Indian Classical Vocal Lessons For Beginners

First Name
Arati
Last Name
Thakur-Kundalkar
Course Summary

This course is for beginners who want to learn Hindusthani Classical Vocal Music. Taking place over the duration of 25 weeks, lessons consist of 45 minutes sessions each week. Taught by renowed vocalist of Kirana Gharana "Surmani' Arati Thakur-Kundalkar, students will gain a foundational understanding of how to sing, how to produce good voice, Swaras.  On the successful completion of this course, students can expect to understand and be able to sing all 12 natural notes and some basic ragas like Bhoop, Durga, Sarang, Des etc.

Lives In

Pune
Maharashtra
India

Course Duration
25 Weeks
Number of Students per section
2
Course Level
Beginner
Instruction Language
Hindi
Taught On
Skype
Individuals
US$36.00

per week per student

1 week =
1
class
1 class =
45
minutes

Educator Profile

Educator Profile

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Instructor
First Name
Arati
Last Name
Thakur-Kundalkar
Number of years of relevant experience
25 Years Experience
From: India
Study Details
B.com
Pune University
MA Music
SNDT
Work Details
Organization / Institute Name
Swaravartan Foundation

Course Details

This course is for beginners who want to learn Hindusthani Classical Vocal Music. Taught by renowed vocalist of Kirana Gharana "Surmani' Arati Thakur-Kundalkar, students will gain a foundational understanding of how to sing, how to produce good voice, Swaras. On the successful completion of this course students can expect to understand and be able to sing all 12 natural notes and some basic ragas. Students will also learn basic Swar and Alankaras.

Students will be introduced to notes like Shuddha, Komal and Teevra, Chhota Khyal (small drut compositions) in raagas like Bhoop, Durga, Sarang, Des, Khamaj etc. Further, the students will also be given basic introduction to the taal system. Arati Ji has been teaching students in Semi-Classical and Hindustani Classical music for over 20 years and also teaches music online and holds the title of Guru on the panel of 'Lalit Kala Kendra' (Centre for Performing Arts- Pune University).

About the Teacher: Arati Thakur-Kundalkar Ji is coming to the fore in Hindustani classical music and is one of the young trailblazers of ‘Kirana Gharana’. At the age of nine, Arati Ji showed a keen interest in music and began music lessons under the expert vocalist of Kirana Gharana, Late Smt. Leelatai Gharpure. She later pursued further instruction from Padmabhushan Dr. Prabha Atre Ji and was guided by musicologist and harmonium maestro Dr. Arawind Thatte. Arati Ji has completed an M.A. in music from S.N.D.T. University where she is a high-rank holder of the university and was awarded the very prestigious ‘Gaan Heera' Puraskar. She holds the title of Sangeet Visharad in Hindustani music from Gandharva Mahavidyalaya. Arati Ji is also a graded artist of AIR for light music and classical vocal. Arati Ji has received a multitude of coveted awards as well as scholarships, most notably Paingankar Puraskar, Sudha Sindhu Puraskar, Parundekar Puraskar, Sur Mani Award and Late Pramilabai Deshpande Puraskar.

The ipassio Edge

Students enrolling for this long term course on ipassio can be sure that they receive individual attention from the teacher, as the class strength is limited to 1 student. It also gives teachers the opportunity, to gauge her student's progress in depth and make changes whenever and wherever required, to ensure the student gets the maximum out of this course. Since, long term courses are detailed, 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 student and his/her 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 long duration of this course, keeps the student inspired and motivated to achieve more.

Prerequites

Electronic Tanpur and Tabla Machine. Age should be above 5 years and a basic interest in listening to and learning music should be there.

Weekly Schedule

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SECTION DAY & TIME Available
Section
INDIAN CLASSICAL VOCAL LESSONS FOR BEGINNERS
Mon 02:30 AM - 03:15 AM America/New_York
Tue 02:30 AM - 03:15 AM America/New_York
2 Seats
+91-97400-50326 for any questions.

GROUP PACKAGES -

  All students will be taught at the same time online in the same section.

Rs.1,000.00
US$25.00
per week per student
+91-97400-50326 for any questions.

FAQs

Question
How much time should a student enrolling for this course practice everyday?
Answer
This course will require practice time outside of lessons. Time spent practicing may vary from 15 minutes per day to an hour, depending on a student’s level of interest. Students who wish to become professional musicians will need more hours of practice per day using a different set of exercises and materials than students who are seeking to learn music as a hobby. Detailed structure of practice for each student will be discussed and explained during class.
Question
What if a student is unable to attend an upcoming class?
Answer
The student is required to inform the teacher about his absence from a particular session, two days prior to the class. In such a case, the teacher will reschedule the class and conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student. In case the student misses to give two days prior notice about his absence to the teacher, then the decision to conduct another class for that student is completely based on teacher’s discretion.
Question
What if the teacher wishes to reschedule a class?
Answer
In case the teacher is unavailable for the scheduled class, he/she will inform the students two days prior to the class. The teacher will conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student.
Question
How long will the teacher take to revert to a query raised after class hours?
Answer
Students should get a response within 24 hours if the teacher is not preoccupied or travelling.

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