Dhanashree's unique offering lies in unravelling Indian classical music, with a particular focus on enlightening participants about the captivating concept of Raga. Through her course, she provides insightful knowledge on how Ragas are intricately connected to seasons, moods, and specific times of the day. Participants will develop a deep understanding of how Ragas evoke specific moods, transport the mind to different seasons and times of the day, and touch the hearts of both the musicians and the audience.
Through a holistic exploration of Indian classical music, participants will cultivate empathy by connecting with the emotional expressions embedded in Ragas. They will learn to appreciate the nuances of different Ragas and comprehend the impact of music on human emotions and experiences. This journey of musical discovery will foster a greater understanding, empathy, and sensitivity towards the expressions of emotions in music and in life. By exploring the connection between Ragas, seasons, moods, and times of day, participants will deepen their understanding of the emotional power of music.
The practitioner can include the practice of listening to a specific set of music in their regular life as suggested by the specialist.
Dhanashree Pandit, a highly accomplished artist, is a leading exponent of the Thumri form of music. Her extensive musical training includes guidance from renowned musicians such as Pandit Firoz Dastur, a stalwart of the Kirana Gharana, and the legendary Thumri artist, Shobha Gurtu. She also received mentorship from Begum Afroz Bano, further enriching her musical expertise. Her talent has taken her on international tours, where she has showcased her artistry through concerts and lecture demonstrations and imparted Indian vocal techniques to eminent jazz musicians from around the world.
The Natya Shastra, attributed to sage Bharata Muni, is a Sanskrit treatise on the performing arts, dating back to a compilation between 200 BCE and 200 CE, providing comprehensive insights into the field.
Raga, as per Natya Shastra, impacts well-being by facilitating emotional expression, enhancing mood, and stimulating the mind.
"Indian classical music therapy has been found to enhance mood and emotional state and showing improvement in levels of depression, anxiety and stress in humans. Its ability to induce relaxation, enhance mood, promote mindfulness, and improve concentration contributes to its potential therapeutic benefits"
Research Paper: Effect of Indian Classical Music Therapy on Depression, Anxiety and Stress Levels in Patients with Depression Measured by DASS-21: A Pilot Study
Journal: International Journal of Physiology
Author(s): Sunitha.G., Sharanabasappa Algoodkar, Smitha.P.S.
30-45 mins LIVE 1:1 online introductory insight session with Dhanashree Pandit Rai.
The session will be facilitated by the Leela Life Concierge Desk.
Discover the mythological origin of Indian Music with mythological stories in shaping the cultural and spiritual aspects of Raga
Enjoy a quick vocal exercise listening to the Tanpura drone and sing the first note "sa/do" to assess ability to find the correct pitch
Understand how to cultivate empathy by connecting with emotional expressions embedded in Ragas
Engage in an interactive Q&A session ask questions, gain deeper insights, and clarify doubts about the course
The specialist will be tailoring the insight session for you and the exact number of sessions will depend on multiple factors such as need, inclination, interest, absorption and more.
The plan below should give you a rough indication of how many sessions will it take for you to inculcate the learnings from this insight session in to your regular life by yourself.
Hindustani Classical Music vocalist
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