TEACHERS AND PERFORMERS OF INDIAN MUSIC AND DANCE (South Texas)

 

Name: ANJALI - Center for Indian Performing Arts
E-Mail:
Field: Bharat Natyam, Kuchipudi, Kathak, Odissi , Art/Painting lessons and Folk Dances, Bollywood/Fusion Address: 2615 Cordes Plaza, Sugar Land, TX - 77479- USA
Telephone: 281 265 ARTS / 832 275 9656
Misc. Info: www.anjalicenter.org. The first and the largest Indian Performing Arts Center of its kind in the Southwest. Currently in its 33rd year of operation. Higly qualified and experienced faculty . Dance classes held in Sugarland, Woodlands, Clearlake and Silver Lake areas. Visit the web for more information.


Name: Bharathi Annapurna
E-Mail: bharathigollapudi@hotmail.com
Field: Carnatic music-Vocal
Address: Houston, TX
Telephone:
Misc. Info: I'm currently located in houston and students interested in pursuing Carnatic music (vocal) can contact me at the above e-mail address.. I'm a student of Smt. Sarada Subrahmanyam and Smt. Saileshwari. I've performed in India and am willing to takeup classes for beginers as well as students with previous experience in music.


Name: Aavartan School of Indian Percussion and Music
E-Mail: amit.bhagwat@gmail.com
Field: Tabla
Address: Katy / Houston TX USA
Telephone: 512 587 0011 (Cell)
Misc. Info: Shri. Amit Bhagwat established the academy Aavartan with a focus to impart training in the percussion instrument Tabla & spread awareness about Indian classical music. Amit learnt Tabla since age of six and is fortunate to learn from great maestros like Late Pt. Vishnu Aloni, Pt. Shantanu Panshikar, Pt. Gourisankar Karmakar and Pt. Umesh Moghe. He is an accomplished tabla player and has accompanied noted classical vocalists, instrumentalists & Kathak dancers. Over the last decade, Amit has taught numerous students in Houston & Austin area. His experience as a performing artist brings beauty, depth and richness to his teaching.


Name: Bharathadarshana - School for Dance and Music
E-Mail: soujanyamadhu@gmail.com
Field: Bharathnatyam - Kalakshetra
Address: Houston, TX 77077, USA
Telephone: 281 809 8038
Misc. Info: Bharatadarshana-School for Dance (Bharathanatyam) hailing from Chennai serves the sacred art of Bharathanatyam now in Bangalore has been imparting this knowledge in its pristine purity - the world famous Kalakshetra Style, since 30 plus years. The institute's Associate Director Soujanya Madhusudan, established its footprint in the USA's Keystone state, Pennsylvania at Exton and now has its branch in Houston TX. Soujanya has been an avid student, a performing artiste and a well experienced teacher of Bharatanatyam since 25 years and has support from her mother-in-law Smt Nagamani Srinivasa Rao (well known as Mani akka amongst her disciples), the institute's Director and the sister of the Legendary Guru Padmashri Adyar K Lakshman of Chennai.


Name: Bollywood Shake
E-Mail: info@bollywoodshake.com
Field: Bollywood dance Classes
Address: Austin and Houston TX
Telephone: 512-677-7423, 713-310-0742
Misc. Info: At Bollywood Shake, we teach Indian Bollywood dancing for a cultural experience full of fun and excitement. Come learn some new Bollywood moves with great music whether you are a beginner or have experience in Bollywood dancing. You'll get a good workout too! For information on our classes and workshops visit our website at Website - http://bollywoodshake.com


Name: Dr. Shamik Bose
E-Mail: shamik_bose78@yahoo.com
Field: Indian classical vocal, Rabindrasangeet
Address: The Woodlands, TX, USA
Telephone: 832-681-9006
Misc. Info: Trained in the legendary Senia Gharana under tutelage of the Late Sangeet Acharya Amaresh C. Chawdhury and in Binshnupur Gharana, Bengal's only Hindustani Classical gharana, Shamik Bose unifies the dhrupad and khayal styles of gayaki (singing style). Holding a PhD in geology, along with teaching experiences at the University of Oklahoma, he applies western thought to traditional Indian learning methods to reach out to students. Hailing from a musical family, Shamik Bose has had solo performances in India and USA and is eager to spread Indian musical awareness in the US.


Name: Aparna Calindi
E-Mail: calindi.music@gmail.com
Field: Carnatic Classical Vocal Music
Address: Houston, Texas, USA
Telephone:
Music Information: Learnt Carnatic classical vocal since the age of three. After private tuition at home joined the Sri Tyagaraja Government College of Music and Dance, Hyderabad, India affiliated to Potti Sri Ramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad, India. Completed Certificate and Diploma. My guru at the College was Srimati Mahavadi Sarita ma'am. I am based in Houston, TX. I participated in several programs in my school and music college. I am interested in teaching Carnatic vocal to interested, especially young persons.


Name: Chandrakantha Courtney
E-Mail: chandra@chandrakantha.com
Field: Vocal
Address: 11130 Cedarhurst Dr, Houston, TX 77096
Telephone: 713- 665 4665
Misc. Info: Former artist with All India Radio


Name: David Courtney
E-Mail: david@chandrakantha.com
Field: Tabla, Pakhawaj, Dilruba, Esraj, Taus
Address: 11130 Cedarhurst Dr, Houston, TX 77096
Telephone: 713 665 4665
Misc. Info: Disciple of Ustad Shaik Dawood Khan of Hyderabad and Zakir Hussain.


Name: Anu Dasika
E-Mail: saimusichouston@gmail.com
Field: Carnatic Vocal, Bhajans, slokas and light music.
Address: Sugar Land, TX
Telephone:
Misc. Info:


Name: Supradipta Datta
E-Mail: dipta1@vyahoo.com
Field: Dance - Odissi
Address: 15303 Amesbury Lane Sugar Land, TX- 77478
Telephone: (281) 980-2086
Misc. Info: A disciple of Guru Aloka Kanungo, performs extensively in India and the U.S.A. Has been teaching in Houston since 1997. Established Kalaangan, academy for Odissi, in 2003.


Name: Amitha Dhanesh
E-Mail: arathimdas@gmail.com
Field: Carnatic music(vocal) & Violin (Eastern)
Address: Houston, TX-77077
Misc. I have been learning carnatic music for about 23 years under the supervision of eminent musicians. My musical concerts were highly appreciated. I had proved my skill in playing violin also. Interested persons may contact me.


Name: Divya Unni's Sreepadam School of Arts
E-Mail: sreepadamsoa@yahoo.com
Field: Indian Classical Dance
Address: 435 FM 1092 - Suite K Stafford, Texas 77478 www.sreepadam.org
Telephone: (713) 838-7752
Misc. Info: The famous film and dance artist - Divya Unni -focuses on Indian classical dance art-forms such as Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Mohiniyattam and folk & contemporary dances. Visit www.sreepadam.org for more info.


Name: Kamal Haji
E-Mail: hajik@hotmail.com
Field: Bollywood, Indi-pop, Pakistani-pop, semi-classical
Address:
Telephone: 713-205-4125
Misc. Info: Performing live all over U.S.A and Canada since 1993. Suitable for all types of occasions. Instrumentals as well as vocal based performance. Semi-classical, Ghazals, Indi-pop, Pakistani pop, Bollywood club mix. Performed with various reknowned Pakistani artists including Alamgir, Tahira Syed, Tehseen Javed, Ifrahim, Salim Javed.


Name: Sridharan Hariharan
E-Mail: sridharan_h@yahoo.com
Field: Veena
Address: 6846 Loupe Lane, Missouri City, Texas 77459
Telephone: (281) 531-1162
Misc. Info: Willing to teach lessons in the style of Emani Sankara Sastri and Chittibabu - to any one who has interest and time to practise. Interested persons are welcome to make a call.


Name: Infused Performing Arts
E-Mail: infusedperformingarts@gmail.com
Field: Bollywood dance performers / Dance school
Address: Stafford, Sugar Land, Katy, Pearland, Dallas
Telephone: 832.922.0080
Misc. Info: Experianced professional choreographers / performers with expertise in teaching and choreographing star shows in India and in USA. If you want the best out there to perform / teach, we are the one. Infused Performing Arts ; We Define Bollywod !


Name: Sridevi Josyula
E-Mail: Sridevi.Josyula@gmail.com
Field: Carnatic Classical, Devotional songs - Vocal
Address: (Telfair Sub-division) Sugarland, TX-77579
Telephone: 414-628-0471
Misc. Info: Hailing from a Music family, Sridevi holds double diploma in Carnatic music. Formally trained by eminent gurus like Sri. V.V.L N. Rao and Sangeetha Kalanidhi Sri Nedunuri Krishnamurthy and Sri. V.V. Ravi (Top grade violin artist from AIR Chennai).She has performed in various music organizations and temples in India. She has been giving thematic concerts and special concerts in United States at various temples and cultural organizations for the past 20 years. Will be happy to teach basic, intermediate and advanced level carnatic students. Some of her students are performing mini concerts.


Name: Azim Khan
E-Mail: khaneazim@hotmail.com
Field: Music Lessons in both Violin & Guitar Western & Indian Film and Classical Music
Address: 15318 Wildwood Lake Dr, Houston, Tx 77083 Telephone: 281-933-7998 or 832 275 7277
Misc. Info: I been playing music since 36 years. I have my music group "Bollywood Fusion" Make your parties live! Bhangra, Garba, Ghazals, Weddings, DJ, Dance Groups


Name: Srinivas Koumounduri
E-Mail: sitar66@hotmail.com
Field: Sitar
Address: Houston
Telephone: 832 659 4666
Misc. Info: https://chandrakantha.com/SK/


Name: Archana Kumar
E-Mail: archanabharath105@gmail.com
Field: Carnatic Vocal for beginners
Address: Houston.
Telephone:
Miusc. Info: I learnt started to learn Carnatic music since the age of 5 under Sri Anand Kumar and Mrs Vimala Vasudevan. I will conduct classes in person or through distance learning such as skype. Subject to distance I can travel too. Each child will be given personal attention. Contact me via email for further details.


Name: Kumudini
E-Mail: kuchipudi1001@gmail.com
Field: Kuchipudi Dance
Address: Clear Lake, Houston, Texas
Telephone: 713-325-1986
Miss info: Performed many stage shows in India and also in Silicon Andhra International Convention (2010 and 2012). Had 2 years of teaching experience. I am available at any time.


Name: Shipra Avantica Mehrotra
E-Mail: shipram@gmail.com
Field: Odissi Indian Classical Dancer & Instructor
Address: Houston, TX 77019
Telephone: C: 312.545.9614
Misc. Info: Dancer, choreographer, and instructor Shipra Avantica Mehrotra is recognized today as a leading young exponent of Odissi dance. The New York Times recently described her performance at the 2010 Erasing Borders dance festival in New York as "wholly poetic" and "the truest revelation of dance itself." Shipra's gurus include the late founder of the Orissa Dance Academy and eminent guru Padmashree Gangadhar Pradhan, as well as renowned dancer Srimati Aruna Mohanty. Shipra shares her passion for Odissi not only through performance but instruction as well. For your convenience, Shipra teaches at two locations - at her residential studio, Avantica, in the River Oaks / Montrose area and in Sugarland at the Anjali Center of Houston (Director, Rathna Kumar). She welcomes students of all ages and at any level. If you are interested in learning from Shipra or booking her for a performance, please contact her at 312.545.9614 or visit www.shipramehrotra.com for more information.


Name: Mila
E-Mail: milakrish@gmail.com
Field: Bharathanatyam
Address: Katy, Tx
Telephone:
Misc. Info: Cost of lesson $60/month or $20/class


Name: Tanna Mitra
E-Mail: tmitracal@yahoo.com
Field: Kathak and Indo-Western Ballet
Address: 18 Majolica Place. The Woodlands. TX. 77382
Telephone: 281-573-8035(H)
Misc. Info: I am performing Kathak for 25 years. I am a master diploma holder in Kathak. Indo-Western Ballet is a unique fusion dance style created by the Indian dance maestro Uday Shankar. I am teaching these dance forms for last 10 years. I am also open for taking classes in educational institutes / festivals as well as choreographing in films


Name: Sanhita Moulik
E-Mail: sanhita@moulik.com
Field: Hindusthani vocal, Harmonium, Keyboard Lesson
Address: 1706 Pebblestone Ct., Missouri City, TX 77459, U.S.A
Telephone: 281-208-1996
Misc. Info: Classical Ragas, Urdu Gazal, Bhajans, Hindi Film Songs, All Kind of Bengali Songs-- Rabindra-sangeet, Nazrul, modern, etc. Lessons for Adults and Children.


Name: Radhika Murthy
E-Mail: radhika_murthy@yahoo.com
Field: Carnatic Vocal and Veena
Address: The Woodlands, TX 77382
Telephone: 609-858-7657
Misc. Info: I teach Carnatic Vocal and Veena in addition to bhajan and Shloka. Contact me if you are passionate about learning the South Indian Classical music. I have been teachig Carnatic Vocal and Veena for more than 20 years.


Name: Sunanda Nair
E-Mail: sunandanair@aol.com
Field: Indian classical Dance, Bharat Natyam, Mohini Attam and Kathakali
Address: 6014 E Brook Court Sugar Land Texas 77479
Telephone: 281 277 7401
Misc. Info: Intensive training provided in the Indian classical styles Bharata Natyam and Mohini Attam and Folk dances of India. www.sunandanair.com


Name: Natya Upasana Dance Academy/ Uma Nagarsheth
E-Mail: umahbn@gmail.com
Field: Traditional Classical Kathak, Bharatnatyam & Folk Dances
Address:
Telephone: 281-565-1636
Misc. Info: Indian dance academy for 30 years in Houston / Sugar Land area. Instructions offered in the North Indian classical style-Kathak, south Indian classical style-Bharat Natyam and folk dances. Some folk costume rental.


Name: Samira Noorali
E-Mail: samira_noorali@hotmail.com
Field: Voice, Piano
Address: Sugar Land, TX
Telephone: (713) 832- MUSE
Misc. Info: Instruction - Western music. Performance: both North Indian and Western.


Name: Odissi Academy
E-Mail: OdissiAcademy@gmail.com
Field: Odissi Dance
Address: Houston, Sugar Land, and Katy.
Misc. Info: www.OdissiAcademy.com The Odissi Academy, is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 organization, dedicated to promoting the culture, people, and art forms of Orissa through the teaching of its dance form, Odissi, to the younger generation in Houston. We are an extension of World's largest Odissi School, Orissa Dance Academy of Bhubaneswar. We get a practicing Guru from India every year to teach state-of-the-art and authentic Odissi. Our mentor is world famous dancer Padmashree Mrs. Aruna Mohanty, who comes annually to conduct workshops, and lessons for students, further connecting them with the incredible dance form. Facebook - www.facebook.com/OdissiAcademy


Name: Indrani Parthasarathy
E-Mail: natyamclasses@yahoo.com
Field: Bharathanatyam and Kuchipudi
Address: Katy Tx
Telephone: 281-693-7480
Misc. Info: With more than 25 years of teaching experience Indrani Parthasarathy, at her Abhinaya School of Performing Arts continues to impart training in Indian dance to beginners and advanced students at all levels. Traditional Bharathanatyam, Kuchipudi is taught and the students are encouraged to and towards an arangetram (solo debut performance).Learning of dance theory is a must. Besides classical training the students are exposed to folk, fusion and semi-classical dances. Students are given plenty of opportunities to take part in many of Indian Community functions and festivals. Special morning classes are available for serious adult learners on request. Admitting students aged 5 years onwards. Website: www.bharathanatyam.net


Name: Nilam Kothari Patel
E-Mail: jogiaat4@gmail.com
Field: Hindustani classical Vocal, Semi-classical, Light and Film Music
Address: 5326, Mornington Dr. Sugar Land, 77498
Telephone: 281 980 2416
Misc. Info: Sangit Visharad , M.A., Ph.D. ( Music) I teach Hindustani Classical (Vocal), Bhajans, Songs, Film Songs to individuals and groups (any age group..) I also take students who want to learn Bhajans or songs for particular events. I do perform extensively and sing film songs, light music and semi classical.


Name: Payal School of Dance
E-Mail: arpitamukhopadhyay@hotmail.com
Field: conducting dance classes in Bharathanatyam, Indian Folk Dance, Bengali dance and Bollywood dance.
Address: Katy, Houston ,texas, USA.
Telephone: 832-298-6940
Misc. Info: www.payaldance.net


Name: Shekhar Phatak
E-Mail: crphatak@gmail.com
Field: Vocal - Ghazals, Bhajan, Film new and old, semi-classical
Address: Houston Area
Telephone: 281-222-8116
Misc. Info: Shekhar has been teaching music in Houston area since 1984. Voice trainning in Indian Classical (Hindustani), Semi-classical, Bhajan, Ghazal, Folk and Bollywood music. Holds Sangeet Alankar (MA) in Indian music. For details please visit www.shekharphatak.com.


Name: Anisha Rajesh - Upasana Kalakendra
E-Mail: anisha@upasanakalakendra.com
Field: Bharathanatyam, Mohiniyattam, Folk Dances
Address: Katy, Texas
Telephone: 281-392-4703
Misc. Info: www.upasanakalakendra.com


Name: Rhythm India
E-Mail: info@rhythm-india.com
Field: Bollywood and Indo Fusion Dance
Address: Houston, TX, USA
Telephone: 832-228-7979
Misc. Info: Rhythm India provides the very best in Bollywood dance training & performances in the greater Houston Area. We cater to all ethnic backgrounds & age groups... Age Is No Limit!! Rhythm India conducts it's classes at various locations across Houston, Katy & Sugar Land. We perform year-round at concerts, wedding receptions, private parties, fund-raisers, corporate events, social / public events and festivals. We also provide private lessons and training for special events. Rhythm India was the opening act for the AR Rahman "Jai Ho" Concert in Houston in 2010 & the first ever Bollywood Dance Company to perform at the NBA Rockets game at the Toyota Center. "You do not have to be a professional dancer or have any prior dance training to enjoy dancing. With the right guidance and a positive attitude, we believe that anyone can dance!!" For more information regarding class locations, schedule and rates email: info@rhythm-india.com or visit www.rhythm-india.com


Name: Riyaz Houston School of Tabla
E-Mail: riyazschool@hotmail.com
Field: Tabla
Address: 7735 Heron Lakes Drive, Houston, Texas 77064
Telephone: 281-726-2552
Misc. Info: Classes also available in Woodland / Spring, Pearland and Sugarland areas.


Name: Sargam School of Music (director - Mangala Sane)
E-Mail: mangalamusic@gmail.com
Field: Hindustani Classical, vocal music, light music, keyboard, harmonium lessons in English
Address: Hwy 6 South zip code 77083.
Telephone: 281-498-6126, or 713-851-8211
Misc. Info: i am teaching music from my home in Houston last 23 years . MY Name-- Mangala Sane i got my Hindustani Vocal Classical Music training From my Guru Master Navarang in Bombay. i have completed Sangeet Visharad form Gandharva Mahavidyalaya in Bombay India. I teach Hindustani Vocal classical Music, and LIght music, Bhajans, Gazals . i also teach Harmonium and keybord lessons for the interested students. i give Group and solo lessons. also give lessons on "Skype". I am a former Artist on 'All India Radio Bombay" . I have two professional cds -- 1-CD--Bhaktisangam -- of Hindi Meerabai Bhajans. 2--CD-"-KHAJANA"-- OF Hindi and urdu Gazals and songs. you can see me--www.facebook.com/mangala52 or "on Google". Listen to my song on --www.zingerbay.com call me for details Mangala_sane@yahoo.com


Name: Mandar Sane
E-Mail: mandar.sane@gmail.com
Field: Percussion
Address: Houston
Telephone: 281-498-6126 or 1-615-496-2169.
Misc. Info: Professional Accompaniest---- Mandar Sane raised in Houston, He is a professional Tabala player, He plays in a band "MOOdafarucka" for indian wedding , also He plays Dholaki, Dhole, Drum, and Guitar for weddings, Mandar also gives western and eastern music for "shunya theater" group Rice, ut austin,and univ of houston group. . He has leaned Tabala from age 6 with His Guru MR. navadikar, in poona and also here in houston with pt Shantilala Shah. in Houston, , He is also a song writer, composer, and singer, you can listen to him on "Google" His song "ON my way to you" by put only "Mandar".


Name: Saptak School of Music (Sangeet Bhusan Smt Rajnita Bandyopadhyay)
E-Mail: rajnitab@gmail.com
Field: Hindustani Classical and Semi-Classical Vocal Music
Address: Katy, TX, USA
Telephone: 281 395 6316
Misc. Info: Rajnita ji is grade A artist of All India Radio (Kolkata and Mumbai). She performed regularly in various TV channels in India including Doordarshan, Tara TV etc. She playbacked in several Tollywood films in recent times. She teaches Hindustani classical, semi-classical including bhajans, ghazals, Thumri etc.


Name: Shingari's School of Rhythm
E-Mail: shingari.rhythm@gmail.com
Field: Fusion, Semi-classical, Cinematic, and Bollywood
Address: Missouri City, Texas
Telephone: 832 493 0709
Misc. Info: Shingari's School of Rhythm provides weekly lessons for ages 5 and above. We are also available for performaces in concerts, corporate events, live shows, television / media, weddings, engagements, and other private events. Please visit our website at www.schoolofrhythm.org


Name: Studio Mudra School Of Dance (Rashmi Shashi)
E-Mail: studiomudra9@gmail.com
Field: Kalakshetra style Bharatnatyam Dance, Folk and Contemporary dances of India
Address: 707, Spring Mist Ct, Sugar Land, TX 77479, Classes held in Sugar Land and Katy area
Telephone: 281-302-5505
Misc. Info:


Name: Divya Subramonian
E-Mail: subramonian.d@gmail.com
Field: Indian classical dance-Bharatnatyam Dance
Address: 5455 Richmond Ave., Apt 1092, Houston, TX 77056
Telephone: 248 633 4421
Misc. Info: I have been practicing Bharatnatyam for the past 16 years and I have 1 year of teaching experience. I learnt from Smt. Kamakshi Jayaraman ans Smt. Vimala Chandrasekar in Temple of fine arts, India. I recently moved to Houston and I am establishing myself here. Please contact me if you are interested in learning this gracious art form. Try your hand at it for free on your first two classes!


Name: Priya Umesh
E-Mail: nrityamtx@hotmail.com
Field: Bharathanatyam - Vazhvoor Style
Address: 75 West Shale Creek Circle The Woodlands Tx 77382
Telephone: 281 466 4160
Misc. Info: I am a Bharathanatyam dancer with over 25 years experience in the field. Through my dance school "Narthanya" , I have been passing on the valuable traditions of this wonderful artform to those interested in NJ. Now I am moving base to TX and will be available for classes in The Woodlands area, beginning May 2005. For further details, please visit my website at http://narthanya.tripod.com


Name: Mrs. Jothi Venkatesan
E-Mail: jothisriiram@yahoo.com
Field: Carnatic music Vocal
Address: TX 77479 (Telfair, Sugarland, Houston Or Skype for long distance)
Telephone: Will be emailed to interested parents or students
Misc. Info: Jothi Venkatesan is a student of Sangeetha Kalanidhi Late Sri. D. K. Jayaraman and was raised in Chennai in a family of carnatic musicians and music lovers. She began singing at a very young age and is currently pursuing her passion in carnatic music by performing and teaching in Houston. She conducts music lessons for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced students. Please email for further details.



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