Name: Madhu Mathur Anand
Field: Hindustani Vocal
Address: 2600 Hidden Lakes Drive NE, Warren, OH 44484, USA
Telephone: 330-219-3823 cell
Misc. Info: Website - www.MadhuAnand.com Madhu Mathur Anand, a versatile performer, has an extensive repertoire in North Indian traditional, folk and popular vocal music in over a dozen languages. Her mother and teacher, Kanteshwari Mathur, is an accomplished Hindustani classical vocalist. Her father, Mool Raj Mathur, has been her guiding force in promoting her talent. Raised in the US, Anand's interest in western music is just as strong. Anand firmly believes in the healing, therapeutic qualities of music and its significance in the development of the intellect. Madhu Anand attended two years of medical school, works as a Certified Clinical Research Professional and consultant in healthcare/physician education. Anand's son and three daughters (2 are MDs) are all deeply involved in vocal/instrumental music & dance (Bhangra, Garba). They have performed with Madhu since childhood.
Name: Mrs. Usha Aswath
Field: Karnatak Vocal and Saraswati Veena
Address: Vallaki School of Music, Columbus, OH, 43228
Misc. Info: Usha hails from Bengaluru and learned both vocal and Veena music from her mother, Vidushi Sumitra Devi and from Vidwan C Krishnamurthy, both of Mysore Bani. Has performed on stage since very young age and took music as profession since 1990. Leads several music teachers and musicians in Ohio with the single aim of teaching the next generation and performing to audiences.
Name: Rossana Bandyopadhyay
Field: Kathak (North Indian Classical Dance)
Address: 4250 South Shore Dr., Mason, OH 45040
Telephone: (513) 336 8401
Misc. Info: http://www.kathakworld.co.cc/
Name: Radha K. Bodapati
Field: Bharathanatyam & Kuchipudi
Address: Solon, Ohio, USA
Telephone: 856 983 6212
Misc. Info: Radha Bodapati is the artistic director of Natya Bharati Center for Performing Arts. She has over 30 years of experience in learning and teaching classical dance. Radha considers herself, a life long student of dance and a passionate promoter of Bharatanatyam. Radha is also an exponent of Kuchipudi dance. She is a recipient of the prestigious Sahitya Kala Parishad Scolarship, awarded to her for pursuing advanced training in Kuchipudi dance, under the tutelage of Padma Bhushan Raja and Radha Reddy. Radha has held workshops in Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi and has performed, along with her students, at various cultural and religious events, held in New Jersey. Recently she relocated to Solon, Ohio and since then has been involved in promoting yoga, arts and culture in the community.
Name: Bollywood Dance Masti Ltd.
Field: Dance - Bollywood
Address: Columbus, OH, USA [Columbus Dance Centre, 1000 Morrison Road, Columbus, OH 43230]
Misc. Info: Bollywood Dance Classes in our very own Columbus. Website - www.BollywoodDanceMasti.com Facebook - Bollywood.Columbus When: Class runs every Monday 8:00-9:00 pm Price: $15 for drop in and $55 for monthly package
Name: Utpola Borah, PhD
Field: North Indian classical vocal
Address: 652 E Jeffrey Place, Columbus, Ohio 43214
Telephone: 614 371 5269/614 447 9164
Misc. Info: Utpola is an exponent of North Indian classical vocal music, she has been specializing in khyal, thumri, sufi, bhajan, kirtan, qawwali & regional songs. Utpola's mastery of various genres of Indian music comes from her extensive study with Padmashri Prabha Atre, Malashri Prasad, Pandit Indralal Dhanda & Ustad Iqbal Ahmed Khan of Kirana, Benaras, Udaipur and Delhi gharana. She is an accomplished concert performer and regularly featured on All India Radio. Following the path of her masters her goal is to impart India's ancient music traditions to new audiences. She has been imparting music lesson both in person and online, master classes/workshop/lecturer demonstration in Indian music for several years in USA & abroad. Utpola holds a Doctorate degree in Music from University of Delhi. Currently, she is working for the Columbus Metropolitan Library, USA, and Teaching artists at Ohio Arts Council, USA, & Research fellow for the AIRS project in University of Prince Edward Island, Canada. Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hindustanimusic/
Name: Breathing Room
Field: Kirtan Performance.
Address: 6990 Whipple Ave NW, North Canton, OH, 44720
Telephone: (330) 353-3109
Misc. Info: Margot Milcetich, harmonium and vocals; Karen Allgire, vocals; Joe Culley, tabla; Mike Curtis, guitars. A triple experience of chanting, meditation and studying the meaning and philosophy behind the mantras. Quiet, Joyful and Reflective. Kirtan is devotional call-and-response chanting, a form of spiritual practice that opens the heart and nurtures connection with spirit.
Name: Sonia Bose
Field: Bharatnatyam, Bollywood Dance
Address: Columbus, Delaware, OH
Misc. Info: Education: B.A in Indian Classical Dance from one of the renowned universities of India.
Name: Sugata Chatterjee
Address: 1341 Adelaide St Westlake, OH 44145
Telephone: (440) 892 9611
Misc. Info: Sugata Chatterjee was born in Calcutta and has trained since her childhood, under the guidance of guru Satya Ranjan. Under his tutelage, she completed Sangeet Prabhakar, conferred by Alahabad Sangeet Parsad, in 1989. She furthered her training with Pundit Ajoy Chakraborti and Pundit Mohanlal Mishra. Her versatile repertoire now includes Hindustani Khyal, Bhajan, Thumri, Nazrulgeeti and Ragpradhun genres of singing. She has given concerts on TV in India, and in many places in the US including Oberlin College (see http://www.oberlin.edu/con/bkstage/200112/chatterjee.html) Currently she is on the Music Faculty at Cuyahoga Communicty College and also takes private students.
Name: Joe Culley
Address: Kent, Ohio 44240
Telephone: 330 289-1460 or 330 677-0932
Misc. Info: Has studied with Ustad Zakir Hussain, Ty Burhoe, Prafulla Athalye and Arup Chattopadhyay. Plays with various kirtain groups in Northeast Ohio at yoga centers, churches and temples. Teaches tabla at an Indian Sunday school in Akron, Skype, Face time and at home in Kent. He plays classical, folk and fusion tabla genres.
Name: Antara Datta
Address: Cleveland, OH
Telephone:330 419 3335
Misc. Info: Antara Datta the founder and artistic director of Anga Kala Kathak Academy offers traditional Kathak classes to both kids and adults in North East Ohio. For more information please visit website at www.antaradatta.com
Name: Jim Feist
Address: Jim Feist 3505 West Fork #24 Cincinnati Ohio 45211
Name: Gautham Ganesh
Field: Carnatic Violin, Western Violin & Carnatic Vocal
Address: Columbus, Gahanna, Ohio 43230
Telephone: 614 589 3070
Misc. Info: Gautham Ganesh is from Chennai and has learned Carnatic music (Vocal & Violin) from his mother Nalini Ganesh who had been trained by Vidwan Sri Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavathar and other well-known Vidwans. Gautham has been learning and performing from a very young age. He teaches Carnatic vocal thru Skype/ in person. Similary he teaches Violin, however he prefers teaching violin in person especially during initial phase.
Name: Vandana Hariani
Field: Vocal Hindustani Classical music and playing Harmonium and keyboard
Address: 2189 Rickel Drive, Akron, Ohio, 44333
Misc. Info: Music teacher at the India Sunday School in Akron, Ohio for last ten years. Private lessons at home
Name: Anupama Iyengar
Field: Bharathanatyam and Bollywood.
Address: 1420, summersweet circle, lewis center , OH-43035.
Misc. Info: omkaraacademy.org, Anupama Iyengar the founder of omkaradance academy and also the director . anu iyengar studied her bharathanatyam under the guidence of guru.keshava murthy and smt.roopashree aravind in bengaluru and have her certified course from karnataka secondary education examinartion board (kseeb) in year 1996, from then anu iyengar has teached, choreographer and performed all over the world. anu iyengar has done lot of fundraising events to help the community in sandiego for 11 years and thought the kids and adults how they can involve in helping the community with their performences . now anu iyengar is here to teach ,perform and help the community with her knowledge and passion for dance.
Name: Ramesh Iyer
Address: Mason, Ohio
Telephone: 513 406 1772
Name: Peter Johnson
Field: Tabla player
Address:226 McDaniel St. Apt. 240, Dayton, OH 45405
Name: Naga Deepthi Kotamraju
Field: Kuchipudi Dance and Karnatic Vocal
Address: 12120 S Pine Dr, Sharonville, Ohio- 45241
Misc. Info: I hold a degree in the field of Kuchipudi and Karnatic Vocal from Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad. I studied Kuchipudi under the guidance of Sri Pasumarthi Seshu Babu Garu and Karnatic Vocal under Late Shri MV Rammurthy garu and later under Veena Vadana Vibhushita Smt. Ananda Rajya Lakshmi garu. I have given over hundred performances in and around Andhra Pradesh and have been awarded "Natya Ratna" and "Bala Ratna" awards. As a passionate lover of Indian Art Forms I wish to share my knowledge with everyone.
Name: Geetikka Manjrekar Kulkarni
Field: Hindustani Vocal Classical Music
Address: 8495 Bellawoods Dr., Lewis Center, Columbus, OH 43035
Telephone: +1 (669)274-6800 (Text only)
Misc. Info: I am a professionally qualified Music Teacher with over 11 years of experience in teaching Hindustani Vocal Classical & Light Music to people from various age groups. I am a disciple of the famous Playback Singer Shri Suresh Wadkar. I have completed Prabhakar in vocal classical from Prayag Sangeet Samiti (equivalent to Visharad). I am an established playback singer myself and have sung in Bollywood movies like Bajirao Mastani, Dedh Ishqiya, among others. I have also recently received 2 awards for my song, "Albela Sajan" from the movie Bajiao Mastani. I have given singing lessons at Ajivasan (Suresh Wadkar's Music Academy), Pawar Public School & NCPA, in India. I currently conduct my own classes under the name Surashree Music Classes. Teaching Music has always been my passion, and I try to teach complex concepts through easy-to-grasp and fun-filled lessons.
Name: Deepika M.G.
Field: Carnatic Classical Singer/ Film Music
Address: Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A
Misc. Info: Carnatic classical music, Filmy songs, Light music, Devotional songs, bhajans.
Name: Prabha Nair
Field: Bharat Natyam, Veena
Address: 9191 Erie Circle, Westchester, OH 45069
Telephone: (513) 795 7769
Misc. Info: The name of my school is Archana Arts. Bharata Natyam classes are conducted in the Kalakshetra discipline for all levels - from beginners' to post-arangetram level. Group classes are held at the SaiBaba Temple in Mason, Ohio while classes for individuals will be held at my home in Westchester, Ohio. Veena classes are also conducted. Having had the good fortune to be trained both in dance and veena under some eminent gurus, I have performed, taught and choreographed for more than three decades. Please write or call for more details.
Name: NrityArpana School of Performing Arts
Field: Classical Dance and Bollywood
Address: Mason, OH
Misc. Info: www.nrityarpana.org
NrityArpana is non-profit arts organization dedicated to promote Indian performing arts. We offer classes in Bharathanatyam and Bollywood. We are constantly seeking collaborators for cross-cultural projects, so if you are a free lancer and want to collaborate, please do so.
Name: Deeksha Pandey
Field: Indian Folk Dance and Bollywood dance
Address: 12169 Sycamore Terrace Dr Apt D Cincinnati OH 45249
Misc. Info: cost of lessons- 10 $ per hour(for kids), 15 $ per hour (for adlts). i have experience of 15 years
Name: Uma Pant
Field: Hindustani Classical, light music (Vocal)
Address: Loveland, OH USA
Misc. Info: This is some information about my musical journey. I have done Prabhakar in Vocal music from Prayag Sangeet Samity. ( It is same as Visharad) I have learned Hindustani Vocal Music from Pt. Tara Prashad Pande & Ustad Mohhammad Hussain Khan. I have 15 years of Music/Hindi teaching experience. I got Sangeet Natak Academy award at a very young age. I started my career as an announcer in All India Radio Almora, Uttranchal. Later on I joined D.A.V. Public School as a Hindi/ Music Teacher. I have composed songs & ballads for school kids. I represented India in Song festival of Asia, Osaka, Japan. I am very passionate about singing and would love to share this knowledge withkids & adults.
Name: Hasu Patel
Field: Sitar, Tabla, Voice lessons
Address: 27355 Pineview Dr., Westlake, OH 44145
Misc. Info: HASU PATEL, a disciple of Sitar legend Ustad Vilayat Khan Sahib is one of the few distinguished female artists performing today classical music on Sitar, the most popular string instrument of India. As a performer, composer, and educator, she has dedicated her life to preserving and propagating the traditional music of ancient India in its pristine purity. The Blog review: http://www.nypl.org/blog/2012/09/04/great-albums-you-may-have-missed-hasu-patels-gayaki-sitar-1996 You can find the links to your music excerpts at the end of the blog review, but in case you want the direct links, they are: http://soundcloud.com/andywagstaff/01-raga-darbari-kanada-excerpt http://soundcloud.com/andywagstaff/sitar-concerto-mangal-dhwani
Name: Nupur Paul
Address: 5770 Glenbrook Ct, Mason, OH 45040
Misc. Info: Nupur Paul is the Founder and Artistic Director of Nritya Manjira School of Dance. She teaches Kathak to children and adults in the Cincinnati/Dayton Area.
Name: Aditha Prakash
Address: Cincinnati, OH
Telephone: (917) 274-9237
Misc. Info: www.adithaprakash.com - Aditha is a Bharatanatyam performer and teacher trained in the Kalakshetra style under Guru Dr. M.R. Krishnamurthy (Kittu Sir), Bangalore for over 15 years. She has given several performances in India as well as Ohio. Having trained several students in Bengaluru, she wishes to continue spreading the art form.
Name: Ragapriya School of Music
Field: Carnatic vocal, violin, and Veena; Hindi or Tamil film music (karaoke)
Address: Cleveland, OH
Misc. Info: Please visit our website at http://www.ragapriya.org/
Name: Kalpa Rathi
Field: Bollywood Vocal , Indian Bhajan (Lord Krishna) , Dholak ,Bollywood Dance , Bhangra
Address: 4110 Appian way ct apt n gahanna, ohio 43230-5410
Misc. Info: We specialize in Creative Bollywood Dance , Bhangra Folk Dance Bhajans ,Dholak. We have won awards and trophies in many Dance and Singing Competitions .I have experience with teaching dance ,Dholak and Bhajan to students of all ages. I am also able to choreograph dances for your events. Dholak Fees $ 20/hour , Bhajans Fees $15/hour ,Conducting teaching on a 1-1 basis Specialisation in bollywood song so a student able to play on his/her own any song of liking Fees/Charges : $20/hour.
Name: Runuru Sahu
Field: Odissi, Indian Folk Dance, and Bollywood
Address: 4369 Times Square Blvd, Dublin, Ohio-43016
Misc. Info: Kalaksheetra (Institute)- Runuru Sahu a well-known Odissi dancer and teacher who has taken her guidance of Odissi Nrutya under the great Pandit Guru Rabindra Atibudhi who is considered one of the top 4 Gurus of India. Runuru Sahu is a MBA qualified, Visharad (masters)in Indian classical dancing from Nalanda University,Uidmai, Shreeksheetra & Chandigarh University,Kala Kendra Vidyalaya and has performed in various festivals nationally and internationally like Khajrao Fest , Haridas Sammelan ,Puri Fest, Konark Fest, Sur Singar, International Odissi dance fest to name a few. She has also performed different choreography with Meenakshi Shesadri, Rani Mukherjee, Tabu, Esha & Aahna deol who are also disciples of Pandit Guru Rabindra Atibudhi, she has been teaching folk dance and Bollywood also with Odissi dance age group 5 yr to 60yr.
Name: Shivakumar Sastry
Field: Veena and Vocal
Address: 2576 Cedarwood Ct, Hudson OH 44236
Telephone: 216 926 7627
Misc. Info: Dr. Shivakumar Sastry is an accomplished Veena player trained in the Mysore School. He hails from Bangalore, India and has lived in the US for over two decades. He studied classical music under Vidwan H.S. Krishnamoorthy and later with Vidwan T.K. Govinda Rao. He has performed in several states in the US and in India. He currently teaches music to a few students music. Serious students interested in studying advanced music and others interested in developing an appreciation for Carnatic music are welcome to contact. Dr. Sastry is member of the faculty in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Akron.
Name: Satrangi School of Fusion
Field: Bollywood Dance
Address: 8419 Cincinnati Columbus Rd West Chester Ohio 45069
Misc. Info: Website - satrangifusionohio.com, Facebook page - Satrangi School of Fusion
Name: Phane Jayanthi Sen
Field: Bharat Natyam, Carnatic - Vocal & Kuchipudi
Address: 8495 Fields Ertel Rd, Cincinnati, OH - 45249
Telephone: 513 - 469 - 1966
Name: Studio Mayuri
Field: Bollywood/classical fusion
Address: Columbus Oh, USA
Telephone: Email for telephone number
Misc. Info: Studio Mayuri is an imaginative, new Central Ohio dance studio that encompasses a diverse variety of South Asian dance forms, allowing students to connect culturally through expressive dance. A representation of both past and present, Studio Mayuri teaches students dance forms from different decades, regions of the world, and cultures with a focus on technique and expression. Led by award-winning dance instructors, Studio Mayuri is a benchmark for cultural innovation giving students a platform to share their passion for the arts.
Name: Sujatha Srinivasan
Address: 13573 Glenbrook Dr., Strongsville, Ohio-44136, USA
Misc. Info: Find us on facebook - firstname.lastname@example.org Sujatha Srinivasan: Artistic Director, Shri Kalaa Mandir - Center for Indian Performing Arts. Sujatha Srinivasan is an internationally leading exponent of Bharathanatyam, an Indian Classical dance form. With an impressive career spanning over thirty years as an accomplished performer, choreographer and teacher, her performances have been featured in major art festivals around the world. Winner of several awards and titles, Sujatha frequently visits India for her shows in annual art festivals. Sujatha is also active in organizing, collaborating and performing in various fundraisers which benefit many different causes here and in India.
Name: Madhavi Sudhir
Field: Bharathanatam & Kuchipudi
Address: Columbus, Ohio
Telephone: 6145270826 Home 6144037798 cell
Misc. Info: Dance Teacher for Bharathanatam & Kuchipudi classes at Columbus, Ohio
Name: Hans Utter
Field: Sitar Tabla, and Guitar
Address: 652 E Jeffrey Place
Misc. Info: Hans Utter is an exponent of the prominent Imdad Khan gharana, an unbroken line of seven generations which has made significant contributions to the development of classical Indian music. As a disciple of Ustad Shujaat Khan, son of the illustrious sitarist Ustad Vilayat Khan. Hans has trained intensively in India for nearly two decades. Hans� unique musical background combines professional experience in diverse styles including jazz, Western classical, electro-acoustic music, and composition. Hans holds a Doctorate degree in Ethnomusicology from The Ohio State University, USA. He taught Ethnomusicology in The Ohio State University and Capital University, USA for several years. He is a Teaching artist/Artist in residence, Ohio Arts Council and Research fellow at the Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing. Hans has been imparting music lesson both in person and online for several years.
Name: Kalyani Veturi
Field: Kuchipudi (Indian classical Dance)
Address: Strongsville, Ohio, USA
Misc. Info: please follow us on Facebook @ https://m.facebook.com/SreeMayuriDanceAcademy/ Kalyani Veturi, founder and Directorof Sree Mayuri Dance Academy, is specialized in training traditional kuchipudi dance. She has won many accolades in India and in North east Ohio. With 10 years of teaching experience, she trains kids from age 5 in a friendly environment. Though based in Strongsville Ohio, She is now offering classes for beginners, Intermediate and Advanced at different locations on weekends (Avon, Sree Venkateswara Temple, Richfield) in Cleveland.
Name: Lekha Vyas
Field: Dance (Bhangra and Bollywood)
Address: 135 Garfield pl, Cincinnati Oh 45202
Misc. Info: Experienced dancer specializing in Indian dance styles mainly Bhangra and Bollywood as well. Hours: Evenings and Weekends.
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