Online Carnatic Music Classes

Online Carnatic Music Classes

At RagaChitra Fine Arts, we  offer online music classes and lessons for carnatic vocal and veena.

RagaChitra, is a pioneer in online music classes,  offering online lessons since 2008.

RagaChitra Online classes students from the ages of 6 to 65, learn vocal and veena with the same ease, passion and dedication like that of students attending in-person classes.

Founded and mentored by Artistic Director Nivedita ShivRaj, RagaChitra Fine Arts has been promoting carnatic music in the USA for more than a decade. We have been offering carnatic music lessons to hundreds of students in the USA, Canada, Singapore, Australia and other countries. We have students  in  twenty one states in the USA ( Al, AZ,  CA, DE, GA, HI, ID, KS, MD, MI,  NC, NJ,  NM, NY, OR, PA,  SC,   TX, VA, WA, WY ), Canada, Singapore, Australia and UK.

Our students, ranging from 5 years of age to 75, learn and practice carnatic music in a methodical way and proudly participate and present carnatic songs in events, festivals and celebrations.

Nivedita ShivRaj is a pioneer and professional musician in carnatic music. She composes original music and leads the award-winning world music/carnatic jazz band “Charanams“. Nivedita ShivRaj is a favorite carnatic musician in the USA and has presented concerts in prestigious stages and events, including New York Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Museum of Arts, New York Botanical Garden, and Carnegie Hall. She has been in the panel of judges in Queens Council on the Arts and is the first and the only carnatic musician to have been awarded the coveted Con Edison Residency for original carnatic music compositions.

See this page to learn more about Nivedita ShivRaj.

Classes offered Online

Online classes are offered for carnatic vocal and carnatic veena.

Our music classes impart methodical, intensive training to students to attain proficiency in carnatic music. Classes are structured to include carnatic music theory.

RagaChitra Online Classes are not just for students aspiring to become singers and instrumentalists, but for everyone who has a passion for carnatic music and would like to just sing or play some of their favorite bhajans and kirthanas (songs).

At RagaChitra, we share our love and passion for carnatic music with like-minded music lovers.

Levels of music classes

We offer basic, intermediate and advanced level music classes for all ages.

Online Class Platform

Online vocal and veena lessons are offered using Google Hangout, Hangouts Meet, Skype, Zoom and other state-of-the-art technologies. If you have an Internet connection, you may take our lessons on your laptop, cell phone, tablets or desktop PC from any part of the world. Our online lessons have been meticulously designed to be clear, effective and interesting – just like in-person lessons.

Teacher for in-person and online lessons

Both in-person and online lessons are taught by Nivedita ShivRaj.

Requirements to take online classes

If you live outside of New York City, RagaChitra’s online vocal and veena lessons are great ways to pursue carnatic music!

RagaChitra has been offering online music classes for over a decade now and have perfected the technology and methods to deliver clear and effective classes to all age groups. Some of our online students are as young as 6 and 7 year olds.

For online lessons, students need to have a PC or laptop or tablet,  and a stable Internet connection.

For Online Veena lessons, students need to have a veena.

Class schedules and Duration

Our lessons have been professionally designed and are generally offered for a duration of about 45 minutes each. Most students take lessons once a week. However, the lesson duration, schedules and frequency are structured based on specific needs of students.

Course material

We have specially-designed, extensive notations for all lessons. In addition, students also have access to audio recordings of lessons to review and practice.

Performance opportunities

During RagaChitra Annual Day – which usually happens in the Fall every year in New York – all students showcase their carnatic talents. Students who live in other locations, not able to attend in-person,  participate in this unique event, remotely,  via Internet! Besides invited audience, the annual day is telecast LIVE and hundreds of people watch world over.

Students are encouraged to participate in music events and community events in the cities where they live and are trained specifically to perform on those events.

Online students in various cities regularly participate in local  music competitions and have won prizes.

On achieving a certain level of proficiency, students are offered opportunities to perform in RagaChitra Carnatic Choir and RagaChitra Veena Ensemble.

Fees for music lessons

Our fees for music lessons are very nominal and are based on levels and schedules.

Modes of payment of Fees

Payments for online classes may be made via checks, paypal, and bill pay.

Enrollment for RagaChitra online music classes

Please contact us and we’ll be happy to help you and register for a suitable class.