Master of Music (Gold Medalist) from Khairagarh University, Chattisgarh
Sangeet Visharad from Gandharv Mandal, Mumbai
Teaching Faculty - In the Gurukul of Padma Bhushan Dr. Prabha Atre Foundation
Worked as a Faculty for Hindustani Classical Vocal - Shankar Mahadevan Academy
Advanced Hindustani Classical Vocals Level II is a necessary course for any up and coming professional vocal artist. This course will help students further refine their voice, note stability and breath control utilized by masters to advance overall tonal quality. Students will enjoy witnessing their current vocal skills elevate to the advanced level of professional development. This course begins with instruction into singing Bada Khayal (vilambit) with ragas: yaman, bhairav, bhimpalasi, malkauns and bhairavi and bandish in different taals. Once students have completed this portion, instruction will move forward to include Chota Khayal with alap-taan. By the successful completion of this course, students will have practice in, and access to, an advanced selection of performance pieces.
Throughout the course students continue to advance their understanding and ability in the subject of tarana with the expertise of renowned Hindustani classical vocalist Ashvini Modak to guide them. Depending on the pace set by the learning curve of each student, this course may conclude bhajans as well as some semi-classical forms including thumri and/or dadra. These semi-classical forms are an integral part of any well-rounded musical professional’s repertoire. This course is best for students who have already completed Advanced Hindustani Classical Vocals Level I by Ashvini Modak, or students who already have a thorough understanding of the basics and extended practices of Hindustani classical vocal music. If students are not yet at this level, Ashvini Modak has three previous courses in the art of Hindustani classical vocal music.1) Basics of Hindustani Classical Vocals | Hindustani Vocal Lessons | Level I 2) Basics of Hindustani Classical Vocals | Level II 3) Advanced Hindustani Classical Vocals Level I
About Ms. Ashvini Modak: Ms. Ashvini Modak is a promising talent in the field of Hindustani Classical Music. She has an inborn talent for music from early childhood and studying since the age of five, Ashvini was introduced to music by her mother, talented vocalist Smt. Latika V. Vyaghrambare. Her grandfather Late Shri P. G. Sukhatme was also a stage artist of Marathi theatre. Ashvini ji also has a master’s degree in music from Khairagarh University and diplomas in classical vocals, Hindustani vocals, electrical engineering. Ashvini ji was first tutored by the renowned Sitar maestro Pt. Shri Bimlendu Mukherjee of Imdadkhani Gharana for several years. After this, she became a disciple of renowned vocalist "Padmabhushan" Dr. Prabha Atre and she now belongs to Kirana Gharana.
Apart from being proficient in Khyal gayaki, Ashvini ji has also enthralled the audiences in rendering semi classical forms like Thumri, Dadra and Bhajans. The recipient of many awards and achievements, Ashvini is an expert in Hindustani classical tradition. She is a B High-grade artist of All India Radio (AIR) Pune. She has also selected for empanelment in the “ICCR’s Reference Panel of Artistes”. She has given several performances all over the country and abroad. She is working as a faculty at the Gurukul of Dr. Prabha Atre Foundation. She has participated and conducted workshops & seminars on semi classical music (Thumri – Dadra) as an instructor along with “Padmabhushan Dr. Prabha Atre” at Goa (organized by Govt. Of Goa).
Her notable performances includes performance at Ustad Abdul Karim Khan Punyatithi Mahotsava - Miraj, Gharana Festival - Delhi, Haridas Sammelan, Dadar Matunga Cultural Centre, Karnataka Sangh, NCPA-Mumbai, Pulotsava, Gaanvardhan,-Pune, Chakradhar Samaroha – Raigarh, TTD – Tirupati, Trafo House Of Music- Hungary Europe, Vedic Heritage - New York. She has performed on stages in India and abroad and has spent many years teaching vocals in the classroom and online.
Students enrolling for this Long term course on ipassio have the advantage of getting introduced to or learn the intricacies of an art form, from an experienced exponent of the art. Long term courses deal with creating a strong foundation on a specific topic. The syllabus of a Long term course is predefined and ready before the commencement of the course. This gives students an understanding of the knowledge they will gain in the stipulated period of time, helping them in their planning and decision making. The persistent support from teachers enables the student to accomplish and achieve the desired result or outcome within the given time frame. The class strength for this course is limited to 3, ensuring that each student gets attention. A set of 3 individuals enrolling for this course encourages learning from peers and social interaction. This Long term course bodes good for students passionate about learning, setting them up for the long-term or advanced level of learning.
Students will require an electronic tanpura or an online tanpura app and writing materials for taking notes.
All other course materials are provided by the instructor during the online live class.