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Name: Rahul Bhattacharya
Email: info@sarod.com.au
Field: Sarod
Address: Melbourne, Australia
Telephone:
Misc. Info: www.sarod.com.au


Name: Smt Sumona Bhattacharya
Email: info@ghungroo.com.au
Field: Kathak
Address: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Telephone: 0437 093 549
Misc. Info: Website: www.ghungroo.com.au. Based in suburban Melbourne, Australia, Ghungroo School of Dance offers lessons in the North Indian classical dance stream of Kathak. Lessons are conducted in a peaceful, relaxed and fun environment. Small class size is maintained at all times to ensure individual attention is paid to the needs of each student. Major focus of the school is to ignite a love for this unique dance form in the minds of its students.


Name: Krishna Brahmbhatt
Email: krishna_brahmbhatt@ymail.com Field: Kathak
Address: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Telephone: +61433741272
I am a professional kathak performer based in Melbourne. I have performed at events like Celebrate India, AFL, Cricket Australia, Indian film festival of Melbourne (IFFM) and various other public and private events. You can contact me for performances, Choreographing events, music videos etc via my contact details provided above.


Name: Krithika D
Email: Email: krithikad.1989@gmail.com
Field: Classical Music, Bharatnatyam
Address: 26 Field St, Wyndham Vale VIC 3024, Australia
Telephone: 0424517021
Misc. Info: I Have been trained in Carnatic music for the past 17 years and have a Diploma in Bharatanatyam. Dedicated disciple of Smt Usha Sethuraman and Smt Sudha Gurunathan. Won many awards in Indian fine arts association and have given many stage performances in Chennai for the past 13 years. Choreographed more than 50 events and my students have participated in many competitions in India cultural associations and won awards. I am available for both primary level and secondary level classes. Classes taken either online or in person. Detailed notes and personal video lessons for home practice purpose will be provided after each lesson. Kindly contact me for any further details.


Name: Jay Dabgar
Email: jay@jaydabgar.com
Field: Tabla and Indian Percussion
Address: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Telephone:
Misc. Info: Jay Dabgar hails from a musically inclined family in India, and has procured systematic training of playing Tabla since the age of 4 from Shri Divyang Vakil (one of the prominent student of late Ustad All Rakha khan saheb), Late Pt. Nandan Mehta (disciple of great tabla maestro late Pt Kishan Maharaj) and Pt Pooran Maharaj (disciple and son of late Pt Kishan Maharaj). With 25 years of dedication, including numerous awards and accolades in India, he moved to Australia in 2006 where he has become one of Australia's leading exponents of Indian percussion. He regularly performs with local and touring artists, and has toured nationally and internationally, performing in respectable festivals and concerts. Jay also conducts lessons in Indian percussion, and sells/ repairs both, Indian percussion as well as non-percussion instruments.


Name: Mrs. Trisha Dutta Das
Email: trishazdas@gmail.com
Field: Katthak, Bharatanatyam, Bollywood.
Address: Melbourne, Victoria - 3000, Australia
Telephone: +61469153563
Misc. Info: Visharad in Katthak. I have been performing Katthak , Rabindrik , Folk Dance over 20 years. I have been teaching these dance styles for 7years in Kolkata and now I want to start to teach and perform in Melbourne CBD. Any age group will be appreciated. Classes can be arranged privately at your convenient place. Feel free to contact with me for further discussion.


Name: Sam Evans - Melbourne Tabla School
Email: info@2drums.net
Field: Tabla
Address: Melbourne, Australia
Telephone: (+61) 0423 145447
Misc. Info: Sam Evans is a professional tabla player who studied tabla in India with some of the greatest masters of the tradition, holds a Masters degree in tabla performance and is a regular international performer. He is the founder of the Melbourne Tabla School, a lecturer at Monash University in Indian and world music where he co-founded and directs the 20-piece World of Music Orchestra. After spending a decade studying tabla in the traditional Guru-Shyishya environment with tabla master Pandit Anindo Chatterjee in India, Sam studied with the famous tabla master Ustad Zakir Hussian in America. For more information visit us at www.MelbourneTablaSchool.com


Name : Mrs. Anuraga Gowtham
Email: narthanashaala@gmail.com
Field: Bharatnatyam
Address: North Balwyn, Melbourne, Victoria
Telephone: +61 424 883 184
Misc. Info: Bharatanatyam is a classical Indian dance form originated in the south Indian state Tamil Nadu.


Name: Pooja Gupta
Email: pooja.gupta@y7mail.com
Field: Hindustani Classical Music and Kathak
Telephone: 0403263005
Address: RAAGAS (branch of Bhaatkhande Sangit Vidyalaya ,Delhi) Melbourne
Misc. Info: RAGAS (branch of Bhaatkhande Sangit Vidyalaya ,Delhi) Melbourne Misc. Info: I was brought up in traditional Indian music family,exposed to music at an age as early as 5 yrs. Recieved training in Indian Classical Music for more than 20 years .Completed Sangeet Visharad (Bachelor degree)in Hindustani Classical Music and Diploma in Kathak Dance from Bhaatkhande Sangit Vidyapeeth , Lucknow. I have been teaching music and kathak dance for last 5 years in Melbourne.Classes are conducted for all age groups.Group as well as Indiviual classes are available. http://www.ragas.com.au/


Name: Ustad Amin-ul-Haque
Email: aminulmusic@hotmail.com
Field: Vocal Music ( Hindustani Classical, Hindi, Bengali)
Address: 73 Larch Crescent, Mount Waverley VIC 3149, Melbourne Australia
Telephone: (613) 98030081 Mobile - 0405613553, 0470 357 018
Misc. Info: I completed Bachelor and Master in Music from M S University of Baroda in 1989 with indian govt. scholarship. Later I started learning from Padmabhushan Smt. Kishori Amonkar and Laxmikant Bapat ( deciple of Pt. Bhimsen Joshi) Professor Basantrao Ranade and completed 3 years ford foundation fellowship on Khayal under Ustad Phool Mohammad. I have a diploma in Tabla from Bombay University. I am an enlisted artist of Bangladesh Radio and Television. I was a music teacher of  Bulbul Academy of Fine Arts and teacher and examiner of Govt. Music College Dhaka. During 2004 I am settle in Melbourne and set up a Music Centre at my home. I teach and perform Khayal, Thumri, Ghazal, Bhajan, Nazrul song, Rabindra songs, Modern songs and Harmonium and Tabla. I arrange music and compose modern songs. I have my web site www.ustadaminulhaque.com  About 7 CDs of Bangla Songs including Khayal and Thumri of my own voice were released in 2007-2008 from Kolkata. 


Name: Ignite Bollywood Dance Company
Email: info@ignitebollywood.com">
Field: Bollywood dancing
Address: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Telephone: 0423080724
Misc. Info: www.ignitebollywood.com.au We are leading providers of Bollywood dance workshops and performances. Our aim is to "light up with dance!" We mostly work with groups such as corporates and primary and secondary schoolsand occassionally conduct public Bollywood dance courses around Melbourne. If you are looking for a fun fitness activity, then why not try Bollywood dancing with Ignite?


Name: Jeyakanthan Jeganathakurukkal
Email: swaralayaa@gmail.com
Field: Indian Carnatic Music Vocal
Address: St.Albans, Melbourne,Victoria
Telephone: +61 434 202 121
Misc Info: Founder of Swaralayaa Academy of Fine arts. I have completed 'Sangeetha Rathna' with First class at Madras Music Academy and also hold a teachers training certificate from the Government of Tamil Nadu.Anyone wishing to learn Carnatic music vocal in person or on Skype, kindly contact me.


Name: Kalyani Hrishikesh Joshi
Email: kalyanihj25@gmail.com
Field: Indian Classical Vocal
Address: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Telephone:
Misc. Info: I am a student of Indian Classical Music of Gwalior Gharana learning under the tutelage of Mrs. Amita Pavgi Gokhale for the last 9 years, I have completed my Sangeet Visharad Prathama from Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya. I have three years experience of teaching Indian classical music. Anyone wishing to pursue learning Indian classical music in person (in Melbourne) or on Skype, kindly contact me on my email - kalyanihj25@gmail.com.


Name: Yogaraja Kandasamy
Email: indianartsacademy@gmail.com
Field: Mridangam and other percussion instruments, Veena, Keyboard, Harmonium, Bharathanatyam, Carnatic Vocal
Address: 21 Alward Avenue, Clayton South, Melbourne, Victoria 3169
Telephone: +61 3 9562 6362, +61 401 887 962
Misc. Info: website: www.indianartacademy.com, Academy is actively involved in propogating Indian Art and Music in Melbourne. In-class lessons on Mridangam, Veena, Keyboard, Harmonium, Bharathnatyam, and Carnatic Vocal and Online lessons on Mridungam.


Name: Jaya Karan
Email: mail@sapphiredance.com.au
Field: Bollywood Dance
Address: Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Telephone: +61 431 757 828
Misc. Info: www.sapphiredance.com.au


Name: Shobhana Karim
Email: shobhanampk@yahoo.com
Field: Odissi, Bollywood, Garba/Raas
Address: Melbourne, Australia
Telephone:
Misc. Info: I have been trained in Indian classical dance since the age of 6 and have started teaching Odissi, Bollywood and Garba 5 years ago to children and adults. My choreography often include fusion styles mixing modern with classical or folk dance.


Name: Aparna Katti
Email: Aparna.katti1@gmail.com
Field: Carnatic Vocal
Address: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Telephone: +61 469 789 243
Misc. Info: I am in the teaching profession of the past 8 years now and was running an institute Sri Lalitha Kalaniketan at Bangalore. I was also the judge at 'Kolar Chikkaballapur Music Talent Hunt conducted by Karnataka Milk Federation, Dance & Music competition done by Axis Bank and Music Competition arranged by Sheshadripuram College, Bangalore. Here are few of my accolades - I have been awarded by Late Dr. Rajkumar at State Level Competition conducted on the occasion of ' Aravathra Varsha - Harsha of Kannada cinema field'. Compliments by National award winner filmmaker T.S. Nagabharana at Abhinetri Kala Association the title 'Natya Puthali' from Celebrity B.S.Saroja Devi & Celebrity Mrs. Vinaya Prasad in Kamasumudram Mahatma Gandhi Kannada Youth Association.


Name: Glen Kniebeiss
Email: glenkau@yahoo.com.au
Field: Tabla
Address: Melbourne, Australia
Telephone: 0422 278 068
Misc. Info: Glen has played tabla since 1998. He has undertaken extensive tabla studies with Ustad Anthony Dass of Delhi gharana (a disciple of Delhi gharana khalifa's Ustad Inam Ali Khan, Ustad Gameh Khan and Ustad Munnu Khan). Glen has also studied tabla with Sri Umakanta Dash, Sri Pankaj Kumar, and Sri Akhilesh Gundecha. Currently Glen is a disciple of Pandit Ishwar Lal Mishra of Benares, one of the senior disciples of Pandit Anokhe Lal Mishra. Glen has performed many concerts around Australia and in India, Japan, Europe. Currently Glen is teaching and performing tabla in Melbourne, please see his website for more info; http://www.tabla.com.au


Name: Kavita Krishnamurthy
Email: kavita.shrikant@gmail.com
Field: Bharathanatyam
Address: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Telephone: 0459191061
Misc. Info: A Dedicated student of Guru Jayashankar Menon an accomplished artist and a "Guru" in New Delhi, India. I have learnt Bharathanatyam for 20 years. And have taught for two years in Delhi. I have completed my Sangeet Prabhakar in Bharathanatyam from Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad. A minimum of two classes will be held during the week. Please fell free to contact me for any further queries. Charges are very reasonable.


 


Name: Naatya Bhava Academy (Santhini Barratt)
Email: naatyabhavaacademy@gmail.com
Field: Bharatanatyam and Indian Folk Dances
Address: Clayton South VIC Australia
Telephone: 0422589327
Misc. Info: Naatya Bhava Academy is versatile in performing with various genres of music, from classical to modern and not limited to Indian music only. Our main aim is to showcase Bharathanatyam with the main objective of keeping traditional movements and gestures and telling a story with any song or music. For more info: https://www.facebook.com/naatyabhavaacademy


Name: Navaratna Arts
Email: info@navaratnaarts.com
Field: Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Mohiniattam, theory and nattuvangam. Classes also cover kalaripayattu, yoga, healthy eating and voice training in Carnatic music/pan isai
Address: Sivathondan Nilayam 9 Saffron Drive, Hallam, 10 Elite Way, Carrum Downs, Thiruchitrambalam Yoga Peetam, Endeavour Hills
Telephone: 0433 668 800
Misc. Info: Navaratna Arts established by Revati Ilanko offers dance instruction in the Indian sacred art forms. Classes take place within a Hindu temple or dhyana peetam precinct. A holistic program, which covers theory, mantra chanting, meditation, yoga/kalaripayattu, healthy eating, voice training, nattuvangam, language/history class take place. www.facebookcom/navaratnaarts


Name: NirajArts
Email: Nena79t@gmail.com
Field: Indian classical dance classes
Address: Tarneit, Hopperscrossing
Telephone: 0417480458
Misc. Info: Call to register for interested sessions timings in weekends and weekdays. Also kids fashion garments, dance dresses and costumes rental available


Name: Kajal Odhavji
Email: kajal@underbellydance.com
Field: Bollywood and Classical Indian Fusion Dance Instructor / Performer / Entertainer
Address: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Telephone:
Misc. Info: Visit www.underbellydance.com for dance profile and further detail on classes, workshops or prices.


Name: Saritha Panchal
Email: saritha3382@yahoo.com
Field: Indian folk Dances, Bharatanatyam, Contemporary Dances
Address: Cranbourne , VICTORIA
Telephone: 0430993382
Misc. Info: Saritha Panchal has been in the dancing profession since last 20 years. I completed my post graduation in classical dance -bharatanatyam and has also undergone training in authentic folk dances from each state of India from Darpana Academy of Performing Arts in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. I was one of the main dancer of the Darpana's performing group and has travelled across the world to be part of various international dance festivals. During the course, has been awarded with many awards and nominations at the state and national levels at the dance competitions . I moved to Melbourne 4 years ago and has been participating in couple of community events and has started my dance school, NRITYA SCHOOL OF DANCES in Cranbourne and conducts regular classes for all age groups.


Name: Nabeel Riaz
Email: nabeelriaz_147@yahoo.com
Field: Tabla
Address: 139 A Waverley Road Malvern East Melbourne 3145 Vic
Telephone: 0432589501.  04334332140
Misc. Info: A student of Ustad Mohammed Tufail. Nabeel has started learning tabla from the age of Six. After the death of his Teacher he carry on his musical information from his uncle Ijaz Mangat. In pakistan he has performed with Artists like Gullam Abbas ( famous Gazal and thumri singer), Afshaan Abbas ( Playback singer). Currently living in Melbourne and teaching privately.


Name: Mrs. Kruti Shah
Email: sheth_kruti2001@yahoo.com
Field: bharatnatyam & classical music( vocal, harmonium, casio)
Address: 7A Savage St,Pakenham Vic -3810
Telephone: 0406115268, 0430124575
Misc. Info: I did visharad in bharatnatyam from Akhil Bhartiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya and visharad in music(vocal) from bruhad Gujarat . I am registered international classical dancer. I performed all over in india in Punjab, Chennai, Gujarat, Delhi. I also did bharatnatyam performence in Greece in Europe.I have been teaching bharatnatyam and music(vocal) for 7 years. lessons are available on weekdays and weekend. Feel free to contact me for any infomation or book a lesson.


Name: Rathika Mahadevanee Sivapathasundaram
Email: bharatha_kalanjali@yahoo.com
Field: Bharatha Natyam
Address: 6 Shield Court Glen Waverley Victoria 3150 Australia
Telephone: 61 3 9886 5083
Misc. Info: For information please visit www.bharatakalanjali.org


Name: Mrs. Sujatha Surendran
Email: natyakalamandir@hotmail.com
Field: Bharatha Natyam
Address: Dandenong & Waterways, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Telephone: (03) 9798 7577 Mob: 0421 135 565
Misc. Info: For all enquiries please visit our website www.natyakalamandir.com.au


Name: V. Soumya
Email: soumya_v_80@yahoo.co.in
Field: Bharatnatyam
Address: Melbourne, Australia
Telephone:
Misc. Info:


Name: Vishnuvarthini Visvanathan
Email: vishnuvisvanathan@gmail.com
Field: Carnatic vocal and violin
Address: Frankston, melbourne.
Telephone: 0451123985
Misc. Info: A student of Brindha ragunanthan and Sitalakshmi. Awarded the "Isai peroli" award for the violin perfomance and has also received Tamil Nadu state awards. I have entered the world of music from my age of 5 . Basically , I am a Full - time undergraduate student . I am interested in teaching children who have a passion for carnatic music with basic violin and vocal classes. Feel free to call me for any further quiries. Very reasonable charges apply.



 

 

 

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