students two days prior to the class. The teacher will conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student.
Question
How long will the teacher take to revert to a query raised after class hours?
Answer
The teacher will try to revert back to queries raised after class hours within a 24 hour period.
Question
Can this course be customized?
Answer
Yes, the course can be customized.
Question
Can students of all age enroll to this course?
Answer
Students aged 8 or above can join this course.

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