Carnatic Vocal Lessons
Carnatic Vocal Lessons at Downingtown Music Academy
Indian classical music is believed to be a divine art form which originated from the sounds of nature with rich cultural values.
It provides learners an opportunity to understand ancient music and culture, and they stay connected to the roots. Carnatic music is originated from south India with compositions on the four south Indian languages (Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam).
Carnatic music rests on two main elements: raga, the modes or melodic formula formed by the permutation and combination of all 12 chromatic notes.
The main emphasis in Carnatic music is on vocal music; most compositions are written to be sung, and even when played on instruments, they are meant to be performed in singing style
Students are taught to make their own rhythm cycles with hand gestured tapping the beat on the lap (tala) which enhances the rhythm sense right from the beginning. The learning structure is arranged in increasing order of complexity. Beginners start with the learning of the sarali varisai (solfege) set to a particular raga which has exercises in a pattern and following a sequence. The creative learning structure of the swaras (notes) imparts analytical and logical thinking in young minds.
We do not currently have openings for these classes at this time.
VOICE LESSON MONTHLY RATES
- 30 min: 140 a month
- 60 min: 260 a month
- 30 min: 80 a month
We have designated makeup Days at the end of each month on the 29-31.
PAY AS YOU GO RATES
Students who are unable to pay monthly or schedule a recurring weekly time slot may participate in pay as you go. It is the responsibility of the student to schedule lessons with the teacher on a weekly basis. This form of scheduling does not guarantee a weekly lesson slot.
- 30 minutes: 50 dollars per lesson
- 60 minutes: 90 dollars per lesson
What Makes a Good Music Teacher?
Your child’s music education is important to you. You want to know that your investment is worth it. But what makes a good music teacher? Guess no more. If your teacher has these qualities, you’re in good hands. Is flexible with their teaching style. A good...
How to Work on Harmonizing with Singing
Recently I’ve been asked by a few of my students who sing with local bands if they could have help with working on harmonies and backup vocals. I have a few pointers to work on harmonizing with singing when learning how to develop your harmonization skills as a...
Three Questions to Make Sure You Know the Answer to BEFORE Your Vocal Audition
Auditioning for a performance, choir, or college can be a scary thing. One thing that can make it even more terrifying is finding yourself unprepared. Knowing the answers to the following (sometimes unanticipated) questions before you audition can alleviate stress....
Premium Pricing: Your Instant Way to Increase Profit in Your Business and Create More Boundaries
Today I was visiting with a business owner who told me of her frustration getting last-minute cake orders. She lamented that it was taking her away from pre-planned family time, leading to disorganized staff communication and turning her day upside down. She blushed...
What is Perfect Pitch? And How do I Get It?
Recently I came across this question with a student in a lesson. Apparently, she had been “screaming the name of a note” in her head while I was searching for a key on the piano. She said, “this is an off-topic question, Miss Rosalind, but what exactly is perfect...
Monday – Thursday: Extended Lesson Times