Masters Degree from Rabindra Bharati University
Bachelor of Arts from Rabindra Bharati University
Senior Instructor & Guru - Pandit Shankar Ghosh Academy Of Tabla
Founder Mentor - Blazing Muzik (Sunayana Ghosh Academy of Tabla)
This course is an advance course in tabla that helps students graduate from being amateur tabla players to the proficient level. Students undergoing this course will be exposed to complex and advanced lessons in tabla. Thus it is required that students enrolling have the understanding of intermediate level when enrolling. This course will introduce students to new taals such as rupak, a popular rhythmic structure usually used in bhajan and geets. Rupak follows a seven beat cycle and has three vibhags. Students also get to practice and learn advanced levels of jamp taal and teen taal to get a clear understanding of taals a vital component in respect to playing the tabla. Further on students will be practicing extensively on advance level kaidas, tukras, gats, chakradhar. Students will also learn how to make tihai by learning tabla based formulae. This course is attuned to get students accustomed to play the tabla with comfort and poise. It enables them to venture into performing complex and advance level compositions.
About Sunayna Ghosh: Sunayna’s attraction to rhythm and beats started at an early age when she picked up learning the tabla at the tender age of six. Her mother a vocalist has been a major influence in the life of the gifted tabla player. Sunayna groomed her tabla playing skills, initially under the guidance of Samar Mitra and later under the renowned tabla exponent, late Pt. Shankar Ghosh of the Farrukhabad gharana and continued training under the guidance of his son tabla maestro Bikram Ghosh. Today Sunayna is a renowned female tabla player who has showcased her talent both in India and abroad. Sunayna’s talent is not restricted to just tabla as she is also trained in Kathak and vocals.
Learning the advanced level lessons ensures that students have gained impressive understanding of hindustani classical music and rendering it on the tabla. The concepts of taal or rhythm structure vital to tabla playing is well understood by the student, opening door to learn other complex taal. Students become well versed with improvisations and are able to understand and play complex compositions.
Students enrolling for this long term course on ipassio can be sure that they receive individual attention from the teacher, as the class strength is limited to 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, long term courses are 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.
Students enrolling for this course need to possess:
1) A tabla set;
2) Tabla powder;
3) Tabla hammer;
4) Copy of talim tracker; and
5) Book and a pen for notes.