Beginners Vocal Basics and Exercises

First Name
Ayesha
Last Name
Mukherjee
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Course Summary

This long-term course leads students through the basics of vocal development and training. Great for beginners and hobbyists with a desire to increase their skill level in singing, expert Hindustani classical vocalist Ayesha Mukherjee focuses on the fundamentals of the oldest musical tradition. During the course of a year of weekly one-on-one lessons, students will learn a variety of techniques and exercises, as well as musical theory fundamentals, necessary for vocal success and confidence.

Course Duration
52 Weeks
Number of Students per section
3
Course Level
Beginner
Instruction Language
English
Taught On
Skype
Individuals
US$16.50
per week per student
1 week =
1
sessions
1 session(s) =
60
minutes

Educator Profile

Educator Profile

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Instructor
First Name
Ayesha
Last Name
Mukherjee
Number of years of relevant experience
14 Years
Teacher skill Keywords
Interesting
simple
understandable
Study Details
M.A. Economics
Delhi School of Economics

Description

This year-long course begins with vocal strength training aimed at improving voice quality and endurance through practical exercises. Students will learn the identification of all 12 individual swaras/notes and their variations, as well as the identification of taal/rhythm and laya/tempo. Following the development of a foundation in the basics of vocal music, students will learn simple songs in Hindi with notation and taal, bhajans and bandishes in basic raagas. Students with an interest in progressing further may also learn the vocal styles of thumri, dadra and khayal.

About the teacher: Ayesha Mukherjee is a highly-trained and talented vocalist in Hindustani classical and semi-classical music. Mukherjee is a student of Shri Deborshee Bhattacharya and has previously trained under Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty and Pandit Ritesh Mishra of the Benaras Gharana tradition. With a history of prestigious awards and performances beginning from a young age, she is a renowned classical exponent in India. Mukerjee’s teaching style emphasises the technical and scientific, believing musical ability lies in the fundamentals. She says music to her is a clear picture and she strives to help her students build this ability to visualize the picture.

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

All that is required to enrol in this course is an interest in vocal music, the ability to take notes during lessons and the time to commit to weekly hour-long video lessons and individual practice. Lesson plans and progression through the course are tailored to each students’ level and style of learning. At the successful completion of this course, students will be able to sing their choice of compositions and melodies with technical proficiency and identify notation, taal and other concepts by ear. In addition, vocal training inspires confidence in any singer wanting to perform without fear of making mistakes in front of an audience.

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Sun 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM America/New_York
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Section C
Mon 08:15 AM - 09:15 AM America/New_York
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Section D
Mon 07:00 AM - 08:00 AM America/New_York
2 Seats
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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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