The KLI Approach to Kirtan Education
4 Levels of Kirtan Evolution
Level 1 - Chant
Students in our Level 1 class have an ambition to chant at home. Students get on a harmonium (or keyboard or piano) so they can build a repertoire of seven gorgeous songs by their favorite Kirtan artists they can play and sing with ease. In this class, we offer constant support, real-time feedback and a plentitude of intuitive, easy-to-grasp teachings so you can learn to play your first chants even if you've never touched an instrument!
Level 2 - Share
Students in our Level 2 class have an ambition to share Kirtan with others. At this level students learn more advanced chants from the Kundalini Yoga and Bhakti/Sanskrit lineages. They learn how to coordinate with yoga studios and teachers for events, talk about Kirtan publicly, execute more interesting chord progressions, and generate musical interest as they play the same chant multiple ways.
Level 3 - Lead
Students in our Level 3 class have the ambition to lead their own Kirtan band and write original chants. At this level students learn to play even more advanced chants, write their own songs, strengthen their leadership, build their inner sense of rhythm, and sharpen their skills on harmonium and with vocals. They focus on how to play in good time and have the option to learn to write chants (online) or learn to play with a drummer (live). Students learn to develop their leadership skills so they are empowered to hold the center during a full-band Kirtan event.
Level 4 - Professional
Students in our Level 4 class have the ambition to share Kirtan with the world. At this level students are ready to build regional, national and international community, and invest in the process of recording and sharing their music with the world. They learn how to make their original chants "album ready", how to assemble their bands and book tours, and the vital elements of entrepreneurship and leadership that are essential for becoming a well established Kirtan Leader.
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Quality Kirtan Education Online
Teaching Kirtan online can seem like a daunting and even impossible task. However, our team has gone to great lengths to ensure that our online training programs are just as effective and supportive as our live programs. We have translated the curriculum and methodology we have perfected over the last 11 years into our online program.
At the start of each week, we provide teaching videos and a chant sheet which students then practice for the full week. We come together as a group at the end of each week to review, practice, connect, and address any questions. A private Facebook group and assigned buddies allow for each student to build community and easily find support on their path.
We desire success for all of our students, so we work hard to ensure they receive everything they need. For this reason, Mike Cohen is present in each class to offer real-time feedback and guidance so students can embody and enact these teachings on a deep level.