Introductory Mrdanga (On-Demand)

Learn to play the mridanga from a highly experienced kirtaneer!

Are you up for acquiring new skills to boost your devotional practice? This online workshop is for beginners or those with some knowledge, who would like to learn the basics of playing mridanga.

Along with being one of the main forms of worship, kirtan can be great fun — dancing and singing with friends and others. Playing an instrument in kirtan can enhance the experience for you, and everyone present. The mridanga (2-headed clay drum) is a traditional instrument used in kirtan.

You Will Learn:

  • Different playing techniques
  • How to lead standard kirtans
  • How to play slow, medium and fast beats
  • Most convenient and accessible ways of playing


About the Facilitator

Radha London Isvara dasa was a monk for almost ten years, learning and practising the devotional instruments of bhakti - mrdanga, harmonium and kartals.

He is a classically trained and qualified musician, able to play many different instruments, an experienced performer and teacher for over twenty years. He now teaches many high profile students and beginners alike. His many years of knowledge and experience make him a perfect choice to help guide you. He is very down to earth and practical. Offering simplicity that will allow you the basic beats to build upon while inspiring you to quickly get started in kirtan. He will also share some philosophy about kirtan that if applied can set you apart from other players and enable you to enter deeply into the devotional mood of kirtan

These videos will allow you the opportunity in the privacy of your own home to learn and practice so that you may also then join and share in the blissful experience of kirtan.

Course Details:

Facilitator: Radha London Isvara dasa
Location: Online on demand


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