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About JK Academy

Jayanthi Kumaresh Academy of Veena aims to connect the artist with aspiring Veena students by providing periodic master classes on specified subjects. These master classes will throw light on the details of techniques, repertoire, practice and creativity and the effective use of these tools in the betterment of performance. The 35 years of concert experience will translate as a movement to create the next generation of Vainikas who will preserve, promote, propagate and present the National Instrument of India, the Saraswathi Veena, to the world. The Academy will soon roll out a continuous education programme with a stipulated syllabus for Veena students at all skill levels.  For now, we will begin with periodic MasterClasses.

Upcoming Classes

Karistmatic Kanada + Thillana

This class with teach you

  • To understand the structure of the ragam
  • To understand the do’s and don’ts of raga alapana in Kanada
  • To build a raga alapana of a vajra sampurna raga like Kanada
  • The lilting thillana in Kanada by Sri Lalgudi G. Jayaraman

If you know at least 7 to 8 varnams and 8-10 Krithis, then this class is for you. If you are familiar with Manodharma (improvisation), it will be helpful.

Date & Time 24th July, 2021 7:30 pm IST
Class Duration:
Class Fee: $30

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