Malhaar has transcended the UAE borders and connected with people from across the world and there are more than 200 families from all over the world who are taking live e-lessons from the safety of their homes with Malhaar gurus. The centre has students connecting online from China to India, Bahrain, the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Switzerland, Bangladesh, and the United States to learn the traditional art forms. There is no age limit for learning and our students range from 4-year-olds to 74-years young, everyone has embraced the technology to learn connect with their heritage and embrace the Indian art forms.
Malhaar is providing lessons in Indian classical vocal (Hindustani & Carnatic). Under the light music genre, students are learning Ghazals, devotional music and popular Bollywood melodies. Beyond voice classes, Malhaar also provides training in musical instruments such as Tabla, Harmonium and Piano. In Indian classical dance forms, students are learning Bharatanatyam, Kathak and Odissi.
Advantages of live e-learning by Jogiraj Sikidar
I am happy to inform you that at Malhaar we have embedded technology into our teaching medium and are conducting classes very successfully for more than a month now. We are providing lessons in both Microsoft Teams and Zoom, said Jogiraj Sikidar.
This has been a learning curve for us as we have discovered several advantages of e-learning. Some of the key advantages are:
- We can now monitor the quality of practice being followed at home, which is extremely crucial
- More intensive learning during classes with no other distractions as eyes are glued to the screens
- We are now providing additional study material (audio, video, soft copies) to enhance the learning process
- Parents can observe these classes and receive first-hand experience to understand the beauty of these art forms. Moreover, parents can also help the children to practice further at home.
The best advantage is almost 100 percent attendance. Students need not miss out any lessons in the connected world.