Name: Aavartan Dance Academy
Field: Bharatanatyam and Odissi Dance
Address: 4S Ranch, San Diego, CA, USA
Misc. Info: Bharatanatyam in Kalakshetra style and Odissi dance classes for kids and adults.
Name: Vijaylakshmi Abhijit
Field: Carnatic Classical Vocal Music and Abhangs
Address: Irvine, CA near UCI
Misc. Info: I teach Carnatic Classical vocal music to children and Adults.my curriculum includes Basic Lessons,Voice training, Small songs/Shlokas and Bhajans in different Ragams,"Working Theory", Krithis, Devarnamas, Javalis and Abhangs
Name: Ace Montessori, Gurukul at Ace
Field: Indian Culure and Dance
Address: Irvine and Lake Forest, CA 92606
Telephone: 949 6671878
Misc. Info: https://www.facebook.com/gurukulace
Name: Mansi Acharya
Field: Bharat Natyam,
Address: San Diego, CA
Misc. Info: Contact me for Semi-classical Dance, Folk Dances, Bollywood Dances,
Name: Dr. Chandra Aithal
Field: Voice Training, Hindustani-Vocal and Harmonium
Address: 8005, Clarkson Ave, Cudahy, CA 90201 (Cerrtos, Downey area)
Misc. Info: Teaching Hindustani Vocal and Harmonium for 15 years. Accompanies visiting and local artists. Composed music for theatre and dance-
Name: Akarshana School of Dance
Field: Bharatha Natyam and folk
Address: Arcadia, CA, USA
Telephone: 626 8984480 Misc. Info: Disciple of KJ Sarasa, please contact for other details.
Name: Sudakshina Alagia
Address: Poway, CA
Misc. Info: Patiala Gharana student of renown classical singer Lakshmi Shankar in Los Angeles. Sudakshina has sang in English documentaries and Indian Televisions series. She has performed all over US and Canada accompanying different dance artists and singers. She is fluent in five languages. Please feel free to contact her for courses available in the San Diego area. http://www.sudakshina.com/
Name: Parvathi Arun
Field: Bharatnatyam Mohiniyattom ,Kuchipudi Training, Bollywood choreographies
Address: Santa Clarita, CA 91350
Misc. Info: I had been training students Bharatnatyam for the past one year & have been performing Bharatnatyam, Kuchipudi & Mohiniyattom for more than 15 years. Those who are interested in learning these Classical dance forms can contact me in the above mentioned email id.
Name: Sudharshana Arunkumar
Field: Carnatic Vocal music
Address: 7222, Lotus Avenue, #5, San Gabriel, CA- 91775.
Telephone: 408 431 3725
Misc. Info: Sudharshana is a disciple of Sri Calcutta Krishnamurthy and is a performing musician. She is an experienced teacher and gives basic and advanced carnatic music lessons.
Name: Sireesha Avadhanam
Field: Bharatnatyam and Kuchipudi Dancer
Address: San Diego
Misc. Info: I have been teaching Indian classical dances-Kuchipudi and Bharata natyam through my dance school-Sriya Kalanikethan-for the past 6 years .Enrollment for year 2012 started. If you are interested contact me through my email.
Name: Shashanka Bakshi
Address: Los Angeles, California
Misc. Info: Disciple of the late Kanai Dutta and Samta Prasad, Benares gharana. Internationally acclaimed performing artist, providing all levels of Tabla instruction. Available for performances worldwide, and for teaching in the Los Angeles area and Kolkata, India.
Name: Mahalakshmi Balaji
Field: Bharatnatyam and Folk dances of India
Address: 79 Paseo Primero, Rancho Santa Margarita,CA 92688
I am a classical Bharatnatyam specialist who is graduated from Kalakshetra,Chennai in 2003. We are conducting classes in Cerritos, Placentia and now started new batch in Rancho Santa Margarita. Cost :$25 per hour
Name: Padmavathy Balajee
Field: Carnatic Vocal music
Address: S. Kenmore, Los Angeles, California, US
Telephone: 4088934049 Misc. Info: I teach Carnatic Classical vocal music to children and ladies.my curriculum includes Basic Lessons,Voice training, Small songs/Shlokas and Bhajans in different Ragams, Krithis, thirrupavai and thirupugzal. I hold diploma in music (title if Isaikalaimani) from annamalai University.
Name: Nandita Behera
Field: Odissi Dance
Address: 17816 De Oro Circle Cerritos, CA 90703
Telephone: 714 521-5655
Name: Madhuchanda Bhattacharjee
Field: Carnatic Music (Vocal).
Address: Tustin, California. USA.
Misc. Info: B music (Visharad) in Hindustani classical (Vocal) from Bhatkhande Sangit Vidhyapith, Luncknow. cost of lessons - negotiable.
Name: Sujatha Bitrakanti
Field: Carnatic music, Kuchipudi Indian Classical dance
Address: Irvine, CA
Misc. Info: "Namaste. I'm a trained Kuchipudi dance teacher, trained under Guru Shiva Prasad in India (student of Shri. Vempati China Sathyam garu) and Smt. Srilatha Suri in Dallas, TX. (Student of Dr. Shobha Naidu garu). I'm a very patient teacher with a natural skill for communicating very well with students of all ages. I'm also a trained classical music teacher. This skill comes handy as I prefer to sing live for my student's performances - which helps elevate their performance to a higher level. I'm interested in teaching kids/adults Telugu light music, Bhajans and Annamacharya Keerthanas. If you are interested, contact me and I will be happy to have a chat with you.
Name: Javad Butah
Address: Los Angeles, California, USA
Misc. Info: "...a young, flashy, spectacular tabla player, Javad Ali Butah... " - Los Angeles Times "...Javad Ali Butah, in virtuosic form on the tabla..." -NY Times. A disciple of world-renowned Tabla master Pandit Anindo Chatterjee, Javad's comprehensive approach to the instrument reflects his training at the hands of one of the finest Tabla artists alive today. In addition to his impressive technique, Javad's overall musicality, expressed equally in solo performance and accompaniment, leaves a lasting impression on listeners and has made him an in-demand young artist. Javad completed a Masters in Fine Arts degree under the tutelage and guidance of Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri, eminent exponent of the Lucknow Gharana, at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles, CA. Now offering group and private instruction in the Los Angeles county area.
Name: Debjani Chakraborty
Address: San Diego, CA
Misc. Info: M.A in Dance (Kathak), Kathak "Praveen" from Allahabad University. 25 years of combined experience in Indian Dance. Offer classes in kathak with Theory lessons, Rabindra Nritya, Indian Modern Dance. All age groups are welcome.
Name: Deepak Kumar Chandla
Address: 3524 Matisse Circle, Corona, CA, 92882
Telephone: 714-757-1671 (cell)
Misc. Info: M.A in instumental Tabla from punjab university chandigarh. 10 years govt. school teaching experience in India. also teaching vocal for biginners, dholak, Harmonium.
Name: Arup Chattopadhyay
Address: San Diego, CA
Name: Debasish Chaudhuri
Field: Tabla & workshops
Address: 21212 1/2 Figueroa Street, Carson, Ca 90745
Telephone: 310 483 3795
Misc. Info: Disciple and Nephew of world renowned Tabla Maestro Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri of Lukhnow Gharana. Teaches in LA and greater LA area and also in Phoenix AZ. Performs with local and visiting reputed artists from India and abroad. Founder director of Rupak School of World Music, a Non Profit Organization In LA since 2006. Rupak's president is Tabla Maestro Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri http://www.debasish.
Name: Madhuri Challa (m.a)
Field: Kuchipudi dance
Address: torrance ca
Misc. Info: I have been training sdents from 8 year performing from 20 years. contact me if you are interested with above information
Name: Dave Cipriani
Field: Indian Slide Guitar, Hindustani Music, East/West Fusion, Indian Music for Western Instruments
Address: Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Misc. Info: MFA in North Indian Music from California Institute of the Arts, ongoing studies with Ud. Aashish Khan. Previously studied with Indian Slide Guitar Pioneer Pdt. Barun Kumar Pal over several trips to India. Available for Skype lessons, workshops & performances. www.mahadev.band
Name: Prem Das
Address: Cardiff / Encinitas, California, USA
Misc. Info: I offer lessons for beginning tablas. I was trained in the classical style and have been teaching and performing for 30 years. You will learn the classical style and will also be able to learn to play with kirtan or any fusion of western or world music. Please see premdastablas
Name: Samar Das
Address: 2634 Shrubwood Cir, Simi Valley, CA 93065
Telephone: (805) 581-0422
Misc. Info: I am a Tabla teacher and performer in the greater Los Angeles area. I have performed with many famous artists, including Lakshmi Shankar, Gary Wright, Mala Ganguly, and many visiting artists from India and UK. For any performance (Indian Classical - vocal, instrumental, Light music etc) and / or teaching please contact me. Thanks.
Name: Aloke Dasgupta
Field: Sitar Teacher and Concert Performer
Address: Los Angeles
Misc. Info: Worldwide via Webcam - Aloke Dasgupta is a highly sought-
Name: Dayita Datta
Field: Hindustani Vocal
Address: Arcadia, California
Misc. Info: Dayita is the founder-
Name: Divya Devaguptapu
Field: Bharat Natyam
Address: 11919 Mil Pitrero Rd, San Diego, CA 92128
Misc. Info: Divya Devaguptapu, a senior disciple of the world-renowned Dhananjays from Chennai India, has been a professional performing artiste for over 20 years. In the Dhananjayan's own words, "A rare phenomena found in Divya is that she excels in her performances and is equally proficient in her imparting. Divya is one of our priced disciples who has excelled in the field of Bharata Naatyam. Endowed with all essential qualities and qualifications for a Bharata Naatyam dancer, Divya has carved a niche in the minds of the classical connoisseurs....". Divya has performed for numerous prestigious sabhas in Chennai, India and toured the US along with the Dhananjays', given several solo performances in India, South-East Asia, Middle East and the United States. Website - www.divyadevaguptapu
Name: Prachi Dixit
Field: Kathak, Vocal, Tabla,
Address: 4425 Sepulveda Ave., Torrance, CA 90505
Telephone: (310) 872-7061
Misc. Info: website - http://www.nupuracademyla
Name: Hemant Ekbote
Address: 4582 Kimberwick Circle Irvine CA 92604
Misc. Info: Teaches Tabla, expert tabla players played with famous singers and artists like Ustad Ali Khan and others. http://hemantekbote.
Name: Ranjani Ganesan
Field: Carnatic Vocal
Address: Irvine, CA 92617
Misc. Info: All ages are welcome, children and adults. I have learned Carnatic music for 17 years, and have taught previously for 5 years.
Name: Geeta & Sanjiv Music- Dance Academy
Field: Classical Vocal, Film Song, Ghazal, Folk Music, Devotional, Light Music ( Sugam sangeet ), Tabla, Key Board, Harmonium, Film Dance, Bhangada, Raas-
Address: 12803 Biola Ave, La Mirada, California-90638
Misc. Info: Sangeet Visharad, Was Music Dance Producer On Indian Television Teaching Music last 17 years in California. Produced 6 music albums
Name: Sabari Girish
Field: Indian Carnatic Music. (Vocal)
Address: San Gabriel, CA
Misc. Info: Indian Carnatic music (Vocal) classes conducted by Sabari Girish at Swara Saagaram Music School for the past 4 years in LA. New batch starting soon in San Gabriel, CA. Please contact for details and registration. A disciple of Sri Perumbavoor G Ravindranath and Sri Sudarsan, Sabari Girish has composed and sung in various music albums. He has been performing live and is conducting music classes in LA area for the past several years with batches in Pasadena and Woodland Hills.
Name: Padmini Srinivasan Hands
Field: Voice and flute
Address: Orange County, California (Irvine, Long Beach, Laguna Beach and any where in between) and Skype
Telephone: 919 539 6315
Misc. Info: $35 per hour-
Name: Justin Moore Howell
Address: Los Angeles, Ca. 90066
Telephone: 310 804 7942
Misc. Info: Student of Ustad Shujaat Khan
Name: Iswhara Dance Acadamy
Field: Classical Odissi, folk, semi classical
Address: Several locations in Southern California, Orange County, LA county
Telephone: 714 318 8784
Misc. Info: Sharanya Mukhopadhyay is a very talented Odissi dancer and owner of numerous accolades and awards. She has been in LA times, OC register centerfold, winner of Princess Grace award and more. She has brought Odissi to the main stream via the Miss America pageants. Visit www.sharanya
Name: Dr. Sinduri Jayasinghe
Field: Bharatnatyam, Kuchipudi
Address: 18005, Pires Ave ,Cerritos , Ca- 90703
Telephone: 562 841 0504 cell, 562 645 1645 home
Misc. Info: visit www.sinduri
Address: Orange County
Misc. Info: I am the disciple of Pandit Abhijit Banerjee. I played with many reputed artists from india and here. I teach in Dhwani Academy covering greater los angeles area, orange county, riverside, irvine, pasadena and san diego.
Name: Dr. Ajay Kapur
Field: Tabla, Sitar, Electronic Music
Address: Los Angeles
Misc. Info: I play Tabla (punjabi - Ustad Allah Rakha Gharana) and Sitar (vilayat Khan Gharana). I am a musical scientist, studying the acoustics and gestures of indian classical instruments to make New Digitized Indian Classical Instruments. I teach beginners who wish to learn about tekha, raga, tabla, sitar...and other forms of improvisational music.
Name: Rajib Karmakar
Field: Sitar, Vocal
Address: 24700 McBean Pkwy, Valencia, California, USA, 91355
Misc. Info: Winning many competitions like National and International Youth Festivals, West Bengal State Academy Competition etc. and having received Surmani from Sur Sringar Samshad, Mumbai and a Sangeet Visharad from Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh Rajib is performing frequently in India and abroad including Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, Austria, USA etc. and has given performances in Indian Classical Young Talents Conference, Ganesh Mahotsav, Sanskar Bharati, Radio Popolare, ARS Musica, Ministry of Spain etc. He has three Cds under his name till now . Rajib's versatility has ably adapted his classical knowledge and skill in his fusion projects like Fuzorhythm (India), Loop Science (Germany), Nada Naissance( France) etc. He is the creator of the world's first double necked electric Sitar " Mayur Tantri" . Skype ID : sitarrajib
Name: Mrs. Prasanna Karthik
Field: Odissi Dance
Address: North Hollywood, CA
Misc. Info: Chitrakala School of Performing Arts is a prestigious dance institute operating in Singapore and India. On Vijayadasami this year, Chitrakala opened its US operations at Los Angeles, CA for Odissi. As part of its continued expansion program, Chitrakala has started Odissi classes at Shri AshtaLakshmi Temple ,North Hollywood CA. For more information , contact - 513-
Name: Ustad Aashish Khan
Address: 23947 Del Monte Drive, #6 Valencia 91355 USA
Misc. Info: Tansen Senia Beenkar Gharana" of legend Acharya Baba Allauddin Khan Sahib of Senia Maihar Gharana. Teaching at the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California 91355 and UCSC Santacruz, California.
Name: Nishat Khan
Field: Sitar, Hindustani Vocal
Address: Los Angeles, CA 90024
Misc. Info: Khansahab is available for private lessons please call for more info. www.nishatkhan
Name: Heli Kools
Field:Voice Training, Hindustani Vocals (North Indian Classical), Contemporary Music.
Address: Los Angeles (Hollywood), CA
Misc. Info: I am a Graduate in North Indian Classical Music (Kumar Gandharva). Also took training from Patiala Gharana; currently student of Musicians Institute (Hollywood) in contemporary vocals. I taught music in India also. Contact me for Classical, Semi-classical, Folk, Bollywood or contemporary styles of music. Cost of lesson is Negotiable.
Name: Aler Krishnan
Field: Bharatnatyam dance
Address: San Diego, CA
Misc. Info: www.abinaya.
Name: Pavitra Krishnan
Field: Bharatanatyam, Bollywood
Address: Torrance, CA
Telephone: 508 366 2587
Misc. Info: I am classical trained dance teacher, offering Bharatanatyam and Bollywood dance lessons to kids and Adults. Dance is my passion and the mission of my dance school( Priya Dance Academy) is to promote the rich art form to all, both young and 'young at heart' people.
Name: Srimati Krishnapria
Field: Hindustani Classical Vocal and Voice training.
Address: San Diego
Misc. Info: I am a student of Ustaad Inayat Khan and Pandit Janki Das Sharma from Lucknow, India. I teach Hindustani Classical Vocal to adults and the younger generation with emphasis in bhaav or emotion, and teach them raaga based bhajans, kirtans, bandish, ghazals and folk songs. Students will learn all the nuances of different Raagas and their significance on our emotions.
Name: Sumita Kundu
Field: Sarod, Sitar, Guitar, etc.
Address: 18010 Valley Vista Boulevard, Encino, CA 91316
Telephone: 818 344 7127
Misc. Info: Student of late Shyam Ganguli of Senia Maihar (Allauddin Khan) Gharana; currently studying with Ali Akbar Khan.
Name: Suman Laha
Field: Sitar, Sarod, Guitar, Violin, Cello, Harmonium & Vocal lessons in North Indian Classical Music.
Address: Los Angeles, Ca.
Name: Pratima Lamba
Field: North Indian Vocal and Harmonium
Address: 3891 Olive St. Irvine, CA 92606
Misc. Info: Masters Degree in Music. Former All India Radio artist. Teach all ages in both group and individual classes. Cover Classical, Film, Ghazal, Bhajan, Shabads, etc.
Name: Ruchi Lamba
Field: Kathak, Bollywood, Classical Dance-Drama
Address: Orange County, California
Telephone: (608) 352-8425
Misc. Info: www.indian
Name: Paul Livingstone
Field: Sitar & Indian music for western instruments (guitar/stings/jazz musicians)
Address: 429 North Ave 57, Los Angeles CA 90042
Telephone: (323) 899 0704
Misc. Info: International performer, composer and educator, disciple of Pt. Ravi Shankar, Amiya Dasgupta & Rajeev Taranath, recieved APPEX fellowship and grants from the City of Los Angeles for teaching Indian and world music. He has performed with Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri, Partho Sarothy, Abhijit Banerjee, Shashanka Bakshi, Hom Nath Upadhyaya and many leading world music and popular artists. For more info visit: www.tanpura
Name: Los Angeles Indian Music Academy
Field: Sitar, Vocal, Tabla
Address: 624 E.Cypress Ave. Burbank CA 91501
Misc. Info: Los Angeles Indian Music Academy provides a Guru Sishya Parampara( teacher- student tradition) in teaching Indian Classical Music and its various other forms. An overview of various compositions, general improvising concept, creating patterns and phrases, mathematics, calculations and progression both with melody and rhythm will be discussed and presented. Each student will present a Concert each year which demonstrate the traditional approach to Indian Music. Guided by Indian Music Maestros Rajib Karmakar and Vineet Vyas, each student is given individual attention to grow musically in a wider dimensions.
Name: Sridevi Maharaj
Field: Hindustani Vocal Music, Harmonium
Address: Irvine, CA
Telephone: 650 273 0648
Name: Bhagyasri Manohar
Address: San Diego, CA
Misc. Info: Bhagyasri is a disciple of Guru Sri Chinta Adinarayana Sharma of Hyderabad, India, he is one of the family of Guru Sri Vempati Chinna Satyam. She is a performer, trainer in Kuchipudi style and given no. of stage shows n taken classes in Singapore before shifting to CA. Can contact her for classes through email master_sri@
Name: Will Marsh, MFA
Address: Encinitas, CA
Misc. Info: Will began his training under Ustad Aashish Khan & completed his MFA in North Indian Music Performance from the California Institute of the Arts. He has also studied under sitar master, Roshan Jamal Bhartiya. Will performs classical recitals internationally and resides in Encinitas, CA. Will is an experienced teacher and is currently accepting new students. For more info, please visit www.willmarshmusic
Name: Meenal's Academy of Performing Arts
Field: Kathak, Bharathanatyam, and Tabla
Address: 4s Ranch, San Diego, California USA
Misc. Info: Meenal's Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA) offers classes in Kathak, Bharatnatyam and Tabla. We are affiliated with Bharati Vidyapeeth School Of Performing Arts, Pune, India and offer certificate and Diploma courses. Exams are conducted by the Univ. twice a year. Kathak is taught my Meenal Chakradeo, Bharatnayam by Sukanya Kumar and Tabla by Rahul Soparkar.
Name: Archana Mehrotra
Field: vocal light, bollywood music and bhajans
Address: Vista, CA
Misc. Info: I have learned hindustani classical music and have performed in various music competitions as well. My strengths are in teaching and singing bollywood numbers, bhajans, geet, ghazals and other forms of light music. Adults and children are welcome. I have recently moved to Vista, CA and would like to start afresh. For more information, please feel free to contact me.
Name: Aalok Mehta
Field: sitar, electric sitar, keyboards, songs, music production / songwriting.
Address: Santa Monica. Serve the greater LA area
Misc. Info: aaloksound.com IG-@aaloksmehta I both perform and teach
Name: Barbara Mintz
Field: Odissi Dance
Telephone: 760 271-3578
Misc. Info: www.rightangle
Name: Nandana Mitra
Field: Tagore songs, Voice trainer and performance
Address: San Diego, CA-92064
Misc. Info: I have done my BA and MA in Music from Visva-
Name: Rose Muralikrishnan
Field: Carnatic music, Teaching, Performance, Lecture Demos
Address: Los Angeles, California, USA
Misc. Info: http://www.rosemurali
Name: N. Muralikrishnan ("NMK")
Field: Veena and Keyboard (Carnatic)
Address: Los Angeles and Cerritos CA
Telephone: (Keyboard Studio) (562) 310 -2864
Misc. Info:N. Muralikrishnan "NMK" co-founder of Spring Nectar Academy, has a unique background in music and business and over 25 years of performing and teaching experience He has masters' degrees in music from the University of Madras, ethnomusicology from San Diego State University and has done PhD work and Executive Program in Business Management from UCLA. Having studied piano performance and theory at Trinity College, London, NMK was the first to conceive and develop the art of playing Carnatic music on the keyboard. His unique method of teaching South Indian Classical music blends American methodologies with Indian traditional values.www.nmurali
Name: Naad Studios - Neha Patel
Field: Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Folk, Bollywood, Guitar
Address: 9474 Black Mountain Road, Suite J, San Diego, CA 92126
Misc. Info: Naad Studios offers classes in Bharatnatyam, Kathak, Folk, Bollywood and Guitar. Naad is affiliated with Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal, Pune, India(Examination board, recognized worldwide) to give Bharatanatyam/Kathak students an opportunity to earn diplomas and degree through university examination. Website: www.thenaad
Name: Malini Nagpal
Field: Dance / Movement Therapist
Address: 9881 Newport Way Cypress, CA 90630
Telephone: 213-841-2226 / 714-
Misc. Info: Malini Nagpal, ADTR, MA received her Masters of Arts degree at UCLA in dance / movement therapy and was trained at CSULB in human behavior as well at Berkeley in integrative movement. Her career in this field began in the early 90's. Malini has extensive experience analyzing (observe, describe, synthesize), teaching, training, and lecturing. She has taught how to effectively intergrate verbal communication with body language to increase self-_expression, persusion, charisma, leadership, grace, and overall flow through movement therapy / coaching. Her work experience ranges from children ages 5 to the adults in professional and personal aspect of their lives. She has and continues to give seminars and workshops in the United States and abroad.
Name: Nartan School of Bharatnatyam
Field: Bharatanatyam (Tanjavoor style)
Address: Camarillo, CA
Misc. Info: www.nartan
Name: Kamini Natarajan
Address: Simi Valley, CA, 93063
Misc. Info: I am enrolling now for Vocal Music classes in Simi Valley,CA and Ventura, CA. I teach Hindustani Classical Vocal Music, Bhajans, Ghazals and light Indian Music. Classes for all levels and ages. Group and Private lessons available. Website: http://www.kaminimusic
Name: Babu Parameswaran
Field: Vocal Music, Bhajan, Keyboard, Nattuvangam and Sanskrit
Address: Los Angeles Area
Misc. Info: Babu is the Director of Keerthana School of Indian Music & Fine Arts, Los Angeles. He is one of the sought after musician who is specialized in singing Indian Classical Music. He is a versatile artist who can sing both the Carnatic and Hindustani styles of music and Keyboard artist who can create great music on the newly developed synthesizers. He has performed with most of the leading dancers in India and abroad. He is one of the sought after musician who travel around the world and perform through out the year. He is a staff artist of Bharata Kalanjali, the dance academy of the world-renowned dancers The Dhananjayans for the past 14 years. He has performed in most of the major festivals like the Festival of India in Moscow. You can hear Babus Music in http://www.soundclickcom/
Name: Divya Patel
Field: Bollywood Dance
Address: Long Beach, CA, USA
Telephone: (805) 610-7912
Misc. Info: Independent Bollywood Dance instructor for kids and adults (and groups). Available for choreography and lessons for anything from small performances to wedding performances.
Name: Om Patel
Field: Vocals (Hindustani Classical + Sugam Sangeet + Bollywood songs)
Address: Redondo Beach, California 90278 (Available on travel request to student location)
Misc. Info: Trained in Hindustani Classical Music for 7 years under Ustad Saukat Hussain Khan from Jaipur Gharana. Solid fundamentals and enthusiastic approach to hindustani teaching. Also available for sugam sangeet and bollywood vocals training on special request.
Name: Sveta Patel
Field: Gujarati, Rajasthani, Punjabi Folk Dance
Address: 5658 Willowmere Lane, San Diego, California, 92130
Telephone: 858 509 1510
Name: David Philipson
Address: Los Angeles, CA USA
Misc. Info: Pannalal Ghosh/
Name: Preetysha with Shree Shakti Bollywood Band
Field: Bollywood Film Songs, Bhajans & Traditional Gujarati songs, also Teaching Basic Classical Vocal Address: 8132 Firestone blvd., Downey, CA 90241
Telephone: (562) 869-
Misc. Info: www.preetysha
Name: Sufi Raina
Address: San Diego, California (near Miramar Cash n Carry)
Misc. Info: Facebook page: facebook.com/
Name: Nikhila Radhakrishna.
Field: Carnatic Classical music (vocal and flute)
Address: Longbeach, California
Misc. Info: I have done my vidwat in classical music vocal and flute.I have given many concerts in Bangalore. I have taught music to about 50 people in Bangalore.
Name: Rahis Khan School of Music
Field: Indian Vocal, Tabla and Harmonium/Keyboard for adults and children.
Address: San Diego, CA USA
Telephone: (619) 368 8990
Misc.: We cater to all levels beginner, intermediate and advanced competencies. Classes can be scheduled to the convenience of your schedule.
Address: Los Angeles, California, United states.
Misc. Info: I have learnt veena from a music school teacher from Chennai. I can teach Veena from the basics. Cost per class is $10.Reach me @2167443359 for more details. my website address is http://veenai.weebly
Name: Ganesh Ram
Field: Carnatic Classical Flute
Address: Los Angeles, California, USA.
Telephone: +1 323 681 5476
Name: Sandhya Ramachandran
Field: Carnatic music vocal, Bhajans, Semi Classical music
Address: Los Angeles, CA
Misc. Info: Singer/Performer of Indian classical music for 15yrs. Learnt the art in Dubai and India under exceptional Gurus like Ms. Jayasri Rao, Bangalore Ramamani and Smt. Prarthana Sai Narasimhan (Chennai). Can take classes to provide a sound foundation in basics up until keerthanams. Pls contact for further details!
Name: Jagan Ramamoorthy
Field: Violin North and south Indian style.
Address: Southern California
Misc. Info: MFA-CalArts, Durfee Master Musician Fellow Discipline of art- Violin, Composition and Vocals. Genre- North and South Indian classical, Fusion and world music. Website - www.spundana
Name: Shan Ramani
Address: Thousand Oaks,CA.
Telephone: 805 404 3619
Misc. Info: I teach Guitar and Music theory basics. My focus is to impart harmony rhythm acoustic guitar strumming techniques for popular bollywood numbers.
Name: Jenisha Rangoonwala
Field: hindustani- classical vocal music
Address: 525, Grass valley street, Simi valley, CA- 93065
Misc. Info: I am trained classical vocalist by classical guruji and professionals from India's Ghandharva school of music (Ahmedabad). It has been 14 years i am into hindustani classical vocal singing. I have achieved upantya visharad degree (Government recognized) from India and have also performed at state level. I also took lessons of harmonium for 2 years. I also taught for 3 years to all age groups. Those who are interested can contact me on above mentioned email address.
Name: Jayam Rubins
Field: Traditional Carnatic Vocal and Traditional Bharatha Natyam
Address: West LA 90025
Misc. Info: Beginners - Advanced; Music & theory taught according to the Carnatic music tradition. Feel free to contact me for group or individual classes.
Name: Rupak School of World Music
Field: North Indian Classical Vocal
Address: 21212 1/2 Figueroa Street, Carson CA 90745
Telephone: 310 483 3795/868 1505
Misc. Info: Subhashish Mukhopadhyay - director. web - subhashish.rupakschool
Name: SN Foundation for Indian Music and Heritage
Field: Indian Classical music vocal and instrumental
Address: Irvine, Los Angeles, South Bay, Artesia, Riverside California
Misc. Info: Website - www.springnectaracademy
Name: Kiran Saigal
Field: Sitar, Hindustani Vocal
Address: 4121 Glenwood, Irvine, California
Telephone: (949) 726-8489 / Cell 949 241 2983
Misc. Info: An accomplished singer and sitarist with an M. Phil., in Instrumental Music (Sitar), Master of Arts in Instrumental music (A Gold Medalist), Sangeet Visharad - from Bhatkande Sangeet Vidyapeth, Lucknow, and Sangeet Bhushan from Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh. I teach Indian classical music Instrumental (Sitar) and Hindustani Vocal. Classes are also offered in Light Music (Bhajan, Geet, Gazals and Folk Music).
Name: Malkauns Saiz
Field: North Indian Classical Vocalist, Sarodist, Producer
Address: San Diego
Misc. Info: I have been a student of the late Ustad Ali Akbar Khan since 1996. I am the only professional vocalist to represent our gharana (Maihar gharan), which has up till now only produced instrumentalists. I have recorded and performed extensively with both of Khansahib's eldest sons Ustad Aashish Khan and Pandit Pranesh Khan, accompanied by Zakir Hussein. I have also recorded extensively with Shafqat Ali Khan and many other of India's finest artists. I was voted "Best New Artist" on International Televion by Univision and have major credits to my name including several Billboard credits as both Artist and Producer. I recieved a special blessing from Khansahib shortly before his death to be the only singer representing Maihar gharana.websites - www.myspace
Name: Ashwini Sangam
Field: Bharatanatyam and Folk Dance
Address: Penasquitos Area, San Diego
Telephone: 858 367 0056
Misc. Info: Mayur Natyalaya was established by its artistic director Ashwini Sangam to teach Bharatanatyam and Folk dances to adults and children. Ashwini Sangam started learning dance from her early childhood, under her teacher Vidushi Late Mrs. Prabhavathi Vamanacharya. Ashwini bloomed as a artful, and gracious dancer that she is under the watchful eyes of Vidushi Mrs. Rekha Hedge, a highly acclaimed and revered dancer, herself. She has choreographed, and performed with her students at many cultural and international events, in San Diego as well as in India.
Name: Sravanthi Satheshkumar
Field: Indian Carnatic classical vocal
Address: Hampton Inn, W Colorado street, Glendale CA - 19205.
Telephone: 1 747 275 1898
Misc. Info: I would give free demo class to the interested candidates. If they would like to join, I would charge 8$ to 10$ per class as per their standard.
Name: Dr. Ragasree Sen
Field: Rabindra Sangeet and Dhrupadi style music [Music Performer and Trainer]
Address: Fremont, CA or Santa Barbara, CA
Telephone: (408) 431-1330
Misc. Info: I am interested in performing Music in Cultural Conferences and tutoring Music to young students. I am passionate about Music [especially Dhrupadi style and Rabindra Sangeet] and I teach Music to masters students in India. My LinkedIn profile is in.linkedin
Name: Suresh Shah
Field: Classical and Western singing, Harmonium, keyboard, Tabla
Address: San Diego, CA
Misc. Info: Bachelor in Music degree with experience in doing several stage performances and concerts in front of audience of 20 up to 1000 people.
Name: Aditya Sharma
Field: Hindustani Classical Music vocal, Bhajans, Harmonium, Tabla
Address: San Diego, California- USA
Misc. Info: A Hindustani Classical Vocalist and disciple of Padmashri Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar. An Ex-scholar from ITC-
Name: Master Sharon
Field: Bollywood dance
Address: Chatsworth, Simi Valley, Santa Clarita, Woodland Hills, CA, USA
Telephone: 818-626-8241, 703-801-7346 (cell)
Misc. Info: Bollywood Dance School for kids and adults, www.DanceBollywood.net - ElectroBattles Bollywood Dance School is the no.1 Indian Dance School of San Fernando Valley region, over last 7 years with more than 500 students graduated, and around 150 students currently learning and performing Bollywood, Bhangra, Semi-Classical, Hip-Hop styles..! Enrolling now for 2013 batches..!!
Name: Shaheen Sheik-Sadhal
Address: Laguna Beach, CA, USA
Telephone: 310 455 6761
Misc. Info: Trained in the vintage Pandanallur / Tanjore style and heralded by the Los Angeles Times as a "breathtaking" and "commanding" dancer. Teach beginning child (Saturdays at 9am) and adult (Saturdays at 11:30am) classes through the City of Laguna Beach at the Susi Q Center (with convenient parking and location for South Orange County).
Name: Leonice Shinneman
Field: Tabla, Pakhawaj, Ghatam
Address: North Hollywood, CA 91601
Telephone: 818 209 5966
Misc. Info: Leonice Shinneman is recognized as the foremost American disciple of the legendary North Indian tabla and pakhawaj master Pandit Taranath Rao. Broadening his expertise in the Farukkhabad style of tabla performance, Leonice continued his studies with Pandit Ravi Bellare. Leonice's original research on calculations within the tala system has shed new light on the art of improvising rhythmic resolutions in real-time. Lessons with renowned South Indian Ghatam master T.H. Subash Chandran have led to his mastery of Karnatic percussion. Ustad Alla Rakha, T.R. Harihara Sarma, Swapan Chaudhuri and T.R. Rajamani were also his teachers. Leonice has given tabla and pakhawaj solos in Europe, India, Mexico and the U.S.A. and has performed Indian classical music inconcert with Amiya Dasgupta, L. Shankar, Ganasaraswathy, Zakir Hussain and Rajeev Taranath.
Name: Geeta Shreedar
Field: Classical Carnatic Music (Vocal)
Address: San Diego, CA
Telephone: 858 486 1482
Misc. Info: Beginner and intermediate classical carnatic music. Skype lessons available.
Name: Miles Shrewsbery
Address: San Diego, CA USA
Telephone: (310) 254-5732
Misc. Info: Disciple of Abhiman Kaushal. M.A. in Ehnomusicology from University of California, Riverside. Extensive teaching experience of all age groups and class sizes. www.milesshrewsbery
Name: Dr. Fred Siciliano
Field: Sarode, Esraj/Dilruba, also Sitar and Vocal
Address: 4482 Market St.Suite 403 Ventura, Ca 93003
Telephone: 805 642 1351, 805 654 8776
Misc. Info: Studied at Ali Akbar College in early 1970's. Recieved M.F.A. in World Music from Cal Arts in 1975.Student of the Late Pandit Amiya DasGupta for 20 years, who was a distiguished diciple of Ravi Shankar and Cal Arts professor. Has studied sarode technique from Ustad Aashish Khan and Pandit Rajeev Taranath Uses music and sound in Healing Arts practise.
Name: Soorya Dance Company
Field: Bharathanatyam Dance and Carnatic Music
Address: Woodland Hills, CA
Misc. Info: An award winning dancer from Bangalore, Guru Sushma Mohan trains students of all ages and levels. Trained by the world famous Guru Dhananjayans and world record holder Guru Prasanna Kasthuri, classes are held at various locations in Woodland Hills and West Hills.
Name: Aarthi Sridharan
Field: Indian Carnatic music (Vocal), slokas & bajans
Address: Culver city, Los Angeles, CA
Misc. Info: 20+ years of training in indian classical Carnatic music with Sri Kunnakudi Meenakshi Sundaram, Chennai. Classes includes Carnatic music, sloka and bajans. Classes are offered during weekends in culver city / Los Angeles, CA for kids of age 5 and above. Please contact for more information.
Name: Arathi Srinivas
Field: Kalakshetra Style Bharathanatyam Dance<
Address: 1044, Amberton Lane, Newbury Park 91320.
Telephone: 26-320-4444 or 901-428-2030
Misc. Info: Website - http://natyadwani
Name: Savithri Srinivasan
Field: Carnatic music vocal/Veena
Address: Ladera Ranch, Orange County
Misc. Info: have a degree in music, would like to teach beginners.
Name: John Stephens
Address: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Misc. Info: Disciple of Ustad Aashish Khan and Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri. Please visit www.johnloganstephens
Name: Uma Suresh
Field: Bharatha Natyam (performer, teacher, artistic director)
Address: 11727, Creek Bluff Dr Poway, Ca-92064
Telephone: 858 776 7722
Misc. Info: Uma is an accomplished performer in the dance styles, Bharathanatyam and Kuchipudi.Her theatrical career spans over three decades. Uma's artistry and creative choreography have captivated audiences around the world. She is the artistic director of NatyaPriya Dance Academy an institution dedicated to the propagation and preservation of Indian classical dance. Uma has led her company at several prestigious dance events. She conducts workshops and offers lectures at educational institutions throughout southern california.
Name: SUR Music Academy (Venkatesh Sankaran)
Field: Indian Music (Vocal & Instruments)
Address: Tustin, CA
Telephone: 714 280 4519
Misc. Info: www.surmusicacademy
Name: Lakshmi Thirumani
Address: Foothill ranch, Lake forest, Orange County, CA
Misc. Info: I have been trained under Dr. Yashoda Thakore, Hyderabad for 12 years. I hold a diploma from Telugu University in Kuchipudi. I have performed in various national festivals in India. I have also partnered with various dancers in Chicago for 4 years. Looking to teach and perform. Please email for additional information. Can travel within south OC to teach.
Name: David Trasoff
Field: Sarod, Instruction in Sitar, Tabla, Hindustani Vocal
Address: 4130 Verdugo View Drive Los Angeles, CA 90065
Telephone: 323 255 7783
Misc. Info: A senior disciple of Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, with over 20 years experience as a performer and teacher of Hindustani classical music. http://davidtrasoff
Name: Dr. Jitendra M. Trivedi
Field: Hindustani Vocal and Insrumental
Address: 20147 Arminta St., Winnetka, CA 91306
Telephone: (818) 885-8946
Misc. Info: Teach Vocal and Insrument with Bhatkhande and Gandhrve Call Us At 1626 443 4111 or 1 781 391 3639
Name: Hom Nath Upadhyaya
Address: Santa Barbara, CA as a visiting professor at UCSB
Misc. Info: homnathtabla
Name: Rama Varigonda
Field: Hindustani Vocal - serving Hindi, Kannada, Marathi and Telugu people
Address: San Diego, California, USA
Misc. Info: Dedicated learner of Hindustani Classical Indian Vocal Music since 1978. Gave several public concerts over the last 20 years in Canada and USA to music lovers spanning Hindi, Kannada, Telugu and Marathi languages. Mentoring and teaching Hindustani Classical Vocal for over 10 years. Emphasis in teaching is developing strong vocal abilities via easy to grasp technique of learning and delivery of Music with a strong emphasis on ensuring technical purity and spirited and passionate renditions, capable of effective bonding with the listener
Name: Shwetha Venkatesh
Field: Carnatic classical vocal
Address: Woodland Hills, CA, USA
Misc. Info: A disciple of Sri R.N. Thyagarajan of the famed Rudrapatnam brothers. An A grade artiste of AIR and Doordarshan, bangalore. Has performed at major sabhas including Madras music academy, national programme, south zone programme etc. regular performer at AIR and doordarshan. Very experienced teacher and has trained students to become performers. Teaches both online and one-to-one. Please call for more details
Address: Agoura Hills, CA
Misc. Info: Considered one of the most eminent exponents of Mohiniyattam, Vijayalakshmi is the daughter and disciple of Guru Bharati Shivaji. For additional info, please see www.vijayalakshmi
Name: Nicholas Wilson
Address: Los Angeles, California
Misc. Info: Studied classical violin throughout high school and college. Have played Harmonium in various kirtan groups for many years. I teach private classes.
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