Category Archives: Classical Music

Mridangam Lessons In Pleasanton

Want to learn a to play a new instrument this summer?   Try the mridangam (2 sided Indian percussion drum).
Contact me for Beginner and Intermediate level mridangam lessons, and all other additional details.

Bhajan Music Workshop in Pleasanton – June 18

Bhajan Workshop

Hi all, I am conducting  a Hindustani classical bhajan music workshop in Pleasanton on June 18th. I am a disciple of Pt. Dr. Nagaraj Rao Havaldar of the Kirana Gharana, belonging to the lineage of Bharat Ratna Pt. Bhimsen Joshi. This introductory workshop is free and participants will get an opportunity to learn bhajans in Hindi, Marathi and Kannada. Morning session is for kids and afternoon is for adults.

One-On-One Private Music Lessons

Welcome to Music N Beyond, where kid’s grow up making music!
Music & Beyond is the East Bay’s premier music school serving Dublin, Pleasanton, San Ramon, Livermore and beyond!
Our experience is that music has a transformative power, and can enrich your life immensely. Studies have shown that musical prowess can increase aptitude for math and other subjects. The ability to play an instrument builds confidence and provides an opportunity to shine in social situations for a lifetime to come! And, above all else, learning to play an instrument is FUN!
At Music & Beyond we strive to provide a friendly learning environment where children and adults alike can develop their musical talent and gain a life-lasting appreciation for the wide musical world. Catering to any style, our teachers are competent in instructing everything from classical to contemporary music.
Music & Beyond offers private lessons and group instruction in a variety of instruments, such as piano, guitar, drums, voice, violin, trumpet, voice, ukulele and many more! Also, we prepared kids for certificate of Merit certification.
Check us out at musicnbeyond.com.

Carnatic Music School, San Ramon, CA

Learn Indian Classical Carnatic Vocal Music
Carnatic Music School, is currently expanding classes and accepting new students (adults and kids at all levels).
Visit http://www.CarnaticMusicSchool.com for more details and to signup for classes.
For more information email: [email protected]
Call Sowmya at (954) 326-2928 to enroll now!

Rabindrasangeet, Nazrulgeeti, Hindustani Classical Vocal Classes in Dublin

Offering Vocal Training Classes (Rabindrasangeet, Nazrulgeeti, Hindustani Classical Vocal) for All Ages
Both Casual Non-Curriculum Based Lessons or Curriculum Based Lessons can be offered based on your need.
Lessons will include:
– Classical Vocal Exercises
– Building repertoire of Rabindrasangeet, Najrulgeeti, Hindustani Classical Raga based songs
*Repertoire progress will depend on individual student pace and capability
Weekdays (Mon to Fri):
– 30 min Slots for Individual Lessons
– Slots start at 4:00 p.m., last slot starts 7:30 p.m.
Weekend (Saturday only):
– 60 min slots for Batch Lessons (Max 4 per batch)
– Slots start at 10:30 a.m., last slot start at 12:00 noon
Those who are interested in formal yearly certifications, we are affiliated to Sarbabharatiya Sangeet O Sanskriti Parishad, and we can arrange for the certification exams. Our lesson material covers over and above the certification mandated basic requirements
Teacher Credentials:
– Gold Medallist from Gitabitan Shikshayatan Kolkata
– Regular performing vocal artist at live programs and television at Kolkata
Visit: www.subhasreeghosh.com Call: 623-692-8183

Interested in learning Light/Non-Classical Indian Music?

I am a trained artist in Hindustani Classical music and am offering music lessons for kids 5yrs and above at my residence in East Dublin. Music is not only a great stress-buster, but helps kids build self-esteem and improve speech and presentation skills. Classes will focus on light classical and non-classical (Bollywood, bhajans, bhavgeet etc.) form of music and teach kids Shruti (scale) and Taal (rhythm). Please call 408-306-2310 to sign up for classes.
Thanks,
Lavanya Bharadwaj

Indian Caranatic Classical Music Classes

Indian Classical Carnatic Music Classes – Sarangi School of Music, run by eminent musicologist Rakhi R Nath, is starting Carnatic Music classes in Dublin for all levels from beginners to advanced in the trivalley area.
Classes will be held during weekends and evenings on weekdays.
Those who wish to join the classes, please visit www.sarangischoolofmusic.com for details or e-mail [email protected]

www.rakhirnath.blogspot.com – Rakhi a disciple of Chandramana Narayanan Nambootiri has been pursuing music for the last 16 years and has conducted a good many Classical concerts within Kerala and outside. She has also rendered her sound to a few film songs in Malayalam. She is well versed in Carnatic Vocal Music and also has an expansive knowledge in all other genres of singing.

Rabindrasangeet, Nazrulgeeti, Hindustani Classical Vocal Classes in Dublin

Offering Vocal Training Classes (Rabindrasangeet, Nazrulgeeti, Hindustani Classical Vocal) for All Ages
Both Casual Non-Curriculum Based Lessons or Curriculum Based Lessons can be offered based on your need.

Lessons will include :
– Classical Vocal Excercises
– Building repertoire of Rabindrasangeet, Najrulgeeti, Hindustani Classical Raga based songs
*Repertoire progress will depend on individual student pace and capability
Weekdays (Mon to Fri) :
– 30 min Slots for Individual Lessons
– Slots start at 4:00 p.m., last slot starts 7:30 p.m.
Weekend (Saturday only) :
– 60 min slots for Batch Lessons (Max 4 per batch)
– Slots start at 10:30 a.m., last slot start at 12:00 noon

Those who are interested in formal yearly certifications, we are affiliated to Sarbabharatiya Sangeet O Sanskriti Parishad, and we can arrange for the certification exams. Our lesson material covers over and above the certification mandated basic requirements

Teacher Credentials :
– Gold Medallist from Gitabitan Shikshayatan Kolkata
– Regular performing vocal artist at live programs and television at Kolkata

Visit: www.subhasreeghosh.com
Contact Email : subhasree.ghos…@g…com
Call : 623-692-8183

Indian Drumming & Music Workshop

8-Jim-Santi_by--Mark--Engage your mind, hands, heart, & voice in learning the rhythms and melodies of the classical music traditions of India. These arts are taught through an oral tradition using vocal percussion syllables to teach drumming, dance & singing. Learn the poetic and mathematical patterns of Indian Percussion. Workshop is an engaging introduction to one of the world’s greatest classical arts traditions and will lay a strong foundation for future skills and concepts that increase focus & problem solving.
Mr. Owen is a percussionist, educator, producer & composer. Owen began training in the North Indian percussion instrument, tabla, studying at the Ali Akbar College of Music, at the CA Institute of the Arts, & in India. In 1995, Owen began studying South Indian percussion instruments. Owen holds a Master’s Degree in World Music from CA Institute of the Arts. In 1999, Owen received a fellowship from the American Institute of Indian Studies, which enabled him to spend 2.5 years living in India conducting research on percussion ensembles in India.
For more information on Jim Santi Owen  visit: http://www.jimsantiowen.com/about/
* Instructor: Jim Santi Owen, Ali Akbar College of Music
*August 20th from 10:30am – 12:00pm
*Dougherty Station Community Center – 17011 Bollinger Canyon Road in San Ramon
*Workshop is open to children 7 and up as well as adults. Family participation is encouraged!
*Pre-registration is required (Activity #100354)
To register online pleaseclick here
For more information call 925-973-3200

carnatic vocal classes for Junior Senior syllubus

carnatic vocal classes for junior,Senior syllubus. individual one on one classes are conducted by experienced teacher of more than 30 years of experience. Soundarya lahari, lalitha sahasranama,and other shankaracharya slokas, Bhajans. At: 5270 case ave apt C 402,Pleasanton ca 94566, 925 368 0207     925 426 0107 [email protected]

Carnatic vocal lessons offered in Tri Valley Area

Nada Sudha School of Music is offering Carnatic vocal lessons for all levels – beginner through advanced – in the TriValley area. Founding and artistic director Chandrika Pai is an accomplished Carnatic vocalist, performer and teacher. She has been teaching and performing in the US for the past 14 years. Her repertoire comprises traditional Carnatic gems, timeless Kannada compositions of Purandara Dasa and other composers, evergreen Marathi abhangs, Annamacharya’s keertanas in Telugu, and popular Konkani devotional songs. Students are provided with both theoretical and performing aspects of the vocal art form, while adhering to a traditional guru-parampara teaching style.

Accepting students in the Dublin, San Ramon, Pleasanton area.

Contact: chandrikapa…@g…com for details.
Visit www.chandrikapai.com

-Artistic Director
Nada Sudha School of Music

Pandit JASRAJ Live In Concert on June 12 – Pleasanton

The Indian Classical vocal legend Pandit JASRAJ will be performing LIVE in Amador Theater, Pleasanton on June 12 , 2016 @2:45 PM. He will be accompanied on Tabla by none other than another living legend – Maestro Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri. Listening to these two mastros will be a sheer treat for the soulful music lovers.
The event will also feature a segment -“Meet The Artist”, an exclusive on-stage interactive interview with Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri focusing on his music and artistry. Meet The Artist is designed to go beyond the performance and delve into the creative minds of the artists that we hardly get to know.
This event is organized by Sanskriti(www.sanskriti.org), a Bay Area non-profit cultural organization as part of its Music Festival 2016.
Thank you,

Hindustani Vocal Music Classes for Kids in San Ramon

Learn Hindustani classical vocal music from Sunita Rai (of SuSangeet) who has been teaching music classes in the Bay Area since 1993. Students will begin with a good grounding of classical octave/sargam sounds and then progress to Ragas.

Group classes for Kids (6 to 10 years old) starting from mid-March/April, 2016. Upto 4 kids per group.
Timings: On Sundays
10:30 am to 11:00 am
12:15 pm to 12:45 pm
Contact Sunita: 510-909-8263
Bach.in Music (Hnrs) – Banaras Hindu Univ.
Post Graduate – Prayag Sangeet Samiti SuSangeet.

Introduction to Indian Music, Drumming & Dance

Engage your mind, hands, heart, feet and voice in learning the rhythms and melodies of the classical music and dance traditions of India. These arts are taught through an oral tradition using vocal percussion syllables to teach drumming, dance and singing. Learn the poetic and mathematical patterns of Indian percussion. Sing the melodies of Indian Ragas. Embody an understanding of Indian rhythm cycles through the basic footwork of Kathak Dance. Discover beautiful sounds of traditional instruments like the sitar and sarode.
This class is an engaging, kid-friendly introduction to one of the world’s greatest classical arts traditions and will lay a strong foundation for future skills and concepts that increase focus, problem solving and more.
Class meets at Quail Run Elementary School in San Ramon for 4th and 5th graders. Students do not have to attend Quail Run Elementary School to register for this class.

Thursdays January 28th – March 3rd
2:40 PM – 3:40 PM – Quail Run Elementary School

Instructor: Jim Santi Owen from the Ali Akbar College of Music. For his full Biography please click here.
To register online through The City of San Ramon Parks & Community Services please Click Here.
For questions, please call the San Ramon Community Center at 925-830-5162