VARNAM - Thritheeya
In this course, the student gets to learn one of the most prominent and dynamic form of Compostions - Varnams. We are going to extensively look in to how to play the gamaka. Varnams covered in Thritheeya - Navaragamalika & Kalyani Ragam Varnam
ABHYASA - Prathama
This course is for beginners. If you have never learnt Violin before, this is where you start your musical journey.(5) 5.0 average rating
ABHYASA - Dwitheeya
In this course, you will be learning - simple exercises to understand the swara positions, you will improve the Left-hand techniques, posture & learn how to shift from 1st to 5th position. You will master the techniques to playing on all 4 str...(3) 5.0 average rating
ABHYASA - Thritheeya
In this course, the student is made to understand the seamless movement of the left hand across multiple octaves on the Violin, through lucidly designed exercises and melodies.(3) 5.0 average rating
ABHYASA - Chaturthi
This course is all about strengthening and enhancing the playing skill and technique of the Indian Violin. This course will enable you to get comfortable with playing the instrument and the musical notes with confidence and clarity.(4) 5.0 average rating
CHOCOLATE MELODIES - Prathama
In this course, the student is introduced to the kaleidoscopic dimension of the aura and the sound of various Indian Ragams (Musical Scales) and Thalams (Rhythmic cycles), through small lilting compositions - Chocolate Melodies...
VARNAM - Prathama
In this course, the student gets to learn one of the most prominent and dynamic form of Compostions - Varnams. Introduction to Gamaka, which is an intrinsic sound & character of Carnatic Music. Ragams covered are Mayamalavagowla & Hamsadhw...
VARNAM - Dwitheeya
In this course, the student gets to learn one of the most prominent and dynamic form of Compostions - Varnams. We are going to extensively look in to how to play the gamaka. Ragams covered in Dwitheeya are Mohanam and Abhogi.
A short prelude to what's coming soon ! Talapravahams, Kritis, Ragam Tanam Pallavis, Pancharatnams and much much more! Stay tuned for Master Classes as well as 1-on-1 Mentoring announcements. Click to learn more.
Violin Maestro Kumaresh is a limitless phenomenon whose musical career spanning 48 years has created a paradigm shift in the way the world looks at Indian Violin.
An out of box thinker and a philosopher, Kumaresh, fondly known as the Fiddling Monk , has redeﬁned the teaching methods and repertoire for the students of violin.
A Child Prodigy who played his ﬁrst concert when he was just 5 years, he was a sensation in the ﬁeld of Carnatic music by completing his 100th stage performance even before he was 10. There are many ﬁrsts in his career, like being one of the youngest to perform a full-fledged concert on stage, one of the youngest artists to be honoured as "The State Artist" , by the Tamil Nadu Government, to getting an "A Top" Grade by the All India Radio, and the list goes on! He is also a proud recipient of "Sangeeta Natak Academy" award, the highest award given to an artist by the Government of India (GoI)
“A must do to set the basics right!
This course proves that small small things can make big difference! Even though I started learning Violin sometime back, this course really helped me to identify what I wasn’t doing right and correct those easily. For the first time (I never had a hope I could), I started using my pinky fingers to play high notes, by continuously practicing the small exercises in this course. This is giving so much relief and motivates to learn more! I would highly recommend this to anyone who has learned Indian Violin before and wants to advance with Maestro, Kumaresh Sir! Thank you! Shibi Maniyeri”
“Respected Anna ,its indeed a pleasure to go through these wonderful lessons .At one point of time I was so addicted to the tunes I forgot the time and used to play till 12 30 in the night...it gave me an opening for the higher octave playing which is a very challenging thing on violin. I immensely thank you for giving the music field such a treasure of exploration. Regards Charu”ABHYASA - Chaturthi Review by Charulatha Ramanujam
“My Journey with Thritheeya
This course has helped me explore the different facets of playing the Violin. Though this is just a beginning ,it has introduced me to playing the violin on all the octaves. The course materials are curated specifically for playing the violin and getting the techniques right. The videos are Learner friendly with the cameras focusing on different dimensions viz. Bowing, fingering techniques and off course practice tips from Kumaresh Anna. I have personally experienced a good learning curve at the end of this Course(even though a bit steep one :) ) Thanks Kumaresh anna for Curating such a nice course content and the whole team behind the scenes for creating such a wonderful platform! Looking forward to Chathurthi :)”
“ A very challenging course!
This is definitely a challenging course and a great exercise for playing with the fingers and learning how to play any note with any finger. The courses were fun, the videos were very well made and the feedback was very actionable and helped me improve!”
Current Students - Testimonials Playlist
The portal is an ammmmaaazing experience, easy to navigate and the interaction sessions are very comfortable... I am just loving the portal. My heartfelt thanks to The Fiddling Monk for giving us an opportunity to learn the Indian violin”