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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

Beauty in Basics

This class with teach you

  • Class designed specifically for Veena Students
  • Swara Exercises to improve fluency on the Veena fretboard
  • Right hand plucking Exercises to improve speed
  • Small Gamakam Exercises to understand the raga better
  • Exercises in Adhi, Rupakam, Kanda Chapu and Misra Chapu talas
  • Learning a Ragamalika Jathiswaram

If you have learnt about 6 -7 Geethams and about 2 -3 Swarajathis, this class is for you. If you have learnt a couple of Varnams, even better.

Date & Time 19th September, 2021 7:30 am IST
Class Duration: 1.5 Hours
Class Fee: $30

Shanmukhapriya – Part 2 (Thanam & Krithi)

This class with teach you

  • A brief recap of Shanmukhapriya Part 1 class
  • A brief raga alapana of Shanmukhapriya
  • A detailed Tanam in Shanmukhapriya
  • Learning the composition “Marivere DIkkevaraiyya” by Patnam Subramani Iyer

If you have learnt over 8 -9 Varnams and over 15 – 20 krithis and are familiar with Manodharma, this class is for you.
For those who have attended Shanmukhapriya Part 1 class, this would be next in the sequence.

Date & Time 02nd October, 2021 7:30 pm IST
Class Duration: 1.5 Hours
Class Fee: $30

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