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Awinash
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Classes offered by Haroon Akhtar
  • Individual
The classes will be held
Taught subjects
  • Singing
  • Vocal coach
  • Musicology
  • Opera Singing
Levels
  • Advanced
  • Professional
  • For children
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • 1st Year
  • 2nd Year
  • 3rd Year
  • 4th year
  • Graduate
  • Doctorate
  • Other levels

Expert vocal coach who worked for AR Rahman with 20 years of performing and 10 years of teaching experience. Master the art of implementing advanced vocal techniques in all Indian & Western Genres.

Methodology

Discover the roots of your voice like never before. The key to become a versatile performer lies in appreciating the ‘uniqueness’ of your own voice.

I work on a global level with my students, implementing Advanced Vocal Techniques focussed on Posture, Breath, Diaphragmatic Support, Warm-up Exercises and Passaggio Training, tailor-made for every unique voice type and in various Indian and Western genres. I teach songs in Hindi, English, Tamil, Malayalam, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Gujarati, Punjabi, German, Italian, Arabic and other regional languages with precision.

Haroon Akhtar’s Vocal Lab is purely intended to meet your requirements, your needs and work towards your growth as an artist. We strongly believe in the motto- ‘Anyone Can Sing’ and become the best in this beautiful form of music.

○ KEY OUTCOMES

• Awareness of your Physical and Vocal Anatomy and its influence on Breath Control, Range, Vocal Placement and Resonance, Articulations, and Timbre.

• Understand the Full Potential of your Instrument, which is your Body, and Gain Complete Control over your Vocal Projection.

• Increase your Vocal Stability and Perform for long hours keeping your voice completely Healthy.

• Theoretical and Practical aspects of Indian Classical and Western Music and its implementation in Contemporary Music Forms like Sufi, Pop, R&B, Rap, Jazz, Bollywood, Kollywood, and many more.

• Become a Global Level Versatile Performer and Never Feel Limited towards any genre.

Background

I am a Singer-Songwriter, Performer, Vocal Coach and the founder of Haroon Akhtar Music Entertainment and Vocal Lab. I have trained under the guidance of Mr. Gilles Denizot for Western Classical and Opera Techniques at OperaLab. I am also a junior teacher at Operalab India. I specialise in implementing Advanced Vocal Techniques in a wide range of genres like Indian Classical, Light Music, Western, Pop, OPERA, Bollywood, Kollywood, Sufi, Ghazal and Thumri.
Music has always been my identity and my source of happiness. I have been learning and performing for more than 20 years and mentoring singers for more than 10 years. I have sung the Oscar Nominated song 'Aafreen’ from the film 'The Hundred-Foot Journey’ as a part of AR RAHMAN’S SUFI ENSEMBLE. I was selected to represent India to perform opera at BRICS - Russia in 2015. I have also been awarded the ARTIST’S CERTIFICATE by the Government of Maharashtra for serving in the field of music for more than 15 years.

Rates

Rate for online classes : ₹1,500/hr
Rate for 5 hours of classes : ₹7,000
Rate for 10 hours of classes : ₹14,000

Details

Rs. 1500/hour for individual lessons (online)
Rs. 2000/hour for individual lessons (face to face sessions at the studio)

Classes offered by Haroon Akhtar
Individual
The classes will be held
at his home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Singing
  • Vocal coach
  • Musicology
  • Opera Singing
Levels
  • Advanced
  • Professional
  • For children
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • 1st Year
  • 2nd Year
  • 3rd Year
  • 4th year
  • Graduate
  • Doctorate
  • Other levels

Haroon Akhtar's CV

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

• Foundation in Music - KM Music Conservatory affiliated with Middlesex University London.
• Diploma in Specialist Vocal Program Under Mr. Gilles Denizot at KMMC, Chennai
• Bachelor of Arts from University of Mumbai - India
• Teaching Experience of more than 10 Years.
• Trained in Hindustani Classical, Khayal Gayeki and Thumri, under
- Mrs. Surekha Joshi ji - Mumbai
- Shruti Jauhari ji - Chennai
- Ustaad Murtuza Khan son of Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan sahab - Mumbai
• Abhang, lok geet under Asavari Waikar - Pune
• Sufi and Qawwali under Ustaad Munna Shaokat ali khan sahab - Hyderabad

83 reviews on Haroon Akhtar
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are given in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.
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Awinash

Perfect! Very knowledgeable.
Understands music Very well.

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Rupa

Perfect! Haroon sir has been kind enough to accept me as his student into music 3.5 years ago . Life changed and I haven’t looked back . He is the most unique teacher . and while I could go on and one , there are 4 attributes that I would like to share . The first is that he truly believes everyone can sing . with this strong conviction backing him ,he understands his students goals and makes it his own . and the funny part is somewhere along the way the student moves far ahead of his goals and doesn’t realise how far she/she has come and when one looks back one realises he has moved way past and then sets newer goals . The second attribute is his commitment and dedication – in the time he teaches – there is complete focus and concentration – no distraction not for a second ,not for anything . his focus is only that one student . The third is his ability to switch between adapting to a number exactly the way its been delivered (perfection there ) or making that song your own , so no one but the singer owns it . Sir moves beautifully between these 2 elements and teaches his students how to do this too . The last one and the most important one is his differentiated Riyaz . and its tough .. but if one persists – music just flows . This is really the backbone and in the last 3.5 years , his Riyaz too has grown with him as a person and he experiments till he figures out which one works best with voice type .
This is Haroon sir as a teacher .
Haroon sir as a person is family – to every student who has been his student – every single student will write this . He is 100% pure emotion .
True to his ART , True to his passion and True to his loves – My Haroon sir is a GEM .

To sir with Love – Rupa

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Kalpana

Perfect! It was beautiful how my young teacher Haroon put me at ease from the very first class. His methodology is different, and he helps one find and define one’s own space in the world of music. I was diffident because of my age and voice. He repeatedly stressed the need for me to accept my voice and enjoy the act of singing and everything else would fall into place. It most certainly did, and it proved that age is just a number.
The first thing he told me was not to copy another singer’s style. Just be myself, and sing from my heart in my original voice. That helped me overcome my inhibitions. Understanding his students, accepting their strengths and helping them use the full potential of their voice and talent, are definitely among his strengths. His cheerful and positive attitude made even the first class interesting. The exercises, explanations, and adapting the class to teach in a manner that suits the student makes learning a joyful experience. Here’s wishing my dear teacher all success and happiness in his musical journey.

Haroon Akhtar's response

Kalpana ma’am is a power house of positivity and inspiration for me, I love the tone quality of her voice. A very dedicated and passinate singer and a very beautiful human being. I love our singing sessions.

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Daman

Perfect! Had my first lesson with Haroon and loved it ! I really appreciate the fact that he started the lesson with assessing my goals and also asking about what i expected from these sessions! He keeps the session very practical with his modern techniques and implementation. The lesson was a perfect mixture of learning and fun. He makes sure that lessons are engaging and interesting. In just the first lesson, I gained a whole lot of information about my voice, my strengths and weaknesses and also strategies to improve. I think I already know a lot more about my voice and am already a better singer by just attending! I don't think I could have asked for any more concentrated information from one lesson. Thanks Haroon !

Haroon Akhtar's response

Daman sir is a dedicated and a beautiful singer. He understands the value of techniques. The focus on everything we do and gives hi 100% attention to what we do. I love working with him.

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Resa

Perfect! It's been a pleasure learning with Haroon. He brightens up the session with his energy and positivity. He understands your voice and strengths and helps you elevate that while also working on the areas of improvement. The sessions are great fun!

Haroon Akhtar's response

Resa is a great student, she has a great voice is always ready to learn new songs and challenges. She is polite, serious and kind. It's pleasure to teach you.

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Manava

Perfect! I really enjoyed my first lesson. Haroon Sir was really patient to hear me out completely. And I can understand him well through a bond.

Haroon Akhtar's response

Manava is a very honest and dedicated student. Always willing to learn and work hard to improve. For me he is one of those students who live for music. I am proud of him.

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Yalini

Perfect! Haroon Sir is very friendly and knowledgeable. He is a great teacher and knows how to break down his techniques so even kids can easily grasp.

Haroon Akhtar's response

I am teaching Mrs. Yalini's son Santhosh, he is a child prodigy in my view, his unique voice and confidence already makes him a star singer. I am happy to be his teacher.

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Carolyn Rachel Eapen

Perfect! Unique way of training with mind-blowing skill sets. Haroon sir will help us in becoming a versatile singer by transforming us not just into a mere singer but also a passionate and an excellent performer.

Haroon Akhtar's response

Carolyn is a wonderful student, always with a good attitude. She is full of positiveness. She has a treasure in her voice!. Happy to be her teacher.

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Kanaka

Perfect! His keenness to understand ever student is commendable. Also giving student centric support

Haroon Akhtar's response

Kanaka is a beautiful singer blessed with a beautiful voice. I am in love with her vocal texture. She is passionate to sing and fly . I am really happy we started working together.

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Akash

Perfect! I am what I am musically because of Haroon sir. I will be forever grateful for the way he has taught me and guided me in every stage of my life. He has played a major role in shaping my life and my musical career right from my early 20s. I think I was just lucky to find him at the right time. I got to learn so many techniques, vocal exercises and life lessons which have been extremely helpful in my life. He’s not only an amazing singer but also an amazing teacher and this combination is pretty rare. I found the confidence and courage to pursue singing professionally after joining his classes and now I can proudly say that I am doing very well in this field. All credit goes to his dedication towards teaching. I highly recommend his classes to all you guys who want to learn singing and eventually become a pro in it.

Haroon Akhtar's response

Akash is one of my most promising and dedicated students. Along with his beautiful voice, he is very intelligent, responsible, hard-working & always wanting to face new challenges. I am most certain that in coming few years, he is going to be the next big name in the Indian Music industry. I am proud of him.

72 recommendations

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Anand

Haroon is a brilliant teacher. His concepts are clear and he makes sure that he gives his 100% to students. His methods are simply perfect

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Rajni

Haroon - A singer, composer, teacher and trainer of music, a multifaceted personality, Haroon is a self made professional who stood the test of time to pursue his cherished goal of making it in the huge world of music. A perfect combination of a fine sensitive caring nature and sharp intellect which help create soul toching and superb music. Music flows out of him, since he worships music, lives and breathes music. As a gurdian and teacher of music he becomes a very responsible person who who has to carry forward the torch of love, kindness and peace. With his unique teaching skills Haroon has given a never before dimension to learning and imbibing music.

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Vandit

The dedication with which he teaches along with the techniques is just perfect and worth your time and money. If you found him searching for a vocalist teacher, just stop surfing and begin your learning, i'm sure it'll be a wonderful experience for you too.

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Rahul

He is an awesome vocalist and an excellent guru for any student who wishes to learn music. Haroon sir has helped me a lot to understand about vocal techniques, breathing exercises & vocal control. 1 session is enough for a person to understand how good he is

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Ankit

Haroon has the ability to build a safe space in his 1:1 sessions which encourages even new students to take risks. I think this is critical to the learning process for students to challenge themselves and come out of the comfort zone. He is very knowledgeable and continuously tailors his approach to suit the student.

Also, Haroon focuses on the combination of techniques followed by singing practice in his sessions which ensures helps me absorb and apply the concepts, and also keeps me very engaged.

I have had 3 sessions so far and already feel more confident as a singer and positive about my learning path ahead.

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Malavika

Hi I am malavika , I have known him and his students more than 4 years now as a teacher is really great and his fun and comfortable atmosphere which makes learning more easy
All of his students i have know has improved so quickly which i think is really great .
haroon akhtar was my sister's mentor too after all the tricks and exercise's she could sing all the 5 octaves in keyboard which i think is great . he is really trustworthy and his knowledge in music is vast
thank you .

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Prajith

I'm Prajith Nair, a professional percussionist from Mumbai. I got to be a part of an event, where I met Haroon sir. Having heard that he has worked with great artists, I was astonished with the fact that he turned out to be super humble and a bunch of joy. He carries a wonderful heart of a guru and wisdom of a supreme teacher. In that very concert, I saw him teaching some great new vocal exercises & techniques which immediately led people realise how great they can sound while singing. I got a chance to understand, how we can connect our mind and body to our instrument. Haroon Sir will definitely open your eyes and introduce you to the reality behind using techniques to be a better singer or instrumentalist. I have experienced how Haroon Sir's mentoring has helped many of my friends to choose music and singing as their career. I can guarantee that he is one of the most knowledgeable person in this field.

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Manava

Haroon Sir is a really loving person and hence a loving coach too. He teaches with utmost patience and clarity. Haroon Sir has always been there to boost up the confidence of any student who feels low. Thankyou Haroon Sir for always being there for us.

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Gopi

The vocal lab of Haroon is a deeply transformative experience,
1) You will learn the framework anatomy of the human voice.
2) Haroon’s expertise to observe, analyse, experiment and come out with personalised techniques for every individual is an exclusive factor.
3) The collaborative sessions where we get together and sing, have us explore multiple ways.
4) Each and every session is soulful, you
learn to sing and learn much more about yourself through the guru, Haroon Akhtar.

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Mayank

Haroon is a very passionate and talented singer and teacher. I have known him for 6 years now and have known only a few people as passionate, talented & hardworking as he is. A thorough professional & very knowledgeable singing coach.

He is very well trained in Indian as well as western classical systems of music, and that shows in his own singing as well as teaching.
I would highly recommend him to anyone who's genuinely interested in learning to significantly improve their singing voice, in Indian singing style or western.

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