The content of this course will be determined by the level of expertise the student has already achieved. Course materials and lesson plans encompass many areas of study, including fingering techniques and the respective Solfa or Phonetic language (Morsing or Konnakol). With over three and a half decades of teaching experience, Vaidyanathan is prepared to meet each student's individual musical goals on their percussive instrument and is open to students bringing more than one instrument to lessons, so they may strengthen their skill level in each one. Student skill level will be reviewed periodically throughout the duration of the course to ensure educational milestones are being met at a satisfactory level.
ABOUT THE TEACHER: Suresh Vaidyanathan has been a percussion master and educator for over three decades. With students from all over the world, Vaidyanathan’s extensive experience ensures his ability to reach students of all backgrounds and educational levels. Suresh regularly organizes musical festivals in India and ensures his most talented students receive the opportunity to perform at these annual functions. With many of his own students now masters themselves, Vaidyanathan has the pleasure of watching his former students teaching this art form to students of their own, ensuring the continuation of this tradition. As one of the first online musical instructors, he is knowledgeable of the online educational platform and has created his course material to be best served by this medium.
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.
As a course for all levels, prerequisites are not required prior to enrollment. Students will need to bring their own instrument and pen and paper for taking notes during lessons, but no other materials will be needed. Skill attainment upon successful completion of this course will vary depending on the skill level of each new student. Instructor Suresh Vaidyanathan will meet with new students to discuss personal goals and aspirations for each artist and create individual goals appropriate for each student.