Veena Course for Intermediate to Advanced Students

First Name
Suma
Last Name
Sudhindra
Course Summary

In this course, veena players have the opportunity to learn from one of the foremost exponents of the instrument, Dr. Suma Sudhindra. Students with some experience playing veena and/or South Indian Carnatic music will learn varnams, a variety of compositions, and specialized Carnatic musical techniques from a master with 35 years of professional experience. This course is best for students looking to enhance their playing or performance skills with the South Indian Saraswati veena.

Course Duration
60 Weeks
Number of Students per section
3
Course Level
Professional
Instruction Language
English
Taught On
Skype
Individuals
US$60.00

per week per student

1 week =
1
session(s)
1 session(s) =
45
minutes

Educator Profile

Educator Profile

Profile Picture
Instructor
First Name
Suma
Last Name
Sudhindra
Teacher skill Keywords
Veena
Study Details
MA, Ph D
Bangalore university
Work Details
Organization / Institute Name
Tarangini Arts Foundation
Organization / Institute Name
Indian Music Experience
Organization / Institute Name
AIM
Organization / Institute Name
Chowdiah Memorial Hall

Course Details

Veena Course for Intermediate-to-Advanced Students expands on the existing knowledge and techniques of veena players, with an emphasis on South Indian Carnatic tradition. Highly customizable and tailored to each individual enrolled, this course focuses on building skills, methods, and repertoire so each student can reach their goals, whether professional or recreational. Lesson plans, timelines, and goals for the course will vary from student-to-student. Dr. Sudhindra will meet with students in the beginning to establish educational needs and goals.

Students will learn advanced varnams and compositions, increasing their knowledge of music as a veena artist, as well as specialized techniques unique to Dr. Sudhindra, as well as techniques in the style of the famous Veena Chitti Babu. The knowledge imparted in this course will improve the ability of any student who chooses to enroll.

ABOUT THE TEACHER: Dr. Suma Sudhindra’s reputation speaks for itself, an award-winning career spanning nearly four decades and multiple recorded albums, with no sign of stopping. An accomplished and talented veena exponent, Dr. Sudhindra employs a blend of classical conservatism and modern interpretation in the style of the iconic Emani Chitti Babu as she leads the next generation of veena artists. She has been the recipient of many prestigious awards, including the Rajyotsava Award from the Karnataka Government in 2001, and has performed extensively in India and abroad, including tours of Europe and the United States. An artist, performer, leader, scholar, and cultural activist, Dr. Sudhindra has dedicated her life to furthering the reach of musical theory and expression. To this end, she is a fiercely passionate teacher dedicated to fostering the talents of her students.

The ipassio Edge

Students enrolling for this course on ipassio can be sure that they receive individual attention from the teacher, as the class strength is limited to 1 or 2 students. It also gives teachers the opportunity, to gauge their students progress in depth and make changes whenever and wherever required, to ensure the student gets the maximum out of this course. Since this course is 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 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 long duration of this course, keeps the student inspired and motivated to achieve more.

Prerequites

The only prerequisite for this course is an understanding of veena basics and experience with playing varnams on the veena. Students must have their own instrument; any version of the veena will work, although the Saraswati veena is preferred in Carnatic style.

Weekly Schedule

These sections are for individual students.

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SECTION DAY & TIME Available
Section
Section A
Tue 10:30 PM - 11:15 PM America/New_York
3 Seats
SECTION DAY & TIME Available
Section
Section B
Wed 08:30 AM - 09:15 AM America/New_York
3 Seats
+91-97400-50326 for any questions.

FAQs

Question
How much time should a student enrolling for this course practice everyday ?
Answer
Students should practice a minimum of 30 minutes every day. If they can devote more time to practice, they will learn better and faster.
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
The teacher will try to revert back to queries raised after class hours within a 24 hour period.
Question
Can this course be customized ?
Answer
Yes, the course can be customized.
Question
Can students of all age enroll to this course ?
Answer
Students aged 8 or above can join this course.

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