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Name: Neeraja Aptikar-Dange
Field: Hindustani Vocal classical, semiclassical and light music
Address: very close by Patterson skytrain station, Vancouver, BC
Misc. Info: Neeraja learned North Indian classical and semi classical music under the able guidance of Pandit Shivajirao Bharati of Kirana gharana and Dr. Vikas Kashalkar, Head of Music Dept., Pune University, India. She also learned semi classical music such as dadra, thumri, hori, kajri and chaiti from Pune based well-known vocalist Jayashree Ranade. Neeraja has received several awards for classical, semi classical and light music such as Marathi Natya sangeet and composed Sanskrit stotrams and has performed at many venues and shows through out India and Canada. She is working as a music teacher musician and collaborates with western musicians in Vancouver. She is teaching in Vancouver, BC from last 10 years. Language of instruction: English, Hindi and Marathi: My website: www.neerajamusic.com
Name: Mohamed Assani
Field: Hindustani Classical Music: Sitarist, Composer, Teacher
Address: Burnaby, BC, Canada
Misc. Info: Mohamed Assani is a celebrated sitarist with a unique sound. He is widely known for his authentic raga performances as well as his creative ability to adapt his instrument to different genres, including Western Classical, Jazz & World Fusion. As a dedicated and experienced teacher, Mohamed has inspired students of all ages in their musical journeys. Mohamed offers private tuition on Sitar, Tabla or Indian Music on Western Instruments. Lessons are conducted from his home in Burnaby, BC or via Skype. Mohamed also offers schools & community workshops, masterclasses, teacher training & work with ensembles. Please visit his website for more information on www.mohamedassani.com.
Name: Stefan Cihelka
Address: Vancouver B.C.
Telephone: please email for current #
Misc. Info: I have been studying the art of Tabla continuously since 1993 under the great Ustad Allarakha Khan in Bombay, India and son Ustad Zakir Hussain since 1994 in California. Since the passing of Ustad Allarakha in 2000, I have been under the guidance of Sri Yogesh Samsi and Ustad Zakir Hussain. I make yearly trips to India to continue my studies. I am a performer and teacher of Tabla living in the Vancouver area. I perform Hindustani classical, qawwalis, bhajans, jazz, chamber music, electronic, electro-acoustic and with all styles of folk music. As a teacher, my focus is directed towards developing proper technique, sound production and balance in the hands as well as exploring compositon types in many taals.
Name: Diamond Music School
Field: Voice Training, Indian Classical Music(Vocal), tabla(Drums), other rhythm instruments, and School Band. Singing with Tanpura or harmonium - Rags, Shabad (Gurbani) Bhajan, Dhrupad, Dhammar, Thumri, Dadra and much more.
Address: Surrey BC Canada
Telephone: (604) 583-6564
Misc. Info: I am a certified teacher from BC and have been teaching in BC School from last eleven years. I have a master's degree from Punjab University in Indian Classical Music and B.Ed. Parveen (eighth year) in Indian Classical Music (Vocal), and Tabla from prestigious Prayag Sangit Samiti, Allahabad. I was previously teaching in India for sixteen years. Some more courses including French I have done from Canada. Lessons are available for kids and adults.
Name: Freedom and Leela
Field: Geets, Ghazal, Qawalli, Punjabi Folk Music, Kirtan, Mantra and Devotional Music Concerts
Address: Vancouver BC Canada
Telephone: 604 759 0989
Misc. Info: Freedom and Leela, world music singers of Indian Punjabi Folk Music, Music for Yoga, Gurbani Gurmukhi Sikh Kirtan, Ecstatic Chants and New Age Music for Relaxation and Meditation, Sanskrit Chants. They have toured the globe for the past 15 years singing their mesmerizing sounds to millions of listeners. http://www.freedomandleela.com/
Name: James S. Hamilton
Address: 3325 Ganymede Dr, Burnaby, BC V3J 1A5
Telephone: 604 617 6790
Misc. Info: James Hamilton has spent over twenty-five years studying the music of South Asia including fourteen years while living in India. He has acquired an in-depth knowledge of traditional Indian music, studying music history, theory, and a variety of musical genres including North and South Indian classical, folk and devotional forms. He studied privately with renowned musicians and musicologists including Radhika Mohan Maitra and Ms Kalyani Roy. In 1979, he completed a Master's Degree in Instrumental Music (sitar) from Rabindra Bharati University in Calcutta. and, in 1986, he completed a PhD in Social Anthropology (Ethnomusicology) from Queen's University, Belfast, N. Ireland. His doctorial thesis, entitled "Sitar Music in Calcutta", was published by the University of Calgary Press and also in India. website: www.sitarmusic.ca
Name: Kamal Music Center.
Field: harmonium, Sitar, Tanpura, Flute, Dilruba, Guitar, Key Board, Plate Tarang Tabla, Kongo, Banjo, Dholki, Bhajan, Shabad, Film Songs, Gazal & Classical Ragas, Compositions in all types of Indian Music.
Address: 12993 Glengarry Crescent. , Surrey BC, Vancouver, Canada V3V 1S9
Misc. Info: Kamal Music Center is Duly Affiliated, Accredited as Examination Center for Indian Music from India (Degrees are provided by deemed university in India). Teachings are provided by teacher having Masters of Music Vocal & Instrumental from Panjab University, Chandigarh. Six year Degree courses in Tabla, Sitar, Harmonium, Violen, Flute from Paryag Sangeet Samiti, Allahbad. Having a 20 year Teaching experience as Lecturer and Serving the community In Canada since 2005. Can teach Instruments Tabla, Kango, Harmonium, Sitar, Tanpura, Dilruba (Israj),Guitar, Keyboard, Flute, Plate Tarang, Banjo,Naal & Dholki as well as Bhajan, Shabad, Film Songs, Gazal & Classical, Ragas, Compositions in all types of Indian Music. (All instruments are provided for lessons but you may bring your own).
Name: Dr. Ajay Kapur
Field: Tabla, Sitar, Electronic Music
Address: Victoria, B.C. Canada
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: Sunny Matharu
Address: Surrey, BC
Misc. Info: I am a Tabla player located in Surrey, BC, and I have over 20 years of Tabla experience. For more information, please see my website at www.vancouversangeetacademy.com
Name: Naad Foundation - A Centre for Performing & Visual Arts
Field: Vocal (Indian & Western), Folk, Classical, Devotional Instrumental: Tabla, Guitar, Drums, Sarangi, Dilruba, Taus, Tar Sehnai, Dance - Classical (Bharatnatyam), Folk (Giddha, Bhangra) Language - Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, English & Persian Recording Studio / Studio for rent / event organizer / artist for accompaniment
Address: Unit: 109, 12414, 82 Ave V3W 3E9 Surrey B.C. Canada
Telephone: 778-883-2627, 604-725-8700, 778-565-4005
Misc. Info: website: www.naadarts.com
Name: Majid Qiyam
Field: Rabab and harmonium
Address: Vancouver area (Richmond/Surrey), BC, Canada
Misc. Info: I was a student of Ustad Orfan Khan of the Lucknow-ShahJahanpur Gharana (India) for four years. I have been playing the Rabab for over 40 years.Patient and dedicated teacher of many Ragas. I teach beginners and advanced students.I am one of the few Rabab teachers in Canada. I have played in many Rabab concerts. Recently, I played Rabab (& Sitar) on Bangla TV and Ariyana TV. I teach the Harmonium and Rabab.
Name: Naveen Sharma
Field: Bhangra master (punjabi dance)
Address: victoria,british columbia,Canada
Telephone: 250 580 2786
Misc. Info: actually i m looking for my team partners to take participation in compititions
Name: Gagandeep Singh
Field: Hindustani classical Vocal, Gurbani Sangeet & Folk Music of Punjab
Address: Surrey - B.C., Canada
Telephone: 001-604-725-8700, 778-565-4005
Misc. Info: Performer and Teacher of Indian classical Music of Agra Gharana, Gurbani Sangeet & Folk Music of Punjab. Listen and watch on you tube also.
Name: Sasha Tirupathi. (a.k.a Reecha)
Field: Hindustani Classical Music: VOICE (also teach bhajans, ghazals, hindi film music and light classical: Kajri, Thumri, Chaiti, etc)
Address: By Fraser highway and 148th Street, Surrey BC, Canada
Misc. Info: Bollywood Playback singer, sung for Hindi movies such as Bumm Bumm Bole, Turning 30, Be Careful, Jo Hum Chahein, Punjabi Film: Tere Ishq Nachaya, and many more. Contestant of Zee TV Saregamapa Challenge 2007, IPL Rockstar Top 5, Lux Junoon Kuch Kar Dikhane Ka (with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan). Teaching music for over 10 years. Students range from 6 to 60 yrs of age. Feel free to call or email (preferred) for appointments.
Name: Ms. Prajakta Trehan
Field: Classical Dance - Kathak
Address: # 5926, 144 st, Surrey, BC, V3X1A5
Telephone: 778-896-2903, 778-578-0792
Misc. Info: Trained in Kathak under Smt. Asha Joglekar (Mumbai - Archana Nrityalaya) for 20 yrs.I have performed in India, France and Singapore. I am a receipient of the Shringar Mani title confered by the Sur Singar samiti for budding artists. I have been teaching dance for the past eight years out of which the last five years I have taught in a school in chandigarh where Ihave successfully scripted, choreographed and staged ballets 'Vasundhara ki gatha' and 'Celebrations'.I have also trained children in Indian bollywood dances and folk dances for different competitions and functions.
Name: David Tsabar
Field: Hindustani - vocal
Address: Vancouver, B.C.
Misc. Info: I teach hindustani singing in the dagarvani dhrupad style. I have learned for ten years from many teachers, among whom are ustad sayeeduddin dagar. I currently live and teach in Vancouver, B.C.
Name: Vidyasagar Vankayala
Field: Carnatic Vocal music
Address: Burnaby, BC Canada
Misc. Info: A school offering training in Carnatic Vocal music and Bharata Natyam. Instructors have an average of 15 years teaching experience. Please email for detauls
Field: Bollywood Fusion Dance Instructor and Performer
Address: Vancouver BC CANADA
Misc. Info: http://www.zahradream.com Adult Instruction to belly.bolly.fit classes, dancercise, bellydance, bollywood Children's Instruction : Pre ballet, ballet, jazz, hip hop, bollywood, creative movement, Available for all events, performs to bollywood, bhangra and middle eastern fusion dances.
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