TEACHERS AND PERFORMERS OF INDIAN MUSIC AND DANCE (Virginia)

 

Name: Abhinaya Tharangini - Krishnaveni Gurrapu
E-Mail: krishnaveni@abhinayatharangini.com
Field: Kuchipudi Dance
Address: Ashburn, VA, USA
Telephone:
Misc. Info: Krishnaveni is a student of Smt. Vempati Nageswari garu, Sri Vedantam Ramalinga Shastry garu and Smt. Yashoda Thakore (student of Smt. Shobha Naidu). She has dance experience of 20 years and has a Diploma in Kuchipudi Dance. For more information, please visit www.abhinayatharangini.com


Name: Sangeetha Agarwal
E-Mail: sangeetha.panchapakesan@gmail.com
Field: Bharatnatyam (Indian classical dance) and Carnatic Music (Indian Classical Music)
Address: Lorton, VA (Location close to Woodbridge, Springfield, Fairfax Station, Burke, Alexandria, Fredricksburg, Stafford VA)
Telephone: 703-646-4436
Misc. Info: Pl. visit www.nrityananda.com. Classes offered for children and adults. Sangeetha was recently recognized by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia for her contributions in enriching the lives of Virigina residents through Performing Arts. Sangeetha started learning Bharathanatyam when she was just 3 and a half years old under kum. Prasannavadani, disciple of the famous Kalakshetra dance school in Chennai. Sangeetha pursued rigorous training and completed her Arangetram when she was only 10 years old. She has over 13 years of training in Bharatanatyam and has performed locally in Chennai in various venues before moving to the US.


Name: Nauman Ahmed
E-Mail: naumanahmed.to@gmail.com
Field: Classical and Semi Classical Vocals
Address: Stering, VA USA
Telephone: 571-766-6687
Misc. Info: North Indian Classical music lessons for beginners and intermediate to all ages. For Group or idividual classes please contact me through e-mail or by phone.


Name: Priya Anand
E-Mail: learn_carnaticmusic@yahoo.com
Field: Carnatic music, vocal.
Address: Ashburn, VA
Telephone:
Misc. Info: I learnt Carnatic Music back in india in my childhood from the age of 7 years. I would like to teach the kids from 4 1/2 years old.


Name: Shweta Anand
E-Mail: shweta@bollywooddanceusa.com
Field: Bollywood Dance
Address: South Riding / Chantilly area and Ashburn
Telephone: 703-599-5667
Misc. Info: www.bollywooddanceusa.com


Name: Pallavi Arora
E-Mail: Pallavi.officialmail@gmail.com
Field: Kathak, semi - classical, Bollywood & Punjabi folk dance
Address: 622 Leonard Lane, Newport News, Virginia 23601
Telephone: 757-303-3429
Misc. Info: Pallavi Arora, have completed her Masters in Kathak. Learning & performing since childhood. Unlike like many classical dancers, she is trained in Bollywood enabling her to switch from one style to other with ease & able to fuse both styles to create blend of classical dance in a modern Bollywood. Being from Punjab, I love Punjabi folk dance. offering classes at Newport News VA. For more Information call me or Email me.


Name: Arpan Kathak Dance Academy in Virginia - Bratati Saha
E-Mail: classickathak@gmail.com
Field: Kathak Dance
Address: Sterling, Virginia
Telephone: 703-430-9316 / 214-417-3081
Misc. Info: Dance Director, Bratati Saha, an authentic Kathak performer and teacher, is pursuing this dance for 25 years and performed several places in India, Germany & US. She holds Sangeet Visharad (Bachelor Degree) in Kathak and is offering classes in Washington DC metroplex and in Sterling, Herndon, Reston of Nothern Virginia. For more detials, please visit http://www.classic-kathak.webs.com/ or, call 703-430-9316


Name: Nirmal Bajekal
E-Mail: musik_india@yahoo.com
Field: Hindustani Vocal & Harmonium
Address: Richmond, VA, USA
Telephone: 804-360-7692
Misc. Info: Nirmal Bajekal, a disciple of illustrious Gurus Padma Bhushan Dr. Prabha Atre and late Dr. Ashok Ranade, teaches Hindustani vocal music and harmonium students. Nirmal has a Masters degree in Hindustani Music from SNDT University, Bombay and is the founder-director of Gandharva North America an affiliate of the renowned Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidylaya, Miraj, India. Nirmal has developed and established Indian Music courses at three colleges in Portland, OR: Lewis and Clark College, Reed College and Pacific University. After moving to Richmond, VA she has trained over 200 students and is currently teaching at the University of Richmond, Hindu Center of Virginia in Richmond and in Charlottesville, VA. Nirmal pioneered the expansion of Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidylaya in the USA translating their course content, teaching their curriculum and conducting ABGMM exams upto Visharad ( B.A. in music) twice yearly through Gandharva North America.


Name: Aswathram Balasubramanian
E-Mail: aswath06@gmail.com
Field: Mridangam
Address: Alexandria, VA
Telephone:
Misc. Info: Blog - https://devavaadyam.blogspot.com/ Performer and teacher of Mirdangam lessons for all levels for 20 years. Given many concerts and have won National Award in India. Willing to travel to your home for private lessons.


Name: Nazanin Baygani
E-Mail: odissi2013@gmail.com
Field: Odishi dance
Address: Ashburn, VA USA
Telephone: 703-707-0222
Misc. Info: Combination of yoga, odiss excercises and dance movements, study of mudra in healing and dance is the basis of the teachings. Private and group classes is provided at the studio. I have been dancing since 6 years old and have 13 years of experience in Odissi dance performance and training. Willing to travel to your home for private lessons.


Name: Purvi Bhatt
E-Mail: lasyaacademy@gmail.com
Field: Kathak
Telephone:
Address: Fairfax, VA, USA.
Misc. Info: Purvi Bhatt a student of Guru Mrs. Maneesha Sathe and Guru Shri. Vasantrao Ghadge holds Nritya Visharad in kathak from Akhil bhartiya Gandharva Mahavidhyala, India. She is a Director and Founder of "Lasya Academy"; an only Gandharva certified Kathak institue in metropolitian DC area.


Name: Moushmi Bhattacharya
E-Mail: mous2112@yahoo.com
Field: Hindustani Classical Vocal / bhajans/ songs
Address: Ashburn VA
Telephone: 571-426-3252
Misc. Info: Beginner hindustani vocal lessons for kids ages 5 and up. Bhajans and hindi film songs. fees very reasonable - $25 per month ( 1 class per week ) classes on Mondays or thursdays 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm. Contact me at mous2112@yahoo.com


Name: Rinku Bhattacharyya
E-Mail: rinkumo@ymail.com
Field: Hindustani Classical, Bhajan, Bollywood and Bengali songs
Address: Herndon, VA 20170
Telephone: 703-349-5514
Misc. Info: Sangeet Prabhakar and Sangeet Visharad, Rinku Bhattacharyya has started her music career at very young age. Rinku was a A-Grade vocal artist at Kolkata Radio before moving to USA. Rinku is running a music school in NOVA area where she teaches Hindustani classical, Bhajan, Bollywood and Bengali songs for all ages. She also teaches music through Skype across United States. Rinku has a well defined teaching process where students get their voice culture done to improve voice quality and prepare them to perform on stage. As a profound singer, Rinku performs stage shows on Light Classical and Bollywood music at different part of United States.


Name: Uttara Bhave
E-Mail: nrityanaadkathak@gmail.com
Field: Kathak
Address: Reston, VA, USA.
Telephone:
Misc. Info: Uttara Bhave is a student of Guru Mrs. Maneesha Sathe and director of Nrityanaad academy of Kathak. The academy is now affiliated with Bharati Vidyapeeth School of Performing Arts, Pune, India and will serve as the center for conducting examinations for Diploma courses in Music and Dance. The examinations will be conducted for courses in Kathak, Bharatanatyam, Hindustani Vocal and Instrumental music including Tabla. Serving dancers of all age group in Reston, Herndon, Sterling, Ashburn, South Riding, Chantilly, Centreville, Northern Virginia and Maryland.


Name: Soumya Chakraverty
E-Mail: soumya@sarodia.com
Field: Sarod and any other north Indian classical stringed instrument
Address: 3572 Ellery Circle, Falls Church, VA 22041, USA
Telephone: +1 (240) 460-3799
Misc. Info: http://sarodia.com/generation/soumya-chakraverty. An exponent of the Shahjahanpur Gharana, one of the oldest surviving Sarod Gharanas. A disciple of Pt. Samarendra Nath Sikdar, who was a senior disciple of the legendary Sarod maestro, Pt. Radhika Mohan Maitra. Performs regularly throughout the US and abroad. Available for concert bookings. Also provide lessons in Sarod and Indian classical instrumental music, both in person, and also via Skype. Contact for details.


Name: Rachna Chauhan
E-Mail: rachnarathod2000@gmail.com
Field: Bharat Natyam & Bollywood Dancing
Address: Lynchburg, Virginia
Telephone: 434-509-4206 434-229-5182
Misc. Info: Master Degree in Bharat Natyam from Art Society Mumbai, Teaching In India for more than 5 yrs, Author and Dance Director (Arangetram ) with Art Society. Represented India at Greece Folk dance festival. Website - http://www.nrityakalaniketan.com/


Name: Jyothirmayi Chavali
E-Mail: chavali3690@gmail.com
Field: Bharatnatyam, Kuchipudi, Semi-Classical / Fusion
Address: Ashburn, VA, USA
Telephone: 571-243-7883
Misc. Info: I've learned Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi for several years in India, and have given 500+ stage performances. In the US, I'm into IT by profession, and a freelance choreographer-dancer by passion. I've been an active choreographer / performer in a majority of events in VA. Please contact me if you need a number to be choreographed or for learning dance in general.


Name: Lori Clark (Yasmina)
E-Mail: yasminadanceco@gmail.com
Field: Kathak, Bollywood
Address: Dream in Color Dance & Music Studios, Located in the lower level of the Sport & Health Club, 4317 Ravensworth Road Annandale, VA 22003 (Sundays) and Global Music and Dance at 5622 Fox Rd, Fairfax Station, VA 22039 (Thursdays)
Telephone: 703-671-4181
Misc. Info: Lori Clark (Yasmina) is a classically trained dancer, specializing in Middle Eastern and Indian dance. She has also studied and performed Flamenco with the legendary Ana Martinez for over 20 years. Yasmina holds a Master's Degree in Dance from American University and studied Kathak at Sri Ram Bharatiya Kala Kendra in New Delhi India and Hindi at Kendriya Hindi Sansthan, also in New Delhi. She performs throughout the US and tours with Mary Apick's, "Beneath the Veil", the award winning play about women in the Middle East which recently played at Lincoln Center in New York. Yasmina regularly dances with The Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center as well as choreographing and teaching throughout the Washington area


Name: Doonya Dance
E-Mail: info@dhoonya.com
Field: Fitness, Bollywood, Pop Bhangra,
Address: Virginia, DC
Telephone: 703.828.4319
Misc. Info: Website: doonya.com


Name: Nandini Dandavate
E-Mail: beautifulbollywood@gmail.com
Field: Bollywood and Semi classical dances
Address: Brambleton, VA, USA
Telephone: 571 766 8101
Misc. Info: Dance is to the body as meditation is to the mind! More happiness for lower fees.. Classes are for all ages.


Name: Smita Girish
E-Mail: smishasfusion@gmail.com
Field: Bollywood and Semi Classical
Address: Ashburn and Herndon, VA
Telephone: 703 953 3052
Misc. Info: www.smishasfusion.com, Smisha's Fusion is a young dance school with experienced teaching skills, where our motto is "Live to dance, dance to live This Bollywood dance class is the amalgamation of most dance forms of semi-classical, hip-hop, contemporary, salsa, jazz & many more forms which also includes conceptual dance numbers for all age groups.


Name: Global Music Academy
E-Mail: info@globalmusicacademy.org
Field: Dance, Bollywood, Kathak, Odissi Dance, Masala Bhangra Fitness
Address: 5622 F Ox Rd., Fairfax Station, VA 22039
Telephone: 703 249 8888
Misc. Info: Visit globalmusicacademy.org, music & dance classes for all ages, summer camps and after school program.


Name: Gomathy
E-Mail: geethalaya.music@gmail.com
Field: Carnatic music, Bhajans
Address: Herndon, Virginia, USA
Telephone:
Misc. Info:


Name: Monir Hossain
E-Mail: monir99hossain@gmail.com
Field: Tabla
Address: 22478 Pine Ridge Ct, Ashburn, VA 20148
Telephone: 443-739-8783
Misc. Info: www.monirhossain.net www.saathsangeet.com


Name: Vijay Hariharan
E-Mail: vijayhariharan@gmail.com
Field: Carnatic vocal
Address: Oakton, VA, USA and surrounding areas. Teaching music for the last 6 years in Maryland and Virginia.
Telephone: please email first
Misc. Info: Voice training. Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced. Ages 5 and up. In person and Skype based lessons. A student of Suguna Varadachari, Rukmini Ramani and Gayathri Hariharan. Performed extensively in US and India.


Name: Amruta Isloor
E-Mail: amruta.kathak@gmail.com
Field: Kathak
Address: South Riding/ Aldie State: VA, USA
Telephone: 703-598-1999
Misc. Info: Hi all for a great kathak learning experience classes are available. Also will be given an opportunity to perform while learning.


Name: Raja Jagadeesan
E-Mail: raja@washingtonshruti.com
Field: Indian Film Music Band / Karaoke DJ, Guitar, and Keyboard
Address: Fairfax, VA USA
Telephone:703-801-7725
Misc. Info: Our band performs live cine music / Karaoke / DJ for any event. Also, I teach Guitar and Keyboard on both Western and Carnatic music (www.washingtonshruti.com )


Name: Sarada Jammi (Sri Sai Dance Academy)
E-Mail: srisaidanceva@gmail.com
Field: Kuchipudi
Address: Henrico, Va
Telephone: 8048143612
Misc. Info: www.srisaidanceacademy.com Personalized classes with small class sizes and individual attention for children and adults of all experience levels. Nattuvangam and abhinaya classes for advanced students on a one-on-one basis.


Name: "Kalakshethra-SwaraJhari" (Lavanya Ghantasala)
E-Mail: dandi70@excite.com
Field: Carnatic vocal / Bharatnatyam / Kuchipudi
Address: 25439, Poland Rd, Chantilly VA 20152
Telephone: 703 -542 - 5553
Misc. Info: Lavanya Ghantasala is a music and a dance teacher, who has been training students in the DC Metro area in Carnatic Music , Bharata Natyam, Kuchipudi the classical music and dance forms of South India. She has trained students since 1997 in NJ/NY and Washington DC metro area through Kalakshethra - Swarajhari. Her students have performed at several Metro DC area temples / cultural organizations for Indian festivals and various cultural events.


Name: Vikram Kanagaraj
E-Mail: vikramkanagaraj@gmail.com
Field: Veena
Address: Vienna, Virginia, USA
Telephone:
Misc. Info: Senior disciple of Smt. Shobha Sekhar (Disciple of DK Pattammal, DK Jayaraman and KS Narayanaswamy). Gayaki (vocal based) style of veena playing imbibed from my Guru. Formerly based in Australia teaching at the only international school affiliated to the Music Academy Chennai, Kalakruthi. Diploma in Music (Veena) currently being pursued under the Chennai Music Academy. Professionally performed at many venues in Australia. I am looking to coach students who are at any level in their musical career (junior or senior) and aspire to pass on my knowledge to committed students of any age.


Name: Kathak Dance Academy in Virginia - Shalini Saxena
E-Mail: shalini_saxena77@yahoo.com
Field: Kathak Dance
Address: Richmond, Virginia
Telephone: 765 430 2421
Misc. Info: Dance Director, Shalini Saxena, an authentic Kathak performer and teacher, is pursuing this dance for several years and performed several places in India, Australia & US. She holds Sangeet Praveen (Masters Degree) in Kathak and is offering classes in Richmond, VA. For more detials, please call 765-430-2421


Name: Humayun Khan
E-Mail: humayunkhan@verizon.net
Field: Voice - Khayal & Sufi
Address: Annandale, VA (Washington D.C. metro area)
Telephone: (703) 914-4904
Misc. Info: Afghan native Humayun Khan is known for his brilliant performances as a vocalist and Harmonium player. Born to an artistic family, he was exposed to classical North Indian music from birth. He studied extensively with the great masters Ustad Vilayat Khan and Ustad Fateh Ali Khan. In concert he has performed with many great artists such as Zakir Hussain, Anindo Chatterjee, Ramesh Mishra, Pandit Jasraj, Zila Khan, Howard Levy and many others.


Name: Konark Dance School - Jayantee Paine-Ganguly (director)
E-Mail: konarkdanceschool@gmail.com
Field: Odissi, Kathak, Folk, Tagore, Western creative modern, & Mohiniattam
Address: 1314 Shallow Ford Road, Herndon, Virginia 20170
Telephone: (703) 450-4291
Misc. Info: http://www.konarkdanceschool.org/


Name: Vijay Krishna
E-Mail: krisvija@gmail.com
Field: Flute player / Composer / Arranger
Address: Richmond, VA, USA
Telephone:
Misc. Info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HlZT4oT_SM


Name: Vanita Kumar
E-Mail: Tandon70@yahoo.com
Field: Bollywood Dancing
Address: P.O. box 111, 19309 Winmeade Drive, Lansdowne, VA 20176
Telephone: 703-723-9584
Misc. Info: Professional Dance Instructor for Loudoun County Parks and Rec. is offering private and group lessons. The oldest school who has the maximum performances. Please visit www.chamchampayalbajey.com. We train and give the maximum stage exposure to kids. The maximum performance is given by Cham Cham Payal Bajey Dance School in the area of md, va and fairfax. The students are covered by media, tv and other publicity performance companies. New sessions are starting. Please do not hesitate to call.


Name: Ashwini Kumble
E-Mail: musicclass.ak@gmail.com
Field: Carnatic Classical Vocal Music, Bhajans, Devotional Songs and Light Music.
Address: Ashburn, VA - USA
Telephone: 571-225-4482
Misc. Info: I teach Carnatic Classical music, Light Music, Bhajans, Keerthans, etc for all age groups. I have learnt Carnatic classical music in Bangalore for about 10 years, from Vidushi Rukmini, Vidushi Jambu Kannan and Vidushi Kalavathi and Light Music for about three years. Since my childhood, I have been giving various stage performances, TV performances and have won many competitions. Having been a part of the Satsang group of the Art of Living Foundation from the last 12 years, I have sung in many Satsangs held at various places in India and USA and have sung in Bhajan CDs as well. I whole heartedly wish to share this precious knowledge of music with as many as possible!!


Name: Manjusree
E-Mail: veda.mayuri07@gmail.com
Field: Kuchipudi and Bharatnatyam
Address: 21398 Fultonham Cir Ashburn VA 20147 (Walkable from Lotte Ashburn)
Telephone: 719 242 7007
Misc. Info: Holding a diploma in Kuchipudi and Bharatnatyam, I have taught many students in India and received Central Scholarship from Indian Govt. I hold a 'B' grade in Doordarshan channel and following awards received "Natya Mayuri", "Nritya Chudamani", "Naritya Kinnera". Has done shows in many prestigious festivals like Konark Festival, Ananya dance festival in New Delhi. I am a student of Shri. B Sudheer Rao natively from warangal AP but has undergone training under Kuchpudi exponent Vempati Chinna satyam Garu in Chennai.


Name: Shweta Misra
E-Mail: deepakshweta2000@yahoo.com
Field: Kathak Lucknow gharana
Address: 23230 hemmingford circle sterling va 20166
Telephone:
Misc. Info: Nrityaki dance Director,Shweta Misra, is accomplished Kathak performer and teacher, is pursuing this dance for 25 years and performed several places in India & US. She holds Sangeet Prabhakar (Masters Degree) in Kathak from prayag sangeet samiti and is offering classes in Washington DC metro area and Northern Virginia. For more details, please visit www.nrityaki.com


Name: Mudra Arts Center
E-Mail: MudraArtsCenter@aol.com
Field: Carnatic vocal, Mridangam, Violin, Keyboard, Flute, Hindustani Music, Tabla, Sitar, Bollywood dance, Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathak, Odissi, Hindi, Gujarati, Yoga.
Address: 1323 Shepard Drive, Unit-eye, Sterling, Virginia 20164 USA
Telephone: (571) 432- 6920
Misc. Info: www.MudraArtsCenter.com - Open 7 Days a week. With our small class sizes, students will receive the individualized attention they deserve. Highly experienced performing artists and professionals teach classes throughout the year in Indian Music, Dance & Languages to all ages. Close to Washington DC Dulles Airport, Reston, Herndon, Tysons Corner, Chantilly, Centreville, Manassas, McLean, Fairfax & Loudoun County, Northern Virginia.


Name: Sarbari Gangopadhyay (Mukherjee)
E-Mail: sarbari@homemail.com
Field: Hindustani Classical and Light Classical Music (Vocal)
Address: Aradhana School of Music, Ashburn, Northern Virginia.
Telephone: (703) 723-6794
Misc. Info: Sarbari is a student of Ustad F Wasifuddin Dagar, Pdt Arun Bhaduri, Smt Girija Devi and regularly gives Hindustani Classical and light Classical performances across North America. She teaches Hindustani Classical and Semi Classical vocal music in the Northern Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland area. She also provides online vocal training classes for students across the country. Voice training lessons are available for children and adults. For further details please visit http://www.sarbarigangopadhyay.webs.com/.


Name: Mr. Debapriya "Debu" Nayak
E-Mail: tablaguy@aol.com
Field: Tabla (Farukhabad Gharana)
Address: 18 Devenshire Ct., Sterling, Va 20165
Telephone: 703 795 3019 OR 703 450 0963
Misc. Info: www.tablaguy.com My CDs: My CDs: Tabla Rising can be found at www.tablaguy.com. Also, released Probe as part of the world music collection, currently available at the Smithsonian Institution's Sackler Gallery. It is also available at the Probe website: www.probemusic.com. My Tabla solo Cd (3D CD) is now available under Chhnadayan (www.tabla.org) website, under Chhandayan Label. I have been also been taking master classes at the following institutions: Baldwin Wallace College, Cleveland Ohio, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va. For concert information, classes and engagements, visit my website: www.tablaguy.com.


Name: Saraswathi Narayanan
E-Mail: sharanyan85@gmail.com
Field: Carnatic vocal, Mridangam
Address: Herndon, Virginia, US
Telephone:
Misc. Info: : I teach Carnatic Classical music, Bhajans, Mridagnam for all age groups (especially kids). I am practicing mridangam for the past 15 years.


Name: Nepal Dance School, LLC
E-Mail: info@nepaldanceschool.com
Field: Choreography, Bollywood, Kathak, Tabla, Harmonium, Buddhist dance, Nepali Folk dance, Madal, Dhime
Address: 17953 Swans Creek Lane, Dumfries, Virginia 22026, USA
Telephone: 703-346-5877
Misc. Info: NDS is a performing and teaching institution in the Washington DC area. We specialize in original choreography for Bollywood, Kathak (Jaipur Gharana), and Nepali Folk dance. For a listing of our dance and music class locations, times, and performance venues please visit our website at www.nepaldanceschool.com.


Name: Nritya Niketan
E-Mail: nrityaniketan@yahoo.com
Field: Bharatanatyam
Address: Alexandria and Glen Allen- Virginia
Telephone: 703-642-9558; 804-360-9501
Misc. Info: Guru, Dr. Janaki Rangarajan, Nrityaniketan was founded by Janaki Rangarajan in order to promote the South Indian classical art form of Bharatanatyam in Virginia. Classes take place in Alexandria / Annandale (Washington DC area) and Glen Allen (Richmond area). website - www.nrityaniketan.com


Name: NinaKshi Dance Studio
E-Mail: info@ninakshi.com
Field: Bollywood Fusion / Classical Indian Dance
Address: Silver Spring, MD, Baltimore MD, Herndon, VA & Burke, VA
Telephone: 240-535-6455
Misc. Info: NinaKshi Dance Studio is a Bollywood Fusion Dance School targetting the DC, Maryland and Virginia Area. It encompasses the energy and creativity of its director and is one of a kind. It is open to boys, girls, men and women of all ages! sing original and dynamic choreography, NinaKshi Dance Studio embraces different dance styles such as Bollywood, semi-classical, hip hop, contemporary, modern and more, leaving its audience entertained and filled with awe. Please visit: www.ninakshi.com


Name: Notes N' Beats
E-Mail: info@notesnbeats.com
Field: Music (Vocal, Guitar, Keyboard, Percussion) and Dance
Address: Studio located at 44190 Waxpool Rd, Suite 162, Ashburn, VA 20147 (we serve the rest of Loudoun and Fairfax counties as well)
Telephone: 855-MUSIC-20 or 855-687-4220
Misc. Info: http://www.notesnbeats.com. Over the years, the teachers at Notes n' Beats developed a curriculum to do music JUST the way kids want. We have many offerings such as Weekly Lessons, Summer and Winter Camps and an after-school program. We take fun to the next level by doing "Indian Rock Connect with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/notesnbeats


Name: Nrityagandha
E-Mail: info@nrityagandha.com
Field: Kathak Dance
Address: Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C.
Telephone: 703-759-3979
Misc. Info: Web Site - www.nrityagandha.com


Name: Nupur Dance Academy - Nikita Shah
E-Mail: nikita910@hotmail.com
Field: Bharatanatyam Dance (semi classical dance, Indian folk dances, Contemporary dance style and Bollywood dance)
Address: South Riding / Chantilly, Virginia
Telephone:
Misc. Info: Performer / Teacher / Choreographer, Nikita Shah - She holds extensive education and wide experience in Indian Classical / Folk Dance forms - Bharatanatyam and Folk dances. She holds Nritya Visharad Degree in Bharatanatyam (Graduate Degree) through Bruhad Gujarat Sangeet Samiti -Gandharva Mahavidyalaya under the guidance of Guru Shri Madhu Patel of Madhur Jyoti Dance Academy, Baroda, India. She has been pursuing this dance for 26 years and performed at several places in India, Canada and US ( Boston, Florida, Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland), has been teaching in the Northern Virginia area for the last 10 years. She is a versatile and creative choreographer, performer who has directed and participated in numerous shows in India and US. She has been offering classes in Bharatanatyam / Semi classical dance / Indian Folk Dance / contemporary dance style as well as Bollywood dance in Northern Virginia and Maryland. (willing to travel for group lessons and events)


Name: Jay (Jaydeep) Parikh
E-Mail: jyprkh@gmail.com
Field: Tabla / Percussion / Melodic Expressions in Tabla
Address: Chantilly, VA 20151
Telephone: 410-929-5759
Misc. Info: Jay started his formal Tabla training in 1991 under Shree Sandeep Modi (former disciple of Ali Akbar College of Music). He has devoted himself to share his knowledge by conducting music classes, performing, and guiding others pursue their musical journey.. Jay feels fortunate to also have learned from Pt. Vijay Raghav Rao, Pt. Suresh Talwalkar, Pt. Anindo Chatterjee, Shree Samir Chatterjee, and Shree Yogesh Samsi; he continues to enhance Tabla accompaniment for Hindustani Vocal music under the guidance of Shree Vishwas Shirgaonkar.


Name: Vaishnavi Parthasarathy
E-Mail: vaishu.mirdhula@gmail.com
Field: Bharathanatyam
Address: 43858 Merryoak Way, Ashburn, Virginia-20147, USA
Telephone: 571-432-6920
Misc. Info: I am disciple of kalaimamani urmila sathyanarayanan and sri.s. sivakumar. diploma holder in bharatanatam from ignou university. performed in many perstigious programs in India. I have selected as an Indian delegate form cultural event to china. some of awards sathyabama award, natya kala puraskar, young acheivement award, currently I am ateacher in mudra arts center, usa.


Name: Sheela Ramanath
E-Mail: kalavaridhidance@gmail.com
Field: Bharatanatyam
Address: 3120 Harrison Hollow Lane, Herndon, VA 20171
Telephone: 571-434-0970
Misc. Info: Sheela has trained under Guru. B. Bhanumati in Vazhavoor style for more than 25 years and she has travelled extensively both in India as well as abroad. Some of the prestigious performances include Hampi utsav, International dance alliance, Kinkini festival, DC Dance festival etc. Sheela is the artistic director of Kalavaridhi, a dance institution where she promotes this wonderful art. www.kalavaridhi.org


Name: Krishna Ramdas
E-Mail: krtabla@yahoo.com
Field: Tabla
Address: Chantilly, Virginia, USA
Telephone: 703 307 8272
Misc. Info: Krishna Ramdas is a performing Tabla artist who has accompanied a number of eminent artists in both the Hindustani and Carnatic styles of music. He learnt Tabla in Baroda, India under Guru Shri Ravindra Nikte who is a leading disciple of Shri Sudhirkumar Saxena. Please contact Krishna for details about concerts / classes.


Name: Sunaina Rathore
E-Mail: srathore1234@gmail.com
Field: Bollywood and Kathak
Address: Ashburn, VA
Telephone: 571-252-7871
Misc. Info: Sunaina Dance Unlimited offers classes for Bollywood dance , kathak , fusion of Bollywood /Classical dances and Indian folk dances as well.The dance choreographer Sunaina, have Senior diploma courses in Indian classical dance (kathak) and Tabla .One on one focus on each student is the key to success of each learner. Our motive is to make sure kids perform individually even while learning in a group. Kids from classes will participate at various performances. For New Students First Class will be Free Trial class. Definitely Kids will love these classes.


Name: Ranjani Ravi
E-Mail: ranjaniravindranathan@gmail.com
Field: Yogasanas, Surya namaskaram and Pranayama classes Sanskrit sloka classes for kids
Address: Herndon, VA
Telephone:
Misc. Info: I am taking Yoga classes for all ages. This is a training session that would comprise a extensive training on 25 yogasana pose which will rejuvenate your body, Surya namaskaram and Pranayamam techniques. People those who are interested in learning. can e-mail me to schedule classes. I also offer sloka classes for kids in Sanskrit and Tamil. Kids from age 4 to 15 can attend these classes. For more details on the list of slokas taught you can e-mail me.


Name: Srabanti Roy - Roomjhoom Nrityalaya
E-Mail: room_jhoom@yahoo.com
Field: Kathak and Bharatnatyam
Address: Fairfax, VA, USA
Telephone: 571-296-3029
Misc. Info: Srabanti holds extensive education and wide experience in Indian Classical Dance forms - Kathak and Bharatnatyam. She holds Nritya Prabhakar Degree in Kathak (Graduate Degree) from Prayag Sangeet Samiti in Allahabad, India. She has been teaching in the Washington DC area for the last 15 years. She has held faculty positions in Kathak and Bharatnatyam in the local Washington DC Indian schools. She is a versatile and creative choreographer, performer who has directed and participated in numerous shows in India and US. She has been offering classes in Kathak and Bharatnatyam in Fairfax, VA. For more information please visit - http://www.i-indianclassicaldancer.com.


Name: Veena S
E-Mail: enjoycarnaticmusic@gmail.com
Field: Carnatic music and bhajans - voice lessons
Address: Ashburn, Virginia
Telephone:
Misc. Info: I received training in Carnatic music from Smt. Meera Nathan (Mumbai and Chennai) and have learned for more than eight years. I have been teaching for the past four years and can teach children as young as 4.5 years old. I teach beginners to intermediate level for all ages. Bhajans are taught at every class along with the Carnatic music lessons and I teach individual as well as group classes. Please contact via email.


Name: Mrinalini Sadananda
E-Mail: msadananda@hotmail.com
Field: Kuchipudi
Address: 8442 Lee High Way, Fairfax, VIrginia 22031
Telephone: (703) 361-4172
Misc. Info: Kalamandapam is the institute dedicated to kuchipudi dance and music. Mrinalini Sadananda founder director and Kavitha Cheedalla and Keerthana Sidhaye are the main teachers in the institution. Their recent performances include Buddham Sharanam Gacchami and Bharatha Sambhavam, perfomed at the Kennedy center. These ballets are choreagraphed by Mrinalini. New students are enrolled in Sept or Jan typically unless they have significant dance experience. Dances classes are held From 9A.M-1P.M every Sunday. (Director: Mrinalini Sadananda, Contact: Kavitha Cheedalla) Please contact us for further information.


Name: Salangai Arts (Akila Subramanyam)
E-Mail: Akilas@Salangaiarts.com
Field: Bharathanatyam
Address: Fairfax, VA
Telephone: (703) 352 0298
Misc. Info: To get to know more about our school please visit the website www.salangaiarts.com


Name: Urmi Samadar
E-Mail: usamadar@yahoo.com
Field: Kathak and Odissi dance
Address: Classes in Belmont, MA
Telephone: (M) 215-820-5480
Misc. Info: Urmi is an accomplished performer, choreographer and trainer in Kathak and Odissi dance forms who leads 'Aakrtiti', her classical troupe, based out of Massachusetts and New York. A National Talent Scholar and Sangeet Prabhakar graduate, Urmi has performed with experts Sandeep Das, Late Pandit Ramesh Mishra, Kayhan Kalhor, Pandit Krishnamohan Maharaj and other noted artists in recent years. She offers Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced level classes in Kathak and is launching a beginner level Odissi in fall 2017. Website - www.urmisamadar.com


Name: Sandhya
E-Mail: rajsandhome@gmail.com
Field: Sloka & Bhajan & Hindi language
Address: 7290 olde lantern way Springfield va 22152
Telephone: 4436923628
Misc. Info: I teach Slogams and Bhajans to kids age 4 to 15. I take these classes together & seperate. For adults I take Bhajan class alone. I teach Hindi for beginners kids & Adults where they will learn to read & Write the vowels, consonants, numbers & finally stories, phrases, comprehension etc. I will give them weekly tests to asses their progress. Will introduce speaking Hindi at a later stage when they are well versed with the letters & reading.


Name: Meenakshi Sankaran
E-Mail: tallyhouse@gmail.com
Field: Carnatic Vocal
Address: Glen Allen, VA
Telephone: 804-364-2007
Details: Vocalist Meenakshi Sankaran hails from the family of Sangeetha Kalanidhi Sri. T. L. Venkatarama Iyer, a veteran Carnatic music exponent. She attributes her foundation in Carnatic Music to her first guru Smt. Gowri Balakrishnan under whom she spent many years learning to play the Veena. Later she transitioned into vocal music under the tutelage of eminent teachers like Smt. Shanthi Sriram and Smt.Raji Gopalakrishnan and today teaches Carnatic music and to many in the Greater Richmond community. She has also performed as a vocalist in the orchestra of many Kuchpudi and Bharatanatyam dance arangetrams in the Richmond area.


Name: Shubha Sankaran
E-Mail: surbahar@aol.com
Field: Surbahar, Sitar, vocal
Address: PO Box 15526 : Washington, DC 20003-0526
Telephone: 202-399-3399
Misc. Info: Specializing in individual instruction for serious students. Further information available at www.surbahar.com


Name: Lisa Santhanam
E-Mail: L2santhanam@gmail.com
Field: Odissi-Srjan style
Address: Fairfax Va
Telephone: 571-213-4518
Misc. Info: I have been studying and performing odissi dance for 13 years. I started in the Washington DC metro area under Jayantee Paine. For the last 6 years, I have continued my dance growth under the guidance of Smt. Sujata and Ratikant Mohapatra of the famous dance institute in Orissa, Srjan. I have performed extensively in the Washington DC area as well as India. I am available for performance and teaching through August 1, 2014. And will be available again Starting September 30, 2015.


Name: Praful Shah
E-Mail: pshah99@ymail.com
Field: Musical Keyboard, Electric Guitar, Piano and Harmonium tuitions and live perfomer
Address: Roanoke
Telephone: 410-926-9426
Misc. Info: 1) Roenoke (Virginia), previously in Baltimore as a professional musician and Teacher for Musical keyboard, Electric Guitar, Harmonium and Piano to all ages people with Indian Notations and Western Grand Staff Notes. i.e. Bollywood Songs,Western Songs, Children Nursery Rhymes, Raas / Garba, Bhajan /, Indian Music basics includes some fundamental Raags also etc. Lead Musical keyboard Performer in live Orchestra for Bollywood Music Programme, Live Dandia Raas / Garba, and any kind of entertaining Musical Events, also perfoming as lead guitarist also, Male/Female singers can contact me for live accompaniment musician and perfomer. Also interested to have perfomance opportunity For Atlanta and Baltimore also.


Name: Dr. Suman Sharma
E-Mail: sumansharma@sumansharma.com
Field: Sitar
Address: 2863 Running Pump Ln Herndon VA 20171
Telephone: 703-561-0605 / 703-371-9490
Misc. Info: Please visit web site: http://www.sumansharma.com/


Name: Swati Sharma
E-Mail: swaranjalisom@gmail.com
Field: Hindustani Classical / Semi classical (Thumri, Tappa, Ghazals, Bhajans, bollywood)
Address: Woodbridge, VA
Telephone: inquire through email first please!
Misc. Info: Swati is a North Indian classical singer / performer and a teacher based in Woodbridge, VA. She is Sangeet Visharad from India. Approved voice of Radio and Doordharshan India, she has performed at many places in India as well as United States. She offers music lessons to anyone age 5 and up. She is the founder of Swaranjali School Of Music. She has many honors to her name including the very prestigious Shri Vishnu Digambar Paluskar award. For more information regarding Swati or Swaranjali school of Music, visit www.swaranjalisom.com


Name: Tina Sharma
E-Mail: tinasharma@yahoo.com
Field: Kathak Dance
Address: Springfield, VA
Telephone: 703-822-5965
Misc. Info: Tina Sharma a student of Guru Shri Rajendra Ganganiji the head of Jaipur Gharana, Kathak Kendra. Tina Sharma has received Master's in Kathak ( Nipun ) from Bhatkhande University, Lucknow, India. She is a director of "TIna dance and Music Academy" that offers BA & MA degrees via Pracheen Kala Kendra, India.


Name: Dr. Brian Q. Silver
E-Mail: PanOrient@aol.com
Field: lecture-demonstrations, Sitar
Address: PO Box 15526 : Washington, DC 20003-0526
Telephone: 202-399-3399
Misc. Info: Performer in Bande Ali Khan gharana since 1964; has taught full courses in Indian classical music at various major American universities, including Harvard (1974-83); available for lecture demonstrations, workshops, and individual instruction. Further information available at www.surbahar.com


Name: HKN Singh
E-Mail: hknsbomrah@gmail.com
Field: guitar
Telephone: 571-474-8619
Address: 25480 Exart Terrace, South Riding, VA 20152-2029
Misc. Info: I learned guitar in western music 1978-1982 from O P Chetal, New Delhi. 4 years senior diploma in guitar from Prayag Smiti Allahabad 2009-2010. Played guitar in different band groups about 17 years. Worked as a western music teacher in G D Geonka Public School Faridabad. I was selected as a judge in many music competitions in Faridabad. Worked in Swar Sadhna Mandir music school 11 years as a guitar teacher.


Name: Srividya Angara Sinha
E-Mail: srividya_angara@yahoo.com
Field: Kuchipudi, Carnatic classical music, Veena
Address: 488 Farrish Circle, Apartment #3, Charlottesville, Virginia - 22903
Telephone: 434-284-0467
Misc. Info: Kuchipudi experience of 15 years along with Diploma from the Telugu University of Hyderabad in Kuchipudi. 8 years of training in Veena and Carnatic classical vocal. Been awarded the title "Nritya Kinnera" for excellence in field of Kuchipudi.


Name: Meenakshi Srivastava
E-Mail: Meenakshiamish@gmail.com
Field: Vocal( Sufi and semi classical)
Address: 2562 Chain Bridge Road, Apt 104, Vienna VA 22181
Telephone: 703-795-4206
Misc. Info: Prabhakar in Vocal in the year 1991. Disciple of Bachhan Ji Maharaj of Allahabad Gharana. North Zone Finalist for Indian Idol 2004. All over the life I have been rewarded for Semi Classical as well as Bollywood singing. I started learning music at the age of seven. I am always interested to take forward our folk music and love to sing 'Geet' which are heart throb of marriages in North India. I love Sufi music as it has many variations and I feel connected to God directly whenever I am singing a sufi song. As singing is my passion, So fulfill that, I just not teach but also do Gazals and Geet evenings for Two to Three hours continuously.


Name: Tanvi Srivastava
E-Mail: tanvi_sri3@yahoo.com
Field: Hindustani Classical (Vocal), Keyboard, Harmonium, Tabla
Address: 9105 Stonegarden Drive Lorton, VA
Telephone: 703 339 7092
Misc. Info: Primarily from India, now in Virginia, learnt 3 years of Hindustani Classical Vocal from Gandharv MahaVidyalay, Mumbai, India. I like to start with practice of basic notes (swaras) and simple alankaras before I can go to easy (or difficult) ragas. Depending on students' interests I can also teach light classical songs, bhajans, old and new Hindi film songs. I can play the keyboard, harmonium and tabla and I am willing to teach the same. Interested students can contact regarding fees and availability via phone or email


Name: Studio Dhoom
E-Mail: aanal@studiodhoom.com
Field: Indian Folk Dances, ,Bollywood Dances, Bollywood Fitness class
Address: Ashburn, Lansdowne, Leesburg, Herndon areas in VA
Telephone: 571-293-0260
Misc. Info: Studio Dhoom provides professional dance instruction in a variety of traditional (Garba / Daandiya, Rajashthani, Bhangra / Giddha, etc.) and modern Indian dance styles in the Northern VA area. The Dance Choreographer and Instructor, Aanal has more than 10 yrs of extensive experience in teaching dance to all age groups. She is a Kuchipudi dancer, has learned various Indian folk dances from Mallika Sarabhai's Darpana Academy of Dance and also Jazz, Hip Hop and contemporary dancing from Shiamak Davar Institute of Performing Arts. Please visit www.studiodhoom.com for more information about classes or please feel free to call for more information.


Name: Sujatha
E-Mail: hcaks09@gmail.com
Field: Hindustani Vocal and also Light Music, Bhajans in Kannada, Marathi, Hindi
Address: Legacy Circle, Herndon, Virginia, VA 20171
Telephone: 267-575-5632
Misc. Info: Hindustani for beginners & Intermediate: Looking to take their first steps into the world of Hindustani Vocal Music. Providing a strong foundation and acquires the ability to use basic elements of ragas and improvise musical phrase. Intermediate Students start with learning new and more complex ragas. Light Music and Bhajans: Teaching for the Light Music (Bhavageethe / Devotinal) songs and Bhajans in Kannada / Marathi / Hindi


Name: Madumita Sundararaman
E-Mail: notesnnotations@gmail.com
Field: Carnatic Music
Address: W Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23294
Telephone: 412-533-1588
Misc. Info: Classes will be conducted for children (3 yrs onwards) and adults. Call or email for further details... Blog - https://notesnnotations.blogspot.com, Website: https://sites.google.com/site/notesnnotations/


Name: Swaram School of Music
E-Mail: info@notesnbeats.com
Field: Indian vocals - Classical, Light music and movie songs
Address: Ashburn, Sterling, Herndon, VA
Telephone: 703.504.8346
Misc. Info: http://www.notesnbeats.com. At Notes n' Beats, we believe that music is the language of different cultures coming together. At this time of cultural diversity around us, we find ourselves to have the unique fortune of bringing the Western and Indian worlds of music together and creating a powerful and well-rounded musicianship for our younger generations. Join us if you share our belief!??? We teach Classical (Indian and Western), Rock and Pop styles of music and perform in several places. Read more about us at: www.notesnbeats.com or go to our facebook page at www.facebook.com/notesnbeatss


Name: Taalim School of Indian Music - Virginia
E-Mail: info@taalim.com
Field: Tabla
Address: Main Branch - Charlottesville. Other locations in Richmond and Stauton. Classes are available in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.
Telephone: (732) 89-TABLA (82252)
Misc. Info: With the blessings and guidance of Tabla Guru Pandit Divyang Vakil, the Taalim School provides high quality tabla lessons in a private and/or group setting. Classes are also available all over the tri-state. For full class schedule and further details, visit http://www.taalim.com


Name: Suchitra Tadimalla/ Nrithya Kalalaya
E-Mail: succhitra@gmail.com
Field: Bharatanatyam, Folk-dance forms of India
Address: 140 Elwood Ave, Norfolk, VA 23505
Telephone: 757-285-6659
Misc. Info: Suchitra has given memorable performances both in India and United States. She values interest and awareness in the practice of Bharatanatyam, Indian folk-dances and east-west performances. Welcome to learn the art, style and passion of Bharatanatyam - a class combining dance technique, hand movements and facial expressions of one of the most popular and widely performed Souh-Asian dance styles.


Name: Rajeswari Tress
E-Mail: yogaclub.raj@gmail.com
Field: Bharatanatyam
Address: Fairfax, VA , USA
Telephone:
Misc. Info: Rajeswari Paled Tress is a Bharatanayam Dancer / Teacher and Yoga Teacher has come with a new fusion dance (Bharata Yoga Natyam). She has conducted more than 550 Yoga Workshops for all ages in various states in US and India. She promotes and motivates people to be healthy and lead a healthy life style. She teaches a blend of Yoga and her own invented style a fusion of Yoga and Bharatnatyam. She began her Yoga teaching career 25 years ago and has her own Yoga studio (MRT Yoga). She teaches Bharatanatyam.


Name: Heta Trivedi
E-Mail: heta.a.trivedi@gmail.com
Field: Bharathanatyam
Address: 1233 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Telephone: 757 768 7201
Misc. Info: A passionate dancer and a dedicated tutor willing to teach Bharatnatyam in and around Virginia.


Name: Udaya
E-Mail: udayalakshmi.56@gmail.com
Field: South Indian Classical Music
Address: Richmond, Va, 23233
Telephone:
Misc. Info: Udaya completed certificate course in South Indian Classical music for Bhakta Ramadasa music College, West Marredpally, Hyderbad, Andhra Pradesh, India. Can teach for beginers and intermediates for all ages.


Name: Jerome Vincent
E-Mail: jerome.vin@gmail.com
Field: Keyboard / Piano
Address: 7510 Parkwood Ct, Falls Church, VA 22042
Telephone: 703 849 8690
Misc. Info: ( Teach Piano / Keyboard - Western Notations , Freelance Keyboard for Indian Concerts, Part of Indian Light Music Band - Live Cine Music / Garba / DJ



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