Kirtan 101 is a workshop focused on learning the art of kirtan. This workshop aims to provide a practical approach to the mechanics of kirtan, its origins, differences and similarities with western music, and the benefits of kirtan meditation as a practical tool to improve our lifestyles and take us to a higher state of consciousness.
In addition to these concepts, Kirtan 101 provides a presentation of the different instruments used in the Gudiya Vaishnava tradition and a first experience on how to play them. These instruments are the harmonium and the mrdanga drum. Students will learn to use the benefits of kirtan meditation as a practical tool to improve our lifestyles and take us to a higher state of consciousness. Students are expected to expand their practice at home in between sessions.
The series meets on Saturdays from 4:30-6pm
Cost is $75 for early bird registration by August 26th.
Price increases to $90 after this date.
Registration closes September 8th.
A limited number of instruments are provided, register early!
Diego E. Tapia (Etasa-Krsna Das) studied piano since early childhood at the Conservatory of Music Felix T. Garzon, Argentina. He has a wide variety of experience in performing classical, pop/rock and folk genres. As coordinator of Vamsi School of Music, Diego decided to combine his passion for music and teaching. He has taught piano, guitar, harmonium and mridanga in both private and group settings since 2010.
**Refund policy- In order to retain class credit, please cancel within 24 hours of workshop by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. No refunds or credits will be issued for cancellations made the day of the workshop or for no shows.