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Online Sitar Lessons | Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced

by Soumyajit Paul

5/5 | 10 Reviews

This 24-week Sitar course by ipassio focuses on learning the basics of the musical instrument sitar for those aspirants who wish to start their journey in playing the instrument. This course is best for those students who are looking to improve their skills as sitar players. Expert sitar player Soumyajit Paul trains students through skype in an online series of weekly, live, 1-on-1, digital lessons in advanced techniques and playing styles. At the completion of this course, learners will have a well-developed musical understanding of the Sitar as well as the genres it can be played in.

  • Course Duration

    24 Weeks

  • Course Level

    All Level

  • Instruction Language


  • Classes Taken


Taught On

  • Skype

US$24(1-on-1 Class)

per class

(Tax Exclusive)

Recommended - 1 Week = 1 Class

1 Class = 60 minutes

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Educator Profile

Soumyajit Paul

12 Years Experience

From: India

  • Teacher Skill Keywords:

    basic knowledge of Tabla& Tala's, Knowledge of Indian classical Vocal music, unmatched quality of fusion music
  • Education

    M.A.(Department of Instrumental music) from Rabindra Bharati University

  • Work Details

    Sitar Guru , trainer & composer - Gurukul-the Sitar Ashram

    Sound Recordist (General music section) - All India Radio, Kolkata

Course Details

This online live 1-on-1 series of sitar lessons with acclaimed veteran Soumyajit Paul starts off with learning the basics of the musical instrument Sitar and is perfect for beginners who are looking for an introduction to the genres it can be played in as well as the different intricacies of the instrument itself. The course fits well for intermediate and advanced learners too as you learn the traditional method of study for the course, to get a deep understanding & intricate Talim (learning) from your mentor and guru for these lessons, Soumyajit Paul. Students will also pick up the difficult tantrakari method, layakari, multiple compositions, etc. Choosing Sitar as This course is perfect for those endeavoring to pursue a musical hobby on a very serious note. Each student’s goal will determine the course content and direction - it will be customized according to the needs of the student and the same will be established and shall be maintained with instructor Soumyajit Paul during the initial online 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.

About the instructor: Soumyajit Paul is a nationally acclaimed, "A" grade Sitarist of All India Radio & an experienced Sitar Guru. He has been practicing this discipline for the past 25 years. He is a 5th generation Sitarist of the traditional Bishnupur Gharana of West Bengal, India, and is also a winner of several national & international contests, 1st class 1st & Gold Medalist in Sitar (M.A.) from Rabindra Bharati University, and a critically acclaimed prominent musician from the present musical fraternity.

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Live performance with Sri Subhajyoti Guha(Tabla)


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