Course Duration52 Weeks
Intermediate Level Carnatic Music will cover all essential intermediate topics including raga and tala classification, musical forms, practical theory and more. Arun Subramaniam, called Arun by his students, is a well-established musician and educator with the passion and practice necessary to create dynamic, interesting and challenging lesson plans. With a profound love of traditionally pristine Carnatic grammar, Arun’s highly sought teachings are sure to lead the next generation of profound musicians. Arun will be available to teach one-on-one to students during weekly 45 minute online courses to ensure each student is developing their skill in a timely and professional manner. Arun’s lesson plan for this course is appropriate for all students, whether seeking a musical career of their own or a simply developing a musical hobby.
ABOUT THE TEACHER: O.S. 'Arun' Vaidyanathan is a renowned musician well-known for his sonorous voice and superior stagemanship. He inherited his love for music from his father and began his training at a very early age. Arun finished in the top of the Sangeetha Shironmani diploma course in Carnatic music conducted by the Faculty of Music and Fine Arts at Delhi University. The wide repertoire of music he has produced has earned Arun a keen following of musicians and fans. Today, Arun serves his community as an educator in the tradition of Carnatic music, as well as working closely with a choir he established that celebrates the traditional grammar of Carnatic music through their highly attended performances.
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.
As an intermediate level course, it requires a pre-existing knowledge of Carnatic music basics. Students will need paper and pen to take notes, but no other materials are required. Those enrolling in this course will need to ensure they have the time to commit to not only the weekly courses but individual practice time, as well. Upon completing this course, students will be well prepared to move onto advanced Carnatic musical lessons.