Born in Mangalore in 1989, Keerthana first learnt Carnatic music from her sister Smt Prathana Narasimhan, a profound Carnatic musician. Moved by her Guru Sangeetha Kala Acharya Sri Chengalpet Ranganathan, and realizing the importance of getting the fundamentals right and getting exposure Hindustani and Fusion music, she moved to Chennai to learn from revered Masters. She learnt violin in a Gurukul from Akkarai Sri Swaminathan and later quenched her thirst for knowledge of divine music from Padma Bhushan Sri T N Krishnan and learn Hindustani vocals from under the world famous 'Ustad Rafique Khan' which has given her unique exposure to creative or Manodharma music. Keerthana is a passionate Guru and places great emphasis on mastering the fundamentals.
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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