Mridangam for All Levels

First Name
k u Jayachandra
Last Name
rao
Course Summary

Mridangam for All Levels is a course designed to accommodate students at the beginner, intermediate, or advanced level. This course will take place in once-weekly online lessons lasting 45-minutes each, over the duration of 25 weeks. After successful completion of this course, students may re-enroll if they wish to continue their education. Perfect for those seeking a professional career, or a new hobby, this course will ensure each student is ready to pursue the next level of their musical education.

Course Duration
24 Weeks
Number of Students per section
3
Course Level
Beginner
Instruction Language
English
Taught On
Skype
Individuals
US$30.00
per week per student
1 week =
1
sessions
1 session(s) =
45
minutes

Educator Profile

Educator Profile

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Instructor
First Name
k u Jayachandra
Last Name
rao
Study Details
MSc
Mangalore

Description

This mridangam course, designed by top musician and instructor K U Jayachandra Rao, will vary on a case-by-case basis depending on each student’s previously acquired musical skills. For beginners, teacher Rao will begin with the basic foundations of Mridangam anatomy, proper handling and care, basic musical theory, history, and modern application. Students will learn practice techniques to ensure their coordination and their ear for rhythm will become more advanced with each practice. For the more advanced students, Rao will include professional level concert techniques, including proper performance strategies to enhance the quality of sound for the audience. Instructor Rao will also teach the most advanced students the necessary mathematical arrangements and rhythmic patterns necessary for the student to create their own unique pieces of music.

About Mr. Jayachandra Rao: Jayachandra Rao is a widely known classical Carnatic musician who specializes in percussion. Playing the mridangam, exponent Rao has performed with various leading musicians around India, including many musical festivals. Rao is known for his unique musical style he has developed through years of study that blends aesthetics and precision of sound to perfectly accompany the vocals of any piece of music. Rao, known for his melodious sound and creative versatility, is one of the most highly sought after percussionists in Carnatic tradition. In addition to musical performances, Rao has also directed exclusive percussion ensembles and solos with a primary focus of blending the rhythm of a variety of percussion instruments. With over 23 years of experience, Rao has employed his previous musical experience to create a creative and engaging lesson plan.

Value Additions

Upon successful completion of this course, all students will be prepared to move onto the next level of their musical education-from beginner to intermediate, intermediate to advanced, or advanced to professional. Students may re-enroll in this course with instructor K U Jayachandra Rao to advance to the next level of their education if they wish.

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

As a course designed for all skill levels, there are no required prerequisites before enrolling in this course. Students will need pen and paper for taking notes and their own mridangam instrument. Those enrolling in Mridangam for All Levels will need to ensure they have the time to not only commit to the 45-minute online sessions, but to individual practice between lessons, as well.

Schedule Weekly

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SECTION DAY & TIME Available
Section
A
Sun 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM America/New_York
3 Seats
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Section
B
Wed 04:30 AM - 05:30 AM America/New_York
3 Seats
SECTION DAY & TIME Available
Section
C
Thu 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM America/New_York
3 Seats
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Section
D
Sat 10:30 AM - 11:30 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
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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