Indian Classical Vocal Lessons For Intermediates

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In this course students of Indian Classical Vocal Music, who have learnt basics of Indian Classical Music will get perfect guidance regarding Swar, Swar Sthaan, Raag Roop and emotions, Taal and Lay aspects of Khyaal Gayaki. As a vocalist of Kirana Gharana 'Sur Mani' Arati Thakur-Kundalkar ji will teach fine techniques of Swar Lagaav and Raags sung in this school (Kirana Gharana) and some beautiful bandishes and compositions by Padma Bhushan - Swaryogini Dr.Prabha atre ji.

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26 Weeks
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25 Years Experience
From: India
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Pune University
MA Music
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Swaravartan Foundation

Course Details

This course is designed for students ready to take the next step in refining their voice. Through guided study and practice provided by "Surmani" award-winning vocalist of Kirana Gharan Arati Thakur-Kundalkar, this course enables aspiring artists the foundation necessary for a professional career as an Hindustani vocalist. By focusing on techniques such as note stability, breath control, and others utilized by masters to improve overall tonal quality, students will enjoy witnessing their current vocal skills elevate to the next level of professional development.  According to each student's level they will learn Alankaar and Paltas in Shuddha/Komal/Teevra swaras. Introduction to Bada Khyal Ragas like Yaman, Bageshree, Bhairav, Bihag, Pooriya Dhanashree etc. Introduction to complex Alankaar and Taan patterns. 

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.


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

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How much time should a student enrolling for this course practice everyday?
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.
What if a student is unable to attend an upcoming class?
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.
What if the teacher wishes to reschedule a class?
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.
How long will the teacher take to revert to a query raised after class hours?
Students should get a response within 24 hours if the teacher is not preoccupied or travelling.

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