What is Raga Labs?

We are super excited to launch our online learning program, Raga Labs!

Raga Labs is entirely online and combines live teaching sessions with recorded practice modules that are fun and engaging. Every week you will have one session taught by an IndianRaga Fellow, which means he or she knows classical as well as contemporary music. Followed by practice tracks produced by Mahesh Raghvan that will make even beginner lessons super interesting. You will learn concepts from Carnatic music and ALSO a popular song from a different genre. At the end of every module, you get to be part of a Raga Lab showcase that will be featured on our facebook, youtube and instagram channels.

Why Join Raga Labs?

There are many reasons to join. To be the next youtube star, to get featured on Raga Labs, to learn from inspiring IndianRaga Fellows, or simply to experience the joy of singing your favorite song.

Whatever your reason may be, Register today. We are starting with limited batches to ensure that we provide the best experience, but we will add more spots soon.

Choose a Package that is Right for You

• Live instructor-led classes with up to 6 students

• Offline Training Modules and Practice Tracks

• Feedback on assignments

• Group Showcase Video

• Live instructor-led classes with up to 3 students

• Offline Training Modules and Practice Tracks

• Feedback on assignments

• Group Showcase Video

• Group Mentor

• Live 1-1 instructor-led classes

• Offline Training Modules and Practice Tracks

• Feedback on assignments

• Solo Showcase Video

• Personal Mentor

• Peer practice sessions

• Certification

Carnatic Basics Class

Weekly Classes starting from July 7, 2020
Registrations Close 24 hours before the class

Silver Members Class Schedule

Kids Batch

July 15, Wednesday 20:00-21:00 IST

July 18, Saturday 20:00-21:00 IST

Adults Batch

July 11, Saturday 10:00-11:00 IST

Gold Members Class Schedule

July 18, Saturday 19:00-20:00 IST

Are you  looking for different class timings?  Please write to info@indianraga.com

Read our FAQs below. If you still have questions, email info@indianraga.com

Each class is 60 mins long. The class will focus on teaching a combination of concepts from Carnatic classical music that would train and strengthen the student’s voice, and a popular song that will help the student connect the concepts learned in class with how they are applied in general. Raga Labs empowers the child to relate concepts learned in class with the broader cultural environment they live in so that the musical training is relevant to their life.

The teachers are handpicked and vetted personally by senior creative members of IndianRaga. The teachers will be IndianRaga Fellows in most cases, or professional performers who are exclusively invited by IndianRaga to share their insights and wisdom with students. Teachers are also provided training on how to effectively administer training online, keep the student engaged and interested, and focus on identifying their key strengths and weaknesses through a combination of in-person feedback and assignment evaluation. 

Training in basics of Carnatic music teaches a student to identify notes and patterns, and develop a strong sense of musicality. By helping them relate the framework of notes to how a popular song can be learned, we enable them to apply their training in a way that helps them pick up new songs easily and form connections between what they have learned and what they listen to in daily life. 

Raga Labs is not just one class per week, it is a more comprehensive learning ecosystem. There will be one online live class with a teacher to enable the student to get feedback, ask questions, and clarify key concepts. This will be followed by extensive practice modules provided to the student as assignments, where they practice the concepts using professionally produced backing tracks that help them perfect their pitch and rhythm, and submit assignments that are evaluated by our team to provide feedback on their growth. As they grow to higher levels, they will also have access to peer-learning and practice sessions conducted by senior students to supplement the live class and accelerate their growth. 

There are three options based on class size. The smaller the class the more personalized attention the student gets, but the larger classes are great from a peer-inspiration perspective and for feeling part of a community. For a detailed list of benefits, please refer to the webpage above.

Remote collaboration is when musicians collaborate without meeting in person physically. Through a combination of Zoom calls, basic audio recording and video shoot using available resources at home, students are encouraged to collaborate effectively to produce high quality musical pieces. The most successful musicians today collaborate remotely, and we believe that especially as we practice social distancing during this time, this critical skill should be taught effectively to students from a young age. 

Raga Labs is a part of the IndianRaga network which is the largest digital platform for Indian classical arts. Students who complete Raga Labs modules successfully are invited to feature in an end-of-class video that is professionally edited and showcased on the Raga Labs youtube channel that reaches millions of audiences. Audio and video for the same will be recorded by the student at home with the help of instructions provided by Raga Labs, and our team will put the final video together. This serves both as motivation for students to perfect their skills at each step and also to learn the basics of being a musician in the 21st century of social media and audio-video production. 

Teachers will not be featured in the final performance. The final showcase is meant to focus on the students and help them apply the concepts that they learned in that module.