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Introduction to Hindustani Classical Vocals

by Sonal Shah

4.9/5 | 33 Reviews

This course takes place in once weekly, 60-minute, online sessions over the duration of 13 weeks. Perfect for music lovers of any age, this course is designed to provide a formal introduction to classical Hindustani vocals. It's also perfect for those dreaming of performing to family and friends, or on a stage to a crowd. There are no prerequisites for this course - only a deep love of Hindustani music and a desire to learn vocals.

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    13 Weeks

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US$24(1-on-1 Class)

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Educator Profile

Sonal Shah

30 Years Experience

From: India

  • Teacher Skill Keywords:

    Indian Classical Music, Hindustani Vocals, Ghazals, stage singer, Classical vocal, Professional teacher, Sufi Music
  • Education

    M.A.(MUsic) from S.N.D.T. Woman's University- Mumbai


    Sangeet Visharad from Bhruhad Gujarat Sangeet Samiti- Ahmedabad

  • Work Details

    Lecturer - M.S. University- Vadodara

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Course Details

Hindustani is the base of all music. This course will help students understand classical Hindustani vocals and learn about their origin, techniques and strategies, performance tips, and vocal exercises. Students will learn four commonly known ragas— bhupali, Durga, Kafi, and sarang with its Sargam geet and bandish in taal. The training will be disciplined and complete so students will succeed in their endeavor to develop their musical style. At the end of the course, students will be able to perform a short recital.

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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