Intermediate Kritis and Keerthanams

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Aishwarya Vidhya
Last Name
Raghunath
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Course Summary

Intermediate Kritis and Keerthanams takes place in 60-minute lessons, once weekly, for the duration of 24 weeks. Designed for aspiring artists and hobbyists alike, this course endeavors to inspire an appreciation for the beauty of Carnatic music. An in-depth understanding of Kritis and Keertanams within a raga is an essential approach to manodharma (the complete understanding of the raga). As an intermediate course, students will need a basic understanding of Carnatic music before enrollment.

Course Duration
24 Weeks
Number of Students per section
2
Course Level
Intermediate
Instruction Language
English
Taught On
Skype
Individuals
US$30.00

per week per student

1 week =
1
class
1 class =
60
minutes

Educator Profile

Educator Profile

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Instructor
First Name
Aishwarya Vidhya
Last Name
Raghunath
Number of years of relevant experience
25 Years
Teacher skill Keywords
Carnatic Music
Vocals
Kritis and Keerthanams
Kritis
Keerthanams
Study Details
B.Tech, Biotechnology
P.E.S.I.T

Course Details

<p>This course, personally designed by instructor Aishwarya Vidhya Raghunath, provides students with a thorough understanding of kriti and keerthanams musical compositions. Aishwarya teaches that only by truly understanding the raga bhava, can a kriti performance become elevated to a musical experience beyond a mere rendition. Through the instruction of Aishwarya, students learn a repertoire that will enrich their understanding of music, enabling them to embark on the next lessons of manodharma - alapana, neraval, and swaram.</p>

<p><strong>ABOUT THE TEACHER:</strong> Aishwarya Vidhya Raghunath is an emerging proponent of the Veena Dhanammal Bani of Carnatic classical music. Her family introduced her to the world of music at the young age of three and she performed on stage for the first time just 10 years later. Since then, she has been awarded the Government of India Scholarship (Ministry of Culture, 2008-2010) and has been rated an A-graded artist of the All India Radio and Doordarshan. Aishwarya has performed at countless venues nationally and internationally for a multitude of functions and assemblies. Not only a musician, Aishwarya is also a biotech engineer having served as an executive at Biocon before committing to a full-time musical career. Today, she is as an instructor on ipassio, passing on the tradition of Carnatic music through passionately constructed lessons provided to students across the globe.</p>

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

This course does not have any required prerequisites before enrollment, however, as an intermediate course students should have a basic understanding of sarali varisai, janta varisai, dhatu varisai, alankara, geetham, swarajati, as well as a minimum of five varnams. A pen and paper are the only required materials for this course and enable students to take notes. It is important for students ensure they have the time to commit to online sessions and independent practice between lessons. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be equipped with key compositions in Carnatic music and a strong foundational understanding of kriti and keerthanams traditions, upon which to build manodharma.

Weekly Schedule

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Section A
Sun 09:30 PM - 10:30 PM America/New_York
2 Seats
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Section B
Wed 01:30 AM - 02:30 AM America/New_York
1 Seat
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Section C
Sat 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM America/New_York
2 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.
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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
he teacher will try to revert back to queries raised after class hours within a 24 hour period.
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Can this course be customized?
Answer
Yes, the course can be customized.
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Can students of all age enroll to this course?
Answer
Students aged 8 or above can join this course.

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