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Keshav Das
Teachers Directory - Assistance If You Can Oct 17, 2003 07:08 p.m.


Hello To All Musicians,
My new site has gone up and it now contains
a 34 state listing of teachers of Hindustani and Carnatic music teachers. I am trying to create the most comprehensive listing possible. I expect that in putting together this listing - mistakes will have been made. Also there may be contact info that may not be up to date. Also there may be teachers who should be listed, but are not. Any feedback to help make this listing accurate and complete will greatly appreciated. The address is
http://www.keshav-music.com/teachers.htm
Mangal
Keshav Das
K.K.
Re:Teachers Directory - Assistance If You Can Oct 17, 2003 07:47 p.m.


WOW! Fantastic site! This is SO useful. Congratulations!
Jeff
Re:Teachers Directory - Assistance If You Can Oct 17, 2003 11:26 p.m.


Yeah Great,,,,, not one sitar teacher in New Jersey though,
Yep! really, really great! Thats really useful!
Jeffrey R King
Prabhu
Teachers Directory - Assistance If You Can Oct 18, 2003 10:23 a.m.


Hello Jeff,
Someone was kind enough to suggest AHIRI Institute which has not yet been added to the listing. AHIRI, while NY based, is headed up by Vilayat Khan and Shujat Khan, who live in Princeton. If you or any other Jerseyites are looking for a teacher in New Jersey I suggest you contact them via their website: www.ahiri.org While the teacher page was just added to my site (which is intended for ALL variety of musicians) I have been able in the past, to refer many people to teachers using this list. Many folks who are looking for teachers of a specific instrument, have found them by calling teachers from the list and asking them if they know someone nearby who teaches the form they are interested in. People are quite generous about referring students to other teachers. It's quite traditional to think of finding a teacher as a quest. The harder you have to work to find one, the more you appreciate it when you do.
Jeff
Re:Teachers Directory - Assistance If You Can Oct 18, 2003 10:41 a.m.


OK thanks Prabhu, I'll check it out.
Jeffrey R King
Bruce
Re:Teachers Directory - Assistance If You Can Oct 27, 2003 02:50 p.m.


Interesting... So Prabhu and Keshav are one and the same. That explains a few things.
Keshavdas
Teachers Directory - Assistance If You Can Oct 27, 2003 03:04 p.m.


Dear Bruce,
Your assumption is wrong. Prabhu is not me and visa-versa. There are numerous websites that have teacher listings (including this site) I am not Prabhu any more than David and Chandra are. I have had 6 different people ask to copy the teachers directory and I have to assume Prabhu is one of those people. He mentions AHIRI. I have known about AHIRI for some time. They are right around the corner from me in New York City. If you are at my site - you will note they are not listed. I in fact have a good relationship with them - but for obvious reasons - don't list them on my site, nor would I go out of my way to promote them in this forum. If you find a site with teachers listings that includes AHIRI I expect you will know who Prabhu is.
Billy
Re:Teachers Directory - Assistance If You Can Oct 27, 2003 03:23 p.m.


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Keshav Das
Teachers Directory - Assistance If You Can Oct 28, 2003 10:27 a.m.


Dear Billy,
Thanks for your post. I don't take a constructive
suggestion as a critique. Your suggestion is appreciated.
I will have to take a look at it and consider a way to reformat
it to make it easier to scan. I suspect it may have to do with
my software being Mac oriented. Some things that look
great on a Mac, don't always look so good on IBM compatibles.
I'm crazy busy at the shop and don't expect to get to it anytime
soon.
Thanks,
Keshav Das
kyle
Re:Teachers Directory - Assistance If You Can Oct 30, 2003 11:26 a.m.


Bruce,

good observation. They're both one and the same. Browse this forum. you will see posts from keshav/prabhu all over the place and they are an echo of each. and he's in denial

Joanna
Re:Teachers Directory - Assistance If You Can Oct 30, 2003 11:28 a.m.


i thought so too, but i'm sure now. is it right to do that here?
Jeff
Re:Teachers Directory - Assistance If You Can Oct 30, 2003 05:39 p.m.


Now whos this Joanna? Is this a new person or someone with another nic?
Jeffrey R King
Joanna
Teachers Directory - Assistance If You Can Oct 31, 2003 08:14 a.m.


Who is this Jeff? I'm sure he's a spy for Ali Akbar Khan
The Bad Ustad
Re:Teachers Directory - Assistance If You Can Oct 31, 2003 08:24 a.m.


Have any of you people ever read a story by Philip K. Dick in which a bunch of people are talking about how bad off a person in a hospital is? The all sit around saying how sad it is and that there's nothing they can do to help him. It turns out in the end - that the persons who's so sick, is actually just fine. The reality is that they are all brains with no bodies floating in brine, hooked up to wires that make them think they are having a life. Ring a bell?
pb
Re:Teachers Directory - Assistance If You Can Oct 31, 2003 08:27 a.m.


300 quatlooms on the newcomer!

(star trek quote)

Pb


The Bad Ustad (Oct 31, 2003 08:24 a.m.):
Have any of you people ever read a story by Philip K. Dick in which a bunch of people are talking about how bad off a person in a hospital is? The all sit around saying how sad it is and that there's nothing they can do to help him. It turns out in the end - that the persons who's so sick, is actually just fine. The reality is that they are all brains with no bodies floating in brine, hooked up to wires that make them think they are having a life. Ring a bell?
The Bad Ustad
Re:Teachers Directory - Assistance If You Can Oct 31, 2003 09:53 a.m.


Excellent!
(Montgomery Burns quote)
Estiven
Re:Teachers Directory - Assistance If You Can Oct 31, 2003 11:10 p.m.


Wow, and Jeff is actually a figment of Beenkarji's imagination!! It's SO obvious!

Jeeze! Can't 2 people agree on a few things w/o being thought of as the same person?

Remco
Re:Teachers Directory - Assistance If You Can Nov 01, 2003 05:50 a.m.


Wow, and Jeff is actually a figment of Beenkarji's imagination!! It's SO obvious!

I actually think Beenkarji is a figment of Jeff imagination!!

Peace,

Remco

Ken
Re:Teachers Directory - Assistance If You Can Nov 01, 2003 06:12 a.m.


Hey Estivan, Remco
Verery astute, however, closer to the truth would be that Beenkarji is a figment of Ted's imagination....Uncle ken
Jeff
Re:Teachers Directory - Assistance If You Can Nov 01, 2003 08:10 p.m.


I'm rolling on the floor here guys, knock it off!
Again, I SAY I am not a "Kunti!"

I-----AM----A------MAN!!!!!!!


Jeffrey R King
johnnysitarwhatson
Re:Teachers Directory - Assistance If You Can Nov 02, 2003 08:46 a.m.


So there is another list needed: www.keshav.com/fragments-of-shishyas-multiple-personalities-list/
johnnysitarwhatnot
Re:Teachers Directory - Assistance If You Can Nov 03, 2003 08:47 a.m.


Actually now that I think about it a new listing that everyone would enjoy would be www.Johnny+Beenkar=great/knowedge/humility.com
johnnysitarwhatson
Re:Teachers Directory - Assistance If You Can Nov 03, 2003 10:39 a.m.


No edge.www? Gangsta thumri? You order, we play.
Beenkarji
Re:Teachers Directory - Assistance If You Can Nov 03, 2003 02:43 p.m.


Gangsta Thumri..hehe that would be fun. Get some turntables out and some tacky sitar loops, and we got it set..lol
Beenkar Ted Ceplina
Remco
Re:Teachers Directory - Assistance If You Can Nov 03, 2003 04:08 p.m.


Please......before you know it we'll have a drive-by-shootings from a riksha.......

Peace,

Remco

Prabhu
Re:Teachers Directory - Assistance If You Can Nov 04, 2003 09:21 a.m.



Keshavdas (Oct 27, 2003 03:04 p.m.):
He mentions AHIRI. I have known about AHIRI for some time. They are right around the corner from me in New York City. If you are at my site - you will note they are not listed. I in fact have a good relationship with them - but for obvious reasons - don't list them on my site, nor would I go out of my way to promote them in this forum. If you find a site with teachers listings that includes AHIRI I expect you will know who Prabhu is.

As I am not you - what you say is not obvious. Why don't you list AHIRI on your teachers page? They are a respected school. What's the big mystery?

shankar
Re:Teachers Directory - Assistance If You Can Nov 12, 2003 06:22 a.m.


keshav / prabhu / the bad ustad: all one person. lets see if someone will actually agree with me or else how much fun can be made of this...
lal
Re:Teachers Directory - Assistance If You Can Nov 12, 2003 07:50 a.m.


prabhu=keshav=chalisa=bad ustad

have we missed any? make a new one now dude! you should pay for writing here.

johnnysitarwhatson
Re:Teachers Directory - Assistance If You Can Nov 12, 2003 11:40 a.m.


Hi - I am not Johnny, I'm Philip. I have his password:-) And an ol friend of mine, Palmer Eldritch, has a shop now: he sells nice electric
sheep with real gold covered kuntis (muslim style). And beware, there is that other guy, Timothy Archer, who has Palmers password and posts under his name, Gangstapandit. That is somebody else than him and me. And Johnny.
And he only sells awful acoustic androids.
Another warning: these people who use Pyramid strings are Illuminati. (see also: Excerpts from the last words of Ustad Schulz.)
Keshav Das
Re:Teachers Directory - Assistance If You Can Nov 12, 2003 12:18 p.m.


This is such a dead issue. I've stated what I stated and I can't be bothered to address the taunts of a few sophmoric conspiracy freeks. Anything I have posted has been done so under my own name. Anything I have to say is directed towards serious musicians and music students. As a professonal musician of over 35 years experience I can't really be expected to be wounded by the silliness of three or four nerdy sitar hobbiests who probably live in their mother's basement. Theres an old Indian saying that goes: "Where elephants walk, dogs bark". While some will spend their time barking, others will be busy exchanging interesting ideas with mature open-minded musicians.
johnnysitarwhatson
Re:Teachers Directory - Assistance If You Can Nov 14, 2003 10:31 a.m.


Keshav - lighten up. There is a lot of barking: musical barking, business barking etc. If you can't stand or understand irony, you are maybe the kind of Elephant that is offered to the sea.

If you ever happen to visit southern Germany, please come to my basement for some chai. It's in the fifth story. There you will also meet my mothers, including Jimmy Carl Black, the Indian of the group, and even Suzie Creamcheese.

Keshav Das
Teachers Directory - Assistance If You Can Nov 15, 2003 10:36 a.m.


I'd love to take you up on your invitation. Let me also extend the same invitation to yourself and any musicians that visit NYC. My shop is much more than a business. Many fine players come by to sit on the musician's tucket and hang out and drink chai. We try to serve as a center for exchanging info (and gossip) about the music scene. We also have inexpensive, informal concerts, with 90% of the door going to the musicians. Vasant Rai's son Ani will be playing a sarod concert at our place in the near future. So do drop in when you are in N.Y.
Peace,
Keshav Das
johnnysitarwhatson
Re:Teachers Directory - Assistance If You Can Nov 15, 2003 02:08 p.m.


Keshav - thanks for kind invitation. Bohut achhar. Hope I'll make it to New York some day.

Best, Ingo

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