Surprising, isn’t it? But its true. I had enrolled my little one with Swar Kala Sangam Online Music classes during the lockdown when my daughter was just 3 years old. Now that she has been learning music for more than one year and now she has started teaching me. She performs the role model of her music teacher Ms. Mukta Ma’am and her father and myself, we love to learn from her.
This story is almost of every parent who has their son/daughter learning music online. The tough times everyone is going through today but flip side is — its an opportunity also to enhance your skills. None will get this much time to fulfill the dreams or to nurture their skills. Mentors are important as they give direction to your learning — They are given a very special place in Indian Classical Learning by calling them the “Gurus” and are respected by following their principles called the “Guru-Shishya Parampara” where learnings flow from Guru to the Shishya. The mode is not defined. When Eklavya learnt Artillery from Guru Dhronacharya — it was also a remote learning (a distance learning) as it was following the Gurus directions and learnings from a distance. This is what is happening today also. Only the distance has widened but still shortened through technology.
There is not much difference in the learning as compared to the offline classes apart from group ryaaz but there are really some benefits which cannot be ignored.