Violin Lessons For Beginners & Intermediates | Hindustani Classical Style

First Name
Anjali
Last Name
Rao
Course Summary

This 1-on-1 long term course takes place across 1 session of 45-minutes weekly, over 36 weeks.  This course is aimed at introducing students to the stringed instrument, violin, and playing it in Hindustani classical style. Students enrolling for this course will also get to practice exercises based on different ragas. Further on, students will get introduced to the tala system. The later stage of this course will introduce students to basic aalap or the opening section of a north Indian Hindustani classical music performance and improvisations.

Lives In

India

Course Duration
36 Weeks
Number of Students per section
2
Course Level
Beginner
Instruction Language
English
Taught On
Skype
Individuals
US$30.00

per week per student

1 week =
1
class
1 class =
45
minutes

Educator Profile

Educator Profile

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Instructor
First Name
Anjali
Last Name
Rao
Number of years of relevant experience
25 Years Experience
From: India
Teacher Skill Keywords
Violin
Basics of Violin
Violin Lessons
Violin For Beginners

Course Details

This long term course is designed for students interested to learn to play Hindustani style of music on the string instrument, violin.  Students will learn about the different parts in a violin, like a fretboard or neck, strings, the bow, pegs etc.  Further on students will be taught the right posture when sitting down with a violin. The different styles of holding the bow and the placement of fingers on the fretboard. Students will also learn about tuning the violin.  Next up students will get introduced to playing the violin. They will first be taught the crucial seven notes sa, re, ga, ma, pa, dha, ni. Students will be made to practice the seven notes before moving on to exercises that will make them play the notes in ascending and descending order. Students will also learn alankars or foundational exercises for beginners as they are easy to grasp and play. 

This course introduces students to the important element in Hindustani classical music called tala or rhythmic cycle of beats. Students pursuing this course will get to learn multiple ragas and their relation to the different times during the day - Raga Bhairav, Raga Bhopali, Raga Kirwani, Raga Durga etc., Moving ahead in the course students will get to learn alap on their instrument. Since alap provides scope for improvisations, students get to practice these improvisations. Students through the period of this course get to learn different techniques of playing the violin in order to get them more accustomed to the instrument. Learning different techniques will prepare students to play complex compositions in the future.

About the Teacher: Anjali Singde – Rao Ji was awarded a Sangeet Alankar degree in classical music and also a grade of “B High” in All India Radio & performance artist of Doordarshan. Her first foray within the field of classical music was through teachings by her mother Sou Neela J.Singde and father Shri. J. S. Singde. Through their guidance, she continued with music and was fortunate enough to be taught by masters of Pandit Madhukarao Godse and Atulkumar Upadhye as well as the maestro of the Sitar, Ustad. Shahid Parvez Khan.

She has also acquired her extensive knowledge of classical and light classical music by teaching herself and through her experience of accompanying alongside celebrities. Anjali has also participated in Sangeet Sanmelana, held both in different parts of the country and abroad. She is also very gifted in accompanying for light music and has done so with very well-known artists from various ‘Geet – Prakar’ like Sugam – Sangeet, Gazal, Instrumental orchestra, Hindi – Marathi songs, commercials and film scores.

The ipassio Edge

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 1 student per class. It also gives teachers the opportunity to gauge their student's 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.

Course Specific Benefits

If you are learning Indian Classical Music on Violin, after practicing regularly you will be benefited to learn light music also.  Classical learning will help grasp other types of music as well.

Prerequites

Students enrolling for this course need to have:

A violin &

A notebook

Weekly Schedule

These sections are for individual students.

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Section A
Fri 10:30 PM - 11:15 PM America/New_York
2 Seats
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Section B
Fri 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM America/New_York
2 Seats
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Section C
Sat 11:00 PM - 11:45 PM America/New_York
2 Seats
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Section E
Mon 10:30 PM - 11:15 PM America/New_York
2 Seats
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Section F
Thu 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM America/New_York
2 Seats
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FAQs

Question
How much time should a student enrolling for this course practice everyday?
Answer
This course will require practice time outside of lessons. Time spent practicing may vary from 15 to 30 minutes per day, depending on a student’s level of interest. Students who wish to become professional musicians will need more hours of practice per day using a different set of exercises and materials than students who are seeking to learn music as a hobby. A detailed structure of practice for each student will be discussed and explained during the classes.
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
Students should get a response within 24 hours if the teacher is not preoccupied or travelling.
Question
What extras would the student receive as course material apart from the live sessions?
Answer
Students will receive PDF’s or written notes apart from the sessions, as and when required.
Question
Can this course be customised?
Answer
Yes, this course can be customized depending on the progress made by the student, through the course.

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