Learn the Basics of Carnatic Vocals









by Vasudha Keshav

26 Years Experience

Honoured with the Sangeetha Vidwathsiromani 2011, Maharajapuram Award for Excellence in Music 2014 among many others.

US $24 per class |

for 1-on-1, 45 mins class

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Instruction Language

: English

Course Summary

Powerful in evoking intense emotions, Carnatic music is a genre that has made a mark worldwide. Are you too seeking guidance in this traditionally and culturally rich art form? These classes designed by the highly trained Vasudha Keshav will introduce you to the key concepts of Carnatic vocals, which are Sur, Laya, Taal and Raga. Ideal for beginners, the classes will help students to lay down a strong foundation of Carnatic music, preparing them for the intermediate level. 

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Teacher's Profile

Vasudha Keshav

Experience: 26 Years

From: India

  • Teacher Skill Keywords

    Teacher Skill Keywords

    Indian Classical Music
  • Education


    MA ( music ) from college Of Fine Arts

    vidwath from karnataka secondary Education Board

  • Work Details

    Work Details

    Music staff - JSS college, Mysore

    visiting Music Faculty - Kalakshetra Foundation , chennai

    music faculty - carnatica music gurukulam

About the Course

Throughout their learning journey students will be introduced to the following concepts:

  • Introduction to basic Shruthi and concepts of Laya
  • Simple calculations with Nottu Swarams along with the concepts of Sawaram and Sahithyam
  • Saralai Varasais (three speeds)
  • Jantai Varasais (three speeds)
  • Daatu Varasais (three speeds)
  • Upper and Lower Sthayi Varasais (three speeds)
  • Introduction to seven Talams 
  • Introduction to Alankarams (three speeds)
  • Introduction to interesting Geethams (in different Ragams and Talams)

With a firm understanding of the above-mentioned concepts, students can move on to the next intermediate level by Vasudha Keshav.

About the Teacher: Vasudha has been performing concerts for over 3 decades and has been passionately teaching for over 26 yrs. She is an 'A' grade artist at All India Radio and Doordarshan. She is M.A. (music) and she is also a commerce graduate. 

She has worked in prestigious organizations like Madras music Kalakshetra, Carnatica Chennai, and JSS Mysore as music faculty. She has widely travelled to the US, and Canada to train students to perform concerts at the highly prestigious Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana Festival in the years 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.

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Available For All Age-Groups

Available For All Age-Groups

170 Online live sessions completed

170 Online live sessions completed

Our teachers recommend customized classes for an effective learning experience. Here's why!

Every individual

  • Has a unique learning style

  • Is at a different learning stage

  • Has a different voice texture, tonal quality and intonation

  • Has a different understanding of rhythm and melody

  • Has different breathing capabilities

  • And a different GOAL!

What you get?

World-class  masters as  teachers

World-class masters as teachers

Personalized & Interactive 1-on-1 classes

Personalized & Interactive 1-on-1 classes

Course studio that amplifies passion learning

Course studio that amplifies passion learning

Access to  global creative community

Access to global creative community

Pay as you go - 2 classes at a  time

Pay as you go - 2 classes at a time

Milestone-based learning for best results

Milestone-based learning for best results

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Statement of Accomplishment

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