The minimum age of the student needs to be 6.5 yrs. It is advisable that children less than age 10 years, who wish to learn Hindustani vocal start from HV100 series courses. These are specially designed foundational courses.
Interest in music and curiosity to discover the joy of learning are the other prerequisites. There is no upper age limit. Music can be learnt at any age.
This course is ideal for students looking to take their first steps into the world of Hindustani Vocal Music. The course aims at providing a strong foundation where learning is a process of constant discovery. The student acquires the ability to use basic elements of music (melody and rhythm) to improvise musical phrases. The course will lay the foundation for acquiring clarity of voice and teach how to focus on the stability of the note and match pitch perfectly with the Tanpura. The student develops listening skills with an exploratory outlook in addition to acquiring knowledge. The OM book has got study material, reference reading material and listening material. The variety of prayers and folk songs are included in the book for the student to gain exposure to the richness of regional music. One Prayer and One folk song is learnt. The student learns a Bandish in Bhupali. Different songs and Bandish/compositions are given to initiate students into listening to classical music.