Introduction to Mridangam Music and Rhythm

First Name
Bombay C N
Last Name
Balaji
Course Summary

Introduction to Mridangam Music and Rhythm is a course designed to educate any student on the essential building blocks of Indian music and rhythm. This course takes place once a week in 45-minute sessions over the duration of three weeks. This lesson plan is designed for beginner musicians as well as those seeking a review of the basics. Introduction to Mridangam Music and Rhythm is open to professional musicians and hobbyists alike.

Course Duration
3 Weeks
Number of Students per section
3
Course Level
Beginner
Instruction Language
English
Taught On
Skype
Individuals
US$16.14
per week per student
1 week =
1
sessions
1 session(s) =
45
minutes

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Instructor
First Name
Bombay C N
Last Name
Balaji
Number of years of relevant experience
40 Years
Teacher skill Keywords
Mridangam

Description

During this course, students will get a thorough introduction to the basics of Indian music and rhythm, including the history of Carnatic music. This course will continue to introduce the mridangam instrument with an overview of how the instrument is designed and constructed. Balaji will also teach his students about the works of the great practitioners of mridangam and how they have impacted the world around them through their talents.


In order to get the most from instructor Bombay C N Balaji, students should come with a desire to learn about the mridangam and a dedication to the years of practice needed to master all it is capable of. While this course is short-term, the process of mastering the instrument is not. Students who are truly invested in their musical future will need to be ready to commit to the process as taught by Bombay C N Balaji.


ABOUT THE TEACHER: Bombay C N Balaji is a renowned mridangam player with 40 years of experience in the field. After decades of learning from gurus, Bombay C N Balaji has a deep respect for the relationship between student and instructor. He expects full commitment from his students as he guides them through the process of learning the components required to be a great mridangam player. Beginning his studies in his youth, Balaji first performed with professional artists at the age of eleven accompanying the violin maestro Prof. T N Kirshnan and A grade artist from All India Radio, Prasar Bharati. Balaji has performed with many musical exponents while touring in the USA, Far East, Middle East, and Sri Lanka. Balaji has also given numerous lectures and demonstrations encompassing the intricacies of rhythm and highlighting the greatness of legendary percussion artists in the field.

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

As an introductory course, there are no required prerequisites before enrolling. Students will need to bring a pen and paper for taking notes to each lesson. This course is part of an educational series including three additional courses; Basics of Mridangam, Intermediate Mridangam, and Advanced Mridangam - Playing Professionally.

Schedule Weekly

These sections are for individual students.

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SECTION DAY & TIME Available
Section
Section A
Sat 09:30 PM - 10:15 PM America/New_York
3 Seats
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Section
Section B
Sun 05:30 AM - 06:15 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
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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