per week per student
Intro to Professional Singing
This course takes place in once weekly, 60-minute class over the duration of 15 weeks. Instructor Sonal Shah has designed a creative and accessible lesson plan catering to absolute beginners of any age. Students will receive expert guidance through classical Hindustani voice training and vocal techniques. Catering to children learning for the first time, or mature students finding their dreams, this course is ideal for anyone seeking a professional singing career.
This course will use a variety of lessons, practices, and quizzes to teach voice training techniques, tonal exercises, and voice command. This course is based in the Hindustani Classical Vocal Music techniques playing off the seven basic notes of Hindustani music. This course provides the foundational information any professional singer needs to acquire.
About Mrs Sonal Shah: Sonal Shah is an experienced Sufi vocalist and composter who began performing at age 9. She has performed countless concerts since and was classically trained in music from SNDT Women’s University, with a post-graduate degree and gold medals. An award-winning artist, Shah received the Kala Gujari Award for her contributions to Sufi music and the Surmani National Award for Indian Classical Vocal Music. Fluent in four languages including Urdu, Shah has been teaching students in university and privately in the art of Sufi and Ghazal vocal tradition for many years. Her extensive experience and education, as well as a lifetime dedicated to music, makes Sonal Shah a compelling teacher for any student with an interest in Indian Classical music.
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 3 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, 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 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.
Sonal Shah is classically trained professional singer with a postgraduate degree in Music from SNDT- MUMBAI. She is a GOLD MEDALIST for Indian Classical vocal music. She is a National Award holder “Sur-Mani” for Indian Classical Music and has been performing as an artist in All India Radio since last 30 years. Sonal is prominently known as Sufi Singer Sonal Shah. She holds a very good command over voice. She has worked as a lecturer in Vocal Department of the very famous Faculty of Performing Arts of M. S. University of Baroda. She is also giving training to many promising singers. She has to her credit the most popular sufi album- 'Sufiana Rang Sonal Ke Sang' on various digital platforms.
As a beginner’s course, the only required prerequisite before enrollment is a firm grasp of the eight Hindustani notes, or swaras. A brief review will be offered during the course. Students will also need a pen and paper and time to dedicate to the online class sessions. It is also important that student ensure they have time to commit to practice between courses to get the most out of their time with instructor Sonal Shah.
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