Learn to Play the Mridangam- Introduction to Laya and Rhythm

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Top Graded All India Radio artist. He has collaborated with Tabla virtuoso Aditya Kalyanpur on several occasions. And has performed at several music festivals in India and abroad.

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Instruction Language

: English, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi

Course Summary

The two-headed drum gives the rhythmic element to vocal and instrumental Carnatic music. Learning to play the Mridangam will not only teach you to read rhythm, rather you will learn to speak rhythm, in form of ‘Bols’. If you want to master this ancient musical instrument, these classes designed by the highly trained Mridangam artist, Vijay Natesan, are an ideal bid for you. 


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Vijay.B Natesan

Vijay.B Natesan

From: India

  • Teacher Skill Keywords

    Teacher Skill Keywords

    Mridangam
  • Education

    Education

    Masters in Management Studies from Mumbai University

About the Course

Students will explore the following concepts:

  • Introduction to the Tala system in Carnatic Music
  • Introduction to basic Solfas (Sollukattus)
  • Patterns and practice lessons spanning different Jathis, Nadais and Talas
  • Finger techniques
  • Mohras, Korvais in five Talams

About the Teacher: Vijay showed very early signs of his talent and started performing at the age of seven, easily merging into the percussion ensembles led by his Guru Shri. T.S. Nandakumar. 

Currently, he is receiving advanced instructions from Mridangam maestro Padmabhushan Sangita Kalanidhi Shri. T.V Gopalakrishnan.

Vijay has accompanied veteran artists such as TN Krishnan, TV Gopalakrishnan, T.N Seshagopalan, O.S Thyagarajan, G.S Mani, Sudha Raghunathan, Aruna Sairam, T.V. Sankaranarayanan, Kadri Gopalnath, Ganesh-Kumaresh. Vijay has also accompanied  GenNext artists like Abhishek Raghuram, Palghat Ramaprasad, Saketharaman, Ramakrishna Murthy, and Flute Jayanth to name a few.

In 2019, he received the title of Top Grade Artist from All India Radio and is among the youngest Mridangist to receive this distinction. He was invited to perform in a percussion ensemble at the AIR Sangeet Sammelan in the same year. 

He is also the recipient of a fellowship granted by the Ministry of Culture, India to pursue research in the field of the Mridangam.

Vijay has performed across the country extensively in both Carnatic Sabhas and Music Festivals. He has travelled internationally to countries namely USA, UK, Spain, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Malaysia and Singapore.


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Available For All Age-Groups

Available For All Age-Groups

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Every individual

  • Has a unique learning style

  • Is at a different learning stage

  • Has different posture and instrument holding style

  • Has different mind-hand coordination

  • Has a different understanding of rhythm and melody

  • And a different GOAL!

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Pay as you go - 2 classes at a  time

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