Carnatic Vocals for Beginners

First Name
Sreyas
Last Name
Narayanun
Course Summary

Carnatic Vocals for Beginners takes place twice a week in 45-minute sessions over the duration of 20 weeks, totaling in 40 online class sessions. Designed with beginners in mind, this course is ideal for those pursuing a professional singing career, or just picking up a fun hobby continuing the Carnatic tradition. Successful completion of this course will prepare any vocal artist for the next level Carnatic vocals course.

Course Duration
20 Weeks
Number of Students per section
3
Course Level
Beginner
Instruction Language
English
Taught On
Skype
Individuals
US$60.00
per week per student
1 week =
2
sessions
1 session(s) =
45
minutes

Educator Profile

Educator Profile

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Instructor
First Name
Sreyas
Last Name
Narayanun
Number of years of relevant experience
33 Years
Teacher skill Keywords
Performing Musician
Study Details
A.M.I.E Mechanical
Institution Of Engineers(India)
Work Details
Organization / Institute Name
Ayappan Industries
Organization / Institute Name
Indian Railways
Organization / Institute Name
ICICI Prudential

Description

This beginners course will cover all essential elements of a strong carnatic vocal foundation, including Sarali Varasa, Janta Varsai, Alankaram, Upper Sthayi, Geetam, and Swarajathis. Enrolling students will need time in their schedule to attend the online classes, along with ample free time to devote to practicing their lessons, as well as listening to other vocalists. Students will need pen and paper to take notes, no other materials are necessary to complete this course.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be well prepared to enter their next intermediate Carnatic vocal course with a solid foundation upon which to develop their musical career.

ABOUT THE TEACHER: Equipped with a powerful voice spanning three octaves, Sreyas Narayanun is an ‘A’ Graded Vocal Artist of All India Radio and Doordarshan Chennai. Narayanun gives regular performances in many prestigious Sabhas and institutions all over the country and abroad. Known for his musical sincerity and traditional approach, Sreyas Narayanun has received many awards and accolades for his profound work in Carnatic vocals. Narayanun received his initial musical education from Sri A. Anantharama Iyer (Muthuswamy Dikshitar lineage) of Guru Guha Gaana Vidyalaya, Kolkata. Later, in Chennai, he continued his study under Professor M.A. Venugopal, where he continued his education for fifteen years. Since 2008, Narayanun has continued to learn under musical veteran Padmabhushan Sri. P.S. Narayanaswamy. Today, Sreyas Narayanun is passing on the proud tradition of Carnatic vocals to the next generation as an instructor and mentor to students from around the globe.

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, there are no prerequisites required before enrollment. New Carnatic vocal students are encouraged to enroll in this course as the lesson have been designed to accommodate any aspiring artist. With 33 years of experience, instructor Sreyas Narayanun is well versed in the material and is able to accommodate many different learning styles.

 

Schedule Weekly

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SECTION DAY & TIME Available
Section
Section A
Sun 08:45 PM - 09:30 PM America/New_York
Mon 08:45 PM - 09:30 PM America/New_York
3 Seats
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Section
Section B
Mon 01:45 AM - 02:30 AM America/New_York
Tue 01:45 AM - 02:30 AM America/New_York
3 Seats
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Section
Section C
Mon 07:45 AM - 08:30 AM America/New_York
Tue 07:45 AM - 08:30 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
Students should practice a minimum of 30 minutes every day. If they can devote more time to practice, they will learn better and faster.
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
The teacher will try to revert back to queries raised after class hours within a 24 hour period.
Question
Can this course be customized?
Answer
Yes, the course can be customized.
Question
Can students of all age enroll to this course?
Answer
Students aged 8 or above can join this course.

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