Awarded Surmani in 2005. Album Sufiana Rang Sonal Ke Sang on Apple Music, Hungama, etc.
US $18 per class |
for 1-on-1, 60 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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This short-term course in singing classical Hindi bhajans is designed for students who already know Hindi and want to learn popular devotional compositions by famous artists. Designed by Indian Classical exponent and Sufi artist Sonal Shah, this course is great for both hobbyist and professional singers alike. Lessons are face-to-face online each week for one hour over the course of 15 weeks. Learn to perform Hindi bhajans perfectly before friends and family or before an audience on stage.
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Master of Arts in Music from S.N.D.T. Woman's University in Mumbai ;
B.P.A. (Vocals) from M.S. University ;
Sangeet Visharad from Bhruhad Gujarat Sangeet Samiti in Ahmedabad.
Lecturer - M.S. University- Vadodara
During this course, expert vocalist Sonal Shah will guide students through learning the traditionally popular devotional Hindi songs. Students will learn techniques and practices that will benefit them in performing Hindi classical bhajans. Fifteen sessions with teacher Shah will prepare students to perform ten songs in the style of a professional.
Below is the full list of songs each student will learn to master:
About Mrs. Sonal Shah: Sonal Shah is an experienced Sufi vocalist and composer who began performing at age 9. She has performed countless concerts since and was classically trained in music from SNDT Women’s University, with a post-graduate degree and gold medals. An award-winning artist, Shah received the Kala Gujari Award for her contributions to Sufi music and the Surmani National Award for Indian Classical Vocal Music.
Fluent in four languages including Urdu, Shah has been teaching students in university and privately in the art of Sufi and Ghazal vocal tradition for many years. Her extensive experience and education, as well as a lifetime dedicated to music, makes Sonal Shah a compelling teacher for any student with an interest in Indian Classical music.
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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.