ARAPAN Soma Sarkar School of Hindustani Classical Music

Hindustani Classical music singing - Online and In-person Lessons

"I am excited to announce that Hindustani Classical Singing Online has been a successful project for over a year now. I would like to thank all my adult students and the parents of the children for having an open mind to this new concept of learning Indian Classical Singing on Skype." (Read Reviews)

Dear Friends,

Thank you very much for visiting my website.

I have often been asked - "Is it possible to learn Classical Singing if someone is older and never had any training?" There are two things I have to say about this: The first step in being able to sing this style of music is deciding that this is something you would enjoy doing. The second most important thing is dedicating time to practicing regularly and consistently. We have to divide our time in fulfilling various responsibilities throughout the day. Fortunately, my training from my Guruji taught me the practicing techniques that would allow people with busy lifestyles truly dedicate their time consistently. Regardless of your age, what truly makes a difference in building your skills are the following - 1) Dedicating set number of hours per week; 2) Following the exact techniques I will ask you to do for your voice development through singing various forms of 'Alankaras'; 3) Accepting your own voice the way it is meant to be. We are all different and therefore, two people can never have the same voice. Each student/singer MUST find their own voice. If anyone ever says that your voice is not meant for singing or that you are lacking singing skills, please know that that person is misguiding you; 4) Taking pride in little leaps you make. You must believe in yourself even if you stumble along the way and DO NOT give up.

I would like to welcome you to the world of Indian Classical Music. For those who are already in it know how complicated yet beautiful it is. For those who are not sure because they had no training - I have one thing to say - "Just jump in it and you wont be disappointed with the experience."

If you have more questions, please contact me

I look forward to hearing from you.