Location: Temple Sitting Room
Students will be introduced to singing and playing a Casio keyboard or a Bina harmonium. Students will sing and play basic musical swar: Sa, Re, Ga, Ma, Pa, Dha, Ni, in a variety of musical exercises. Fingering techniques for the keyboard will be taught. New bhajans and kirtans will be introduced regularly. Beginner students should be able to play several kirtans by the end of the semester. Continuing students will be able to learn many different kirtans and how to perform them. The amount of progress will be related to how much the student practices each lesson taught in the class.
Students will need a keyboard instrument at home in order to practice. Any of these instruments will work: piano, organ, harmonium, or an electric keyboard. Students will be asked to practice before returning to class for at least 15 minutes, 3 times a week class.