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by Rahul Khirwadkar

10 Years Experience

A former disciple of Padmavibhushan Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, Rahul has performed at numerous prestigious events that also include sharing the stage with his Guru.

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: English, Hindi

Course Summary

Learning the flute can be a rewarding experience. This course covers essential flute techniques. Building a solid foundation in technique is crucial for any flutist, regardless of skill level. By focusing on proper embouchure, breath control, finger technique, and tone production, students can develop solid technical proficiency in the instrument.

The course also incorporates music theory that helps in understanding the fundamentals, such as reading sheet music, key signatures, scales, and rhythms, which allows flutists to become more well-rounded musicians. 

By offering a focused and dynamic learning experience that covers essential techniques, music theory, and repertoire exploration, this course provides the students with the tools they need to develop their skills and flourish as flutists.

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Rahul Khirwadkar

Rahul Khirwadkar

Experience: 10 Years

From: India

  • Teacher Skill Keywords

    Teacher Skill Keywords

    Indian Classical Music, Hindustani Classical Music, Classical Music, Flute, Hindustani Bansuri, Professional Flutist
  • Education

    Education

    M.A. in Hindustani Classical Music from Sant Gadge Baba University, Amravati

    Flute Classes from Vrindaban Gurukul of "Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia"

About the Course

The highlights of this course include -

  • Introduction to playing the flute
  • Techniques for holding the flute and embouchure
  • Playing the flute while chanting the Swaras (Sa, Re, Ga, Ma, Pa, Dha, Ni).
  • Playing the major and minor scales i.e. Komal and shudh swaras
  • "Alankaras" - vocal exercises to be practiced in both ascending and descending order.
  • Introduction to the Rhythmic cycle (Teen Taal, Dadra Taal, Rupak Tala, and Keherwa Taal Jhap taal)
  • Introduction of ragas
  • Playing techniques of Aalap, Jod, and Jhala.

About the Teacher

Rahul Khirwadkar is a flutist and a former disciple of the renowned and highly decorated flutist, Padmavibhushan Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia. Throughout his musical journey, Rahul has had the privilege of participating in numerous prestigious events and collaborations, showcasing his exceptional flute skills.

Among his notable performances, Rahul delivered a captivating solo classical flute recital at the "Bhor-Swar" Morning Concert in Indore in March 2022. He also participated in a jugalbandi performance with fellow disciples during the launch of their Guruji's book, "Breath Of Gold," in Kolkata in January 2020. Rahul had the honor of accompanying Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia Ji at the Ramakrishna Mission in Kolkata in January 2020.

In addition, Rahul's talents were showcased in various other performances, including a solo classical flute presentation at the Kala Utsav in Chandrapur, Maharashtra, in December 2019, and at the Aamad overnight concert in Bhubaneswar in February 2019. He also performed at the Chausathi Jogini International Cultural Festival in Hirapur in December 2018, as well as at the State Bank of India (SBI) Mutual Fund felicitation ceremony in May 2018.

Rahul has had the opportunity to collaborate with his Guruji on several occasions, such as accompanying Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia at the Haldia Festival in January 2018 and at a program organized by SPIC MACAY, IIT Kharagpur, and the Bengal Chamber of Commerce in Kolkata in the same month. He also accompanied his Guruji at the Alumni meet at Boys' High School organized by SPIC MACAY in December 2017.

Throughout his journey, Rahul has accumulated numerous memorable experiences, including performing at a meditation and musical healing workshop in Rishikesh in November 2017. He also showcased his skills as part of his flute trio, Brajwasi, at the launching ceremony of the SBI YONO App in Bhubaneswar in September 2017. Notably, Rahul performed solo classical flute at "Indore Ka Raja" during the Ganesh Festival in August 2017 and participated in the concert titled "Saath Saath" organized by Vrindaban Gurukul and Tata Capital in Mumbai in April 2017, where he had the honor of performing alongside PadmaShree Pt. Vijay Ghateji. These experiences have greatly enriched Rahul's musical journey and deepened his passion for the flute.

Furthermore, Rahul has had numerous opportunities to accompany and perform alongside the legendary Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia Ji. Some significant highlights include their collaboration at the Indore Music Festival in January 2017, where they mesmerized the audience with their performance. Rahul also performed with his flute trio, Brajwasi, at the Odishi Research Center in Bhubaneswar for the whole night concert of Indian Classical Music titled "Aamad" in January 2017. They were honored to perform at the Padma Award Ceremony in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, in November 2016.

Before these experiences, Rahul had the privilege of accompanying Guruji at the Simhastha Kumbh Mela in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, in both April and May 2016. Another notable performance was at the Anugunj festival in Ujjain in December 2015, where Rahul accompanied Guruji as part of the welcoming celebrations for Simhastha. In December 2015, Rahul had a solo concert at the Dutt Jayanti Festival in Indore, where he engaged in Indian classical jugalbandi with various other instruments such as santoor, violin, shehnai, tabla, and pakhawaj. Furthermore, he had the opportunity to accompany Guruji at the Samudra Aarti organized by Shree Shankaracharya Ji in Jagannath Puri, Odisha, in both January 2014 and January 2015.

The culmination of Rahul's experiences came with his participation in the Raja Rani Music Festival in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, in January 2014, where he had the honor of accompanying Guruji on stage. These performances and collaborations have played a pivotal role in shaping Rahul's musical journey and have deepened his understanding and appreciation of Indian classical music.

As a flutist and a former disciple of Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, Rahul Khirwadkar continues to nurture his passion for the flute and strives for excellence in his musical endeavors. His extensive repertoire, coupled with his skillful technique and musicality, allows him to captivate audiences with his enchanting flute performances. Rahul's journey as a flutist reflects his dedication, talent, and unwavering commitment to the art of Indian classical music.

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