Intermediate Harmonium Lessons

First Name
Suyog
Last Name
Kundalkar
Course Summary

This is a intermediate course designed to take place once a week in 60-minute sessions, over the duration of 15 weeks. The second course in harmonium exponent Suyog Kundalkar’s educational series, the lessons cover topics such as tuning, harmonium swaras and taals, and how to perform, both as an accompanist and soloist.

Course Duration
15 Weeks
Number of Students per section
3
Course Level
Intermediate
Instruction Language
Hindi
Taught On
Skype
Individuals
US$42.00
per week per student
1 week =
1
sessions
1 session(s) =
60
minutes

Educator Profile

Educator Profile

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Instructor
First Name
Suyog
Last Name
Kundalkar
Study Details
BA
Pune Univesity

Description

Intermediate Harmonium picks up where instructor Kundalkar’s previous course, Basic Harmonium, leaves off. Beginning with a review of basic concepts like swara and taals, this course proceeds to include Hindustani Raga Sangeet and an in-depth overview of the raga melodic system, including several compositions and bandishes. Instructor Suyog Kundalkar will guide students through the many advanced harmonium techniques and skills that set apart the beginners from the professionals. Finally, Kundalkar will impart the qualities of performing as an accompanist, as well as a solo artist, in a professional setting.

About Suyog Kundalkar: Suyog Kundalkar is an established harmonium player with years of experience and accolades. Kundalkar has been graded as a B High artist of the All India Radio and Doordarshan, and has been honored as an impanelled artiste on the Indian Council for Cultural Relations. In addition to a bachelor’s degree in music from Lalit Kala Kendra of the University of Pune, Kundalkar has also won many awards for his musical contributions, including ‘U.Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar’ given by Sangeet Natak Academy, ‘GaanSaraswati Kishori Amonkar Sangatkar Purskar’ from Gaansaraswati Kishori Amonkar, ‘Pt. Givindrao Tembe Sangatkar Puraskar’ by Gandharva Mahavidyalay, ‘Pt.Bandubhaiyya Choghule Smruti Puraskar’ (Indore) and many more. Today, Kundalkar serves on the panel of Lalit Kala Kendra (the Centre for Performing Arts at Pune University) as a Guru, while also teaching students from across the globe.

Value Additions

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have a deep understanding of the harmonium as an instrument, the relevant musical concepts, and performance techniques. Students will also learn to perform a composition in Vilambit and Drut Lay.

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

Before enrollment, students will need a pen and paper to take notes, a well-tuned harmonium, as well as a tabla and tanpura device. To succeed in this course, students should have a basic understanding of the Khyaal system in Hindustani music. If a student does not have a basic understanding of the Khyaal system, the previous course in this series, Basic Harmonium Lessons, should be completed prior to enrollment. Students should ensure they have the time to not only commit to the online courses, but also time for independent practice between lessons.

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Sat 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM America/New_York
3 Seats
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Tue 04:30 AM - 05:30 AM America/New_York
3 Seats
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Wed 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM America/New_York
3 Seats
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Fri 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM America/New_York
3 Seats
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FAQs

Question
How much time should a student enrolling for this course practice everyday?
Answer
This course on classical singing lessons for beginners will require practice time outside of the lessons given during the classes. Time spent practising 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. A 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 traveling.

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