ShriRanjani - School of Hindustani Classical Vocal music
81 Bettencourt WayMilpitas, CA 95035
ShriRanjani is an Indian classical music school (training Hindustani Classical vocal) established by Smt. Shubhasree Chaki. It offers vocal classes to students of all ages from 5 and above and for all levels (beginner, intermediate and advanced) with great dedication and care. Each and every student is nurtured personally so as to bring out the music in the individual. Music is instilled in every student so that he can sing effortlessly to his heart's joy and contentment instead of considering it as a task. Hindustani form of music is extempore-based, expressive and elaborate. Hence the emphasis of ShriRanjani has always been on understanding the art form and then rendering which goes beyond the scripted notation pattern.
Hindustani classical vocal classes are held at San Jose-Milpitas area, California, USA for kids (above 5) and adults.
- ShriRanjani believes that student-teacher bonding plays a great role in better imbibing of any art form and hence this forms the basic principle of the classes
- Classes are conducted once a week for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels
- Classes are taught with Taanpura, Tabla and Harmonium accompaniments to introduce the students to drone and rhythm concepts from day one
- Proper understanding and step-by-step methodology of this form of music is instilled to the students in order to bring out the best in them
- Along with vocal techniques, students are also taught the theoretical quotient of the Hindustani music
- The progress of every student is individually monitored
- ShriRanjani is associated with Tabla Niketan for bi-annual certification exams (Apr-May and Oct-Nov) conducted in Cupertino, CA by Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal, Mumbai, INDIA. The exams are judged by Board affiliated teachers from Bay area and certificates are awarded to the examinees. These exams provide great motivation for the students to work towards a yearly milestone and judge their progress
- Online vocal classes are available upon request for non Bay area students