Flute or Bansuri Course for Beginners

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This is a 10-week course including 45 minute one-on-one weekly classes for a total of 10 classes. This course is designed for absolute beginners who have not had any introduction to music and requires no prerequisites. Instructor Shashank Giri is well versed in teaching beginners and has created lesson plans that accommodate all learning styles. This class is designed to accommodate students pursuing a musical career, as well as those seeking a musical hobby.

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10 Weeks
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16 Years
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VTU (Bachelors)
diploma in music
Bangiya Sangeet Parishad (Diploma)
Junior Exam
Karnataka SSLC board (Junior Exam )
Senior Exam
Karnataka SSLC board (Senior Exam)
Certification course
Ghandharv mahavidyalaya (Diploma)
Prayag sangeeth Samiti (Diploma)
Gangubai Hangal University (Masters in Music)

Course Details

This course, designed by instructor Shashank Giri, is broken down into four sections for easy learning. In the first section, students will begin with an introduction to the instrument and music. This section will include guidelines detailing how to choose the right instrument for you.

Section two will include lessons covering correct handling and finger placement on the flute as well as basic note practice. This section will continue on to practice playing the notes on the higher end of the register, followed by the lower notes.

In sections three and four, instructor Giri will introduce more advanced concepts of Alankaar. By the end of this course, students can expect to be able to play simple songs on the flute or bansuri with correct fingering and positioning for easy transitioning into the more complex musical forms.


ABOUT THE TEACHER: The talented instructor Shashank Giri is a recorded artist, flutist, singer, composer, flute maker, actor and teacher. Giri studied music for over 18 years, beginning with Carnatic vocal, then Carnatic flute and finally into Hindustani classical music and flute under Pt. Venkatesh Godkhindi. As a composer, Giri has a deep inclination toward Devaranama or popularly known as Daasavani and he has composed over 50 devaranamas of different dasas of dasa parampare. Known as one of the finest flute makers in India, Giri’s craftsmanship has earned him many appreciations for his high-quality performance flutes. To date, Giri has performed in nearly 3000 performances at various locations. Now, Giri is working to ensure the continuation of this traditional art form 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.


Students will need to have their own G bass or A bass flute or bansuri for this course. However, instructor Giri suggests all students to contact him for guidance on which instrument is right for them. Students should have pen and paper to take notes, but no other materials are required for this course. Anyone enrolling in this course should ensure they have time in their schedule not only for attending the weekly courses online but also for practicing independently between classes to get the most from this course.

Weekly Schedule

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Section A
Tue 09:15 PM - 10:00 PM America/New_York
2 Seats
Section B
Wed 04:00 AM - 04:45 AM America/New_York
2 Seats
Section C
Wed 09:15 AM - 10:00 AM America/New_York
2 Seats
Section D
Sun 10:00 PM - 10:45 PM America/New_York
2 Seats
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How much time should a student enrolling for this course practice everyday?
Students should practice a minimum of 30 minutes every day. If they can devote more time to practice, they will learn better and faster.
What if a student is unable to attend an upcoming class?
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.
What if the teacher wishes to reschedule a class?
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.
How long will the teacher take to revert to a query raised after class hours?
The teacher will try to revert back to queries raised after class hours within a 24 hour period.
Can this course be customized?
Yes, the course can be customized.
Can students of all age enroll to this course?
Students aged 8 or above can join this course.

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