Beginner Harmonium Lessons

First Name
Suyog
Last Name
Kundalkar
Course Summary

This beginner harmonium course takes place once a week in 60-minute lessons over the duration of 15 weeks. Designed for hobbyists or musicians, this course is ideal for those seeking to learn harmonium from an expert. As a basic course, those enrolling can expect an overview of the instrument, finger techniques, and an introduction to the raga system. Students will need a harmonium of their own in order to complete the course.

Course Duration
15 Weeks
Number of Students per section
3
Course Level
Beginner
Instruction Language
English
Taught On
Skype
Individuals
US$42.00
per week per student
1 week =
1
sessions
1 session(s) =
60
minutes

Educator Profile

Educator Profile

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Instructor
First Name
Suyog
Last Name
Kundalkar
Study Details
BA
Pune Univesity

Description

This course will begin with an overview of the harmonium, including the basic elements of the instrument, proper handling and care of the harmonium, as well as the appropriate posture for playing. After each student has a grasp of these basic concepts, the lessons will move forward to include an introduction to the melodic system of ragas. During the duration of the lessons, experienced instructor Suyog Kundalkar will guide students through a variety of topics, including alankaar (ornamentation), swar (pitch), lay (tempo), and taal (musical meter).

About Suyog Kundalkar: Suyog Kundalkar is an established harmonium player with years of experience and accolades. Kundalkar has been graded as a B High artist of the All India Radio and Doordarshan, and has been honored as an impanelled artiste on the Indian Council for Cultural Relations. In addition to a bachelor’s degree in music from Lalit Kala Kendra of the University of Pune, Kundalkar has also won many awards for his musical contributions, including ‘U.Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar’ given by Sangeet Natak Academy, ‘GaanSaraswati Kishori Amonkar Sangatkar Purskar’ from Gaansaraswati Kishori Amonkar, ‘Pt. Givindrao Tembe Sangatkar Puraskar’ by Gandharva Mahavidyalay, ‘Pt.Bandubhaiyya Choghule Smruti Puraskar’ (Indore) and many more. Today, Kundalkar serves on the panel of Lalit Kala Kendra (the Centre for Performing Arts at Pune University) as a Guru, while also teaching students from across the globe.

Value Additions

This course will teach students a series of practice exercises to sharpen their muscle memory with the harmonium, as well as some basic performance pieces. The harmonium can take a lifetime to master but this introductory course will provide aspiring harmonium exponents the opportunity to explore this instrument before committing to a more in-depth lesson plan.

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

As a beginner's course, no prerequisites are required before enrollment. Students will need to have a harmonium, pen and paper for taking notes, and a tabla. Students must have the time to commit to the online classes, as well as time to practice between sessions. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be prepared for instructor Kundalkar’s next course in this educational series, Intermediate Harmonium Lessons.

Schedule Weekly

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A
Sun 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM America/New_York
3 Seats
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B
Wed 04:30 AM - 05:30 AM America/New_York
3 Seats
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Section
C
Thu 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM America/New_York
3 Seats
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D
Sat 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM America/New_York
3 Seats
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FAQs

Question
How much time should a student enrolling for this course practice everyday?
Answer
This course on classical singing lessons for beginners will require practice time outside of the lessons given during the classes. Time spent practising may vary from 15 minutes per day to an hour, depending on a student’s level of interest. Students who wish to become professional musicians will need more hours of practice per day using a different set of exercises and materials than students who are seeking to learn music as a hobby. A detailed structure of practice for each student will be discussed and explained during class.
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
Students should get a response within 24 hours, if the teacher is not preoccupied or traveling.

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