Carnatic Violin for Beginners


by Jyotsna Srikanth

30 Years Experience

She served as a musician accompanying documentaries on Discovery, National Geographic, WOMAD festivals, Red Violin Festival, etc.

US $48 per class |

for 1-on-1, 45 mins class

Pay as you go, 2 classes at a time

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Instruction Language

: English

Course Summary

Carnatic Violin for Beginners is a long-term online course that takes place in one 60-minute weekly session over the duration of 50 weeks. Designed for hobbyists and professionals alike, instructor Jyostna Srikanth has created a diverse and engaging lesson plan to ensure each student’s success in this introduction to South Indian violin music. This lesson plan will cover basic instrument anatomy, care, and handling, Saralevarise, Janti Varise, upper and lower Sthayi Varisei, Dhatu Varisei, and Alankarams.

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Teacher's Profile

Jyotsna Srikanth

Experience: 30 Years

From: United Kingdom

  • Education

    MBBS from Bangalore Medical College

    MD from Bangalore Medical College

    FTCL Carnatic Music from Trinity College of Music

  • Work Details

    Violinist, Performer, Solo Musician - Music

    Founder and Curator - London International Arts Festival (LIAF)

    Leader - Dhruv Arts (UK-Based Not-For-Profit Educational Organization)

About the Course

This course will begin by teaching students the basics of working with a violin. This fundamental lesson will include the anatomy of the instrument and how each part of the violin impacts the sound quality, proper handling of the instrument to ensure precision of each note, as well as how to care for your instrument so that it will last for many years to come. With this foundation, Jyostna Srikanth will continue to help students build their skills by introducing the students to South Indian music, intonation, concepts of rhythm, as well as basic fingering techniques.

About Jyostna Srikanth: Jyostna Srikanth is an Indian violinist and composer known for performing both Carnatic and Western musical pieces. She has achieved an MBBS and Post-Graduate degree in Clinical Pathology from Bangalore Medical College in India, as well as a Fellowship in Carnatic Music from the Trinity College of Music in London, where she currently resides with her husband and two children. Born into a musical family in Bangalore, her mother Ratna Srikantaiah also served as a Carnatic musician and teacher. Srikanth’s professional musical career began in film, where she served as a musician accompanying documentaries on Discovery, National Geographic, tv serials, and many music festivals including WOMAD, the Red Violin Festival, the Cleveland Music Festival and the BBC Proms. Outside of her musical performances, Srikanth has also served the musical community by lecturing on comparative techniques between Indian and Western classical violin at the University of Cambridge and Liverpool University. She has also established a foundation, called Dhruva, to help support other up and coming Indian artists.

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Pay as you go - 2 classes at a time

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Teacher's performance bits for reference


Andrea Amati was the first one to create violin of the family that we see today. He made around 38 violins between 1560 and 1574, which were then delivered to the Charles IX of France. Some of those instruments are still surviving and are playable even today.

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