Awarded Surmani, Pt. Ramkrushnabuwa Vaze Puraskar & performed in 30 cities of USA and Canada.
US $30 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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In this course students of Indian classical vocal music, who have learnt basics of Indian Classical Music will get perfect guidance regarding Swar, Swar Sthaan, Raag Roop and emotions, Taal and Lay aspects of Khyaal Gayaki. As a vocalist of Kirana Gharana 'Sur Mani' Arati Thakur-Kundalkar ji will teach fine techniques of Swar Lagaav and Raags sung in this school (Kirana Gharana) and some beautiful bandishes and compositions by Padma Bhushan - Swaryogini Dr.Prabha atre ji.
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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 designed for students ready to take the next step in refining their voice. Through guided study and practice provided by "Surmani" award-winning vocalist of Kirana Gharan Arati Thakur-Kundalkar, this course enables aspiring artists the foundation necessary for a professional career as a Hindustani vocalist. By focusing on techniques such as note stability, breath control, and others utilized by masters to improve overall tonal quality, students will enjoy witnessing their current vocal skills elevate to the next level of professional development. According to each student's level they will learn Alankaar and Paltas in Shuddha/Komal/Teevra swaras. Introduction to Bada Khyal Ragas like Yaman, Bageshree, Bhairav, Bihag, Pooriya Dhanashree etc. Introduction to complex Alankaar and Taan patterns.
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.