Graded artist of All India Radio. An empanelled artist in ICCR, Govt. of India.
US $36 per class |
for 1-on-1, 45 mins class
Recommended: 1 class per week | 12-16 weeks to level up
Pay as you go, 2 classes at a time
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This Beginner Harmonium course takes place in one 30-minute session each week for the duration of two weeks. Designed with beginners in mind, harmonium exponent and instructor Suvendu Banerjee has created a course suitable for any student to learn the essential building blocks of Harmonium music. With flexible lesson plans, lectures and activities this course is ideal for those seeking a musical hobby, or even a musical career of their own.
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M.Sc in Advanced Computer Science from University of Manchester (2010 -2011)
Harmonium Player, Musician, Artist - Music
B-High Grade Artist - Prasar Bharati All India Radio
Banerjee’s harmonium course will include all of the foundations of harmonium music, including tonic position for specific Raagas, basic finger movement techniques, one complete Raaga and taal, basic rhythm, tempo and Jaati principles and theory, Taal padhan and sargam telling traditions, simple Tehai making techniques and more. With guidance and insights from Banerjee’s years of harmonium experience, there is nothing standing in the way of your musical endeavors.
Successful completion of this course will ready any student to enroll in the next, intermediate level, harmonium course. Suvendu Banerjee’s extensive online teaching experience makes him the ideal harmonium instructor for all varieties of learning styles. Banerjee believes in the power that music has over the mind and soul, saying, “After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.”
ABOUT THE TEACHER: Belonging to “Gaya Gharana” (heritage), which is the pathfinder of solo harmonium playing in India, Suvendu Banerjee has been rated a B-High grade artist of Prasar Bharati All India Radio as well as being impaneled with the Indian Council of Cultural Relations. Banerjee’s 25 years of musical experience all started at the young age of seven, when he began to learn harmonium from his grandfather Pandit Deb Kumar Banerjee. Since that time, Banerjee has studied under guru Pandit Deb Kumar Banerjee, his ancestor. and Dadaguru Sangeetacharya Montu Banerjee and is currently studying under Pandit Shyamal Chatterjee, the renowned sitar maestro of Senia-Maihar Gharana and senior most disciple of Bharat Ratna Pandit Ravi Shankar. Suvendu Banerjee completed his M.Sc in Advanced Computer Science from the University of Manchester in 2011. Afterward, in 2013, he stood first at the state level competition organized by the Government of West Bengal in the Solo Harmonium Category. Now Banerjee is passing on this timeless tradition of solo harmonium music to students across the globe.
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Alexandre Francois Debain, who patented the reed organ in 1840 in France, named the instrument Harmonium. It became immensely popular across Europe, which then travelled to India, as it was very convenient for the missionaries to carry such instruments and use them in small churches.