Learn to Play the Veena- Beginners to Intermediate Level

Beginner, Intermediate

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by Karthik Nagaraj

21 Years Experience

Holds the Guinness World Record for performing the maximum number of concerts in 24 hours by an individual in different places in Bangalore.

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: English

Course Summary

One of the oldest classical instruments of India, the Veena represents Indian culture and musical heritage. Veena Course for Beginners from Basic-to-Intermediate Students expands the existing knowledge and techniques of veena players, with an emphasis on South Indian Carnatic tradition. Highly customisable, these classes designed by Vidwan N Karthik focus on building skills, methods, and repertoire so each student can reach their goals, whether professional or recreational. 

Through these lessons, students will get an opportunity to learn from basic veena lessons to advanced lessons in Carnatic Music. Along with traditional Carnatic music, students will also learn to play devotional songs, Fusion music, and film songs.


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Karthik Nagaraj

Karthik Nagaraj

Experience: 21 Years

From: India

  • Teacher Skill Keywords

    Teacher Skill Keywords

    Indian Classical Music, Classical Music, Fusion Music, Indian Music, South Indian, Light Classical Music, Kritis and Keerthanams, Melodic Style, Professional Teacher, Carnatic Music, Keerthanams, Kritis, Performing Musician
  • Education

    Education

    MA Music from Bangalore University

  • Work Details

    Work Details

    Veena Teacher - Swaraveena Music Center

About the Course

Basic Lessons will cover a systematic way of approaching classes with both beginners and advanced classical music learners. Students will receive a detailed knowledge about the instrument Veena, Basic Carnatic music lessons, an introduction to Ragas, and written notes to students to practice at their homes. Following topics will be covered:

  • Introduction to Veena 
  • Introduction to Sarali Varisai
  • Alankaras
  • Geetam and Swarajathi

Intermediate Lessons: N. Karthik has trained many students to give performances on various platforms. Senior students will learn advanced Carnatic music lessons, Raga structure, Krithis, Varnams, Swarajathi, Taanam, and Devaranamas. Senior students will also get an opportunity to perform on various stages with their teacher. 

Interested students can also learn film music and veena fusion music at the intermediate level.

About the Teacher: Veena Artist N. Karthik belongs to the Carnatic classical Veena tradition of Mysore Baani. He is the grandson of Ganakala Bhushana, late M Cheluvaraya Swamy, one of the revered Veena artistes of the erstwhile Mysore royal palace. His initial training, began at the age of fourteen, under the guidance of his uncle Vainika Vidwan late C Krishna Murthy, an eminent artist who performed with the late Shri Doraiswamy Aiyangar in the Festivals in Russia and Germany. He later continued training under the tutelage of Shri M V Krishna Murthy for three years, in the Guru-Shishya tradition of classical music. 

Karthik Holds the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD for MOST CONCERTS IN 24 HOURS by an individual for performing 50 concerts (gigs) in different places in Bangalore on 29- 30 November 2005. The LIMCA BOOK OF RECORDS has recognized it as a National record and published the same in 2008 book for performing 50 concerts in 24 hours.

Karthik has given solo veena concerts on invitation in numerous Sangeetha Sabhas of Bangalore such as Malleswaram Sangeetha Sabha, Bangalore Gayana Samaja, Thirumala Tirupathi Devasthanams (TTD), Sri Jayarama Seva Mandali, Yavanika, and other organizations. He has been invited by the Department of Kannada and Culture, Government of Karnataka for veena concerts on various occasions.

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Available For All Age-Groups

Available For All Age-Groups

263 Online live sessions completed

263 Online live sessions completed

Our teachers recommend customized classes for an effective learning experience. Here's why!

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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World-class  masters as  teachers

World-class masters as teachers

Personalized & Interactive 1-on-1 classes

Personalized & Interactive 1-on-1 classes

Course studio that amplifies passion learning

Course studio that amplifies passion learning

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Pay as you go - 2 classes at a  time

Pay as you go - 2 classes at a time

Milestone-based learning for best results

Milestone-based learning for best results

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