This class is for those who have taken a beginning class in harmonium chanting, or already have some experience with harmonium or keyboard and want to build their skill and understanding of harmonium playing. Krishnapriya will review the basics (sruti, chords and melody,) and guide students in exploring the possibilities in accompanying chanting. You will learn several chants, bhajans and slokas, as well as how to create an introductory prelude, and how to mix melody with chords,
Krishnapriya has been teaching music for over 30 years, teaching all grades from elementary to college. She began studying Carnatic (South Indian) music in 1986 during her first visit to India and returned in 1988 for 2-years to study at Kalakshetra School of Music and and Dance on a Fulbright Scholarship. Her recently released CD In The Temple of Silence is a creative instrumental rendering of chants by Paramhansa Yogananda on vina, keyboard and tambura, available at East West Bookstore, CDBaby, and iTunes.