In this course, we will take a 12-week journey to learn about Sufi poetry and sing Sufi verses from South Asia using an understanding of raag and taal. Pre-requisites in music are not required for this course. We will create an inter-cultural and inter-faith space to initiate a discussion about how the wisdom of Sufi poets can keep us more grounded in these trying times. The course comes with bonus guided meditations in mindfulness, vocal toning, sound healing, and journaling activities.
In addition to the course connect, you will also receive 1) 10 guided mindfulness meditations for musical creativity and grounding 2) Exercises in Vocal Toning, 3) Sound Healing Batch 4) Sufi Listening, 5) Sound Journal, and 6) Course Workbook. You will also be eligible for a special discount for a one-on-one mentoring session with me.
Flexible Payment Options
The course is currently being offered at a highly discounted cost of $45/hour. This brings the total cost of the course down to: USD 540, plus taxes. There is also a flat registration fee of $100 that brings the total cost to $640 plus tax. You can pay the course fee of $540 amount in one installment, two installments of $270 USD each, or three installments of USD 180 each.
I am a Ph.D. in Music from the University of Alberta and received my music training in singing Sufi poetry from two master musicians in Pakistan. Late-Ustad Hameed Ali Khan Sahib from the Gwalior Gharana in Sindh formally gave me ijazat (permission) to teach Sufi singing in the style of kafi-kalam in 2012. Since then, I have delivered lecture-demonstrations at the Canadian Centre for Ethnomusicology, Introduction to World Music Seminars, Semester at Sea, Spring 2020 Voyage, Music for Global Health course taught by Prof. Michael Frishkopf, Singing-Storytelling Conference in Cape Breton, and performed internationally at Femme Wave Festival, the Banff Arts Centre