TEACHERS AND PERFORMERS OF INDIAN MUSIC AND DANCE (South East England)

 

Name: Mrs. Shwetha Aknur
E-Mail: shwethaaknur@yahoo.com
Field: Bharatanatyam Classical Dance
Address: Dartford area
Telephone: 07836366841
Misc. Info: Trained Bharathnathyam Dancer, Recipient of prestigious Kempe Gowda Prashasthi for Bharatanatyam from Government of Karnataka in the year 2011. Have choreographed many items both in classical and contemporary style of dancing and have won accolades. Performed at various national & international venues like Vancouver Kannada Koota (Canada), Vancouver Vivekananda Vedantha Society (Canada). Performed in the United States of America for 3 months in a cultural exchange program. Recently performed in Vishwa Kannada Sammelana in London (UK) in November 2011.


Name: Dr. Deepti Chabra
E-Mail: chhabradeepti25@gmail.com
Field: Sitarist
Address: 106 west central, 1a stoke road, slough-sl2 5pf
Telephone: 07397916236
Misc. Info: I have completed my Ph.D in music from India.


Name: Anuradha Chaturvedi
E-Mail: anucseth@gmail.com
Field: Indian classical dance - Kathak
Address: Berkshire
Telephone: 07765190197
Misc. Info: I am proffesional Kathak dancer based in Newbury, Berkshire. I have been a performing artist for past 10 years and have done concerts both in India and more recently in UK. I have been trained under the guidance of Kathak guru pundit Arjun Mishra in Lucknow, deciple of Kathak maestro Birju Maharaj. I have been a recipient of prestigious Sringar Mani awarded by Sur Sringar Samsad, Mumbai recently. Apart from performances I conduct regular classes in Newbury Reading area. You can visit me at www.geocities.com/anuradha_chat1 My most recent performances include, Chiddingly Festival 2006, Thatcham Festival of Arts and Leisure 2006 and Ehtaram, New Greenham Arts, Newbury.


Name: Mrs Sumana Dhruva
E-Mail: sumana.d@gmail.com
Field: South Indian Vocal music classes
Address: Tilehurst, Reading
Telephone: 07834222319
Misc. Info: I am a trained Classical singer from Bangalore. I have been performing and teaching music for a few years. I conduct classes at my home in Tilehurst, Reading. Classes range from basic to advanced lessons for children and adults. I teach Carnatic Classical music, Light devotional songs, Bhajans and shlokas.


Name: Shweatha Govindhan
E-Mail: shweatha@hotmail.com
Field: Bharatanatyam - Indian Classical Dance
Address: Flat 3, 7 Spencer Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 7EL
Telephone: 00447595825214
Misc. Info: Certified classical dancer with 20 years experience in dancing. Charging £10 /hr.


Name: Indian Arts Centre, UK
E-Mail: sharmila3123@rediffmail.com
Field: Indian contemporary and Kathak Dance class and Classical / Bengali music lessons
Address: The Warehouse, 1a Cumberland Road, Reading RG13LB
Telephone: Mrs Banerjee at 07912357722 or 01189417901
Misc. Info: You are welcome to join music & dance group sessions (http://www.indianartscentre.hostzi.com/) Dance classes take place every Sunday at 4-5pm in the Warehouse - for all ages. Learn Indian Kathak and contemporary dance from qualified teachers & performers. Weekly lessons to help shape, keep you fit and flexible. Vocal music lessons take place every Thursday at 7-9 pm in The Warehouse. Train you to participate in Regular stage performances throughout the year. Vocal Music group sessions: beginners/intermediate to advanced level in affiliation with the renowned Music school Dakshini of Calcutta. Learn Classical Raga and Rabindra Sangeet from the well known teacher Dr Ananda Gupt. *Cost: Dance- £4.50/ class and for Music-£5/ class for children and £7/class for adults.


Name: Kuntal Indulkar - Kuntal's School of Bollywood Dancing
E-Mail: info@kuntals.co.uk
Field: Bollywood/ Kathak fusion/ Hip hop/ Bhangra
Address: Milton Keynes/ Leicester/ London
Telephone: 07511293939
Misc. Info: From the largest film Industry in the world comes a Choreogarpher, Performer, Teacher with dance experience in over thousand live stage shows, featured in films television music videos born in the city of dreams Mumbai and since then grew up around the environs of the Bollywood film industry. Her hard work, determination and attitude have made her a role model for many aspiring people around her. She started off with a small dance academy in India whilst she continued dancing with bollywood Stars. Kuntal offers the very best training for a variety of styles including, Bollywood, Kathak and Bhangra. She has already begun to establish a reputation for the quality of training offered and the original and innovative methods employed. Kuntal has kept her burning passion for the performing arts since an early age of 4 years. We specialise in:- School workshops - Private lessons - First dance - Corporate shows - bollywood dance classes And much more..


Name: Raju Jadeja
E-Mail: jadejar@gmail.com
Field: Tabla
Address: Oak Tree House, Hemel Hemsptead Rd, Hemel Hemsptead, Herts. HP3 8LR, England
Telephone: 01442- 394039
Misc. Info: Trained under Pandit Markandey Mishra of the Banares Gharana.


Name: Jason Kalidas
E-Mail: jasonkalidas@gmail.com
Field: Bansuri
Address: Brighton /London , UK
Telephone: +44 07957296468
Misc. Info: jasonkalidas.com Lessons £30 (also on Skype). Jason Kalidas studied Tabla and Bansuri for 20 years in Varanasi and London


Name: Rajwant Kaur
E-Mail: samuelrandhawa@hotmail.com
Field: classical vocal, Bhajan, Shabad
Address: Shaanti Dillywood Lane Rochester Kent ME37NT
Telephone: 01634717989 / 07754256482
Misc. Info: Rajwant has recently come to england from the Punjab. she performs and teaches classical vocal, bhajans, shabad kirtan, and folk songs and is based in Kent and East London.


Name: Thiruvarur L. Kothandapani
E-Mail: ragaranjani2004@aol.com
Field: Carnatic Violin
Address: C/o Trinity School Of carnatic Music St James Church Bodley Road Newmalden Surrey
Telephone: 07956 345212
Misc. Info: I have been based in London for about 15 years working as a freelance. I have been teaching and doing project works under my school. I have performed widely and played with many renewned performers.


Name: Lakshmi
E-Mail: lakshmi2kvs@hotmail.com
Field: Bharatanatyam
Address: 865, Oxford Road, Tilehurst, Reading RG30 6TR: United Kingdom
Telephone: 01189410602
Misc. Info: I have completed Vidwath grade examination from Bangalore, Karanataka Board. I am ineterested in conducting classes to the interested students at Reading.


Name: Plato Pathrose
E-Mail: platopathrose@gmail.com
Field: Carnatic Instrumental, Flute
Address: Walton Road, Woking, Surrey
Telephone: 07553025115
Misc. Info: A Disciple of Padmashree Dr. N. Ramani and Dr. Padmesh, Have been in the music industry for last 10 years. Hailing from Kerala, Used to perform concerts in India. Been to UK from last few weeks.


Name: Sushmita Pati
E-Mail: Sushmita@kalathearts.co.uk
Field: Odissi Dancer, teacher, Choreographer, Ethnomusicologist
Address: Basingstoke College of Technology, Worting Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 8TN
Telephone: 01256 461230 or 07725838419
Misc. Info: www.kalathearts.co.uk I am an Odissi artist/performer and Choreographer, trained with Padmavibhushan Kelucharan Mohapatra. I have taught at various prestigious institutions in India and U.K and examiner of Odissi and Kathak in U.K. I am also a trained Hindustani Classical Singer and performer.


Name: Sam Randhawa
E-Mail: samuelrandhawa@hotmail.com
Field: Sitar and Tabla
Address: shaanti dillywood lane rochester kent uk ME37NT
Telephone: 07754256482 / 01634 717989
Misc. Info: Sam is a sitar student of the great ustad shahid parvez and though he has travelled the world performing he is also currently teaching in the areas of kent and east london. He has also learned tabla from various artists.


Name: Tanushree Shukla
E-Mail: tanu_malaviya@yahoo.com
Field: Vocal (Indian classical and Light Music)
Address: Milton Keynes, England
Telephone: 07538391579
Misc. Info: Masters in Performing Arts (Bhatkhande University, Lucknow, India), Professional Singer


Name: Dharithri Srinath
E-Mail: dharithri.srinath@o2.com
Field: Bharathnatyam, Bollywood dance & Carnatic Vocal
Address: 35 Hawkes Close, Langlay, Slough, Berkshire SL3 8BN
Telephone: 07961658827
Misc. Info: I'm qualified in Indian Classical dance - Bharathnatyam & Bollywood dance with 12 years learning & 7 years teaching experience, I'm also qualified in south Indian vocal music (Carnatic)


Name:& Meena Sugavanam
E-Mail: meena.sugavanam@sgmail.com
Field: Address: Bromley, Kent, United Kingdom
Telephone: Home +44 208 290 6700 - Mobile - Meena +44 7517 448982
Misc. Info: I have been learning to play the Veena since a very young age.  Am extremely passionate about carnatic music and a very motivated person who enjoys teaching.


Name: Urja Desai Thakore
E-Mail: anokee_urja@hotmail.com
Field: Dance, Music
Address: 24, Coleridge close, Blethley, Milton Keynes MK3 5AF, England
Telephone: 44 01908 366640
Misc. Info: Based in Milton Keynes, Urja teaches Kathak in London and Milton Keynes.She is a proffesional Kathak Dancer/teacher and Choroegrapher. She runs a company named Pagrav www.pagravdance.com.


Name: Thiruvarur S. Seethalakshmi
E-Mail: srgmpdn@hotmail.co.uk
Field: Carnatic Vocal / Violin / Veena Teaching & Bharathanatyam accompaniment
Address: Carnatica, PO Box 326, Sunbury on Thames, TW16 7ZU
Telephone: 07957182730
Misc. Info: I am professional musician based in UK now. I also provide music lessons. I come from a family of musicians. A qualified teacher and well known musician from south India. I have provided vocal support to many renowned Bharatanatyam dancers such as Vyjayanthimala Bali, Hemamalini, Shobana, Meenakshi Sheshadri, Banupriya, and Revathi Ramachandran. Also I have worked as a music lecturer in Tamilnadu govt music college, chennai for more than 10 years.



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