MRIDANGAM SHORT COURSE
Mridangam is a South Indian Percussion instrument, a vital part of both music concerts and dance recitals. Our resident Mridangam Guru is offering 3 unique courses useful to both instrumentalists and dancers.
MRIDANGAM COURSE – This course is open to beginners and advanced students, and is a brilliant opportunity to learn the nuances of playing the instrument in an intensive environment. Learn the basics of tala structure, rhythm accent, rhythm syllables, variations, creativity in composing, and the aspects of Laya (tempo – 3 speeds). For advanced students, you will also get an insight into the formula to composing endlessly in the Pancha jathi talas – the 5 principal rhythms patterns.
10 Weeks19TH Jan - 30th March 2021
WHAT WE WILL COVER:
Introduction to the instrument
Introduction to the rhythm patterns
Speed and pacing
Other students who have studied with us
This course was excellent. The teacher is not only a very good musician but also a brilliant teacher.
He is keen to share his knowledge with us and the classes are enormously enjoyable.
With the first class itself I knew I was in the right place. It was pure bliss.
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Meet the instructor
Sri. M. BALACHANDAR
“Teaching and performing are like my two eyes, how can I love one more than the other?”
A talented performer and teacher, M. Balachandar has accompanied some of the greatest Indian classical musicians including sitar legend late Pandit Ravi Shankar and the famous Dr. Balamurali Krishna. Several of his former students have gone on to become successful professional artists including Pirashanna Thevarajah who has toured with sitar player Anoushka Shankar.