Online course in Hindustani Vocals

A unique course with a blend of traditional teaching of music infused with the practice of pranayam techniques to enhance vocal abilities and short stories from the music world will ingnite and inspire the young learners to dwell deeper into the subject

Hindustani Vocals - Navya (Beginner's level) - Module 1, Level 1

About the course

A beginning into the fundamentals of Hindustani music taught in an interactive and fun way. The focus is on laying a strong, sound foundation for the commencement of a journey into the music world. The experienced team of WFAC trainers and professionals have curated a 20 module program to complete the curriculum upto the Vidwath (graduation) level, as recognised by universities across the globe. These modules are of varying lengths (3 months to 6 months). Once a module is completed, you are eligible to join the next one.

Course Overview

  1. Brief history of Hindustani Classical Music .
  2. Tuning the tanpura.
  3. Technical terms -About swaras, Aalap, meend, saptak.
  4. Riyaz techniques.
  5. Alankars .
  6. Taal knowledge and Sargam Geet.
  7. Raag Yaman & Raag Bhairav.
Know Your Teachers

Smt. Yagyaseni Majumder

Smt. Yagnyaseni Majumder is a classical vocalist and trainer who secured a first class with distinction in her Junior Diploma Course in Hindustani Classical Music (Vocals) at the Prayag Sangeet Samiti. She is a recognized Khayal artist, a modern genre of classical music, at the All India Radio and Doordarshan channel in Kolkata. Her budding talent won her a scholarship by the Ministry of Culture to pursue Hindustani Classical Music (Vocals) at the University of West Bengal. She has won first place in several district and zonal competitions.

Shri. Anantha Chatterjee

Ananta Chatterjee is a disciple of Pt. Prasun Bandopadhyay and Pt Samaresh Chawdhury with a First Class First in Graduation and a Master’s degree (Vocal Classical) from Rabindra Bharati University. He is a Radio graded artist, a music lecturer, has placed First Division in (Music) from the Sangeet Natak Academy and won the West Bengal Scholar award by the Govt of West Bengal. Ananta has claimed several prizes in competitions and performed at several music conferences all across the country.

Shri. Manas Vishwaroop

Born in a musical family, Manas learned music from his father Pt. Dr. Himanshu Vishwaroop, a renowned violinist of Gwalior Gharana. Manas is trained by Pt. Babanrao Haldankar of Agra Gharana for 15 years through the Guru-Shishya parampara. He has also been mentored by stalwarts like Pt. Ajoy Chakraborty, Pt. Ulhas Kalshalkar and Vidushi Shruti Sadolikar. Manas has done his graduation and post graduation in Music securing first position in both, apart from winning several national and state level competitions. Manas sings almost all genres of Indian music including Khayal, Dhamaar, Thumri-Dadra, bhajan, ghazals, natyasangeet etc. He is also a Senior Research Fellow of UGC at the University of Mumbai.

Dr. Archana Sahakari

Dr Archana Sahakari had her initial learning from Smt. Madhuri Oak ji, later received her training and guidance from Padma Bhushan Shri Kishori Amonkar, Smt. Alkadev Marulkar ji and Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar ji. Gurushishya Parampara has helped her evolve an overall multidimensional musical personality and has given a broader vision to Dr Archana Sahakari had her initial learning from Smt. Madhuri Oak ji, later received her training and guidance from Padma Bhushan Shri Kishori Amonkar, Smt. Alkadev Marulkar ji and Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar ji. Gurushishya Parampara has helped her evolve an overall multidimensional musical personality and has given a broader vision to music, a perception that goes beyond the mere grammar of music. She owes her ability to develop and evolve a Rag through Bandish to all these great masters. She has been trained in various aspects of Bandish to structure, in rhythm, the poetic essence, and phonetic pronunciation. She has also learnt tabla for over three years to master the intricacies of Tal and Laya. She received the " Sangeet Ratna National Award 2017" . In her teaching experience spanning 25 years she has been working in the Department of Music - Deogiri College Aurangabad. She has given several performances all over India.

Shri. Narasimha Joshi

Narasimha Joshi is a Hindustani classical and light classical performer and teacher for the last 12 years. He has completely dedicated himself to learning music, teaching, and performing and has a great affinity for devotional music. He regularly teaches students of various age groups while simultaneously pursuing a Masters in Hindustani Vocal music.

Course details

Duration: 6 months

No of classes: 8 classes /month

Medium of Instruction: English

Minimum age requirement: 6 yrs

Medium of Instruction: English

The course begins: From 17th May onwards

Teachers:

Smt. Yagnyaseni Majumder, Anatha Chatterjee, Manas Vishwaroop, Shri. Narasimha Joshi

Days: 

Monday – 4.00 pm – 5.30 pm IST

Thursday  – 4.00 pm – 5.30 pm IST

Fees per month

National: Rs.1500/-

International – US$ 50

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