Online Foundation Course In Flute

Learn the basics of the flute in a self-paced, three-month course

Introduction to Flute

Considered to be one of the most ancient instruments of India, the flute is synonymous with Lord Krishna. Made with bamboo or wood, music is created as air moves through the cavities created on the instrument’s surface. Often played solo or used as an accompaniment, the flute has a lilting language of its own.

About the course

A holistic approach to learning the flute, this course will explore different facets of the practical training (learning the instrument), and music theory. Breathwork is an important aspect of playing the flute, hence the sessions will also teach different techniques to control the breath. You will be introduced to the melodious world of swaras, taalas, and ragas. 

Format

The self-paced three-month course is designed to teach you the basic nuances of the flute. You will have access to:

  • 13 recorded sessions
  • 10 practice videos
  • 6 live sessions with the instructor 

Level: Beginner

Benefits

  • An understanding of Indian music theory 
  • The perfect posture for performance like holding the flute correctly
  • Learn sound and breath control 
  • Learn swaras (Indian notes), taalas, and ragas  
  • Learn the basics of performing with a tabla 
  • A certificate of completion

Know your teacher

Aakash Thakkar

Aakash Thakkar is a  young dynamic Hindustani classical flautist, meditator, composer, singer, performer and an upcoming Ayurveda doctor.  A mentor to many students across India and abroad, he is fortunate to have been  trained and guided by gurus like Pandit Nityanand Haldipur Ji, Padma Vibhushan Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia Ji, Vidushi Anupama Bhagwat Ji and Pandit Pravin Godkhindi Ji. He is a recipient of the prestigious NCPA- National Center of Performing Arts Scholarship Award, 2018-2019.

Artists share their experiences

“It was an honor to perform Kathak under the guidance of Pandit Birju Maharaj and team. So grateful for this opportunity when you find an audience of more than 2.5 lakh applauding you.”
Manita Gauba, 38
“It was like a dream to perform on that magnificent floating stage, in front of such a mammoth audience. I was a part of Cosmic Rythym - a yoga dance, at the World Culture Festival 2016. There were many hitches before going in for the finale. But, in the finale, it was perfect.”
Jayashree Prabhakar, 50
“We had started practicing ahead of the grand event. The entire Gujarat team was preparing for traditional Garba. It was a visual treat to see 1500 Garba dancers performing together. The performance was received with a standing ovation. I loved it.”
Ronak Pala, 32