Harmonium Magic
101 & 111

Support your practice of mantra and kīrtan
with this powerful instrument

Online Courses 

taught by Sheela Bringi & Brent Kuecker

"I had no idea how online would work for learning how to play the harmonium but Sheela and Brent are making it happen. This training has been so enriching for my soul." - Linda Brown

Harmonium Magic 101


a Self-Paced Video Course

(with Optional Live Practice & Coaching Calls)

 

Foundational training, beginners welcome!

 

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 In this Course you will: 

  • demystify the keyboard 

  • learn the building blocks of Indian melody

  • support mantra, traditional invocations, and peace prayers with the harmonium

  • learn to play and sing kīrtans  

  • receive guidance in accurate Sanskrit pronunciation

  • practice easeful posture and use of the Voice

  • listen to stories and teachings on the Deities of Yogic & Hindu practice with Sreedevi Bringi


 

Live Practice & Coaching:

A 4-week Series

add at check-out for $97 USD

 

  • practice exercises & kīrtans live with Sacred Sound Lab coaches

  • get your questions answered

  • play off-mute and receive individualized coaching (optional)

  • connect in a joyful, supportive online community of bhaktas, musicians and chanters! 

Practice & Coaching Dates:

 

July Series: Tuesdays from 12 - 2 PM MDT (enrollment closed)

  • July 6 - Modules 1 & 2
  • July 13 - Modules 3 & 4
  • July 20 - Modules 5 & 6
  • July 27 - Practice & Coaching for all Modules
with Sheela & Brent

 

August Series: Tuesdays from 12 - 2 PM MDT - enrollment open! 

  • August 3 - Modules 1 & 2
  • August 10 - Modules 3 & 4
  • August 17 - Modules 5 & 6
  • August 24 - Practice & Coaching for all Modules
with Puja Singh
 
 

These Sessions happen on Zoom. General questions pertaining to playing harmonium will be answered in all sessions, and questions about course content from outside the module listed above will be answered at the discretion of the coaches. All live sessions recorded and available for viewing for 12 months.

 
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What you Receive in Harmonium Magic 101: 

  • 6 Modules of Video Lessons with over 9 hours of training.

  • Practice Videos to easily practice key content.

  • PDF downloads with notation and translation for all kīrtans and mantras. 

  • Replays of Live Practice Calls (pretty much an entire course embedded in this course).

  • Replays of Office Hours for each Module - a breakdown of foundational aspects of playing.  

     


 

Bonuses you get with each course: 

  • Bonus #1 - Video course - Deities of Yoga: Stories, Songs, and Mantras of Hindu Gods & Goddesses by Sreedevi & Sheela Bringi 

  • Bonus #2 - Instant access to a vault of teaching videos from Sreedevi Bringi including:

    • Indian Women Mystic Saints  - 45-min mini course

    • Significance of Chanting AUM 

    • Power of Sacred Sanskrit

  • Bonus #3 - Instant access to Introductory Modules of Kirtan Clarity Video course by Sheela Bringi (learn the fundamentals of harmonium and the building blocks of melody).

Harmonium Magic 101
Course Outline

 


Module 1 - Incantations

  • supporting oṃ 
  • orientation to the harmonium's keyboard
  • posture & placement 
  • deity mantras to śrī gaṇeśa and śrī nārāyaṇa 
  • first five svaras: Sa through Pa in C 
  • kīrtan to kṛṣṇa in bilāval ṭhāṭ (major scale)

 

Module 2 - Peace & Praise

  • kīrtans to kṛṣṇa and hanumān in bilāval ṭhāṭ (major scale) 
  • learn your first dyad progression
  • learn your first melody
  • śāntiḥ (peace) mantras

 

Module 3 - The Power of Practice

  • intro to rāga bhūpālī notes in C 
  • kīrtan to kṛṣṇa in rāga bhūpālī

 

Module 4 -Divine Attunement

  • deity mantra for lakṣmī devī, goddess of abundance 
  • all 7 notes of bilāval ṭhāṭ (major scale) in C 
  • kīrtan to śrī rām in bilāval ṭhāṭ, in a 3-beat time cycle 

 

Module 5 - Salutations to the Goddess

  • deity mantra for sarasvatī devī, goddess of wisdom, learning and the arts      
  • kīrtan to goddess durgā in āsāvari ṭhāṭ (minor scale) 

 

Module 6 - Deepen into Magic!

  • mantra: oṃ namaḥ śivāya
  • intro to notes of kāfi ṭhāṭ (scale) in C 
  • kīrtan in kāfi ṭhāṭ   
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Testimonials

 
“I’ve played the piano since I was a kid, but I’ve learned more about music from Sheela and Brent in the last two months than in my entire life”. - Abby Spotskey, Yoga Teacher
 
“Working with Sheela and Brent has been one of the best learning experiences I have ever had. I cannot recommend training with Sheela and Brent highly enough!" - Tanja Mickwitz, Rasa Yoga Teacher & Teacher Trainer
 
“I've always wanted to bring more mantra and music into my practice and this has given me a jump start to doing that, and also really has grounded me in the voice and the power of the voice in a new way in this really challenging time...” - Jacqueline

 

"I bow in appreciation to both you and Brent for creating and facilitating such an incredibly professional, user friendly, aesthetically beautiful, informative and intimate 'class room'. I am learning and growing so much in ways I have never before." - Julie Simonsen

Harmonium Magic 111


a Self-Paced Video Course

(with Optional Live Practice & Coaching Calls)

Build on the 101 Course and get ready for the next level (HM 121) offered LIVE with Sheela, Brent and Puja in the Fall!

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 In this Course you will: 

  • improve your skill and dexterity on the keyboard

  • increase confidence in singing and playing at the same time

  • learn to transpose or "move" your Sa 

  • gain more clarity in accurate sanskrit pronunciation 

  • practice melody, drone, and dyad styles of playing 

  • support mantra, śloka (sacred verses), and peace prayers with the harmonium

  • play and sing foundational kīrtans based in Indian rāgas and scales (ṭhāṭs).

 


 

Live Practice & Coaching:

A 4-week Series

(add at check-out for $97 USD)

 

  • practice exercises & kīrtans live with Sacred Sound Lab coaches

  • get your questions answered

  • play off-mute and receive individualized coaching (optional)

  • connect in a joyful, supportive online community of bhaktas, musicians and chanters! 

Practice & Coaching Dates:

Thursdays from 12 - 2 PM MDT - enrollment open!

  • July 29 - Modules 1 & 2
  • August 5 - Modules 3 & 4
  • August 12 - Modules 5 & 6
  • August 19 - Practice & Coaching for all Modules
with Sheela & Brent

 

These Sessions happen on Zoom. All live sessions recorded and available for viewing for 12 months.

Enroll Now

What you Receive in Harmonium Magic 111: 

  • 6 Modules of Video Lessons with over 9 hours of training.

  • Practice Videos to easily practice key content.

  • PDF downloads with notation and translation for all kīrtans and mantras. 

  • Replays of Office Hours for each Module - a breakdown of foundational aspects of playing.  

     


 

Bonuses you get with each course: 

  • Bonus #1 - Video course - Deities of Yoga: Stories, Songs, and Mantras of Hindu Gods & Goddesses by Sreedevi & Sheela Bringi 

  • Bonus #2 - Instant access to a vault of teaching videos from Sreedevi Bringi including:

    • Indian Women Mystic Saints  - 45-min mini course

    • Significance of Chanting AUM 

    • Power of Sacred Sanskrit

  • Bonus #3 - Instant access to Introductory Modules of Kirtan Clarity Video course by Sheela Bringi (learn the fundamentals of harmonium and the building blocks of melody).

Harmonium Magic 111 Course Outline

 


Module 1 - Essence of The Self - Part 1

  • invocatory mantras to gaṇeśa & sarasvatī 
  • getting oriented to āsāvari ṭhāṭ (minor scale) in C 
  • kīrtan to goddess sarasvatī in āsāvari ṭhāṭ

 

Module 2 - Essence of The Self - Part 2

  • mantra: oṃ namaḥ śivāya
  • scale practice in āsāvari ṭhāṭ in C 
  • kīrtan to śiva in āsāvari ṭhāṭ

 

Module 3 - The Nature of Silence and Sound

  • more āsāvari ṭhāṭ scale practice in C
  • śloka (sacred verse) to śiva & śakti
  • kīrtan to śakti & śiva

 

Module 4 - The Power of Time

  • transposition - move your Sa to A 
  • getting oriented to āsāvari ṭhāṭ in A
  • intro to rāga dhāni svaras (notes) in A
  • kīrtan to goddess kālī in rāga dhāni

 

Module 5 - Rooted In Practice

  • bilāval ṭhāṭ (major scale) in A 
  • intro to rāga hamsadhvani svaras (notes) in A
  • kīrtan to gaṇeśa in rāga hamsadhvani

 

Module 6 - Midnight Magic

  • practice reciting the full sanskrit names of the seven svaras 
  • intro to rāga mālkauns svaras in A
  • kīrtan to kṛṣṇa in rāga mālkauns
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Testimonials

 
"These classes are abundantly rich, informative, professional, fun and stimulating." - Julie Simonson
 
"All I can say is WOW. I am just overcome with emotion and gratitude for these offerings." - Amanda Perri
 
"Because of Harmonium Magic, I can literally take almost any song and convert the melody by ear to sargam and then play it on the harmonium however it feels good." - Corrine Hathaway

 

"Your training has been so enriching for my soul. I had no idea how online would work for learning how to play the harmonium but you and Brent are making it happen." - Linda Brown

You'll love these courses if:

  • you have a harmonium that you want to play but haven't touched it in years

  • you are a Yoga teacher and want to bring harmonium and chanting into your classes

  • you already chant mantra or kirtan, and you want to learn how to support your singing with the harmonium

  • you have been singing & playing harmonium for years, and want to review the basics and practice in community

  • you played piano as a kid and now want to learn harmonium

 


Which of these courses is for me? 

 

Harmonium Magic 101 is for you if:

  • you are new to the harmonium

  • or, you already play harmonium, but are not familiar with Indian sargam (solfege) syllables

  • or, you want to brush up on the basics and learn new kīrtans and mantras

If any of these describe you - we recommend you start with 101, and then continue onto 111 to build on what you’ve learned and keep up your momentum. Bundling these two courses together is the best deal!  

 

 

Harmonium Magic 111 is for you if:

  • you have taken the Harmonium Magic 101 course

  • or, you are comfortable singing and playing simple melodies in sargam

  • or, you are an experienced musician

If any of these describe you - you may enroll directly into 111. However, we still recommend you start with 101 to brush up on the basics and practice foundational kīrtans and mantras. We are offering a great deal on enrolling in 101 & 111 together.


  • Harmonium Magic 101 is a foundational training that covers the fundamentals of keyboarding and the Indian sargam (solfege) system. You learn to play and sing several simple mantras, kīrtans, and skill-building exercises. To accommodate students of varying levels, we teach multiple ways to play every kīrtan.

  • Harmonium Magic 111 builds on the principles you learn in the 101 course, introducing new kīrtans, mantras and exercises. You learn to transpose and increase your skill and dexterity on the keyboard.

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Preview of Deities of Yoga 

Bonus Course with Sreedevi & Sheela Bringi

Included with your Purchase!

 
 

Sacred Sound Lab Team

Sheela Bringi

Musician & Educator. Adjunct Faculty in Indian Devotional Singing, Naropa University. Co-Founder of Sacred Sound Lab.

Brent Kuecker

Videographer & Content Producer for Sacred Sound Lab, Devotional Singer, Bass Player, Yoga Teacher. Co-Founder of Sacred Sound Lab.

Sreedevi Bringi

Retired Faculty member in Yoga Studies, Contemplative Hinduism, Sacred Sanskrit, Naropa University.

Mx Puja Singh

Sacred Sound Lab Teaching Assistant. Yoga, Meditation and Music teacher, Devotional Singer.  

About the Team

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Harmonium Magic 101

$247

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($97)

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Harmonium Magic 111

$247

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Harmonium Magic Bundle: 101 + 111

$397

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Satisfaction Guaranteed

Try any of our self-paced video courses for 30 days, and if for any reason you are not satisfied, write us an email and let us know. We will refund your purchase immediately. 
(Live offerings are non-refundable and non-transferable)