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Name: Namita Debroy
Email: namita.debroy@gmail.com
Field: Kathak
Address: 1 Calais Close Sunnybank Hills Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Telephone: 0401 185 277, (07)3272 6412
Misc. Info: I learnt Kathak dance from Lucknow University, India and completed my Visharad when I was 15 years old. I was trained by Pt. Bihari Lal Sing and Pt. Uma Shankar Chakravorti. I am running a dance school, Nritya Bharati School of Kathak Dance for last 14 years in Brisbane. I teach both adult and children, I take students of various age groups. The lessons are once a week and go for an hour. Lessons are available in the evening on weekdays and during the day on Saturdays.


Name: Harshadkumar Desai
Email: harshad.desai1@gmail.com
Field: (dance-Kathak; Tabla)
Address: Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Telephone: 04 31711353
Misc. Info: I was trained kathak dance under Padmashree Smt. Kumudini Lakhia at Kadam Centre for dance and music, ahmedabad, India for 15 years . Also learned tabla from Late. Shri Ramchandra Khare for 10 years at Bhartiya Sangeet Vidhyalaya in ahmedabad(India). I can give training for kathak and tabla throughout the week. 


Name: Shen Flindell
Email: shen@ethnosuperlounge.com
Field: Tabla
Address: Brisbane, Australia
Telephone: 0415-106428
Misc. Info: Shen Flindell first studied tabla in 1994 under Sri Debu Bhattacharya in Melbourne, Australia before heading to the holy city of Varanasi in India to learn from Pandit Kaviraj Ashutosh ("Ashu Babu") Bhattacharya, a senior disciple of the great Pandit Kanthe Maharaj of the Banaras Gharana. Shen is now established as Queensland's leading tabla teacher with a wide variety of activities available for students: weekly group lessons in traditional Banaras style all around Brisbane and Gold Coast, annual Guru Purnima student concert, accredited exams under Pandit Ram Sahai Sangeet Vidyalaya (PRSSV), and for advanced students, accompaniment workshops with visiting artists and festival performances with tabla group Tabla Tarrango. Please see www.ethnosuperlounge.com/tablaschool for more info.


Name: Janani Ganapathi
Emai: janukks@yahoo.com
Field: Bharathanatyam - Performing Artist
Telephone:
Misc. Inf: Janani Ganapathi is an active performing artist, in the field of Bharatanatyam. She can be contacted for programs requiring a Bharatanatyam (or semi-classical) presentation. Trained under acclaimed dancers of South India, such as Dr. Prof. Sudharani Ragupathy and Guru A. Lakshman, Janani has danced in prestigious Sabhas and Natyanjalis in India and also around European countries. Visit her website for more information: http://jananiganapathi.webs.com


Name: Helena Magisson
Email: helena@nateshvarkala.com
Field: Bharata Natyam
Address: Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Telephone: +61 (0) 4 78 570 363
Misc. Info: Visit her website for full information about the dance class: http://www.nateshvarkala.com


Name: Dr. Mrs. Nisha Rao
Email: nisharao108@gmail.com
Field: Hindustani Classical and light Music
Address: 5, Mandell Cl, Coopers Plains, Brisbane, Australia, QLD, 4108.
Telephone: 07-32195176
Misc. Info: Dr. Mrs. Nisha Rao is a Kashmiri, born in Srinagar and brought up in Bombay (Mumbai), Nisha loved music since her child hood and won many interschool and college singing competitions. She had the privilege to sing semi classical songs in programs where singers of high calibre and repute like Shri. Manade, Usha Mangeshkar and Kavita Krishna Murthy performed. Encouraged by Shri. Manade in early 70s she started learning Hindustani classical music and trained with Late S Kulkarni and later with Mr Rahim Zullah, in Brisbane, Australia. She teaches Classical - Vocal Music, Bhajans (devotional), ghazals and voice culture/ training. Nisha has taken part in individually organised and shared concerts with a number of visiting maestros and her peers in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sydney. Nisha’s students come from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds. Nisha has given her time to mainstream organisations, the state; ethnic media, spiritual, inter faith and humanitarian causes. http://www.nishasmusic.com/


Name: Susmitha Ravi
Email: susmitha_ravi@yahoo.com
Field: South Indian Classical Music (Carnatic Music) - Vocal
Address: Brisbane, Australia
Contact: 0430 188050
Misc Info: Susmitha has been a classical music performer for the past 20 years and has done her Advanced Diploma in Music from Mumbai University. She is running a Carnatic Music school in Brisbane, where she teaches Vocal Music and Voice Culture. She also conducts Bhajan classes for the adults.


Name: Rhythm of India School of Music
Email: rhythmofindia@yahoo.com
Field: Various subjects and instruments
Address: Oxely, brisbane
Telephone: 0402746513
Misc. Info: Rhythm of India School of music is based in Oxely,brisbane australia. The school specialises in in teaching Indian Classical Music to all ages and different cultures. The main aim of the school is to promote the next generation of indian classical musicians in brisbane. From 2012 the acadamy will be having a scholourship program where the high quality student will be able to study with there teacher more intensively to achieve there musical goals. The staff that will be working in the school are shubash(adminstarion), Ravikesh Singh (head of music faculty and tabla teacher), Rahim Zhulla (vocal teacher), Shudha Kumar (Sitar Teacher) and Parth Raval(harmunium and sarod teacher).


Name: Ravikesh Singh
Email: ravikesh_singh@hotmail.com
Field: Tabla, dhol, phakwag, bongo and conga
Address: 5 lilydale place, Forest Lake, Brisbane, Australia
Telephone: 0403822165
Misc. Info: Teachers - C. Hanuman has taught me the Dholak. I have learnt Tabla from Sukvinder Singh, Alpesh Vaitha, Pt. Ishwar Lal Mishra, Sunil De Kumar and Balbir.I have been taught Drum Kit, Timpani, Bongo's, Congo's, Djembe, Xylophone, Glockenspiel, Auxiliary and Chimes from Steve Stiller. Rahim Zhulla has taught me how to accompany many different stlyle's of indian vocal music from classical, semi classical to light music. Composing, Recording and Sound, Mixing, DJ, Producing and Teaching. I have constructed a recording studio in my house where I Compose, Record and Produce music for Artist's internationally and across Australia. I have also started my own record label in 2006 which is called "South of the Border Records" (http://sotbr.freewebpage.org/) . : I also work for "Music and Sound for Media INTERNATIONAL" which looks after the music and sound for media in Australia and worldwide. (Radio ads, TV ads, movies, animation ect.) website http://www.myspace.com/southoftheborderrecords, http://www.southborderrecords.com.au/, http://www.ravikeshsingh.com.au/


Name: Padmalakshmi Sriram
Email: padmadance@lalithakalalaya.com
Field: Bharatnatyam
Address: Sunnybank, Logan, Springfield
Telephone: 0420860078 / 0406860078
Misc. Info: Smt. Padmalakshmi Sriram is a professional Bharatanatyam Classical Dancer from South India. She is a performer, choreographer and teacher. She has performed for various festivals and organizations in India and since she moved to Brisbane in July 2013 she has performed in several events organized by local councils and communities and prestigious stages including Queensland MultiCultural Center, Brisbane City Hall and Selva Vinayagar Temple to name a few. She has been teaching dance for more than 15 years with a lot of dedication imparting our values and culture on the kids and runs a dance school at three different locations in Brisbane. www.lalithakalalaya.com.


Name: Mrs Manga Surendran
Email: manga.suren@gmail.com
Field: Indian Classical Dance - Bharthanatyam
Address: Brisbane, Australia
Telephone: 0433967489/31720850
Misc. Info: Smt. Manga Surendran is the artistic director of Eswaralaya Kalaikoodam and has a unique capacity for training students in Bharathanatyam, folk dances and dance dramas.She has been teaching Bharthanatyam for more than thirty years and classes can be arranged 9to meet the individual needs.


Name: Vijaya Visvanathan
Email: vijaya.visvanathan@gmail.com
Field: South Indian Classical Vocal music
Address: Brisbane, QLD
Telephone: 0452209635
Misc. Info: Vijaya Visvanathan is an accomplished vocalist, hailing from a family of musicians from India. She is the principal of the Sri Krishna Music Academy in Brisbane, which has imparted Indian classical vocal music to people of all ages since 1988. She is known for her dedication to music, technical expertise and emphasis on singing with Bhakti, or devotion. She trains both adults and children alike in this sacred art form.


Name: Menaka Visvanathan Thomas
Email: menaka_12@hotmail.com
Fields: South Indian Classical Vocal music, Bhajan/ Kirtan, Bharata-natyam (South Indian Classical Dance), Yoga
Address: Moorooka, Brisbane, QLD
Telephone: 0421345699
Misc. Info: Menaka has been learning Indian vocal music from the young age of 5 from the Sri Krishna Music Academy in Brisbane under the tutelage of her mother, Mrs Vijaya Visvanathan. She has also been trained in the classical art form of Bharata-Natyam since a young age from Mrs Chitra Yogi Srikhanta in Brisbane. She is now imparting these sacred art forms from her own school ''Samaana Yoga and Indian Fine Arts'', which aims to foster spiritual development through Indian music, dance and Yoga. Menaka teaches people of all ages and cultural backgrounds. Facebook Page - Samaana Yoga and Indian Fine Arts


Name: Rahim Zullah
Email: rzullah@hotmail.com
Field: Hindustani classical music Ghazals, voice training
Address: Brisbane
Telephone: +61 0414988907
Misc. Info: Website - http://www.indian-music.com.au/ Rahim Zullah is a teacher of vocal Indian classical music including ghazals, bhajans and light music. He is fully trained in Indian Classical music by Ustad Ghulam Sadiq Khan of Delhi University. He has also learnt ghazals and light music from Ustad Mehdi Hassan. He is currently running a music school in Brisbane, Australia. He has students from many different ethnic backgrounds learning to play Indian raagas on various instruments or for voice culture/training. Rahim has performed at all major music festivals in Queensland. He has also performed in concerts in many cities of Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.



 

 

 

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