Training for Kids
International Music Education
At an educational level, COMET offers scope for international students to learn the basic materials in Carnatic music so as to improvise. Many international students have found our specialized voice lessons as important to understand sound from an Indian perspective. What we call ‘body singing’ gives an entirely different approach to using voice and experiencing the sound in the body.
At another level Brhaddhvani places great importance on the opportunities to interact and exchange musical experience with practitioners outside the Indian context. This has, in the past, taken the form of individual interactions as well as institutional exchange projects.
The nature of these projects varies from short-term interaction and presentations to in-depth collaborations over a period of time. The Sibelius Academy's (Finland) collaboration on student-teacher exchange as well as Finnish composer, Eero Hammeeniemi's creative work with musicians in Chennai are but to name a few.
David Reck (USA) the ethnomusicologist and composer, David Claman (USA) the Composer, Steve Coleman (USA) the Jazz musician, Handel Manuel, the Indian Pianist are few other noteworthy musicians who have contributed through their participation in our intercultural programs. The other musicians and scholars who continue to interact with our musicians and programs are Fullbright and Shastri Indo Canadian Institute Fellows.
Documentary on Steve Coleman at Brhaddhvani
Dr KSS Teaching a Finish Guitarist with the Veena
Teaching Foreign Students
An International Student Learning a Tamil Folk Song