Hindustani Flute for Beginners

First Name
Panchajanya
Last Name
Dey
Course Summary

This long-term beginners course in Hindustani classical flute takes place over the duration of 52-weeks, in 60-minute lessons each week. The course curriculum is designed for students who are interested in learning the foundations of Hindustani flute for either professional or leisure endeavors. Designed with absolute beginners in mind, this course will accommodate anyone with musical aspirations, no previous experience required. By the end of the course, students will have a solid foundation in the art of Hindustani flute.

Course Duration
52 Weeks
Number of Students per section
3
Course Level
Beginner
Instruction Language
English
Taught On
Skype
Individuals
US$18.00
per week per student
1 week =
1
sessions
1 session(s) =
60
minutes

Educator Profile

Educator Profile

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Instructor
First Name
Panchajanya
Last Name
Dey
Study Details
Instrumental Music Hounours
Rabindra Bharati University

Description

This course will cover the essential fundamentals of Hindustani classical flute music. Lessons begin with the basics of handling and blowing into the instrument, with various fingering and airstream techniques. Next are more complex lessons, when instructor Panchajanya Dey will guide students through an introduction to Hindustani classical ragas and talas while students learn to develop an ear for their rich rhythmic patterns. Finally, instructor Dey will impart upon the students the basic structure of classical recitation upon which they may move on to learning at an intermediate level.

About Panchajanya Dey: Expert flutist Panchajanya Dey began pursuing his musical interests at a young age, studying classical musical fundamentals under Sri Sakti Pada Nag. Panchajanya also learned the 'Gayaki Ang' tradition under the school of Vishnupur Gharana. Dey received his advanced training under Pt. Sanjoy Bandopadhyay and his classical music studies were completed with Smt. Rakhi Bandopadhyay, while Sri Chittapriya Chowdhury provided him with the training of tabla under the school of Benaras. Panchajanya Dey received his education at Rabindra Bharati University and has ten years of performance experience. Panchajanya Dey understands the importance of learning the foundations of Hindustani classical music in its entirety before moving on to popular songs like Bollywood music. This approach ensures the student has the ability to create their own unique sound, as opposed to the limiting practice of mimicking popular melodies.

 

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 3 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 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.

Prerequites

As a course for beginners, there are no required prerequisites and it is designed to meet students at the most basic level and prepare them for the next course in instructor Dey’s educational series, Intermediate Hindustani Flute. Students will need a tanpura and tabla program (iShala for Android and iTablaPro for iOS is suggested.) A notebook will be necessary to take notes during courses, and each student will need their own flute (C scale medium flute suggested.) Upon successful completion of this course, students will be prepared to play basic melodies and enroll in the next flute course taught by instructor Dey.

Schedule Weekly

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A
Sun 09:30 PM - 10:30 PM America/New_York
3 Seats
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B
Wed 05:30 AM - 06:30 AM America/New_York
3 Seats
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C
Fri 08:30 AM - 09:30 AM America/New_York
3 Seats
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D
Sat 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM America/New_York
3 Seats
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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.
Question
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.
Question
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.
Question
How long will the teacher take to revert to a query raised after class hours?
Answer
Students should get a response within 24 hours, if the teacher is not preoccupied or traveling.

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