Beginner Hindustani Classical Vocals for Children

First Name
Ashvini
Last Name
Modak
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Course Summary

This is a beginner Hindustani vocals course for young students aged 5-9 years. This course will include an introduction to Hindustani music, the foundational lessons for Saptak, basic Swaras, and lead up to Sargam Geet studies.

Lives In

Pune
Maharashtra
India

Course Duration
36 Weeks
Number of Students per section
1
Course Level
Beginner
Instruction Language
English
Taught On
Skype
Individuals
US$18.00

per week per student

1 week =
1
class
1 class =
30
minutes

Educator Profile

Educator Profile

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Instructor
First Name
Ashvini
Last Name
Modak
Number of years of relevant experience
25 Years Experience
From: India
Teacher Skill Keywords
Hindustani Vocals
Study Details
Master of Music (Gold Medalist)
Khairagarh University, Chattisgarh
Sangeet Visharad
Gandharv Mandal, Mumbai
Work Details
Organization / Institute Name
In the Gurukul of Padma Bhushan Dr. Prabha Atre Foundation
Organization / Institute Name
Shankar Mahadevan Academy

Course Details

Hindustani Classical Vocals for Young Students is a beginner Hindustani course for students aged 5-9 years. As a foundational Hindustani course, Ms. Ashvini Modak will be covering an introduction of classical music. This introduction will include: Saptak—the series of seven notes Sa, Re, Ga, Ma, Pa, Dha, and Ni; basic Swara patterns; and practice techniques. With the oversight of their instructor, students will practice and learn four Sargam Geet in different ragas; Bhupali, Kafi, Bhairav, and Bhairavi. 

Students will need access to the internet and a computer. A notebook and pen will be utilized for note taking. To ensure success during this course, students should allow for time not only to attend the course online but to practice independently as well. Students will practice online, live with their instructor gaining critical guidance as they begin to learn is art-form. Learning online with an award-winning vocalist and experienced instructor, Ms. Ashvini Modak, students will gain the ability to sing simple sagas and perform for family or friends. After completion of this course, each pupil will have a strong foundational understanding of Hindustani, upon which they may take their musical career to the next level.

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 various 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.

Value Additions

Learning online with an award-winning vocalist and experienced instructor, Ms. Ashvini Modak, students will gain the ability to sing simple sagas and perform for family or friends. After completion of this course, each pupil will have a strong foundational understanding of Hindustani, upon which they may take their musical career to the next level.

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About Teacher

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 various 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.

Prerequites

Students will need access to the internet and a computer. A notebook and pen will be utilized for note-taking. To ensure success during this course, students should allow for time not only to attend the course online but to practice independently as well. Students will practice online, live with their instructor gaining critical guidance as they begin to learn is art-form.

Weekly Schedule

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FAQs

Question
How much time should a student devote to practice everyday?
Answer
Students should devote at least 15 minutes to practice every day.
Question
What if the 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 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.
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What if the teacher wishes to reschedule the class?
Answer
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.
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How long will it take for the teacher to respond if the student raises a question after class hours through mail or the platform?
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Students should get a response within 24 hours if the teacher is not preoccupied or traveling.

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