Santoor lesson for beginners

First Name
Sandip
Last Name
Chatterjee
Course Summary

Santoor for Beginners takes place in one 60-minute lesson each week for the duration of 20 weeks. Designed for beginners, this course will include all the fundamentals of the Santoor as an instrument and build up to basic exercises including chandams and ragas. Ideal for those seeking Santoor for professional or personal playing, this course is open to musicians and hobbyists alike. After completing this course, students will understand the basics of this instrument and be prepared to enroll in a more challenging Santoor course.

Course Duration
20 Weeks
Number of Students per section
2
Course Level
Beginner
Instruction Language
English
Taught On
Skype
Individuals
US$60.00

per week per student

1 week =
1
class
1 class =
60
minutes

Educator Profile

Educator Profile

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Instructor
First Name
Sandip
Last Name
Chatterjee
Number of years of relevant experience
25 Years
Teacher skill Keywords
Santoor
Study Details
B.Com ( Hons)
Calcutta University

Course Details

Sandip Chatterjee will begin this course by introducing students to the Santoor, detailing the construction and purpose of each element of the instrument. Afterward, students will learn proper posture, positioning, and handling of the instrument during play to ensure each note is played with clarity. As students become more comfortable with their instrument, sargams and tuning will be covered next. With practice and discipline, each student will develop an ear for tune and learn to hear when their instrument is ready for a tune-up. Lastly, Chatterjee will guide students through detailing on Sur and Tala, as well as introducing chandams and ragas to the new musicians.

ABOUT THE TEACHER: Sandip Chatterjee is a Santoor player with 25 years of experience. A disciple of Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya and Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty, Chatterjee is known for his mastery of two Gharanas at once; Maihar and Patiala. He has collaborated with ‘Calcutta Express’ and received a nomination for finalist in the Indo Acoustic Project’s “Best CDs of 2006” award in the World Music category. Through the years, Chatterjee’s albums have reached over 20 in number, and his expertise has been sought by many renowned musicians and musical directors including A. R. Rehman, Jatin Lalit, Gulshan Kumar, Rabindra Jain, and more. In addition to his many musical endeavors, Chatterjee is also serving as a master instructor to students from across the globe.

The ipassio Edge

Students enrolling for this course on ipassio can be sure that they receive individual attention from the teacher, as the class strength is limited to 1 or 2 students. It also gives teachers the opportunity, to gauge their students progress in depth and make changes whenever and wherever required, to ensure the student gets the maximum out of this 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. The sustained guidance available from the teacher ensures that the student does not deviate from set goals or targets. Learning from a revered, experienced exponent of this art form, through the long duration of this course, keeps the student inspired and motivated to achieve more.

Prerequites

As a beginner's course, no prerequisites are required before enrollment. Students will need pen and paper to take notes, and a Santoor of their own for practice. For questions concerning which Santoor to purchase, students may contact instructor Sandip Chatterjee before enrollment for clarification. Students who choose to enroll in this course will need to be prepared to spend time with the instructor during each lesson, as well as dedicate time to practicing independently throughout the duration of the course. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have an understanding of the instrument and basic ragas.

Weekly Schedule

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A
Sat 09:30 PM - 10:30 PM America/New_York
2 Seats
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Tue 05:30 AM - 06:30 AM America/New_York
2 Seats
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C
Wed 08:30 AM - 09:30 AM America/New_York
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Fri 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM America/New_York
2 Seats
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FAQs

Question
How much time should a student enrolling for this course practice everyday?
Answer
Students should practice a minimum of 30 minutes every day. If they can devote more time to practice, they will learn better and faster.
Question
What if a student is unable to attend an upcoming class?
Answer
The student is required to inform the teacher about his absence from a particular session, two days prior to the class. In such a case, the teacher will reschedule the class and conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student. In case the student misses to give two days prior notice about his absence to the teacher, then the decision to conduct another class for that student is completely based on teacher’s discretion.
Question
What if the teacher wishes to reschedule a class?
Answer
In case the teacher is unavailable for the scheduled class, he/she will inform the students two days prior to the class. The teacher will conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student.
Question
How long will the teacher take to revert to a query raised after class hours?
Answer
The teacher will try to revert back to queries raised after class hours within a 24 hour period.
Question
Can this course be customized?
Answer
Yes, the course can be customized.
Question
Can students of all age enroll to this course?
Answer
Students aged 8 or above can join this course.

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