Graduate Diploma in Economics from University of Essex, UK
Msc Economics from UCL, London
This Vocal Grooming For Bollywood Singing course for beginners does not require its students to have any previous knowledge - simply an interest in music and an enthusiasm for learning. It will cover all the basics of voice techniques needed to sing traditional Bollywood songs, providing students with an excellent base upon which they can build as they go forward on their musical journey.
She would help students develop the voice tone, provide exercises for developing a good range of voice, teach techniques for voice modulation, help develop other voice skills that are used in popular music, apply these skills in Bollywood songs, Geet, Ghazal n other forms of popular music, teach the notation underlying each song, develop an idea of the beats involved in the songs and how to emote and express through popular songs.
In this course, she aims to inspire beginners with the same passion she has herself and pass on some of the expertise she's gained over her successful career. Students can expect to be competent in performing a range of Bollywood songs by the end of the course and will be able to feel confident in their new vocal skills. They'll be well equipped to tackle simple songs and be in a good position to move onto intermediate training and classes if they wish to grow their musical skills further.
About Angira Kotal: Angira was introduced to Hindustani Classical Music at a very early age by her mother Smt Ratna Kotal and soon she came under the tutelage of Shri Shyamal and Smt. Mandira Lahiri. She received taalim from Late Pandit Biresh Roy in subsequent years. However, music training was not continuous for her because of academic priorities. Angira graduated in Computer Science Engineering in 2010 followed by a short stint working in Cognizant Technology Solutions. She resumed learning music in 2011, after a long gap of nine years, under the aegis of Ustad Jainul Abedin. She quit her job in 2011 and took up music as a career. Angira also holds a Graduate Diploma with Distinction in Economics from University of Essex followed by a Masters Degree with Merit in Economics from University College London. During her stay in the UK she won the title “Yuva Sangeet Ratna,Young Musician of the Year Award 2013” organized by Milapfest, UK and supported by Arts Council England. Currently, she is receiving advanced taalim from the renowned vocalist Pandit Omkar Dadarkar. She has won the Pratima Chandra Memorial Award 2018 in khyal and thumri and has performed in prestigious platforms in the UK and Kolkata. Under the thoughtful and pragmatic guidance of her guru, she hopes to take forward the legacy of Hindustani Classical Music both in time and space.
Students enrolling for this long term 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 her student's progress in depth and make changes whenever and wherever required, to ensure the student gets the maximum out of this course. Since, long term courses are 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 student and his/her 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.
Age should be above 5 years and a basic interest in listening to and learning music should be there.