Awarded Surmani, Pt. Ramkrushnabuwa Vaze Puraskar & performed in 30 cities of USA and Canada.
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for 1-on-1, 45 mins class
Recommended: 1 class per week | 12-16 weeks to level up
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This course is for beginners who want to learn Hindustani Classical Vocal Music. Taking place over the duration of 25 weeks, lessons consist of 45 minutes sessions each week. Taught by renowed vocalist of Kirana Gharana "Surmani' Arati Thakur-Kundalkar, students will gain a foundational understanding of how to sing, how to produce good voice, Swaras. After the successful completion of this course students can expect to understand and be able to sing all 12 natural notes and some basic ragas like Bhoop, Durga, Sarang, Des etc.
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Master of Arts in Music from S.N.D.T University
Bachelor of Commerce from Pune University
Founder, Director - Swaravartan Foundation
Vocalist, Performer - Music
This course is for beginners who want to learn Hindustani classical vocal music. Taught by renowed vocalist of Kirana Gharana "Surmani' Arati Thakur-Kundalkar, students will gain a foundational understanding of how to sing, how to produce good voice, Swaras. After the successful completion of this course students can expect to understand and be able to sing all 12 natural notes and some basic ragas. Students will also learn basic Swar and Alankaras.
Students will be introduced to notes like Shuddha, Komal and Teevra, Chhota Khyal (small drut compositions) in raagas like Bhoop, Durga, Sarang, Des, Khamaj etc. Further, the students will also be given basic introduction to the taal system. Arati Ji has been teaching students in Semi-Classical and Hindustani Classical music for over 20 years and also teaches music online and holds the title of Guru on the panel of 'Lalit Kala Kendra' (Centre for Performing Arts- Pune University).
About the Teacher: Arati Thakur-Kundalkar Ji is coming to the fore in Hindustani classical music and is one of the young trailblazers of ‘Kirana Gharana’. At the age of nine, Arati Ji showed a keen interest in music and began music lessons under the expert vocalist of Kirana Gharana, Late Smt. Leelatai Gharpure. She later pursued further instruction from Padmabhushan Dr. Prabha Atre Ji and was guided by musicologist and harmonium maestro Dr. Arawind Thatte. Arati Ji has completed an M.A. in music from S.N.D.T. University where she is a high-rank holder of the university and was awarded the very prestigious ‘Gaan Heera' Puraskar. She holds the title of Sangeet Visharad in Hindustani music from Gandharva Mahavidyalaya. Arati Ji is also a graded artist of AIR for light music and classical vocal. Arati Ji has received a multitude of coveted awards as well as scholarships, most notably Paingankar Puraskar, Sudha Sindhu Puraskar, Parundekar Puraskar, Sur Mani Award and Late Pramilabai Deshpande Puraskar.
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Traditionally, Hindu Hindustani classical music practitioners are referred to as Pandit and Muslim practitioners as Ustad. Religious neutrality has been an essential aspect of Hindustani music since Sufi times; this is why Ustads could sing compositions in praise of Hindu deities and vice versa.