TEACHERS AND PERFORMERS OF INDIAN MUSIC AND DANCE (British Columbia)

 

Name: Curtis Andrews
E-Mail: info@curtisandrews.ca
Field: Mridangam, Kanjira, tala theory/ practice (Carnatic Music)
Address: Vancouver, BC
Telephone: 778-319-2396
Misc. Info: Disciple of Sri Trichy Sankaran. Performer, composer of various styles of music. Teaches privately. Website: www.curtisandrews.ca


Name: Neeraja Aptikar
E-Mail: naptikar@gmail.com
Field: Hindustani Vocal classical, semiclassical and light music
Address: Also close to Patterson station in Burnaby
Telephone: 778-288-4811
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.neerajaaptikar.com


Name: Mohamed Assani
E-Mail: info@mohamedassani.com
Field: Hindustani Classical Music: Sitarist, Composer, Teacher
Address: Burnaby, BC, Canada
Telephone: 604-354-9869
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: Mrs. Bhanumathi
E-Mail: bhanusunder@gmail.com
Field: Carnatic Vocal music
Address: Burnaby B.C., Canada
Telephone:
Experienced teacher gives training in carnatic vocal music on skype. Contact on Email for details


Name: Stefan Cihelka
E-Mail: czechmytabla@yahoo.com
Field: Tabla
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
E-Mail: balbirmadan@hotmail.com
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 18 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
E-Mail: info@FREEDOMandLEELA.com
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
E-Mail: jshsitar@aol.com
Field: Sitar, Sarode
Address: Victoria, BC
Telephone: 604 265 3415
Misc. Info: James Hamilton has spent over forty 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.


Name: Remyaa Iyer
E-Mail: remyarajiv@gmail.com
Field: Carnatic Music Vocal
Address: #106, 9319 University Crescent, Burnaby, V5A4Y5
Telephone: # 604 354 1982
Misc. Info: Classical Music Singer professionally trained for 18 years from Gurus Smt. Mahalakshmi Iyer, Trivandrum; Sri. Kumar, Trivandrum; Ms.Veena Kulkarni, Bangalore and music director Sri Perumbavoor G Raveendranath. Have performed Carnatic music in India as well as Netherlands, Hong Kong and Canada. Music lessons are held at the teachers residence at SFU Burnaby Campus. Contact for more details.


Name: Kamal Music Center.
E-Mail: kamal-music@hotmail.com
Field: Harmonium, Sitar, Tanpura, Flute, Dilruba, 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
Telephone: 604-582-3560
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), Keyboard, Flute, Plate Tarang, Banjo, Naal & Dholki as well as Bhajan, Shabad, Film Songs, Gazal & Classical & Semi Classical, Ragas, Compositions in all types of Indian Music. (All instruments are provided for lessons but you may bring your own). Also teaching Hindi & Punjabi Language. Website- www.kamalmusiccenter.com


Name: Dr. Ajay Kapur
E-Mail: ajay@karmetik.com
Field: Tabla, Sitar, Electronic Music
Address: Victoria, B.C. Canada
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: Sharanjeet Singh Mand
E-Mail: sharan04mand@gmail.com
Field: Sitar, Sarod, Dilruba, Harmonium
Address: Surrey, Vancouver
Telephone: 604 728 6210
Misc. Info: Sharanjeet is an experience teacher teaching students all over world. He have been working with Organisations like ICMS Vancouver and Tansen Sangeet Mahavidhylay etc. Course is designed as per learning needs of the student. Sharanjeet enjoys teaching passionate students of all levels, ages and abilities. He has taught students on a variety of instruments including Sitar, Santoor, Sarod, Harmonium, Piano, Bass, flute, Violin, Guitar, and Voice.


Name: Sunny Matharu
E-Mail: smatharu@shaw.ca
Field: Tabla
Address: Surrey, BC
Telephone: 604-788-2482
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: Sudnya Mulye
E-Mail: sudnyadanceacademy@gmail.com
Field: Bharat Natyam
Address: Richmond, BC Canada
Telephone: 604 724 6564
Misc. Info: Sudnya Mulye, Founder and Artistic Director of Sudnya Dance Academy is Bharata Natyam exponent based in Canada since 1996. Sudnya holds BFA and MFA in Dance and Choreography and has performed extensively and won many awards in India. After moving to Canada she has performed nation-wide, collaborated with various professional multicultural groups and given lecture demonstrations and workshops in universities and schools. In 2007 Sudnya was nominated for Richmond Review's Ethel Tibbits Women of Distinction Award. For more info please visit - sudnyadanceacademy.com


Name: Naad Foundation - A Centre for Performing & Visual Arts
E-Mail: amar@naadarts.com
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
E-Mail: majidqiyam@hotmail.com
Field: Rabab and Harmonium
Address: Vancouver area (Richmond/Surrey), BC, Canada
Telephone: 604-603-3993
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 Rabab, Harmonium and Tabla. Lessons in English, Dari/Farsi. Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-_-RhvqKX0


Name: Naveen Sharma
E-Mail: matraj86@yahoo.com
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
E-Mail: preetrang@gmail.com
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: Santwant Singh
E-Mail: kdpmail@gmail.com
Field: Tabla
Address: Richmond, BC near Aberdeen Skytrain Station.
Telephone: 778-713-0083
Senior Disciple of Ustad Alla Rakha


Name: Radhika Srikrishnan
E-Mail: radhikasubramanyam24@gmail.com
Field: Carnatic Vocal music
Address: Richmond BC
Telephone: 6046530486
Misc. Info: Iam a trained carnatic singer and was the disciple/ guidance of Kunnakudi Subbalakshmi, Jayalakshmi and Manga in Hyderabad. I have performed in various Cultural activities in Hyderabad.


Name: Sasha Tirupathi. (a.k.a Reecha)
E-Mail: sashasublime@hotmail.com
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
Telephone: 604-688-8176
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
E-Mail: prajakta.trehan@gmail.com
Field: Classical Dance - Kathak
Address: # 103, 12815, 85th Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3W OK8
Telephone: 778-896-2903
Misc. Info: Website - http://nrityanjalikathak.com/ Prajakta Trehan is a Kathak dancer from India and is one of the many New Immigrants to make Surrey, Canada her home. She has been trained in Classical Dance - KATHAK by her Gurus Smt. Asha Joglekar & Archana Joglekar. She has been conferred the coveted title Shringar Mani (Jewel of expressions) by the Sur Singar Samsad Mumbai, and has won many dance competitions in India. She has had the opportunity to promote Kathak in India, France, Singapore and now Canada. Her dance school accepts students from ages 6 yrs. and above.


Name: David Tsabar
E-Mail: david_tsabar@yahoo.com
Field: Hindustani - vocal
Address: Vancouver, B.C.
Telephone: 604-899-1591
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
E-Mail: sangeetamaruti@gmail.com
Field: Carnatic Vocal music
Address: Burnaby, BC Canada
Telephone:
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


Name: Zahra
E-Mail: zahradream@hotmail.com
Field: Bollywood Fusion Dance Instructor and Performer
Address: Vancouver BC CANADA
Telephone: 604.789.1969
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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