Private Bansuri Lessons
Learn Online From The Comfort Of Your Own Home
The absolute best way to learn Indian classical music is through private, one-on-one lessons with a knowledgeable teacher. All the famous Indian classical musicians learned in this manner (the guru-shishya parampara).
While the internet provides a massive amount of Indian music knowledge through free videos, all that information is transmitted uni-directionally: from the teacher to the student, with virtually zero opportunity for the teacher to listen to the student play and provide critical feedback.
In a private lesson, you learn music catered to your personal needs and desires; and the teacher listens to your playing and corrects your errors and provides a multitude of ways for you to improve your playing. As such, private lessons are an essential component of reaching your musical potential.
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Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger on a cold January day in Plitvička Jezera National Park, Croatia, 2009.
A Note From A Student
“Just a note to say that I’ve started doing private lessons with Kerry and they’re the best thing. In just two classes he’s accelerated my learning and is, miracle of miracles, getting me to finally nail gamaks. If you’ve ever considered doing private classes with Kerry, I recommend you go for it!”
– Bansuri Bliss Member Chas Newkey-Burden, UK
My Commitment & Your Commitment
I love to give private lessons. But I only have so much time to give private lessons, given that:
– I have other musical commitments and interests;
– I direct a nonprofit (SAVE THE FROGS!) and a website development consultancy (Zero2Webmaster); and
– I like to exercise, spend time with family and friends, etc…
I am also not dependent on private lessons as my sole source of income, as I have other activities that are more financially productive.
I give private lessons primarily:
– As a service to dedicated students who want to learn; and
– To accomplish my dual goals of spreading the music and of creating students who play amazing bansuri.
As such, I have higher expectations of students who take private lessons than I do for those who solely attend group sessions or learn from my online materials. So if we embark on private lessons, please do your best to practice daily (the more, the better); and I’ll do my best to ensure your bansuri playing improves as rapidly as possible.
I don’t have time to teach you if you don’t have time to practice…but I will make time to teach you if you make time to practice!
“Great session today, Kerry. I feel like the door just opened to Komal notes. I look forward to practicing Kafi. It’s my ambition to be your greatest student”.
— Bansuri Bliss Member John Feaster
About Private Lessons With Dr. Kerry Kriger
Private lessons are one hour minimum…they may go longer if we are in the mood and our schedules allow.
I will provide you with a multitude of ways to improve your playing, and a plan for how and what you should practice. You will receive an abundance of personalized feedback on your playing: tips, corrections, suggestions and improvements.
If you practice what I teach you, you will soon be a far better musician than you are today.
You can decide what raga you would like to learn, or I can choose.
Video & Notes
You will receive a video recording of the lesson (if you request it). You will receive written notes of the key points you learned if they do not already exist in Bansuri Bliss Academy.
Schedule & Internet
We will meet online. I will make sure I find time in my schedule and good internet; you will need to do the same.
Dr. Kerry Kriger playing bansuri at Crater Lake, Oregon, July 2009
Membership Has Its Privileges
If you are dedicated enough to seek private lessons, then you should also be taking advantage of the wealth of information available to Bansuri Bliss Members. There is no conceivable reason why you should not become a Bansuri Bliss Member if you are truly interested in learning bansuri.
As a member, you will gain full access to Bansuri Bliss Academy, which holds an abundance of Indian classical music tutorials not available anywhere else. You will also gain access to twice-weekly Bansuri Bliss Members Lessons (led by me), through which you will learn additional concepts and meet other bansuri players. And…members get a 10% discount on private lessons!
Dr. Kerry Kriger playing bansuri in the jungles of Suriname, 2008.
More About Private Online Bansuri Lessons
You will be receiving the knowledge passed down to me from my guru Pandit Vijay Raghav Rao, combined with a touch of my own teaching style acquired from having taught numerous students from a wide variety of musical backgrounds over the past decade.
You will become fully competent in reading and writing Indian classical music and will receive PDF’s of compositions and exercises that will keep you busy and provide you with enjoyable music to play for months, years and possibly decades to come.
You’re too busy? We are all busy and we probably always will be. It’s a matter of where your priorities are and how intelligently you make use of your waking hours. I will provide time management advice and encouragement as needed and if requested.
What My Students Say
Private bansuri lessons are an investment in your musical future…plus they are really enjoyable!
“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” – Ben Franklin
Members pricing shown above.*
Non-members pay $66.
Members pricing shown above.*
Non-members pay $360.
Members pricing shown above.*
Non-members pay $660.
Your level of commitment is the true determinant of how skilled a bansuri player you will become, so I recommend you commit to twelve lessons and enjoy the financial savings and increased musical knowledge and skill that comes with that commitment.
*Members will have their discount automatically applied IF they are logged in to their account during checkout.
All lessons are backed by the Bansuri Bliss 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, so if you aren’t satisfied with your lesson, simply request a full refund.
Group Bansuri Lessons Online
Perhaps you prefer to learn in a group setting, or seek a more affordable solution compared to private lessons. Fortunately for you we have regular group lessons happening every week!
Dr. Kerry Kriger plays a flute melody for the Northern Lights in British Columbia, Canada, 2009
Dr. Kerry Kriger playing an afternoon raga outside Canyonlands National Park, Utah, October 24th, 2020.
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I look forward to teaching you!