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
In this professional-level 1 ipassio course for Hindustani Classical Vocals by acclaimed vocal mentor Ashvini Modak, the topics that will be covered will include: The detailed understanding of Swaroop of the Hindustani Ragas, the clarity and understanding of the concept Badhat, in relation to the Ragas. Enrolled students will learn how to create and implement musical materials and technical concepts like alaap, taan, bol alaap, bol taan, and the Sargam while singing the respective composition. This course’s duration depends on the student’s learning pace, level of grasping, and also his/her individual understanding of the subject itself. The marked duration for this course is 52 weeks, after which the student can extend or refill their classes according to their requirement.
The mission and the main objective of this course are to conduct a musical journey in which the enrolled student is transported to the ultimate proficient, professional level of Hindustani classical singing. If students are not yet at this level, Ashvini Modak has four 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 and 4) Advanced Hindustani Classical Vocals Level II - Repertoire Development.
About the teacher: Your instructor for the course, Ms. Ashvini Modak is a Hindustani Classical Vocalist of Kirana Gharana. She started her journey of music at the early age of five she has an inborn talent for music. 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 in Hindustani classical vocals, she is also an electrical engineer. 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 she also got Junior Research Fellowship for research in the field of Semi-classical music she is the recipient of many awards and achievements, Ashvini is an expert in the Hindustani classical tradition.
She is a B High-grade artist of All India Radio (AIR) Pune. She has also been 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 include a 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.
This is a professional course and is very beneficial for those students who are interested to get more knowledge in depth about Hindustani classical music. This will help them improve their understanding of Indian music and will also help them pick up more facets of the rich culture of Indian music. If the enrolled student wants to become a performing artist, he/she can enroll for this course so they can understand raga more in-depth and can create, sing their own alaap, taan, Bol alaap, Bol taan, Sargam with ease. However, depending on the talent/grasping power/passion and perseverance of the student, this professional course itself may be of enough benefit, to grow on his/her own to a higher level.
Students enrolling for this course on ipassio can be rest assured that they will receive special attention from the teacher, as the class strength is limited to limited numbers. It also gives teachers the opportunity, to gauge their student's progress in-depth and make changes whenever and wherever required, ensuring that each enrolled student gets the maximum out of this course. Since this course is detailed, the participating 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 duration of this course, keeps the student inspired and motivated to achieve more.
At this level, a student would simply have to possess a great deal of passion for music, should have completed beginner intermediate and initial advanced levels of Hindustani Classical vocals. Students should definitely have an open mind to grasp elements that may be new to them. They should have a clear understanding of the musical concepts of Swar and Taal. Apart from these, the general prerequisites of a good internet connection and dedicated focus are also compulsory.