Course Duration12 Weeks
Master of Music (Gold Medalist) from Khairagarh University, Chattisgarh
Sangeet Visharad from Gandharv Mandal, Mumbai
Teaching Faculty - In the Gurukul of Padma Bhushan Dr. Prabha Atre Foundation
Worked as a Faculty for Hindustani Classical Vocal - Shankar Mahadevan Academy
This long-term course provides beginning students with an introductory knowledge of Indian classical vocal music basics and techniques. Lessons start with learning and understanding Shuddha swaras, the seven standard notes of the Indian classical scale. These Hindustani vocal lessons include standing note practices with correct vowel sounds. Students will also learn alankar, the note patterns in Hindustani classical tradition, in swara and akar. Once the basics have been covered, students will learn raga Bhupali Aroha Awaroha with simple bandish.
This course is best for students who have not had previous vocal training in Hindustani classical vocal tradition but have an interest in music and singing. Ashvini’s students have the opportunity to learn from a vocalist with over 20 years of experience, leading them to a foundational understanding of Hindustani classical vocal tradition by the end of the 12 weeks. Students who enjoyed the course and wish to have a more in-depth understanding may move on to the second level taught by Ashvini Modak, the Basics of Hindustani Classical Vocals - Level II.
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 in 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.
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 me.