Carnatic Violin for Beginners

First Name
Jyotsna
Last Name
Srikanth
Course Summary

Carnatic Violin for Beginners is a long-term online course that takes place in one 60-minute weekly session over the duration of 50 weeks. Designed for hobbyists and professionals alike, instructor Jyostna Srikanth has created a diverse and engaging lesson plan to ensure each student’s success in this introduction to South Indian violin music. This lesson plan will cover basic instrument anatomy, care, and handling, Saralevarise, Janti Varise, upper and lower Sthayi Varisei, Dhatu Varisei, and Alankarams.

Course Duration
50 Weeks
Number of Students per section
3
Course Level
Beginner
Instruction Language
English
Taught On
Skype
Individuals
US$48.00
per week per student
1 week =
1
sessions
1 session(s) =
45
minutes

Educator Profile

Educator Profile

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Instructor
First Name
Jyotsna
Last Name
Srikanth
Number of years of relevant experience
30 Years
Study Details
MBBS
Bangalore Medical College
MD
Bangalore Medical College
FTCL Carnatic Music
Trinity College of Music

Description

This course will begin by teaching students the basics of working with a violin. This fundamental lesson will include the anatomy of the instrument and how each part of the violin impacts the sound quality, proper handling of the instrument to ensure precision of each note, as well as how to care for your instrument so that it will last for many years to come. With this foundation, Jyostna Srikanth will continue to help students build their skills by introducing the students to South Indian music, intonation, concepts of rhythm, as well as basic fingering techniques.

About Jyostna Srikanth: Jyostna Srikanth is an Indian violinist and composer known for performing both Carnatic and Western musical pieces. She has achieved an MBBS and Post-Graduate degree in Clinical Pathology from Bangalore Medical College in India, as well as a Fellowship in Carnatic Music from the Trinity College of Music in London, where she currently resides with her husband and two children. Born into a musical family in Bangalore, her mother Ratna Srikantaiah also served as a Carnatic musician and teacher. Srikanth’s professional musical career began in film, where she served as a musician accompanying documentaries on Discovery, National Geographic, tv serials, and many music festivals including WOMAD, the Red Violin Festival, the Cleveland Music Festival and the BBC Proms. Outside of her musical performances, Srikanth has also served the musical community by lecturing on comparative techniques between Indian and Western classical violin at the University of Cambridge and Liverpool University. She has also established a foundation, called Dhruva, to help support other up and coming Indian artists.

The ipassio Edge

Long term courses deal with creating a strong foundation on a specific topic. The syllabus of a Long term course is predefined and ready before the commencement of the course. This gives students an understanding of the knowledge they will gain in the stipulated period of time, helping them in their planning and decision making. The persistent support from teachers enables the student to accomplish and achieve the desired result or outcome within the given time frame. The class strength for Long term courses is limited to 3, ensuring that each student gets attention. A set of 3 individuals enrolling for a short term course encourages learning from peers and social interaction. This long term course bodes good for students passionate about learning, setting them up for the long-term or advanced level of learning.

Course Specific Benefits

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to play basic level tunes and notes, as well as have a foundational education about South Indian violin music.

Prerequites

As a beginners course, there are no required prerequisites before enrollment. Students should come prepared with their own violin, as well as paper and pen for note taking during the online sessions. Before enrollment, each student should ensure they have enough time not only to commit to the online violin courses but to independent violin practice between courses, as well. Independent practice will ensure each student gets the most from their time with instructor Jyostna Srikanth.

Schedule Weekly

These sections are for individual students.

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SECTION DAY & TIME Available
Section
A
Sun 02:00 AM - 02:45 AM America/New_York
3 Seats
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Section
B
Tue 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM America/New_York
3 Seats
SECTION DAY & TIME Available
Section
C
Thu 01:00 PM - 01:45 PM America/New_York
3 Seats
SECTION DAY & TIME Available
Section
D
Fri 04:00 PM - 04:45 PM America/New_York
3 Seats
+91-97400-50326 for any questions.

GROUP PACKAGES -

  All students will be taught at the same time online in the same section.

2 - 5 Members
Day & Time
Mutually convenient times
Rs.1,000.00
US$15.00
per week per student
+91-97400-50326 for any questions.

FAQs

Question
How much time should a student enrolling for this course practice everyday?
Answer
This course will require practice time outside of lessons. Time spent practicing may vary from 15 minutes per day to an hour, depending on a student’s level of interest. Students who wish to become professional musicians will need more hours of practice per day using a different set of exercises and materials than students who are seeking to learn music as a hobby. Detailed structure of practice for each student will be discussed and explained during class.
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
Students should get a response within 24 hours if the teacher is not preoccupied or travelling.

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