TEACHERS AND PERFORMERS OF INDIAN MUSIC AND DANCE
(Southern California)

 

Name: Aavartan Dance Academy
E-Mail: aavartandanceacademy@gmail.com
Field: Bharatanatyam and Odissi Dance
Address: 4S Ranch, San Diego, CA, USA
Telephone: 619-9AVARTN
Misc. Info: Bharatanatyam in Kalakshetra style and Odissi dance classes for kids and adults.


Name: Vijaylakshmi Abhijit
E-Mail: vijambari@yahoo.com
Field: Carnatic Classical Vocal Music and Abhangs
Address: Irvine, CA near UCI
Telephone: 408-627-0334
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
E-Mail: info@montessoriace.com
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
E-Mail: mansiacharya@gmail.com
Field: Bharat Natyam,
Address: San Diego, CA
Telephone:
Misc. Info: Contact me for Semi-classical Dance, Folk Dances, Bollywood Dances,


Name: Dr. Chandra Aithal
E-Mail: caithal2003@yahoo.com
Field: Voice Training, Hindustani-Vocal and Harmonium
Address: 8005, Clarkson Ave, Cudahy, CA 90201 (Cerrtos, Downey area)
Telephone: 626-308-2153
Misc. Info: Teaching Hindustani Vocal and Harmonium for 15 years. Accompanies visiting and local artists. Composed music for theatre and dance-drama.


Name: Akarshana School of Dance
E-Mail: akarshana@icloud.com
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
E-Mail: salagia1@gmail.com
Field: Hindustani-Vocal
Address: Poway, CA
Telephone: 858-673-8662
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
E-Mail: sivom.dti@gmail.com
Field: Bharatnatyam Training
Adress: Simi Valley, California, USA
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 Bharatnatyam can contact me in the above mentioned email id.


Name: Sudharshana Arunkumar
E-Mail: tsudharshana@yahoo.com
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
E-Mail: sgargey@gmail.com
Field: Bharatnatyam and Kuchipudi Dancer
Address: San Diego
Telephone:
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
E-Mail: shashankabakshi@gmail.com
Field: Tabla
Address: Los Angeles, California
Telephone: 323-663-1671
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
E-Mail: aarudralayam@yahoo.com
Field: Bharatnatyam and Folk dances of India
Address: 79 Paseo Primero, Rancho Santa Margarita,CA 92688
Telephone: 949-547-0092
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
E-Mail: padma.music18@gmail.com
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
E-Mail: tikam@sbcglobal.net
Field: Odissi Dance
Address: 17816 De Oro Circle Cerritos, CA 90703
Telephone: 714 521-5655
Misc. Info:


Name: Madhuchanda Bhattacharjee
E-Mail: sabya99@hotmail.com
Field: Carnatic Music (Vocal).
Address: Tustin, California. USA.
Telephone: 406-871-1133/714-481-1587.
Misc. Info: B music (Visharad) in Hindustani classical (Vocal) from Bhatkhande Sangit Vidhyapith, Luncknow. cost of lessons - negotiable.


Name: Sujatha Bitrakanti
E-Mail: sujianu@gmail.com
Field: Carnatic music, Kuchipudi Indian Classical dance
Address: Irvine, CA
Telephone: 469-426-1644
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
E-Mail: tabla.study@gmail.com
Field: Tabla
Address: Los Angeles, California, USA
Telephone: 415-656-7115
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
E-Mail: debjani_jd@yahoo.com
Field: Kathak
Address: San Diego, CA
Telephone:
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
E-Mail: deepakchandla@hotmail.com
Field: Tabla
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
E-Mail: arup61@hotmail.com
Field: Tabla
Address: San Diego, CA
Telephone: 858-699-8859
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Name: Debasish Chaudhuri
E-Mail: debasish62@gmail.com
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.rupakschoolofmusic.org/ www.rupakschoolofmusic.org


Name: Madhuri Challa (m.a)
E-Mail: kuchipudimadhuri@gmail.com
Field: Kuchipudi dance
Address: torrance ca
Telephone: 3105421407
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
E-Mail: indianguitarguy-book@yahoo.com
Field: Indian Slide Guitar, Hindustani Music, East/West Fusion, Indian Music for Western Instruments
Address: Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Telephone: 410-353-9975
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.bandcamp.com


Name: Prem Das
E-Mail: info@premdastablas.com
Field: Tabla
Address: Cardiff / Encinitas, California, USA
Telephone: 760-215-3253
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.com for more info.


Name: Samar Das
E-Mail: samartabla@yahoo.com
Field: Tabla
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
E-Mail: info@alokedasgupta.com
Field: Sitar Teacher and Concert Performer
Address: Los Angeles
Telephone: 310-489-5760
Misc. Info: Worldwide via Webcam - Aloke Dasgupta is a highly sought-after international maestro. Studying under Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, he has performed with Gwen Stefani, Ozzy Osbourne, and Cheap Trick in their hit show produced by Beatles sound engineer Geoff Emerick, who calls for only the best to reproduce the sound of the Beatles. Along with his wife who teaches classical vocals and other Indian instruments, he operates the Raga Ranjani school in Los Angeles and is available for lessons and performances worldwide. Please visit: www.alokedasgupta.com


Name: Dayita Datta
E-Mail: dayita@hotmail.com
Field: Hindustani Vocal
Address: Arcadia, California
Telephone:
Misc. Info: Dayita is the founder-director of Shruti Music Academy offering North Indian Classical Vocal classes to all ages in the Arcadia/Pasadena area and at Ektaa Center, Irvine. She is a recipient of "Music Apprenticeship" and "Artistic Mentorship" scholarship from ACTA (Alliance for California Traditional Arts) under the guidance of eminent Hindustani Classical vocalists Smt. Lakshmi Shankar and Sri Sandip Ghosh. Dayita was recently awarded Individual Artist 2016-2017 grant by Pasadena Arts & Culture Commission and the City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division. Dayita's information is available at www.dayitadatta.com.


Name: Divya Devaguptapu
E-Mail: divyabhinaya@yahoo.com
Field: Bharat Natyam
Address: 11919 Mil Pitrero Rd, San Diego, CA 92128
Telephone: 858-229-5696
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.com


Name: Prachi Dixit
E-Mail: PrachiDixit@nupurdanceacademy.com
Field: Kathak, Vocal, Tabla,
Address: 4425 Sepulveda Ave., Torrance, CA 90505
Telephone: (310) 872-7061
Misc. Info: website - http://www.nupuracademyla.com/


Name: Hemant Ekbote
E-Mail: hemantekbote@hotmail.com
Field: Tabla
Address: 4582 Kimberwick Circle Irvine CA 92604
Telephone: 949-726-0997
Misc. Info: Teaches Tabla, expert tabla players played with famous singers and artists like Ustad Ali Khan and others. http://hemantekbote.tripod.com/


Name: Ranjani Ganesan
E-Mail: goutham.ganesan@gmail.com
Field: Carnatic Vocal
Address: Irvine, CA 92617
Telephone: 480-370-8598
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
E-Mail: sangeeshree@hotmail.com
Field: Classical Vocal, Film Song, Ghazal, Folk Music, Devotional, Light Music ( Sugam sangeet ), Tabla, Key Board, Harmonium, Film Dance, Bhangada, Raas-Garba, Gujarati Language
Address: 12803 Biola Ave, La Mirada, California-90638
Telephone: 562-946-0496
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
email: rsgmusik@hotmail.com
Field: Indian Carnatic Music. (Vocal)
Address: San Gabriel, CA
Telephone:
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
E-Mail: phands@gmail.com
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-long lesson. Fluent in Western and Indian Classical; studies with Kallakkad Ramanarayana Iyer in Chennai. Sang with North Carolina Master Chorale and other classical Western ensembles. Skilled at communicating Indian music techniques to the Western-trained student as well as using Western voice training ideas to strengthen vocal production. Also teach World folk music. See www.globalgurukul.org, and facebook: Padmini Hands.


Name: Justin Moore Howell
E-Mail: justinmoorehowell@gmail.com
Field: Sitar
Address: Los Angeles, Ca. 90066
Telephone: 310 804 7942
Misc. Info: Student of Ustad Shujaat Khan


Name: Iswhara Dance Acadamy
E-Mail: smukhopadhyay1@aol.com
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.sharanyamukhopadhyay.com


Name: Dr. Sinduri Jayasinghe
E-Mail: DrSinduri@hotmail.com
Field: Bharatnatyam, Kuchipudi
Address: 18005, Pires Ave ,Cerritos , Ca- 90703
Telephone: 562 841 0504 cell, 562 645 1645 home
Misc. Info: visit www.sinduri.net


Name: Jyotiprakas
E-Mail: jyotidhwani@yahoo.com
Field: Tabla
Address: Orange County
Telephone: 7143964083.
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
E-Mail: ajay@karmetik.com
Field: Tabla, Sitar, Electronic Music
Address: Los Angeles
Telephone:
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
E-Mail: sitarrajib@yahoo.com
Field: Sitar, Vocal
Address: 24700 McBean Pkwy, Valencia, California, USA, 91355
Telephone: +1-661-888-5196
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
E-Mail: odissifoundation@gmail.com
Field: Odissi Dance
Address: North Hollywood, CA
Telephone: 513-827-4406
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 - 513-827-4406 / 513-410-5918.


Name: Ustad Aashish Khan
E-Mail: aashishkhan@gmail.com
Field: Sarode
Address: 23947 Del Monte Drive, #6 Valencia 91355 USA
Telephone: 001-818-359-1888
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
E-Mail: sitar@nishatkhan.com
Field: Sitar, Hindustani Vocal
Address: Los Angeles, CA 90024
Telephone: 310-208-5889
Misc. Info: Khansahab is available for private lessons please call for more info. www.nishatkhan.com


Name: Heli Kools
E-Mail: helikools@gmail.com
Field:Voice Training, Hindustani Vocals (North Indian Classical), Contemporary Music.
Address: Los Angeles (Hollywood), CA
Telephone:
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
E-Mail: alerk@hotmail.com
Field: Bharatnatyam dance
Address: San Diego, CA
Telephone: 858-678-0024
Misc. Info: www.abinaya.org


Name: Pavitra Krishnan
E-Mail: pavitra.dance@gmail.com
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
E-Mail: krishnapria@yahoo.com
Field: Hindustani Classical Vocal and Voice training.
Address: San Diego
Telephone: 858-722-0613
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
E-Mail: akundu1000@aol.com
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
E-Mail: sumanguitar@yahoo.com
Field: Sitar, Sarod, Guitar, Violin, Cello, Harmonium & Vocal lessons in North Indian Classical Music.
Address: Los Angeles, Ca.
Telephone:
Misc. Info:


Name: Pratima Lamba
E-Mail: pratimalamba@hotmail.com
Field: North Indian Vocal and Harmonium
Address: 3891 Olive St. Irvine, CA 92606
Telephone: (949)-654-9500
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
E-Mail: ruchi@indiandancecenter.com
Field: Kathak, Bollywood, Classical Dance-Drama
Address: Orange County, California
Telephone: (608) 352-8425
Misc. Info: www.indiandancecenter.com


Name: Paul Livingstone
E-Mail: zpaulz@gmail.com
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.com


Name: Los Angeles Indian Music Academy
E-Mail: laimacademy@gmail.com
Field: Sitar, Vocal, Tabla
Address: 624 E.Cypress Ave. Burbank CA 91501
Telephone: +1-661-888-5196
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
E-Mail: sridevi.m3@gmail.com
Field: Hindustani Vocal Music, Harmonium
Address: Irvine, CA
Telephone: 650 273 0648
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Name: Bhagyasri Manohar
E-Mail: master_sri@yahoo.com
Field: Kuchipudi
Address: San Diego, CA
Telephone: 760-687-1256
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@yahoo.com or calling up 760-687-1256.


Name: Will Marsh, MFA
E-Mail: will@willmarshmusic.com
Field: Sitar
Address: Encinitas, CA
Telephone: 231.357.9009
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.com


Name: Meenal's Academy of Performing Arts
E-Mail: info@mapasd.com
Field: Kathak, Bharathanatyam, and Tabla
Address: 4s Ranch, San Diego, California USA
Telephone: 858-208-3478
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
E-Mail: arcmeh@yahoo.com
Field: vocal light, bollywood music and bhajans
Address: Vista, CA
Telephone: 216-282-8423
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
E-Mail: aalokm@me.com
Field: sitar, electric sitar, keyboards, songs, music production / songwriting.
Address: Santa Monica. Serve the greater LA area
Telephone: 3106999381
Misc. Info: aaloksound.com IG-@aaloksmehta I both perform and teach


Name: Barbara Mintz
E-Mail: bhava_dance@hotmail.com
Field: Odissi Dance
Address:
Telephone: 760 271-3578
Misc. Info: www.rightangle.com/bhava, www.bhavadance.wordpress.com WISDOM, World Institute of Sacred Dance OM, Classes and workshops in Indian dance (Odissi), Balinese Dance, Argentine Tango, Shakti Dance, Dance Healing and other World Dance and music forms. Classes taught in Bali, Buenos Aires, California and other locations


Name: Nandana Mitra
E-Mail: nandanamitra0112@gmail.com
Field: Tagore songs, Voice trainer and performance
Address: San Diego, CA-92064
Telephone: 858-859-5692
Misc. Info: I have done my BA and MA in Music from Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan. National Scholarship holder from Govt. of India. I have performed with many famous artists, including Shri Dwijen Mukhopadhyay, Smt Basavi Mukhopadhay, Shri. Malay Chankar Chattopadhay, Smt.Swastika Mukherjee. Here, I have performed in Sandiego and LA. I have been teaching Rabindra Sangeet, light classical songs and voice culture for 3 yrs of all age group. For any performance or teaching please call or email me.


Name: Rose Muralikrishnan
E-Mail: rosemurali@aol.com
Field: Carnatic music, Teaching, Performance, Lecture Demos
Address: Los Angeles, California, USA
Telephone:
Misc. Info: http://www.rosemuralikrishnan.com/


Name: N. Muralikrishnan ("NMK")
E-Mail: vinaplayer@aol.com
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.nmuralikrishnan.com


Name: Naad Studios - Neha Patel
E-Mail: info@thenaadstudios.com
Field: Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Folk, Bollywood, Guitar
Address: 9474 Black Mountain Road, Suite J, San Diego, CA 92126
Telephone: 858-231-6484
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.thenaadstudios.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NaadStudiossd/


Name: Malini Nagpal
E-Mail: mnagpal@earthlink.net
Field: Dance / Movement Therapist
Address: 9881 Newport Way Cypress, CA 90630
Telephone: 213-841-2226 / 714-827-4136
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
E-Mail: Dance@nartan.net
Field: Bharatanatyam (Tanjavoor style)
Address: Camarillo, CA
Telephone: 805-814-0976
Misc. Info: www.nartan.net


Name: Kamini Natarajan
E-Mail: IndianMusicClasses@gmail.com
Field: Vocal
Address: Simi Valley, CA, 93063
Telephone:
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.com/music




Name: Babu Parameswaran
E-Mail: babusmusic@hotmail.com
Field: Vocal Music, Bhajan, Keyboard, Nattuvangam and Sanskrit
Address: Los Angeles Area
Telephone: 949-559-4504 & 949-394-6415
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/babuparameswaran


Name: Divya Patel
E-Mail: dbpatel21@gmail.com
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
E-Mail: omypatel@gmail.com
Field: Vocals (Hindustani Classical + Sugam Sangeet + Bollywood songs)
Address: Redondo Beach, California 90278 (Available on travel request to student location)
Telephone: 585-363-8325
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
E-Mail: sveta_patel@yahoo.com
Field: Gujarati, Rajasthani, Punjabi Folk Dance
Address: 5658 Willowmere Lane, San Diego, California, 92130
Telephone: 858 509 1510
Misc. Info:


Name: David Philipson
E-Mail: bansuri@adelphia.net
Field: Bansuri
Address: Los Angeles, CA USA
Telephone:
Misc. Info: Pannalal Ghosh/Maihar gharana, website - http://davidphilipson.com


Name: Preetysha with Shree Shakti Bollywood Band
E-Mail: voiceoflata@yahoo.com
Field: Bollywood Film Songs, Bhajans & Traditional Gujarati songs, also Teaching Basic Classical Vocal Address: 8132 Firestone blvd., Downey, CA 90241
Telephone: (562) 869-9009
Misc. Info: www.preetysha.com , Preetysha Making every event musical in California US since two decades with 7 artist of her Shree Shakti band. Specialized in Performing Classic Hindi Film Songs of Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Ji, Geeta dutt, Mohmad Rafi, Kishor Kumar, Manaa dey, Mukesh along with latest popular songs of Shreya, Sonu, Nigam, Sunidhi, Rahat Ali, Shaan & A.R. Rahman. In the past Preetysha has performed at Gibson Amphi Theatre in Universal city, Venetian Hotel, Ceaser's Palace, MGM hotel in Las Vegas for the organizations like AAPI, SEF, BMCAA, Hope Medical, KSMD and many more. Available to perform for Conventions, Weddings, Birthdays, Navratri Garba, Velentine Party, New Year's Eve Party, Fund Raisers, Stage Concerts & Dinner Dance Banquets Party.


Name: Sufi Raina
E-Mail: tejdancestudio@gmail.com
Field: Kathak
Address: San Diego, California (near Miramar Cash n Carry)
Telephone: 858-633-3835
Misc. Info: Facebook page: facebook.com/tejdancestudio


Name: Nikhila Radhakrishna.
E-Mail: nikhilaradhakrishna12@gmail.com
Field: Carnatic Classical music (vocal and flute)
Address: Longbeach, California
Telephone: 562-541-2810
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
E-Mail: rahiskhan03@yahoo.com
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.


Name: Raji
E-Mail: Veenaclass.la@gmail.com
Field: Veena
Address: Los Angeles, California, United states.
Telephone:
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.com. I take Skype classes as well.


Name: Ganesh Ram
E-Mail: ganeshramgkl@gmail.com
Field: Carnatic Classical Flute
Address: Los Angeles, California, USA.
Telephone: +1 323 681 5476
Misc. Info:


Name: Sandhya Ramachandran
E-Mail: sandhyar@bu.edu
Field: Carnatic music vocal, Bhajans, Semi Classical music
Address: Los Angeles, CA
Telephone:
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
E-Mail: jagan@spundana.org
Field: Violin North and south Indian style.
Address: Southern California
Telephone:
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.org


Name: Shan Ramani
E-Mail: sudramani@hotmail.com Field: Guitar
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
E-Mail: jeenya1234@gmail.com
Field: hindustani- classical vocal music
Address: 525, Grass valley street, Simi valley, CA- 93065
Telephone: 805-404-1773
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
E-Mail: jayamrubins@gmail.com
Field: Traditional Carnatic Vocal and Traditional Bharatha Natyam
Address: West LA 90025
Telephone:
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
E-Mail: rupakmusicschool@gmail.com
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.rupakschoolofmusic.org, rupakschoolofmusic.org


Name: SN Foundation for Indian Music and Heritage
E-Mail: springnectar1@gmail.com
Field: Indian Classical music vocal and instrumental
Address: Irvine, Los Angeles, South Bay, Artesia, Riverside California
Telephone: 562-853-2643
Misc. Info: Website - www.springnectaracademy.org Only music school in souther California teaches in most cities. Cerritos, Irvine, Los Angeles, Torrance, South Bay, Artesia, Eastvale, Corona, Riverside California are name a few.


Name: Kiran Saigal
E-Mail: kiransaigal@gmail.com
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
E-Mail: malkoshmusic@gmail.com
Field: North Indian Classical Vocalist, Sarodist, Producer
Address: San Diego
Telephone: 619-972-1682
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.com/malkaunssai wwwmyspace.com/saizfanclub www.cdbaby.com/cd/saiz


Name: Ashwini Sangam
E-Mail: mayur.natya@gmail.com
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
E-Mail: indiancarnaticvocal@gmail.com
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
E-Mail: ragasreesen@gmail.com
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.com/pub/ragasree-sen/26/782/422 . Couple of songs from my Recordings : http://m.youtube.com/watch?amp;v=rOkv8pR_w5s&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DrOkv8pR_w5s. My Background: I belong to the family of famous Indian musician Rai Chand Boral and I inherited music from my father Nemai Chand Bural. I was brought up and educated in Shantiniketan (Tagore's place) where I had studied Music along with other subjects. I have some musical recordings of Rabindra Sangeet and my performance was broadcasted on local TV channels in India. I visit my children in Fremont, CA and Santa Barbara, CA, and think this can be a great opportunity to spread my knowledge of music among young talents.


Name: Suresh Shah
E-Mail: sur.ren@yahoo.com
Field: Classical and Western singing, Harmonium, keyboard, Tabla
Address: San Diego, CA
Telephone:
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
E-Mail: aditya@sangitayoga.com
Field: Hindustani Classical Music vocal, Bhajans, Harmonium, Tabla
Address: San Diego, California- USA
Telephone: 760-212-6779
Misc. Info: A Hindustani Classical Vocalist and disciple of Padmashri Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar. An Ex-scholar from ITC-Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata, Aditya is a graded AIR artist. A Phd in Voice Cultivation, Aditya has performed at several venues in India and US. Currently, he is teaching at "Sangita Yoga" an organisation based in San Diego. For more information visit his website - www.adityavocal.com


Name: Master Sharon
E-Mail: emailbollywood@yahoo.com
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
E-Mail: shaheen@shaheensheik.com
Field: Bharatanatyam
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
E-Mail: leonicedrums@yahoo.com
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
E-Mail:geetashreedar@gmail.com
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
E-Mail: MilesShrewsbery@gmail.com
Field: Tabla
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.net


Name: Dr. Fred Siciliano
E-Mail: dr.fred@fredsoffice.com
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
E-Mail: sushmakasthuri@gmail.com
Field: Bharathanatyam Dance and Carnatic Music
Address: Woodland Hills, CA
Telephone: 818-730-0371
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
E-Mail: culvercitymusicclass@gmail.com
Field: Indian Carnatic music (Vocal), slokas & bajans
Address: Culver city, Los Angeles, CA
Telephone: 310-651-0823
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
E-Mail: natyadwani@gmail.com
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.com - Enroll your Kids to Bharatnatyam classes in Thousand Oaks, CA and Simi Valley, Agoura Hills, Oak Park, Westlake Village, Ventura Coiunty California area. Classes are on weekends. Arathi Srinivas is well experienced Bharathanatyamn teacher, choreographer, She also takes Online classes. Batches will be filled on first come first serve basis. This curriculum links your child to Classical Dance, Dance based Music, History, Dance Theory and Yoga. For more information please contact the above number.


Name: Savithri Srinivasan
E-Mail: savi_vasan@yahoo.com
Field: Carnatic music vocal/Veena
Address: Ladera Ranch, Orange County
Telephone: 949-636-1576
Misc. Info: have a degree in music, would like to teach beginners.


Name: John Stephens
E-Mail: john@johnloganstephens.com
Field: Sitar
Address: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Telephone: 410-812-0337
Misc. Info: Disciple of Ustad Aashish Khan and Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri. Please visit www.johnloganstephens.com for more information.


Name: Uma Suresh
E-Mail: artistikinteriors@yahoo.com
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)
E-Mail: venkatesh@surmusicacademy.com
Field: Indian Music (Vocal & Instruments)
Address: Tustin, CA
Telephone: 714 280 4519
Misc. Info: www.surmusicacademy.com


Name: Lakshmi Thirumani
E-Mail: lakshmi.kuchipudi2016@gmail.com
Field: Kuchipudi
Address: Foothill ranch, Lake forest, Orange County, CA
Telephone:
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
E-Mail: david@davidtrasoff.com
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.com


Name: Dr. Jitendra M. Trivedi
E-Mail: rmtrivedi@comcast.net
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
E-Mail: prustaar@hotmail.com
Field: Tabla
Address: Santa Barbara, CA as a visiting professor at UCSB
Telephone:
Misc. Info: homnathtabla.com


Name: Rama Varigonda
E-Mail: damayantiIndianMusic@gmail.com
Field: Hindustani Vocal - serving Hindi, Kannada, Marathi and Telugu people
Address: San Diego, California, USA
Telephone: 858-527-5521
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
E-Mail: shwethakeshav@gmail.com
Field: Carnatic classical vocal
Address: Woodland Hills, CA, USA
Telephone: 9144338690
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


Name: Vijayalakshmi
E-Mail: centreformohiniyattam@gmail.com
Field: Mohiniyattam
Address: Agoura Hills, CA
Telephone: 818-292-8043
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.net


Name: Nicholas Wilson
E-Mail: wavewriter@earthlink.net
Field: Harmonium
Address: Los Angeles, California
Telephone: 626-441-5597
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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