Awarded Surmani in 2000. A senior disciple of Padmabhushan Dr. Prabha Atre.
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for 1-on-1, 60 mins class
Recommended: 1 class per week | 12-16 weeks to level up
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This course is designed for students who have already established a solid foundation of vocal culture and are prepared for the next step of their musical career: repertoire development. Established vocalist Ashvini Modak guides students on a journey of introduction and application of Bada Khayal vocals, advanced ragas and tarana, and more. Ashvini ji has a discerning eye for a student’s progress and uses this insight to accommodate the learning curve of each student.
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Master of Music (Gold Medalist) from Khairagarh University, Chattisgarh
Sangeet Visharad from Gandharv Mandal, Mumbai
Teaching Faculty - Gurukul of Padma Bhushan Dr. Prabha Atre Foundation.
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. After 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 include 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 her early childhood days. 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. A 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 performances 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.
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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.