MASTERING RHYTHM WITH KONNAKOL
Asaf enjoys a variety of educational work; private lessons, lectures, workshops, seminars, online teaching as well as being a principal lecturer at the Leeds College of Music and Trinity Laban College of music (London). In the last decade, he has been studying the art of Konnakol - the South Indian Vocal percussion under master mridangamist Paramasany Kirupakaran and various other teachers.
Asaf has found an easy and clear, step-by-step method of teaching this complex art in a western context helping many students and professionals overcome rhythmic challenges and develop a strong awareness for rhythm.
What is Konnakol?
Konnakol - the south Indian vocal-percussion system is a 5000 years old rhythmic language. It is one of the most effective, direct and quick ways to understand, internalize and master rhythm. Konnakol opens a door to another dimension in rhythmic thinking. This amazing technique uses a natural and clear approach for the perception of subdivisions. It will greatly improve physical-mental focus and coordination for any instrumentalist or singer.
The rhythmic concept of Konnakol exercises can be practiced anywhere and anytime with or without an instrument: whether you`re touring with your band, traveling by bus or train or sitting on the bench in the park.
available types of educational work:
*MASTERING RHYTHM WORKSHOP: THE BASICS OF KONNAKOL AND UNDERSTANDING RHYTHM
*BREATHING RHYTHMS WORKSHOP: BREATHING TECHNIQUES WITH SYLWIA BIALAS & MASTERING RHYTHM WITH ASAF SIRKIS:
*KONNAKOL - PRIVATE LESSONS (SKYPE OR IN PEARSON)
*DRUM LESSONS (IN PERSON)
*ONLINE COURSES: COMING SOON...