Name: Acharya Performing Arts Academy Inc
E-Mail: asha.apaainc@gmail.com
Field: Carnatic Classical Bharathanatyam dance, Keyboard, Yoga, Shloka (Teaching & Performance)
Address: Naperville, Aurora, Schaumburg, IL
Telephone: 630-281-2859
Misc. Info: A versatile and professional dance and music artists are conducting Carnatic classical and Bharathanatyam dance , Keyboard , Yoga , Shloka classes. Each class is formed to teach basics as well as particular dances / songs for kids and adults. Please go to http://ashaacharya.org/ for more details.

Name: Akshaya Music Academy
E-Mail: akshayamusicacademy@gmail.com
Field: Vocal
Address: 1304, E. Algonquin Rd, # 1-G, International Village Apartments, Schaumburg,IL-60173
Telephone: (847) 665 8062
Misc. Info: Learn to sing Indian Classical, Devotional & Film Music in an interesting & unique style. A very well experienced, Young & Talented Teacher with a teaching experience of about 15 yrs. Teaching Students of all age groups starting from 4 yrs till... (u r never too old to learn!). Classes are conducted Tuesday through Sunday. Enrollment in the Academy requires Pre-Registration. Students can appear for Music Exams in both theory & practicals & get Certified from School Of World Music after getting trained under Mrs. Minu.

Name: Ms Anjana Bhatt
E-Mail: anjananbhatt@gmail.com
Field: Harmonium and vocal (Hindustani Classical Music, Light Songs/sugam geet, Bhajans, baalgeet/children's songs, old hindi film songs)
Address: 1904, Governor's Lane, Hoffman Estates, IL - 60169
Telephone: 847-594-4204
Misc. Info: I have done Bachlors in Music (vocal- Hindustani Classical) and have teaching experience of 5 yrs in music institutes. I have been giving private tutions for 8 yrs. I have also given solo and group song performances at different festivals and institutes in India and was a radio artist in Baroda, India for a couple of yrs. I have recently rendered my voice in a music album called 'Angnama Nache Mor' which is a collection of popular children's songs in Gujarati. I can give theory and practical classes (individual / group) for harmonium and vocal, teach light songs/sugam geet, bhajans, baalgeet / children' songs and old hindi film songs to anybody who is interested in music and is above 5 yrs. Please contact me at the above mentioned address.

Name: Dr. Tapan Bhattacharyya
E-Mail: robichakra@yahoo.co.in
Field: Hindustani Vocal (Lessons & Performance)
Address: 1501 Idlewild Lane, Homewood, Il. 60430.
Telephone: 708-957-7135.
Misc. Info: Instruction is given as individual lessons, or in groups. Classes held during weekday evening (7:30 / 8:30PM), and week-ends. http://darbarimusicschool.com/

Name: Bollywood Groove
E-Mail: info@bollygroove.com
Field: Bollywood and Bhangra
Address: Multiple Studio Locations ( http://www.bollygroove.com/classes/class-schedule/ )
Telephone: 312-77-BOLLY
Misc. Info: Bollywood Groove is a premier Bollywood and Bhangra dance / fitness company. We teach at multiple locations including Chicago, Evanston, Skokie and Schaumburg. Featured on NBC, ABC, Groupon, Sun Times and WCIU, our classes are known for their quality content, joyfulness and effectiveness! We also have a professional dance troupe that performs at all public and private events including weddings, corporate events and more. ( http://www.bollygroove.com/classes/class-schedule/ )

Name: Bollywood Rhythms
E-Mail: info@bollywoodrhythms.com
Field: Indian Folk and Bollywood Dancing
Address: Naperville IL 60564
Telephone: 630-357-9293
Misc. Info: Bollywood Rhythms is a dance studio dedicated purely to the art of Bollywood dancing. We provide professional dance training and dance performances for concerts, stage shows, schools, corporate events, weddings, public and social events. website : www.bollywoodrhythms.com

Name: Sandip Burman
E-Mail: Sandipburman@hotmail.com
Field: Tabla, Sitar, Voice & Tabla Tarang
Address: Chicago, Naperville & Schaumburg, IL
Telephone: Cell: 773-294-2091
Misc. Info: Internationally touring musician teaches Indian rhythm and melody in Chicago, IL, Naperville, IL & Schaumburg, IL USA- especially during the U.S. Summer. He teaches all ability levels: Children to Adult. Additionally, while touring he teaches in Australia (Sydney, Brisbane, Newcastle & Melbourne), Singapore, Vancouver, Canada and Mexico City, Mexico. He is also available for lessons via video conferencing and Skype. Please visit his website: www.SandipBurman.com

Name: Archana Chandrasekaran
E-Mail: archana@bharatanatyamchicago.com
Field: Bharatanatyam dance
Address: Multiple locations in Chicagao area; classes at students' homes / nearby location.
Telephone: 3126780611
Misc. Info: www.bharatanatyamchicago.com Bharatanatyam beginners classes offered by Archana, who has 18 years of dance experience. Pandhanallur and Kalakshetra style with theory, yoga and breathing techniques useful for dance taught during sessions. Private and group lessons offered at your home/ nearby location.

Name: Chicago Kathak Institute - Dancing Petals
E-Mail: gurmeet@dancingpetals.com
Field: Dance - Kathak
Address: Various locations in Chicagoland area (Wheeling, Buffalo Grove, Downers Grove, Naperville)
Telephone: (847) 571 8026
Misc. Info: Open to all ages and levels. Learn Indian Classical Dance Kathak - A dance form characterized by story-telling through body gestures and facial expressions. Technical aspects include intricate rhythmic patterns executed with graceful movements, pirouettes and precise footwork. Website - www.DancingPetalsKathak.com

Name: Vinayak Chittar
E-Mail: vchittar@yahoo.com
Field: Sitar
Address: 21 Yashodhan, Sant Janabai Marg, Vile Parle (East), Mumbai 400057
Telephone: +91 982 112 8317 (cell)
Misc. Info: Vinayak Chittar is a virtuoso sitar player of the Etawah-Imdad Khani Gharana. He had his basic training on the sitar under the late P G Parab, a senior disciple of Pandit Ravi Shankar. A disciple of Pandit Arvind Parikh for over twenty years, Vinayak has a fiercely independent outlook and draws inspiration from a variety of sources. Vinayak Chittar is particularly influenced by the gayaki of the Agra Gharana, of which he has undertaken serious study and analysis. An architect by training, Vinayak is an expert in sitar ergonomics, and this has enabled him to invent an energy efficient technique for himself.

Name: Kiran Chouhan
E-Mail: kiranchauhan2003@yahoo.co.in
Field: Kathak
Address: 1061 Florida Ln., Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Telephone: 847/985-9142
Misc. Info: Ms. Kiran Chouhan is an internationally known artist who has spent over 20 years studying, teaching and performing Kathak under the direction of the legendary Pandit Birju Maharaj. Ms. Chouhan has shown her talents not only as a dancer but also as a choreographer. In addition to numerous performances in India, Ms. Chouhan has performed in China, Russia, Kenya, France, Germany, U.K. and the United States. I conduct classes private and group. Please email me for more informations.

Name: Dancing Stars Global
E-Mail: DancingStarsGlobal@yahoo.com
Field: Bollywood Jazz for all ages and Bollywood Zumba for Teens/Adults
Address: Multiple Locations
Misc. Info: Checkout our website www.dancingstarsglobal.com for more information and specials. We specialize in Bollywood Dance classes for kids and Zumba Fitness for teens/adults. We get an opportunity to perform all over. Taking Registration now.

Name: Dhruti Desai
E-Mail: kalarpan.dm@gmail.com
Field: Bharatanatyam & Creative Dances, Indian Folk Dances, Vocal-Hindustani Classical & Semi-Classical Music
Address: Glenview, IL 60025
Telephone: (847) 834-0745
Misc. Info: Kalarpan School of Indian Dance and Music in Glenview, IL offers classes in systematic training in Bharatnatyam and Creative Dances, Authentic Indian Folk Dances, Vocal-Hindustani Classical and Semi-Classical Music. The Artistic Director Dhruti Desai is a performing artist and an educator in dance and music. She has a Master's degree in dance and a diploma in music and 10+ years of teaching experience. She has performed widely in India and the US.

Name: Lopamudra Banerjee Dhar
E-Mail: banerjee.lopamudra75@gmail.com
Field: Indian contemporary dance, Bollywood dance
Address: Naperville, IL, USA
Telephone: 630-369-6046
Misc. Info: Lopamudra was trained at the Ananda Shankar Centre for Performing Arts (ASCPA). Started in 1987, ASPCA is an institution India, which imparts training in the Shankar Technique of New Age Dance evolved by the artistic genius, the late Uday Shankar. Lopamudra originally trained in this style but her training has given her the potential to compose and choreograph in other indian styles which include folk and the latest rage "Bollywood Dance". She is an instructor at Sonia's Dance Rhythm in Naperville, IL.

Name: Gandharvi (Moumita Chatterjee)
E-Mail: chatterjee.mou2009@gmail.com
Field: Vocal
Address: 1 Wheaton Center, Wheaton, IL, 60187, USA
Telephone: (224) 619 6147
Misc. Info: Learn to sing Indian Classical, Devotional & Film Music in an interesting & unique style. The music school Gandharvi is conveniently located close to Wheaton metra station. For last 20 years she is getting trained in and practicing Indian classical music. She has performed in different events and venues in and around Chicago area and also in schools and colleges in West Bengal, India. She recently started offering hindusthani classical, Rabindra Sangeet, bollywood-style singing lessons to interested students. http://moumitachatterjee.com/

Name: Gullapudi Raman Kumari
E-Mail: gramankumari@rediffmail.com
Field: Odissi Dance
Address: 1713 a Valley Road, Champaign, Il 61820
Telephone: Home-217-351-9012
Misc. Info: Cell- 217-721-8643

Name: H. Ramakrishnan
E-Mail: hramakrishnaiyer@yahoo.co.uk
Field: Carnatic vocal, Nanasankeertham, Mridangam, Kanjira and Konnakkol
Address: Usa: 3013 Rudder Lane, Apt I 103, Bloomington, Il 61704
Misc. Info: www.hramakrishnan.com - I have been performing and teaching music and various percussion instruments. I also have been honoured by the state govt of tamil nadu which conferred on me, the "Kalaimamani Award" for conserving the dying art form of konnakkol. : Konnakkol is a very unique art form where you vocaly render the percussion syllables and accompany a regular carnatic calssical concert. i would be happy to pass on this 300 year old artform to anybody who is intereted and also teach carantic vocal, namasankeertham and various percussion instruments.

Name: I-RADHA (Indian Rhythms Arts Dances Heritage Academy)
E-Mail: i-radha@hotmail.com
Field: Bollywood dances, Acting classes, Arts classes
Address: Elk Grove Village and Libertyville Illinois
Telephone: 847-483-4158
Misc. Info: I-RADHA is a not-for-profit organization. I-RADHA�s mission is not only to keep our Indian heritage alive in the traditional way, but to take it to new heights. I-RADHA offers Bollywood Dances, Acting and Arts classes for all ages and gender. We provide the opportunity for our students to perform on stage.

Name: Gauri Jog
E-Mail: gaurijog@hotmail.com
Field: Kathak
Address: 2200 Briar Hill Drive Schaumburg, IL 60194
Telephone: 847-755-9625
Misc. Info: I teach Kathak (an Indian Classical Dance) to interested people in Chicagoland area. Dance & Music is my passion and I look forward to hear from anyone who wants to know/learn Kathak dance. Check out http://www.gaurijog.com/

Name: Kala Eternal Rhythms
E-Mail: kertabla@gmail.com
Field: Tabla, Pakhawaj, Dholak, Naal, Dhol
Address: 3943 Sandpiper Lane, Hanover Park, IL 60133
Telephone: 630-670-3954
Misc. Info: Raju Deshmukh learned the art of Tabla playing from Guru Shree Chuttanlal Pakhawaji of the Banares Gharana. This art was passed down to him in the classical music tradition of Guru To Disciple. Raju earned his music degree from M.S. University Of Baroda, India. He has continued his pursuit of this art by working with the honorable tabla maestro Swapan Chowdhury, an instructor at the Ali Akbar Music College in San Rafael, California. Recently he has also started learning from Pt. Ashok Maitra. As a professional performer, he believes his students will be part of a new generation of musicians who seek to learn and appreciate the Tabla as a traditional Indain art form. At Kala Eternal Rhythms school, training is available for beginners as well as experienced students. Intense training offered through workshops with world renowned artists at various times.

Name: Kalapriya Center For Indian Performing Arts
E-Mail: education@kalapriya.org
Field: Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Bollywood
Address: Classes Held in Lemont, IL, Hyde Park, IL, Downtown Chicago
Telephone: 312-436-2789
Misc. Info: www.kalapriya.org Kalapriya provides dance education to children, introducing them to the joys of movement, music, and imagination through Indian classical dance forms. Drawing from cultural traditions that have been evolving over centuries, students of all ages, backgrounds, and dance experience are welcomed into the academy's fold.

Name: Sudha Kalavagunta
E-Mail: lasyasudha@hotmail.com
Field: Kuchipudi Dance/ Bharatnatyam
Address: 41 Yotzonot Dr Bloomington Il-61704 Usa Visit us: www.lasyasudha.org
Telephone: 309-661-9575
Misc. Info: Sudha kalavagunta M.com (Accounting), M.A (performing arts) is a popular kuchipudi, Bharatanatyam, Andhranatyam Dancer. She has given world wide performances and also performed before former prime minister of India sri. P.V. Narsimharao, former President of India sri K.R. Narayanan, former Vice President of India sri S. Krishnakant and several other dignitaries. She is an A-grade artist of Doordarshan and appeared on TV screen several times. She is the recepient of scholarships from central sangeet natak academy, New Delhi, India. Ministry of Human Resources, Govt. of India, Potti Sree Ramulu Telugu University Hyd, India.

Name: Uma Vyjayanthimala Kallakuri
E-Mail: kskallakuri@hotmail.com
Field: Kuchipudi, Bharatnatyam
Address: Nrityamala Dance Academy, 37 Bandacon Way, Bloomington, IL-61704, USA
Telephone: 309-661-9371
Misc. Info: Uma performs and teaches both Kuchipudi and Bharatnatyam. She is an 'A' grade artist for Doordarshan - TV network, India;ICCR panelled artist; performed extensively in India, Japan, Oman, Dubai and USA; published research oriented articles on dance in various magazines and news papers;choreographed dance productions include solos & dance-dramas like Tiruppavai of Andal etc.

Name: Karida's School of Orientale Dance/Kari Dotson
E-Mail: karida@karidazahava.com
Field: Bollywood
Address: 854 S Glenwood Springfield IL 62704
Telephone: 217-241-8370
Misc. Info: www.karidazahava.com. Dance instructor since 1987. Director of "The Bolly Dollys" and "Troupe Zahava". Teaching Bollywood group choreographies, Garbha / Dandiyaa, and Bhangra-fitness out of my home until new suitable studio space can be located.

Name: Lakshminarayana Keralapura
E-Mail: hklakshmi1@hotmail.com
Field: Mrudangam
Address: Waukegan Lake County Chicago
Telephone: 2243814663
Misc. Info: Having learnt this art in the childhood and having played for different famous artists, knowing the beauty of this art I'm loving to have this art spread to all the people who ever is intretsed in learning the same. Currently having classes at Schaumberg, Des plains and Naperville.

Name: Guru Dilshad Khan
E-Mail: dilshadkhankathak@gmail.com
Field: Kathak
Address: Chicago, IL, USA
Telephone: 773-961-6857
Misc. Info: Guru Dilshad Khan has over 25 years of experience teaching Kathak to all levels and ages of dancers. Classes are available for all levels and ages, including Beginner Adults. If interested, please call and leave a message.

Name: Jutin Khanna
E-Mail: j.unit91@gmail.com
Field: Drum Set (funk, rock, jazz, school percussion curriculum), Tabla (Delhi Gharana)
Address: Naperville, IL - USA
Telephone: (630) 303-1861
Misc. Info: Jutin Khanna has a B.A. in Tabla from Allahabad University and Bhatkhande Music Institute. He is trained by renowned composer Pt. Rakesh Sharma in the tradition of Delhi Gharana. He started studying drums when he was 9 years old and has been teaching for about 4 years. He has played in several bands and has done session work for a few midwestern funk bands.

Name: Dhananjay Kunte
Field: Tabla
E-Mail: dpkunte@gmail.com
Address: Vernon Hills, Illinois (Chicago suburb)
Telephone: 224-392-3259
Misc. Info: I am a classically trained professional tabla artist and have been teaching tabla for last 23 years. I have also obtained Masters Degree in Music. I offer weekly Tabla classes either in group or individual basis.

Name: Lasyasudha School of Indian Dances
E-Mail: lasyasudha@hotmail.com
Field: Kuchipudi and Bharatnatyam
Address: 41 Yotzonot Drive #8 Bloomington IL-61704 :
Telephone: 309-661-9575
Misc. Info:

Name: Lyon Leifer
E-Mail: lyonl66@gmail.com
Field: Bansuri
Address: I give bansuri lessons at home in Glenview, IL.
Telephone: 224 565 7010
Misc. Info: started study in 1965, learning from Pt. Devendra Murdeshwar in the style and with the technical approach of Pannalal Ghosh, which I teach. I lived in India until 1970; continued studying with Murdeshwarji until his passing in 2000; continue come to India from time to time to learn music, mainly with Pt. L.K. Pandit and with Nayan Ghosh. I have received several Fulbrights, an AIIS Senior Fellowship and other awards for this work. I also have music degrees from Juilliard and Northwestern and substantial ongoing activities in Western and Indian music performance in the US.

Name: Kate Levinstein
E-Mail: hareepachicago@gmail.com
Field: Bhangra dance
Address: Chicago, IL, USA
Telephone: 773-424-2009
Misc. Info: Kate Levinstein has been teaching bhangra and giddha to people of all ages, genders, and races since 2008. She currently teaches at the Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music (oldtownschool.org) as well as private lessons and workshops, and has studied both bhangra and dhol in Chardigarh, India. She founded and manages Hareepa! Chicago (hareepachicago.yolasite.com), the Windy City's independent, multi-cultural, all-female bhangra troupe. Hareepa! Chicago is available for performances at weddings, special occasions, or any event. Please contact for current classes, private lessons, or to schedule a workshop or performance.

Name: Dhivya M
E-Mail: bhoomijahari@gmail.com
Field: Carnatic Music, bhajans and slokas, bharatanatyam
Address: Champaign, IL, USA
Telephone: 805 464 6342
Misc. Info: Learn Carnatic Music ( beginner and intermediate level), Bharatnayatam classes for beginners and slokas classes. Individual or groups as per convenience. Class timings are flexible according to your availability. A good exposure for anyone interested in getting inducted into music along with exposure in Hindu traditions. $15 per hour.

Name: Nauman Malik
E-Mail: malikmusicinc@yahoo.com
Field: Hindustani Classical Vocal, Harmonium, Keyboard, piano, guitar, drums
Address: Aurora, IL. USA
Telephone: (773)-733-3696
Misc. Info: Mr. Malik is co-founder of Malik Music Inc. and has been teaching classical & light music for three decades. He got his training in classical music from legends like, Ustaad Jaffar Hussain (Shami), Ustad Abdul Hafiz Khan (Talwandi), Ustad Nazir Butt (Patiala) & Bakhshi Wazir Hussain (Film Music). He got his formal piano education from the College of Dupage IL USA, and was trained by Steve Havens, Karol S. Redington & Michael F. Fritsch. Now offer guitar and drum classes. Home tuition and group classes are available in Naperville, Aurora, Bolingbrook, Downers Grove, Oakbrook, Burr Ridge, Elmhurst and Lincoln Park areas. To view clips of performances of kids learning drums guitar and keyboard can be seen on www.youtube.com and search malikji recital OR Malik Music inc. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NjTlM8bz7Y

Name: Mrs. Srividya Manikandan
E-Mail: sriman.succ@yahoo.com
Field: Bharatha Natyam
Address: Grayslake, IL 60030 USA
Telephone: 847-752-8347
Misc. Info: More than 300 stage performance has been given. Given performance in leading channels - SUN TV & Jaya TV got award as "Natya Kala Vidhva Ratna" by chemmangudi srinivasa iyer. 10 Yrs of experience in teaching line - taken classes at India and Mineapolis.

Name: Radhika Mody
E-Mail: radhika5782@yahoo.com
Field: Bollywood dance
Address: 799 Royal ST. George Dr # 519,  Naperville, IL 60563
Telephone: 630-862-6905
Misc. Info: Please call for further information. Time: One hr per week or teach dance for performance

Name: Pika Munshi
E-Mail: pikaraj@gmail.com
Field: Bharatnatyam Dance and Folk Dance, Bollywood dance.
Address: 433 N. Bristol Ln, Schaumburg, IL 60194
Telephone: 847-687-0173
Misc. Info: Institute - R K academy of performing arts, web-site - www.pikadanceacademy.org

Name: Nache Mayuri Dance School
E-Mail: mayuri@mayuricorp.com
Field: Dance - Bollywood, Contemporary, Bhangra, Garba, Rajasthani, Bihu,etc. (all forms of Indian Dance except for classical) Address: 40 Deer Point Dr, Hawthorn Woods, Illinois 60047.
Telephone: 847-946-3610.
Misc. Info: Started in 2012, Nache Mayuri is a dance school committed to spread knowledge and awareness about Indian dance forms in Chicagoland. They teach 100+ students age group 3 yrs to 70 yrs and students perform regularly in local events.

Name: Vidya Nahar
E-Mail: Vidya@vinyas.us
Field: Bollywood Dance
Address: 1165, Alden Lane, Buffalo Grove, IL, 60089.
Telephone: 847-537-4710.
Misc. Info: Website - www.vinyas.us - Mission - To Energize, Empower and Transform Mind, Body and Spirit through Creative Choreography. Group and Private Bollywood dance lessons offered to adults and kids.

Name: Anusha Naidu
E-Mail: anushanaidu.mutta@gmail.com
Field: Indian Classical Dance (Kuchipudi, Bhartnatyam),semi-classical and Fusions
Address: Chicago, Illinois USA
Telephone: 312 504 9069
Misc. Info: Narthana Dance Institute. Classical Kuchipudi and Bhartanatyam for boys and girls ages 3 through adults of all levels. I will go according to the syllabus and as well as teaching them creatively own choreography https://www.facebook.com/pages/Narthana-Dance-Institute/269291706524107?fref=ts http://natyabhushananushanaidu-dance.blogspot.com/

Name: Priya Narthakii
E-Mail: energize@muvements.com
Field: Bharathanatyam (teacher, performer, choreographer), Yoga (RYT 200 Certified Instructor)
Address: Huntley, IL McHenry County
Telephone: 312-731-3969
Misc. Info: Website: www.muvements.com Muvements brings ancient indian methods, in simple, fresh and applicable ways to meed modern needs and activate an energized lifestyle. The Creative Director, Priya Narthakii is an acclaimed dancer with over 25 years of experience, certified and talented yoga instructor, a wife, a mother, a talkradio host of the show "Yoga Mat Optional on Huntley Community Radio which airs Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 11AM, and author of the book "The Breath Bath". For more a more detailed bios please visit: http://www.muvements.com/dance/theartist and http://www.muvements.com/yoga/the-instructor. Priya is now accepting students to her dance and yoga classes.

Name: Shruti Parekh
E-Mail: shrut7@gmail.com
Field: Dance - Bollywood & Bhangra
Address: Chicago, IL 60647
Telephone: 810-210-7549
Misc. Info: Teach kids & adults for weddings, other occasions, or lessons if you want to learn the basics of Bollywood & Bhangra; Also teach at Explore & Much More for kids under 15 years. Shruti has over 12 years of experience with Bollywood & Bhangra and has been trained in classical Indian Dance (Bharat Natyam)

Name: Kalyan Pathak
E-Mail: kalyan@kalyanpathak.com
Field: Tabla, Drumset, and Rhythmic Sophistication
Address: 1677 Scott Street Glendale Heights IL 60139 USA
Telephone: 630-221-1296
Misc. Info: www.kalyanpathak.com kalyan@kalyanpathak.com Accepting serious students only. A teacher with a strong background in traditional repertoire of tabla schools, excellent approach to teaching with awareness and understanding of world percussion, jazz and pop as well as western orchestral studies.

Name: Dr. Jaishree Prasad, Preethi Prasad, and Krishnaranjani Prasad
E-Mail: Jaishriprasad@yahoo.com
Field: Vocal, Veena and Violin
Address: Multiple locations in Chicagoland (Northwest suburbs)
Telephone: 847-439-2306
Misc. Info: www.pallavimusic.com Dr. Jaishree Prasad, disciple of the legendary veena maestro Padmabhushan Dr. V. Doreswamy Iyengar, is a rare combination of a musician, research scholar, academic advisor, music composer, author, music director, cultural coordinator and AIR graded artist (Bangalore). She is a professional performing artist in Veena with a Ph.D. in music. She worked as an Associate Professor at Sri Padmavthi Womens Universtiy (Tirupathi) in India and has teaching experience for more than 30 yrs. She has authored a book on Veena, "Veena in theory, practice and experiments in Karnatak Music". If you are interested in learning from experienced teachers, please feel free to contact me.

Name: Rajaveena School of Music
E-Mail: rajaveena8@gmail.com
Field: Classical - Carnatic Vocal and Carnatic Veena
Address: Naperville, IL, USA
Telephone: (630)-922-3591
Misc. Info: Smt. Rajeswari Pariti, Artistic Director. Smt. Rajeswari Pariti is a professional musician and an "A grade artist" of All India Radio (AIR). She has been teaching and performing Carnatic music for over 40 years. She has several awards and titles conferred to her credit. She is a dual Masters degree holder in Carnatic Music and Sociology. A senior artist and teacher, Mrs.Pariti has trained students studying for their advanced degrees in Vocal and Veena. Mrs. Pariti has given numerous performances in India as well as in the USA. For the past 15+ years, she has been teaching, performing and promoting Carnatic Music for all levels, in Chicago area. Mrs. Pariti is the founder and artistic director of Rajaveena School of Music Foundation, an accredited nonprofit organization to promote Carnatic music in Chicago area.

Name: Ramya Ravi
E-Mail: Kalakriti.dance@gmail.com
Field: Bharatnatyam
Address: Mt Prospect, IL, USA
Telephone: 980-225-3655
Misc. Info: The bharathatyam class specializes in the Pandanallur style, the style well renowned for its intricate footwork and elaborate Abhinaya.

Name: Nirali Taswala Rodriguez
E-Mail: mizradance@gmail.com
Field: Bollywood dance
Address: Chicago, IL, USA
Telephone: 312.804.3446
Misc. Info: Experienced Bollywood dancer, self-taught through choreography and performance over the last 20+ years. I continue to choreograph and teach performances for social events and am looking to start teaching classes for both kids and / or adults. I am extremely passionate about dance and am motivated to choreograph at just the sound of a good beat. If you're looking for a good workout or need choreography for an upcoming performance, please contact me.  My rates are extremely reasonable - so just contact me if you're interested!

Name: Madhura Sane
E-Mail: nrityakendra@gmail.com>
Field: Kathak Classical Dance
Address: Studio in Lisle
Telephone: 3122247861
Misc. Info: Nritya natya Academy is a place where dance and expression meets passion, love and dedication. Madhura Sane is an experience passionate Kathak Dancer and has acheived her Graduation in the same in 1994. She has been trained for over 17 years from Padmashree Dr. Roshan Kumari since young age. She has been teaching dance for over a decade and has conducted workshops worldwide., Private and group sessions, www.facebook.com/nrityanatakkendra/

Name: Poonam Mahesh Saswade
E-Mail: Nrityanant@gmail.com
Field: Bharatnatyam (Kalakshetra)
Address: 13 West White Barn Rd, Vernon Hills , Il 60061
Telephone: 847-560-1639
Misc. Info: Nrityanant dance academy is dedicated to cultivate excellence in Bharatnatyam and imparting knowledge, traditional values and encouraging creativity in all students starting age 6. Classes held weekdays evening and weekends.

Name: Radhika Satish
E-Mail: radhikansharma@yahoo.co.in
Field: Carnatic-Vocal
Address: Bloomington, Illinois, USA
Telephone: 215-776-0392
Misc. Info: Proficient in carnatic music- give concerts and also take classes for people in all age groups for beginners and advanced level.

Name: Bipin C Shah
E-Mail: bipinpeti@gmail.com
Field: Harmonium, Keyboard, Piano, & Live performances including Hindustani Classical, Bhajans, Sugam Sangeet, & Ras / Garba, Folk Songs, Vocal Training, Harmonium Repair, Buy & Sell Harmonium
Address: 330 W Kathleen Dr, Des Plains, IL 60016
Telephone: 1-847-299-6282 (Home), 1-847-372-6945 (Cell)
Misc. Info: I have been a harmonium teacher/performer for more than 50 years. Worked as a Music Teacher in India / USA and also worked with Doordarshan and AIR (All India Radio). Individual and group classes are available for students of all ages and levels. Get concession for students aged from 7 to 15. Also contact for any type of Harmonium Repair.

Name: Sonia's Dance Rhythm
E-Mail: sonia@soniasdance.com
Field: Bollywood Dancing, Folk, Bhangra and Bollywood work out
Address: 4332B Fox Valley Center Dr., Aurora, IL, USA
Telephone: 630-585-6683
Misc. Info: Website - soniasdance.com Sonia's Dance Rhythm is 9 years old and has been training students in the art of Bollywood dancing since. Students are trained to perform for stage shows, parties, weddings, concerts, competitions and even to keep themselves fit.

Name: Jai Sovani-Garud
E-Mail: jai.garud@gmail.com
Field:Vocal- indian Classical/Bhajan/Semi classical
Address: Schaumburg, IL
Telephone: 248- 470- 0391
Misc. Info: I started learning music from the tender age of 8 and went on to graduate in Music. I am trained f in gurukul pattern under one of India's best classical singer of our times "Ganasaraswati Kishori Amonkar" and currently under the tutelage of Smt. Arati Ankalikar-Tikekar. I have been awarded many accolades and scholarships during her career in India like Kalyani Karandak, Swar Madhuri, and Govt. of India Scholarship to name a few. I am interested performing/teaching Indian Classical Vocal as well as bhajans and Semi-classical songs.

Name: Vaishnavi Subramanian
E-Mail: vaishu_tm@yahoo.co.in
Field: Bharatnatyam (Tanjore style)
Address: 1903 continental Ave, Naperville (IL)-60563,
Telephone: 630-839-9455
Misc. Info:

Name: Sudhir
E-Mail: sudhir5555@gmail.com
Field: Tabla
Address: Plainfield, IL 60544
Misc. Info: Sangeet Visharad, offering tabla classes, performing for past 15 years, very selective. Students would be pre screened for interest and ear for music.

Name: Charu Swaminathan
E-Mail: ccragini@yahoo.com
Field: Hindustani Vocal Classical, Semi Classical
Address: Classes held in Willowbrook & Naperville
Telephone: 708-369-5934
Misc. Info: I teach Vocal Hindustani classical and semi classical music such as Bhajans, Geet, Old hindi film songs. I am a disciple of Pta Tripti Mukherjee and Pt Jasraj of Mewati Gharana. I have over 35 years of training in classical singing in both Gwalior and Mewati gharana style.

Name: Nishant Thakar (Krsna Dhenu)
E-Mail: vedicger108@yahoo.com
Field: Tabla, Khol, Dholak, Esraj, Harmonium, Hindustani Music, Bengali folk, Bhajans, kirtans, gazal
Address: Hanover Park, Illinois 60133
Telephone: (please e-mail me)
Misc. Info: Rates are negotiable. I accompany semi-classical to folk and lighter folks of music with my percussion accompaniment abilities. I sing various primarily Krishna bhajans and kirtan. For film music, I primarily sing songs by the late Mukesh.

Name: Ruth Varghese
E-Mail: kalapadmadance@gmail.com
Field: Bharathanatyam
Address: 2498 E. Church St. Des Plaines, IL, 60016, USA
Telephone: 847-390-6104
Misc. Info: kalapadma.net

Name: Surmani Manjiri Vaishampayan
E-Mail: v_vaishampayan@yahoo.com
Field: Hindustani Classical Vocal Music
Address: Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
Telephone: 815-451-0298
Misc. Info: Learn Indian Classical Vocal Music from one of the renowned classical vocal guru in Jaipur Gharana.

Name: Jayashree Venkatesh
E-Mail: jayashreev2@gmail.com
Field: Carnatic Vocal, Bhajan, and Violin
Address: Bala Vihar, Grayslake, IL
Telephone: 847-682-2287
Misc. Info: Lessons offered on Friday evenings at Chinmaya Mission. Misc. Info: Contact - Jayashree Venkatesh is a disciple of her mom Shantha Visvanathan and Smt. Nithyasree Mahadevan and offers classical vocal and violin lessons in Palatine and Grayslake, IL. Jayashree and Venkatesh teaching in Chicago area for 10+ years and classes are offered for 4+ for vocal and 7+ for violin. Group, private and semi private lessons offered. Website - Sampradhaya.org

Name: Anuya Wagh
E-Mail: anuyawagh@gmail.com
Field: Bharatnatyam
Address: Schaumburg, IL
Misc. Info: I provide lessons in the Pandanallore style of Bharatanatyam. I have been teaching in the area since the past 5 years and my students have performed all over the Chicagoland area.

Name: The World Music Foundation
E-Mail: Info@TheWorldMusicFoundation.org
Field: Tabla, Kathak Dance Accompaniment, Sitar, Voice, Harmonium
Address: 500 W 5th Ave, Naperville, IL 60563 & 6205 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660
Telephone: 773-850-0087
Misc. Info: The World Music Foundation offers Tabla, Kathak Dance Accompaniment, Sitar, Voice and Harmonium classes in Naperville and Chicago at the above addresses. We strive to maintain the guru-shishya tradition by providing opportunity to learn from an authentic master in an up-close group setting. Beginning students (kids & adults) are welcome, as well as advanced players. Instruments are available for new students to use during classes if they do not have their own. We accept students as young as 4yrs old.

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