Recipient of Ustad Bismillah Khan Puraskar & Gaansaraswati Sangeetkar Puraskar.
US $36 per class |
for 1-on-1, 45 mins class
Recommended: 1 class per week | 12-16 weeks to level up
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This is a intermediate course designed to take place once a week in 45 minute sessions, over the duration of 25 weeks. The second course in harmonium exponent Suyog Kundalkar’s educational series, the lessons cover topics such as tuning, harmonium swaras and taals, and how to perform, both as an accompanist and soloist.
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B.A. from Pune University
Harmonium Player, Composer, Musician - Music
B High Artist - All India Radio and Doordarshan
Intermediate Harmonium picks up where instructor Kundalkar’s previous course, Basic Harmonium, leaves off. Beginning with a review of basic concepts like swara and taals, this course proceeds to include Hindustani Raga Sangeet and an in-depth overview of the raga melodic system, including several compositions and bandishes. Instructor Suyog Kundalkar will guide students through the many advanced harmonium techniques and skills that set apart the beginners from the professionals. Finally, Kundalkar will impart the qualities of performing as an accompanist, as well as a solo artist, in a professional setting.
About Suyog Kundalkar: Suyog Kundalkar is an established harmonium player with years of experience and accolades. Kundalkar has been graded as a B High artist of the All India Radio and Doordarshan, and has been honored as an impanelled artiste on the Indian Council for Cultural Relations. In addition to a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Lalit Kala Kendraa of the University of Pune, Kundalkar has also won many awards for his musical contributions, including ‘U.Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar’ given by Sangeet Natak Academy, ‘GaanSaraswati Kishori Amonkar Sangatkar Purskar’ from Gaansaraswati Kishori Amonkar, ‘Pt. Givindrao Tembe Sangatkar Puraskar’ by Gandharva Mahavidyalay, ‘Pt.Bandubhaiyya Choghule Smruti Puraskar’ (Indore) and many more. Today, Kundalkar serves on the panel of Lalit Kala Kendra (the Centre for Performing Arts at Pune University) as a Guru, while also teaching students from 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.