On the auspicious occasion of
Navaratri, Carnatica is pleased to announce the enhancement of our Gurukulam &
Cyber Vidyalaya with the participation of senior experts Prof. S. R.
Janakiraman, Trichy Sri. J. Venkataraman and Smt. Suguna
Purushottaman. These respected musicians, along with Carnatica's own
Sowmya, Shashikiran & Ganesh, enable us to offer a slew of special course
offerings available to any interested music student, both in India and
Content by Expert
Prof. S. R. Janakiraman will offer lessons in rare varnams, kritis in rare
ragas, music theory (e.g. raga lakshana) and any other specific requirements
of advanced students.
Trichy Sri. J. Venkataraman, the renowned Pallavi expert will
offer special modules in pallavi singing, laya exercises for beginners &
advanced students and rare kritis of the masters as rendered in the Alathur
Suguna Purushottaman will share her laya expertise and proficiency in rare
tALams, as well as her vast repertoire of Tamil kritis.
Grooming of young Talent
Sri. N. Narasimhan, son & disciple of the legendary Gottuvadyam
Narayana Iyengar and guru of noted musicians Chitravina N. Ravikiran, K.
N. Shashikiran & Kiranavali Vidyasankar is an acknowledged specialist
in grooming young children into prodigious performing artistes. He will be
sharing his phenomenal repertoire, pAThAntaram, unique talent-grooming
skills and his expertise in pallavis & laya-gnanam.
Special Courses for Navaratri
This festival season, we present an ideal
opportunity for students to learn the Navaratri-based masterpieces of the
great composers, in authentic pAThAntarams. These include the
Kamalamba Navavaranams, Abhayamba Vibhakti & Neelotpalamba Kritis of Muttuswami Dikshitar, Shyama Shastri's
Navaratnamalika, Oottukkadu Venkata Kavi's Navavaranams and Maharaja
Swati Tirunal's nine kritis that are rendered every year at the Navaratri
Mandapam in Thiruvananthapuram. Students can sign up to learn individual
kritis by request or a complete set.
All sessions will be
one-to-one between the student and the expert faculty member. These may be
face-to-face at a physical location in Chennai OR tele-teaching
(via phone or Internet) from anywhere in the world.
For students/rasikas who are
interested in the course sessions but are unable to attend, audio recordings
will be made available at a nominal cost.
For overseas and non-Chennai
Indian students who are keen to learn but feel unsure about the quality & feel
of tele-teaching sessions, a free 30-minute trial will be made
available with one of our faculty.
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find out the minimum hardware/software requirements for tele-teaching.
(Payable in USD)
(Payable in INR)
Expert Faculty (5 - 8 sessions per month, depending on faculty member)
||$150 + $25
(One-time regn. fee)
||Rs. 1500 + Rs.
400 (One-time regn. fee)
Navaratri Courses (Complete set of 9 songs from any category)
Navaratri Courses (Individual songs - upto 2 sessions per song)
for payment methods
You can contact us by
e-mail, snail mail (Carnatica, Shirdi Towers, #9, Arulambal St.,
T. Nagar, Chennai -17) or phone (+91-44-42124130, +91-98400-15013,
+91-98402-32685) with your sign-up request
for whichever course content and/or faculty member you're interested in.
Special Courses & Faculty