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Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers

Prarambh course (Beginner Level 1) is designed for people aged 14 and above. It is not about your age, rather it is about the stage of learning you are in. So Age is no bar for joining this course. The course covers the basics of music – knowledge of Sur, Taal, Taanpura, introduction to some basic concepts like Palta, Aakar etc. The most important part is you must have an urge to learn music and the commitment to do daily practice.

This course is a combinatin of recorded video lessons, the facility to send back your assignments and get them checked by the Music and Us Team, and Live Interactive Sessions with Smt. Kaushiki Chakraborty. The lessons have been recorded and demonstrated by Smt. Kaushiki Chakraborty herself. You will get to learn from these recorded lessons as well as from ONE LIVE session with Kaushikiji within the course duration to clarify your doubts, if any. You will be given assignments for each lesson and you have to send us back those assignments for assessment. Moreover you can send us your queries, if you have any difficulty in understanding the lessons. We will help you with materials and if needed, we can arrange for a Live interactive session with our assistant teachers on special request. However, assigning such sessions to students will be on Kaushikiji’s discretion solely.

You can enroll and pay for the course Online and get to access the entire course material at once immediately after the beginning of a batch. We use Razorpay for secure processing of payments, and accept all major credit / debit cards / UPI payments / Net Banking. We do not have any option for partial payments / monthly payments. We request you to make the full payment at the time of enrollment.

When you pay online, you will receive an automated email message acknowledging your payment details and enrollment completion. However, feel free to contact us if you do not receive the email after making the payment. We will be happy to help you with that.

You can Login to the platform using your username and password and have an overview of the course from the Dashboard. You will be able to access the entire course content from the beginning of the batch. The date of beginning of batch will be mentioned / intimated beforehand.

Lessons will be conducted in English mostly. However, there will be use of some words in Hindi. But for those also, English words have been mentioned in all the lessons.

Your main learning material would be the video content. However some downloadable supporting documents in PDF format will be provided with as well.

Yes absolutely! You can view the lessons in any smart device. We will also have an Android and iOS app that you can download on your phone to listen to your lessons on the move. Headphones are recommended to get the highest quality audio during the lessons. A larger screen (Laptop / PC / Tablet) will provide easier viewing of the content.

Yes of course. After successful completion of each course students will get a certificate signed by Smt. Kaushiki Chakraborty. You will have to submit your assignments regularly which will be graded by us. At the end of your course, you will have a summative assessment and receive a certificate signed by Smt. Kaushiki Chakraborty.

You will get a grace period of 1 month for FREE to complete the course. But we recommend that you try your best to complete the course within the time span of 6 months so that you can join the next level of the course.

There are many more courses coming up soon! Some of the courses are to be done sequentially; some courses will be independent courses that can be done separately.

Yes. Recording of the Live Zoom Session with Smt. Kaushiki Chakraborty will be there on the platform during the entire course duration for your reference.

No. You cannot download the recorded lessons. Those lessons will be available to you for the entire course duration, i.e., 6 months.

Having an Acoustic taanpura is not mandatory, though recommended. Within the course itself, tuning, fine tuning and playing of the Taanpura have been expalined in details. However, a Taanpura app / electronic taanpura is needed for practice. There are lots of free apps available for Android and iOS system. Connecting the phone to a speaker is useful and recommended during practice.

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