Advanced Hindustani Classical Vocals Level II - Repertoire Development

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This course is designed to for students who have already established a solid foundation of vocal culture and are prepared for the next step of their musical career: repertoire development. Established vocalist Ashvini Modak guides students on a journey of introduction and application of Bada Khayal vocals, advanced ragas and tarana, and more. Ashvini ji has a discerning eye for a student’s progress and uses this insight to accommodate the learning curve of each student.

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52 Weeks
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25 Years Experience
From: India
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Hindustani Vocals
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Master of Music (Gold Medalist)
Khairagarh University, Chattisgarh
Sangeet Visharad
Gandharv Mandal, Mumbai
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In the Gurukul of Padma Bhushan Dr. Prabha Atre Foundation
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Shankar Mahadevan Academy

Course Details

Advanced Hindustani Classical Vocals Level II is a necessary course for any up and coming professional vocal artist. This course will help students further refine their voice, note stability and breath control utilized by masters to advance overall tonal quality. Students will enjoy witnessing their current vocal skills elevate to the advanced level of professional development. This course begins with instruction into singing Bada Khayal (vilambit) with ragas: yaman, bhairav, bhimpalasi, malkauns and bhairavi and bandish in different taals. Once students have completed this portion, instruction will move forward to include Chota Khayal with alap-taan. By the successful completion of this course, students will have practice in, and access to, an advanced selection of performance pieces.

Throughout the course students continue to advance their understanding and ability in the subject of tarana with the expertise of renowned Hindustani classical vocalist Ashvini Modak to guide them. Depending on the pace set by the learning curve of each student, this course may conclude bhajans as well as some semi-classical forms including thumri and/or dadra. These semi-classical forms are an integral part of any well-rounded musical professional’s repertoire. This course is best for students who have already completed Advanced Hindustani Classical Vocals Level I by Ashvini Modak, or students who already have a thorough understanding of the basics and extended practices of Hindustani classical vocal music. If students are not yet at this level, Ashvini Modak has three previous courses in the art of Hindustani classical vocal music.1) Basics of Hindustani Classical Vocals | Hindustani Vocal Lessons | Level I 2) Basics of Hindustani Classical Vocals | Level II 3) Advanced Hindustani Classical Vocals Level I

About Ms. Ashvini Modak: Ms. Ashvini Modak is a promising talent in the field of Hindustani Classical Music. She has an inborn talent for music from early childhood and studying since the age of five, Ashvini was introduced to music by her mother, talented vocalist Smt. Latika V. Vyaghrambare. Her grandfather Late Shri P. G. Sukhatme was also a stage artist of Marathi theatre. Ashvini ji also has a master’s degree in music from Khairagarh University and diplomas in classical vocals, Hindustani vocals, electrical engineering.  Ashvini ji was first tutored by the renowned Sitar maestro Pt. Shri Bimlendu Mukherjee of Imdadkhani Gharana for several years. After this, she became a disciple of renowned vocalist "Padmabhushan" Dr. Prabha Atre and she now belongs to Kirana Gharana.

Apart from being proficient in Khyal gayaki, Ashvini ji has also enthralled the audiences in rendering semi classical forms like Thumri, Dadra and Bhajans. The recipient of many awards and achievements, Ashvini is an expert in Hindustani classical tradition. She is a B High-grade artist of All India Radio (AIR) Pune. She has also selected for empanelment in the “ICCR’s Reference Panel of Artistes”. She has given several performances all over the country and abroad. She is working as a faculty at the Gurukul of Dr. Prabha Atre Foundation. She has participated and conducted workshops & seminars on semi classical music (Thumri – Dadra) as an instructor along with “Padmabhushan Dr. Prabha Atre” at Goa (organized by Govt. Of Goa).

Her notable performances includes performance at Ustad Abdul Karim Khan Punyatithi Mahotsava - Miraj, Gharana Festival - Delhi, Haridas Sammelan, Dadar Matunga Cultural Centre, Karnataka Sangh, NCPA-Mumbai, Pulotsava, Gaanvardhan,-Pune, Chakradhar Samaroha – Raigarh, TTD – Tirupati, Trafo House Of Music- Hungary Europe, Vedic Heritage - New York. She has performed on stages in India and abroad and has spent many years teaching vocals in the classroom and online.

The ipassio Edge

Students enrolling for this Long term course on ipassio have the advantage of getting introduced to or learn the intricacies of an art form, from an experienced exponent of the art. Long term courses deal with creating a strong foundation on a specific topic. The syllabus of a Long term course is predefined and ready before the commencement of the course. This gives students an understanding of the knowledge they will gain in the stipulated period of time, helping them in their planning and decision making. The persistent support from teachers enables the student to accomplish and achieve the desired result or outcome within the given time frame. The class strength for this course is limited to 3, ensuring that each student gets attention. A set of 3 individuals enrolling for this course encourages learning from peers and social interaction. This Long term course bodes good for students passionate about learning, setting them up for the long-term or advanced level of learning.


Students will require an electronic tanpura or an online tanpura app and writing materials for taking notes.

All other course materials are provided by the instructor during the online live class.

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Sat 05:45 AM - 06:45 AM America/New_York
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Section B
Tue 02:15 PM - 03:15 PM America/New_York
1 Seat
Section C
Thu 08:15 PM - 09:15 PM America/New_York
1 Seat
Section D
Tue 03:30 AM - 04:15 AM America/New_York
1 Seat
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How much time should a student devote to practice everyday?
Students should devote at least 30 minutes to practice every day.
What if the student is unable to attend an upcoming class?
The student is required to inform the teacher about his absence from a particular session, two day 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 the class?
In case the teacher is unavailable for the scheduled class, he/she will inform the students two day 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 it take for the teacher to respond if the student raises a question after class hours through mail or the platform?
Students should get a response within 24 hours if the teacher is not preoccupied or travelling.

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