Classes & Curriculum
Beginner to advanced classes for children and adults (Vocal and Violin)
The complete music curriculum includes basic, intermediate and advanced level lessons in Vocal and Violin classes.
Children from ages 4-5 can enroll in Carnatic Vocal. Classes for beginner, intermediate and advanced students. Children and adult classes. Advanced individual and group classes for vocal and violin.
Sarali, Jantai, Dhattu, Madhya, Mandra, Thara, Alankara Varisai. Sanchari, Stotra, Lakshana Geethams, Svarajathis, Jathiswarams, Bhajans etc. Laya exercises to have firm grip on the different variety of Talas.
Systematic practice of Adhi Tala Tana Varnams in different speeds as swara and sahithya, Pada Varnams, Simple variety Krithis and Bhajans. Complex Laya exercises to have mastery over the rhythm aspect.
Ata Tala Tana Varnams, Padavarnams, advanced Krithis and Manodharmam which consists of improvisation techniques for raga elaboration and swara kalapana. Guidance to Ragam, Tanam, Pallavi and concert preparation. Pancharathna krithis, Ragamalika Krithis, other group krithis by various composers etc.
The unique feature of this Music School is the strong support of high caliber visiting artist from India, who will be presenting lectures, master classes and workshops exclusively for Rasika Music school students. This rare opportunity to meet with artists like Mandolin Shrinivas, Violinists Ganesh Kumaresh etc. makes this school an exceptional and distinctive environment for beginner students and amateur musicians alike. Workshops, lecture-demonstrations and master classes by visiting master musicians from India performing for RASIKA, will be a valuable and unique asset for students of Rasika’s music school.
Veena vidwan Geetha Ramanathan Bennett presenting master class for Rasika music school students: March 2011 (left). Violin maestros Ganesh & Kumaresh presenting master class for Rasika music school students: April 2011 (right).
Formal educational teaching curriculum with the unique and comprehensive Sangeetham book. A comprehensive book of 300 pages for students and connoisseurs.
Practice exercises, articles by Mandolin Shrinivas, Ganesh-Kumaresh, Sikkil Gurucharan, Geethams, Swarajathis, Adi and Ata Tala Varams with meanings, Tala patterns, 72 Melakartha and Janya ragas, music composers etc.
Foreword by Violin maestro Sri Lalgudi Jayaraman.