Hindustani Classical Vocal Music For Beginners | Classical Singing Lessons For Beginners

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Atri
Last Name
Kotal
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Course Summary

This 52-weeks course creates a strong foundation and grasp for students focused to learn and build themselves in Hindustani classical music. Students will become well versed in the meaning and application of the three fundamentals of music: melody, rhythm, and lyrics. In addition, students will learn several different exercises focused on building voice texture and development.

Course Duration
52 Weeks
Number of Students per section
2
Course Level
Beginner
Instruction Language
English
Taught On
Skype
Individuals
US$18.00

per week per student

1 week =
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class
1 class =
60
minutes

Educator Profile

Educator Profile

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Instructor
First Name
Atri
Last Name
Kotal
Number of years of relevant experience
12 Years
Teacher skill Keywords
Hindustani Vocals
Indian Vocals
Vocals
Study Details
Ustad Jainul Abedin
Work Details
Organization / Institute Name
Self Employed

Course Details

In this 52-week course, students will be introduced to musical notation and 2 to 3 vocal exercises every week. Once these have been covered, students will be introduced to raga music and will be taught 7 to 8 different ragas. Then the students will be introduced to the concepts of tala and laya, or speed and rhythm.  By the end of the course, the students will obtain the ability to sing and present raga in both, Chhota Khayal and Bada Khayal form.  Additionally, the teacher will help the students in mastering their pitch. Students of this course will flourish under the instruction of an expert in Hindustani classical music and will receive an excellent grasp of this musical style. After the course has ended, students will be able to master the concepts and topics they've learned, including an appreciation of music and vocal ability. As for course materials, necessary documents and recordings will be provided, as well as additional materials for developing students’ overall interest in learning and listening to classical music.

If the student wants to be well versed in the meaning and application of the three fundamentals of music: melody, rhythm, and lyrics, Here is another course tailored by Atri Kotal: Introduction to Hindustani Classical Vocal Music

About Atri Kotal: Based in Kolkata, Atri Kotal is a longtime student of Hindustani vocal music and an accomplished performing artist. She began her formal training in Hindustani classical music at the age of 11, under the tutelage of the late Pandit Biresh Roy, and later under Smt Haimanti Shukla and Ustad Jainul Abedin of Agra Gharana. In 2014, Kotal released her first album of devotional music titled Naman – Light of the Soul, a collection of bhajans. She performs live in various venues in West Bengal and teaches vocal music to students all over the world. The recipient of numerous awards, most recently Kotal received the National Scholarship in both Hindustani vocal and semi-classical music from the Ministry of Culture in 2015. 

Prerequites

Age should be above 5 years and a basic interest in listening to and learning music should be there.

Weekly Schedule

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Sun 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM America/New_York
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Fri 09:30 PM - 10:15 PM America/New_York
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Thu 06:15 AM - 07:00 AM America/New_York
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Sun 08:00 AM - 08:45 AM America/New_York
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Tue 10:00 PM - 10:45 PM America/New_York
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Thu 07:30 AM - 08:15 AM America/New_York
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Sat 01:30 AM - 02:15 AM America/New_York
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Sat 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM America/New_York
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Wed 05:00 AM - 06:00 AM America/New_York
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Tue 11:30 PM - 12:30 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 on classical singing lessons for beginners will require practice time outside of the lessons given during the classes. Time spent practising 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. A detailed structure of practice for each student will be discussed and explained during class.
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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.
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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.
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How long will the teacher take to revert to a query raised after class hours?
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Students should get a response within 24 hours, if the teacher is not preoccupied or traveling.

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