பெருங்கடல் மூடிப் பிரளயங் கொண்டு பிரமனும்போய்
இருங்கடல் மூடி யிறக்கும் இறந்தான் களேபரமும்
கருங்கடல் வண்ணன் களேபர முங்கொண்டு கங்காளராய்
வருங்கடல் மீளநின்று எம்மிறை நல்வீணை வாசிக்குமே.
– திருநாவுக்கரசர் தேவாரம் நான்காம் திருமுறை
Saraswathy Kala Kendra is teaching Veena class over the period of 30 years by well experienced teachers.
The unique method of teaching Veena here is the students will learn fingering and gamakas in the beginning by repeated practice of Sarali varisai, Jandai varisai and thaattu varisai. In junior class each raga is taught and familiarized by aarogana and avarogana with Thaala jaathis (Thiram, Chathursam, Kandam, Misram, Sankeernam).
After thorough training in junior class student will go to the next level that is Varnam group. In this group about 15 varnas will be taught and trained in thrikaalas (3 different speeds). Simultaneously they will be given few familiar songs to practice that will give them some interest.
The Senior group starts with simple keerthanas, later they are trained in kritis of Thyagaraja, Muthuswamy Deekshidar, Shama Sasthrigal, Prandaradasar, Annamaachari and few other leading composers.
A well trained senior group will go further in to raga aalabana, kalpana swaras and thaanam to master the veena learning.
Once the student is well versed in all the above said classes he/she is eligible for Arangetram. Certificate is issued after completing arangetram.
Saraswathy Kala Kendra is also teaching students for Lower grade and Higher grade exams conducted by Tamil Nadu Government Technical Examination.
Class Timings and Days:
|Sunday||2.30 PM – 3.30 PM|
|Monday||7.00 PM – 8.00 PM|
|Sunday||3.30 PM – 5.00 PM|
|Monday||5.30 PM – 7.00 PM|
Theory class: The basic theory class will be taken on the second Sunday of every month for junior and senior classes.
The theory class will cover the lessons on swaras, talas, sthanam, ragas and its classifications.
History of composers, raga lakshanas and other subject dealing with carnatic music and veena will be taught for senior class.
Assessment: Every student will be personally assessed by a small test will be conducted for their improvement once in three months.