Bachelor of Arts from Burdwan
Singer & Music Supervisor - Perfect Pitch Production
Singer & Music Supervisor - Shoot at Site Motion Pictures
In this beginner course for playback singing by Pritha Majumder, the 1st & 2nd class of this course will focus on learning the musical notes, sargam, and breathing exercises. The 3rd & 4th will focus on the introduction and implementation of Ragas, the 5th & 6th will focus on learning simple songs and the 7th & 8th class would be on the summary and revision of ragas & songs. Continuing with the above, practical sessions in mastering more advanced songs and ragas shall be selected before entering the intermediate course, and hence this course would continue up to 3 months (12 weeks). Though it has been mentioned that this course would have 2 lessons per week, a student could opt for 1 or up to a maximum of 3 lessons if it suits both teacher and student. The mission and main objective of this course are to conduct a journey in which a beginner is transported to an intermediate level and more, while an already advanced singer is carried to the highest professional level of playback singing. For those unaware, as much as any playback singer may get compensated to record for even a hit film, it can never match up to what he/she makes by performing in a single live concert. However, the remuneration of a singer for a live show depends on what market value has been built from his / her released material, with a special edge if that has been for Bollywood. Hence it is imperative to be able to tackle both studios and live singing with equal efficiency. Though it may sound strange to some, the art of rendition in both these types of occasions are very different from one another.
About the teacher: Your instructor for the course, Pritha Majumder, is a seasoned playback singer. She has sung for several feature films in different languages like Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Gujarati, Oriya, Bhojpuri, and Nepali. She has also sung for songs from Bollywood films like ‘Vaastav’, ‘Mohabbatein’, ‘Veer Zara’, ‘Mere Yaar ki Shaadi’, ‘Dil Vil Pyaar Vyaar’, ‘My Friend Ganesh’, ‘88 Antop Hill’, and more. She has also contributed her vocals to several TV shows, Ads (Audio / Video), Music Videos, Labels & Albums. She has also toured all over India as well as several other countries to perform live, including the USA, Canada, Netherlands, UAE & Bangladesh.
As has been mentioned before, the prime objective here is to raise the level of any student of this course from a beginner's to a semi professional's. The knowledge that any student acquires from this course should be ample to take him/her forward enough to attend the advanced level classes conducted by the same instructor. However, depending on the talent/grasping power/passion and perseverance of the student, this course itself may be of enough benefit for the student to grow on his / her own to a higher level.
As we know, ipassio would expectedly allot the apt student to the right teacher and vise versa, besides ensuring that the classes would be as much conducted as attended with the highest efficiency. Students enrolling for this course on ipassio can be rest assured that they will receive special attention from the teacher, as the class strength is limited to limited numbers. It also gives teachers the opportunity, to gauge their student's progress in-depth and make changes whenever and wherever required, ensuring that each enrolled student gets the maximum out of this course. Since this course is detailed, the participating 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 duration of this course, keeps the student inspired and motivated to achieve more.
At this level, a student would simply have to possess a great deal of passion for music and should definitely have an open mind to grasp elements that may be new to him/her. The student must also be able to eradicate from mind preconceived wrong notions if any and reset if any incorrect information/knowledge has been previously imparted to him/her. No preliminary theoretical or practical knowledge is required, and neither is any hereditary or developed talent. However, whether the student would be accommodated in a big group class, a smaller group class or a one on one shall be a factor depending on the grasping power or preliminary skill of the student, besides the convenience of timing, of course.