Hindustani Classical Vocal Music for Beginners and Intermediate Level

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Course Summary

This course is aimed at training a student in Hindustani Classical music (vocal). A student will be taught the basics of Hindustani Classical Music viz. the swar system, ragas, tala system. This course will also develop the quality and texture of the student's voice.

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West Bengal

Course Duration
52 Weeks
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20 Years Experience
From: India
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Indian Classical Music
Hindustani Classical Music
Study Details
Msc Economics
UCL, London
Graduate Diploma in Economics
University of Essex, UK
Bachelor of Technology
St. Thomas College of Engineering, WBUT
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Cognizant Technology Solutions

Course Details

The details of the course are listed below:

  1. Introduction to Hindustani Classical Music swar system and how to train the voice;
  2. Introduction to upper and lower octaves, how to practice standing notes, meends;
  3. Introduction to Sapats, Swar alankars;
  4. Learning komal/teevra swars and apply in Sapats, swar alankars;
  5. Learning taal system, bandish;
  6. Introduction to Thaat system;
  7. Introduction to ragas;
  8. Learning Bandishes, taan, sargam;
  9. Introduction to Chhota Khayal Concept;
  10. Introduction to Bara Khayal Concept;
  11. Bhajan; and
  12. Thumri

About Angira KotalAngira was introduced to Hindustani Classical Music at a very early age by her mother Smt Ratna Kotal and soon she came under the tutelage of Shri Shyamal and Smt. Mandira Lahiri. She received taalim from Late Pandit Biresh Roy in subsequent years. However, music training was not continuous for her because of academic priorities. Angira graduated in Computer Science Engineering in 2010 followed by a short stint working in Cognizant Technology Solutions. She resumed learning music in 2011, after a long gap of nine years, under the aegis of Ustad Jainul Abedin. She quit her job in 2011 and took up music as a career. Angira also holds a Graduate Diploma with Distinction in Economics from University of Essex followed by a Masters Degree with Merit in Economics from University College London. During her stay in the UK she won the title “Yuva Sangeet Ratna,Young Musician of the Year Award 2013” organized by Milapfest, UK and supported by Arts Council England. Currently, she is receiving advanced taalim from the renowned vocalist Pandit Omkar Dadarkar. She has won the Pratima Chandra Memorial Award 2018 in khyal and thumri and has performed in prestigious platforms in the UK and Kolkata. Under the thoughtful and pragmatic guidance of her guru, she hopes to take forward the legacy of Hindustani Classical Music both in time and space.

The ipassio Edge

Students enrolling for this long term course on ipassio can be sure that they receive individual attention from the teacher, as the class strength is limited to 1 student. 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, long term courses are 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.


The student should have some inclination and interest in this genre of music. Either he/she must have learned Hindustani classical music somewhere before or must have a habit of listening to this genre of music.

Weekly Schedule

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Tue 12:30 AM - 01:15 AM America/New_York
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Wed 12:15 AM - 01:00 AM America/New_York
1 Seat
Sat 12:00 AM - 12:45 AM America/New_York
1 Seat
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How much time should a student enrolling for this course practice everyday?
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.
What if a student is unable to attend an upcoming class?
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.
What if the teacher wishes to reschedule a class?
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.
How long will the teacher take to revert to a query raised after class hours?
Students should get a response within 24 hours if the teacher is not preoccupied or travelling.

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