Namaste! I am a highly experienced and passionate Hindustani classical sitar teacher, dedicated to preserving and propagating the rich heritage of this mesmerizing instrument. With years of extensive training and a deep-rooted love for music, I have honed my skills to become a proficient sitarist, and I take immense joy in sharing my knowledge with eager learners.
In my sitar lessons, I offer a comprehensive curriculum that encompasses both theoretical knowledge and practical skills. Students will embark on a transformative musical journey, delving into the intricacies of Hindustani classical music. The curriculum covers a wide range of topics, starting with the fundamentals of sitar playing, including proper posture, hand positioning, and finger exercises to develop dexterity and strength.
We will then explore the enchanting world of ragas, understanding their melodic structures, moods, and ornamentations. Students will learn to play and improvise within different ragas, allowing their creativity to soar. Rhythm and taals are also integral to our curriculum, as students will gain proficiency in playing and understanding popular taals, mastering layakari (rhythmic improvisation), and maintaining a steady tempo.
The curriculum includes learning traditional compositions (bandish) in various ragas, honing improvisational skills, and delving into the art of stage performance. Students will develop stage presence, confidence, and expressiveness while incorporating advanced techniques such as meend, gamak, and tappa.
Throughout the journey, we will also explore the theoretical aspects of Hindustani classical music, covering the system of swaras (musical notes), sargam (solfege), and the structure of ragas. This knowledge will deepen the students’ understanding and appreciation of this rich musical tradition.
I believe in fostering a nurturing and inspiring learning environment, tailoring my teaching approach to the individual needs and aspirations of each student. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student, I am here to guide and support you on your musical path, helping you unlock your potential and experience the transformative power of Hindustani classical sitar music.