Course Duration24 Weeks
MSc from Mangalore
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.
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.
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.