Intermediate Sufi Qawwali and Ghazal

First Name
Drjagriti luthra
Last Name
Prasanna
Course Summary

Intermediate Sufi Qawwali and Ghazal is a long-term course designed for students who have previously attained a basic level of understanding of these forms of musical expression. This course takes place in one-hour lessons each week over the duration of 54 weeks. Open to students of any age and background, it is perfect for both those seeking a professional career and hobbyists alike.

Course Duration
54 Weeks
Number of Students per section
3
Course Level
Intermediate
Instruction Language
English
Taught On
Skype
Individuals
US$48.00

per week per student

1 week =
1
session(s)
1 session(s) =
60
minutes

Educator Profile

Educator Profile

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Instructor
First Name
Drjagriti luthra
Last Name
Prasanna
Study Details
Ph. D
University of Delhi
Vishaarad
Prayaag sangeet samiti, alahabad
Bhaskar
Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh
Work Details
Organization / Institute Name
Roohani Sisters

Course Details

During this course, instructor Dr. Jagriti Luthra Prasanna, will guide students through learning intermediate level Ragas, including yaman, bhairav, tori, pooriya, bilawal, sarang, megh, bhairavi, and more. Dr. Prasanna believes that the tradition of Sufi singing, with lyrics written by the Murshads and peers, is the best way to get in touch with the gods spiritually. Each course will be designed to accommodate the student’s level of skill, speed of learning, and individual interest to ensure retention of the joy of learning. Dr. Prasanna’s lesson plan is diverse, including activities, practices, and assessments to ensure each student is able to succeed.

About Dr. Jagriti Luthra Prasanna: Jagriti Luthra Prasanna (one of the sisters from Roohani Sisters Sufi Jugalbandi), has accomplished a doctorate degree in Sufi Music from Delhi University and has written her thesis on the work and contribution of Lt. Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan to Sufi Music. Dr. Jagriti learns Indian Classical Music from Padma Vibhushan Pt. Rajan Sajan Mishra of Banaras Gharana and is also a sincere disciple of Ustaad Sakhawat Hussain Khan, Grandson of Padama Bhushan Ustaad Mushtaq Hussain Khan of Rampur-Sehaswan Gharana, from whom she’s learning the technicalities of Sufi and Ghazal Gayaiki. Dr. Jagriti Prasanna’s idea of Sufism is deeply rooted in her devotion to spirituality. She believes in the importance of spreading the word of the Sufi saints and has dedicated her educational life to furthering their voices to the future generations, ensuring the continuation of this musical tradition.

Value Additions

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to perform various kalam in concerts with an advanced level of Sufiyana style singing.

The ipassio Edge

Long term courses deal with creating a strong foundation on a specific topic. The syllabus of a Long term course is predefined and ready before the commencement of the course. This gives students an understanding of the knowledge they will gain in the stipulated period of time, helping them in their planning and decision making. The persistent support from teachers enables the student to accomplish and achieve the desired result or outcome within the given time frame. The class strength for Long term courses is limited to 3, ensuring that each student gets attention. A set of 3 individuals enrolling for a short term course encourages learning from peers and social interaction. This long term course bodes good for students passionate about learning, setting them up for the long-term or advanced level of learning.

Prerequites

Enrolling students will need to have previously acquired a basic understanding of Sufi music and be able to demonstrate this understanding during the first online course. Pen and paper will be required for note taking, however no other materials are required. Students will need to ensure they have time to not only commit to the online learning sessions, but to individual practice between courses as well.

Weekly Schedule

These sections are for individual students.

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SECTION DAY & TIME Available
Section
A
Sat 09:30 PM - 10:30 PM America/New_York
3 Seats
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Section
B
Tue 05:30 AM - 06:30 AM America/New_York
3 Seats
SECTION DAY & TIME Available
Section
C
Thu 08:30 AM - 09:30 AM America/New_York
3 Seats
SECTION DAY & TIME Available
Section
D
Fri 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM 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 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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