Music Courses

Indian classical music

is a timeless art form, steeped in ancient tradition and deep meaning. A practitioner of this enchanting genre, Divya Jyoti Pant from the mystical lands of Muktinath in Upper Mustang, Nepal, possesses a profound understanding of its intricacies.
Divya JyotiThrough his early years at Vrindavan Gurukul, Divya Jyoti immersed himself in the teachings of some of the greatest masters in the field. The illustrious Sriman Bablu Prabhu, a renowned mridanga teacher, and the eminent Sriman Durjay Krishna Das Prabhu, expert vocal acharya, imparted their profound knowledge and expertise to him.
Under the guidance of his teachers, Divya is ready to teach the Indian classical music course, a journey that promises to be as rich and rewarding as the music itself. 
The course content includes:
1. Indian vocal Sargam training, singing voice practice 
2. Understanding the Harmonium Keyboard 
3. Division of a saptak 
4. Notes of a saptak 
5. 12 Notes of a saptak 
6. Identifying notes and their position
This course will provide you with a holistic understanding of the principles and techniques of Indian classical music, the ragas and talas that form its backbone, and the art of expressing profound emotions vocally,  through melody and rhythm.
The course will be a journey of discovery, an exploration of the boundless depths of the human soul, and a celebration of the timeless beauty of Indian classical music.

Vocal/harmonium

harmonium / vocals music courseIn India, the harmonium is used as an accompanying instrument for devotional songs, Indian classical music and dance. In this course, you will learn how to play the hand-pumped harmonium, and how to identify the notes and their position.  You will also learn Indian vocal sargam and voice practice. 
Course unit: 10 sessions

Mridanga 

MrdangaMrdanga has been used in India for centuries and is a symbol of the country’s rich musical heritage. Its unique sound and versatile nature make it a popular instrument in various styles of Indian music, including classical, folk, and devotional.  Learning to play the mrdanga can take years of practice and dedication, but it’s a rewarding experience for those who are passionate about music. 
Course unit: 10 sessions

Manjira/kartal

karatalsManjira is a small percussion instrument that is commonly used in Indian devotional and folk music. It is also known as cymbals or handbells in English. The Manjira is made of two small metal plates that are struck together to produce a rhythmic jingling sound. It is often used as an accompaniment to other instruments such as the tabla, harmonium, and sitar, and is an important part of many Indian classical and folk music performances.
Course unit: 10 sessions 
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Bel canto, Vocal Technique and Interpretation

Yadu Gopal DasFor more than five years Yadu Gopal Das has been teaching classes on vocal technique and interpretation for professional and amateur musicians. Vocal technique is the study and application of the precepts of vocal mechanics [such as anatomy, acoustics, and the influence of different psychological states on the voice] so that the person can develop an effective, comfortable, pleasant vocal production with complete control, thus leading him to the full realization of his vocal and artistic potential.

Lessons are available on demand. Please contact us at info@jivaseva.com.

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Activities about Jiva Institute Vrindavan and its founder, Babaji Satyanarayana Dasa