TTM : TVG Training Methodology
Dr TVG’s AIMA follows the unique methodology of music training which has been conceived and laid out by our founder the Legendary Indian Musician Dr T V Gopalakrishnan himself. Hailed and christened as the “TVG Training Method” – this unique methodology has empowered a multitude of Vocalists and instrumentalists globally, to build, repair, and free their voices and hitches of performances for over 60 years.
The TTM was born out of Padmabhushan Dr T V Gopalakrishnan’s vast experience as a performing musician, his many years of experience as a teacher and mentor, analytical research in the areas of perception and performance, and his depth of knowledge in areas of human anatomy, modern training methods, performance psychology, advanced mental training techniques, nutrition and more. Devie Neithiyar, premier disciple and foster daughter of Dr TVG has been successfully running AIMA for more than 2 decades. The on-hand training, fine-tuning, and chiselling by the Guru himself has made this Star Singer-Performer Devie a legend by herself, she is the flagship of this unique methodology.
What is TTM?
A correct technique is something that produces the best results the most quickly. TTM does not use any technique that cannot produce practical results, even if that technique has been used and in practice for many years. Unlike traditional singing lessons where you are taught the varisais / set scale vocalizes and other regimental exercises in the initial stages, TTM aims at teaching people to learn different songs as quickly as possible, without sacrificing quality and aesthetics.
The students start experiencing the joy of being in music and are then slowly put into technicalities, analysis, etc in due course. The exercises to gain proficiency in the art form with the correct techniques along with the relevant theory starts from this stage onwards. The learning techniques become integrated. The students get much more worth by this methodology in knowing the art and become innately passionate about the art form imbibing the nuances of the art.
TTM helps you to learn the most you can in the most effective amount of time. It leaves nothing useful behind and brings nothing useless along. This helps the students develop their skills as strongly and effectively as possible.