Both in learning and performing, ‘individual and the group’ need to express with clarity. What I mean by this is, learning is for the individual who needs to express his emotions and intellect in creative ways for his internal growth. For this the collective learning and performance is extremely important. There should be a balance of these aspects of learning and performance for individual progress. This is the basic ideology in the COMET method of learning. A group class, for example, is not simply something of the nature of the lecture in a class room. The teacher has to address the needs of the individual student while trying to convey something collectively. This is a great challenge for the teacher. The COMET training contains features which effectively deal with the individual and the group. The collective musical expression cannot be the sum total of the individuals. It should be rather the ‘individual’ in the ‘collective’ which gets expressed. We do our best in making this happen at Brhaddhvani which makes our system unique.

The system of learning emphasises the individual elements so minutely with respect to the melodic, rhythmic and other details with a larger perspective and frame work,  the learning is both individual and collective. There are ample chances to express both as an individual and as a group. In this respect teaching is learning for the teacher. Only in an intimate gurukula way of learning, when the guru teaches the outstanding students (as is always the case when the Guru is serious and committed) one can expect synchronous singing, emphasising the individual and the individual in the group. In the COMET way of training one can expect this synchrony even if the students start from the beginning with ‘no’ or ‘not-much’ musical background.  The group expression is as effective as the individual.