Classical Indian Voice Lessons

First Name
Rashmi
Last Name
Agarwal
Course Summary

Classical Indian Voice Lessons is a course designed to instruct those interested in any classical Indian vocal style, including Sufi, Bhakti, Hori, Kajri, and Chaiti. This course takes place in one 60-minute session each week over the duration of 24 weeks. Designed to teach hobbyists and professionals alike, this course will prepare students to perform classical Indian vocals at an intermediate level. Designed and taught by established classical singer and composer Rashmi Agarwal, the diverse lesson plan for this course will accommodate any learning style.

Lives In

Delhi
Delhi
India

Course Duration
24 Weeks
Number of Students per section
2
Course Level
Intermediate
Instruction Language
English
Taught On
Skype
Individuals
US$30.00

per week per student

1 week =
1
class
1 class =
60
minutes

Educator Profile

Educator Profile

Profile Picture
Instructor
First Name
Rashmi
Last Name
Agarwal
Number of years of relevant experience
20 Years Experience
From: India
Teacher Skill Keywords
Light classical: Sufi
Bhakti
Ghazal
Hori
Kajri
Chaiti
Study Details
M.A. Vocal Music
Allahabad University
Work Details
Organization / Institute Name
Musician

Course Details

This classical Indian vocals course will begin with a one-on-one session between the student and teacher to establish the desired outcome of this course. During this session, students may choose to pursue an intermediate level of training in Sufi, Bhakti, Hori, Kajri, and Chaiti. After course setup, instructor Rashmi Agarwal will personalize the course to ensure each student learns the voice culture, singing techniques, history of the style, and a song to perform with their new skill.

About Rashmi Agarwal: Rashmi Agarwal is a well established Indian Classical singer and composer from Delhi. Born and brought up in Allahabad, Agarwal was first exposed to the world of music at a young age through her father. She started learning music in an academic setting early and continued it through graduation. She completed her post graduation in Hindustani Classical music from the University of Allahabad. Agarwa’s training under Gurus like Smt. Kamala Bose in Allahabad, Smt. Savita Devi in Delhi for Thumri-Dadra, and Smt. Shanti Hiranand for Ghazal Gayaki has propelled her skills putting her in the top of her musical industry. Specializing in light classical Sufi/Bhakti and Ghazal singing, she is well-known for her spiritual singing. Rashmi is the first and only Indian woman to win the Grand-Prix Award at the IX International World Music Festival, ‘Sharq Taronalari’ (Melodies of Orient), August 2013, Samarkand, Uzbekistan. Agarwa was awarded the Sambhavna Sammaan in 2014 followed by Utthan Natraj Samman in 2018 in Delhi. Instructor Agarwal is also an artist of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) for performances abroad.

 

Value Additions

After successful completion, students will be prepared to perform a song in its entirety in the classical Indian style they have chosen to pursue.

 

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.

Prerequites

As an intermediate course, those enrolling should already have a basic understanding of classical Indian vocals, including the names and terms used in Hindustani music, basic Taal, and rhythm knowledge, as well as foundational Hindustani format. Pen and paper are needed for taking notes, but no other materials are required for this course. Students will need to ensure they have not only the time it takes to commit to the online courses, but to independent practice between courses, as well. This ensures students get the most from the time with instructor Rashmi Agarwal. 

Weekly Schedule

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Sun 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM America/New_York
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Wed 04:30 AM - 05:30 AM America/New_York
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Fri 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM America/New_York
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Sun 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM America/New_York
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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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