Classes and workshops at a glance:
|Beginners||Beginners sitar, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh UK||Tuesday evenings from 18.00 - 20.00, from 3rd October|
|Beginners||Introduction to Sitar, Leith Academy EH6 8JQ||Weekly from 25 Apr 2018 - 16 May 2018 18.30 (5 weeks)|
|Intermediate||Sitar workshops, Edinburgh, UK||Usually Wednesday evenings|
|Intermediate||Intermediate Sitar, Central Glasgow, UK||Thursday evenings|
|All levels||Occasional vocal workshops, Edinburgh, UK||Contact Alec Cooper if you are interested|
|All levels||Private sitar lessons, Edinburgh, UK||By mutual arrangement|
Central Glasgow, UK, Intermediate, Thursday eveningsThis course is for students who have learnt the basics of sitar and want to develop their playing to the next level. We will focus on developing your skills, dexterity and fluency and at the same time deepen your understanding of rag and how to develop a performance. The course will also teach a systematic approach to practise, so that you maximise your progress within the time you have. By the end of the course you should be able to confidently play a short performance with tabla. We plan to organise an opportunity to play to a small supportive audience. Price for these classes is - whatever you decide (recommended - £15 per week, £10 on benefits). Please contact me if you would like to join the class and for details of the venue.
Edinburgh University, Edinburgh UK, Beginners, Tuesday evenings from 18.00 - 20.00, from 3rd October
A fantastic opportunity to get hands-on experience with this wonderful instrument in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
This course, provided in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh, will take you from the very beginning of learning sitar to being abile to give a short group performance. As with all of our courses you will learn the basics of the instrument and of North Indian Classical music as well as being exposed to some of the spiritual and cultural aspects of this music, its performance and study.
If you need one, we will lend you a sitar for the duration of the course so you can practise at home. In return we will expect you to practise regularly and take care of your sitar – they are very special instruments.
People from all backgrounds are welcome, and no prior knowledge of sitar or Indian music and culture is required, though having had experience of playing any musical instrument or singing is an advantage.
To book place on this course you must email us here.