Ananya Thirumalai hails from a family of classical musicians and began learning Carnatic Music at the age of 4 under the tutelage of her mother Smt. Sudha Thirumalai, disciple of Smt. Visalam Venkatachalam (a disciple of Sri. Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer and an A-Grade Vocal and Veena artist - All India Radio, New Delhi). With a keen interest in the classical art form, she further learnt the intricacies of Carnatic Music under the guidance of Smt. Dr. S. Sowmya, a renowned performing Carnatic vocalist and Musicologist. Ananya has given carnatic vocal concerts in Chennai and Bahrain and continues to learn Carnatic Music from Smt. Ranjani Chander, daughter of Late Smt. T.R. Balamani. She is also a playback singer in the Indian Film Industry and initially started her career by singing in short films, her most notable work being for the multi-award winning short film “Sathish Chandrasekaran B.E, MBA (Bar)”. She made her debut in film music in the year 2012 and has worked with the likes of Santosh Naraynan and Sean Roldan.
In this course, students will be trained in the the fundamentals of Carnatic vocals that includes Varisaigal, Alankarams, Geethams, Swarajathi and Simple Carnatic Krithis. This course also involves basic theory lessons and voice training. On completion of this course, students will have a good idea about the basics of Carnatic music - the raaga and thala system and will be ready to sing simple carnatic krithis. The students will also be eligible for the Intermediate level in which they will be trained more advanced concepts like Aadhi thala Varnams, Ata thala varnams and advanced Krithis (Carnatic Songs)..
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