Basics of Indian Classical Singing For Beginners

First Name
Shriram
Last Name
Iyer
Course Summary

This 18-week course by ipassio focuses on vocal development and training for absolute beginners. This Vocal Development Course is best for students who are looking to improve their vocals and wish to flourish further as singers - on a weekly basis. Expert vocalist and acclaimed Bollywood singer Shriram Iyer trains students through vocal music training in a series of weekly, live, 1-on-1 lessons in advanced techniques, practices, and ragas.

Lives In

Mumbai
Maharashtra
India

Course Duration
18 Weeks
Number of Students per section
1
Course Level
Beginner
Instruction Language
English
Taught On
Skype
Individuals
US$24.00

per week per student

1 week =
1
class
1 class =
30
minutes

Educator Profile

Educator Profile

Profile Picture
Instructor
First Name
Shriram
Last Name
Iyer
Number of years of relevant experience
20 Years Experience
From: India
Teacher Skill Keywords
hindustani vocal
Study Details
b com, Gniit
mumbai
Work Details
Organization / Institute Name
Om creations

Course Details

There are innumerable benefits to learning this course. This long-term series of sessions start off with how to recognize our best scale for practice, a detailed walk-through of the basic fundamentals, including learning how to get control on basic sargam, swar positions, swar recognition & taal sense. The teacher for this particular course, Shriram Iyer requests that students attend with an open mind, and trust in his ability to guide you through the course content. The singing techniques that will be used to teach this course by him, will be taken from Indian classical music and so, apart from picking up the basics, you will also be introduced to this genre indirectly. You will also pick up many breathing techniques and exercises, their dynamics, and learn how they will help you in your singing journey. Next, learners will learn basic sargam exercises which become a base for further lessons & songs. These will help in improving the voice quality and endurance through advanced exercises. Students will also learn simple songs with notation and taal, in different simple ragas. This course is perfect for those endeavoring to pursue a musical hobby. Each student’s goals will determine the course content and direction - it will be customized according to the needs of the student and the same will be established and maintained with instructor Shriram Iyer during the initial online course.

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 student. 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.

Course Specific Benefits

At the successful completion of this course, students will be able to identify and sing their choice of songs and ragas, they will learn how to understand the mood & feel of the song, how to artistically convey lyrics better & make the song sound good and even more melodious. 

 

About Teacher

Multilingual singer and performer Shriram Iyer began his career in 1998. He specializes in modern concepts and is known for his unique ability to blend various genres of music.  Well-versed in Classical, Bollywood, Sufi, and Fusion, Iyer’s command of the many musical genres has led him to a place of notoriety within the musical community. Iyer has performed playback singing for films including ‘IQBAL’, ‘Umar’, ‘Udaan’, ‘No One Killed Jessica’, ‘Shor in the City’, and more. The seasoned singer has also composed and sung title tracks for many serials including ‘Shaabaash India’, ‘Titan Antakshari’, ‘Hero Honda Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, Lil Champs’ & ‘Rock N Roll Family’ for the Indian media and entertainment conglomerate Zee TV, and also ‘Zinda Dil’ for the Indian channel Zee Next. Times Music launched Iyer’s album ‘OM- a fusion’ which has since been nominated for the Sangeet awards held in San Francisco.  Recently in March 2020, Shriram Iyer has started shooting as Jury for ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, Lil Champs’ - a musical reality show on Zee TV.

 

Prerequites

Students are required to have the eagerness and interest needed to learn a basic understanding of vocal music. Students will also be required to practice for almost 40 minutes every day to get the best outcome from the course. The course is planned according to the needs of every student who enrolls for the course and will be customized to the maximum.  

 

 

Weekly Schedule

These sections are for individual students.

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Section A
Thu 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM America/New_York
1 Seat
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Section B
Sat 12:30 AM - 01:00 AM America/New_York
1 Seat
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Section C
Tue 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM America/New_York
1 Seat
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Section D
Wed 06:30 AM - 07:00 AM America/New_York
1 Seat
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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 the 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 from all age enroll to this course?
Answer
Students aged 8 or above can join this course.

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