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Indian Music

As a young girl my grandmother encouraged me to creatively express myself through music and performance.  I became devoted to inspiring others to express their hearts by removing the obstacles that hinder the full expression of their voices.  



Kirtan and Devotional Music

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Performances

Kirtan is call and response chanting in the Sanskrit language.  Contact me if you are interested in booking a tour date.  I also incorporate Kirtan into teacher training programs, workshops and retreats.

Recordings

I've released several live Kirtan albums along with a few albums of original music. Available for purchase on CDBaby and streaming on Spotify.

Private Lessons

Available in person or by Zoom and WhatsApp.  Rates vary from $60 to $100 depending on location and means.

Music Teaching Offerings

Classes and Workshops can be organized covering any combination of the following topics:

  • Indian Music Appreciation
    • Different styles
    • Aspects to raga
    • How to listen and what to listen for 
    • The different instruments 
    • Saptasvara - sa re ga ma pa dha ni sa, 
    • The chromatic scale, the octave, the pentatonic scale
  • Harmonium
    • Introduction to the instrument (stops, drones, bellows, coupler, keys)
    • Proper care and maintenance 
    • How to pump and allow the instrument to breathe fluidly
    • How to play chants and traditional indian scales, 
    • Exercises for dexterity and enhanced improvisation skills
  • Rhythm
    • How to identify the rhythm of a song,
    • How to count and sing in rhythms other than eight
  • Pranayama and Sound
    • Breathing exercises to expand breath capacity and allow for greater ease in singing as well as clearer sounding vocalizations
  • Stories of the Deities
    • Contextual information and inspiration around the words sung during chants
  • Sanskrit
    • Alphabet pronunciation 
    • Reading transliteration
    • Looking up and interpreting word meanings

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