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TEACHERS AND PERFORMERS OF INDIAN MUSIC AND DANCE (Alberta)

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Name: Anjana Babbar
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bollywood dance, Kathak, Semi-classical, Indian devotional dance
Address: Edmonton, Alberta
Phone: 780-994-8833
Info: "Dancing with the feet is one thing but dancing with the heart is another." Anjana is a trained dance professional proficient in Bollywood dance and kathak. She started her dance training at a very early age under her guru Sh. Rajinder Mann ji. She was a constant performer during her school, college and university years and won every single competition she participated in. Its her devotion and passion for dancing that has won her several accolades and appreciation. Her students won the Sony TV Boogie Woogie duet auditions in 2004. She has danced her way to peoples hearts in India and Canada. Currently sharing her passion through her dance school 'Jeevan Gopal Dance Academy' where she is training young budding dancers who rock the stage wherever they perform. She conducts dance classes for all age groups including kids, housewives, professionals, parents and grandparents. She also choreographs for various cultural events, festivals, parties and weddings. All are welcome to experience her unique way and skill set as a teacher to set the inner dancer within you free that will make you the centre of attention on any dance floor.


Name: Shabnam Begum
Email: [email protected]
Field: Ghazal Vocalist
Address: Edmonton, Alberta
Telephone:.
Misc. Info: Shabnam Begum is a renowned Ghazal artist, who's silky and sultry vocals has been captured  in Canada and Internationally. Born in Karachi, Pakistan, Shabnam Begum hails from a musical background. She is  noted for her style in singing semi-classical raags and ghazals, including an impressive talent in Khayaal and Thumri.   Residing in the Edmonton, Alberta landscape of Canada, Shabnam Begum performs regularly in her city, but, as she well attracts music admirers, Shabnam Begum is aggresively sought out by other countries to fascinate their music pallete, and she is constantly being invited as an honourable guest to other cities, and countries for breath-taking performances.  Concerts held in Canada, Europe, Russia, America, Middle East, Africa, and  South Asia sub-continent, all have had remarkable success for the artist. Shabnam Begum has mastered her vocal wholeheartedly, and each performance delights the listener with heightened emotion.  In 2003, Shabnam Begum was honoured and awarded the 'recipient of humanity' from the centre of Art & culture in Africa. you may e-mail her directly at [email protected]


Name: Mohit Dasaur
Email: [email protected]
Field: Indian Film, Bollywood Dance and Choreography
Address: Edmonton, Alberta
Telephone: 780-908-5308
Misc. Info: "Dance is a language without any word." Mohit has been learning and performing dance since his childhood. He has experience in bhangara, filmy and hip hop. He has choreographed various dance numbers in Doaba College, Jalandhar from 2003-2006. He won the award for "Best western dance" in the competition help at Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar in 2005.He is teaching and choreographing dance moves in Canada since he moved to Alberta, Canada. Mohit has choreographed and performed in events like "14th Annual Unity in Diversity Celebration" in Alberta. Mohit has choreographed many events, parties, Weddings in Canada since 2006. He has made non dancers to dance to make their special days more fun and enjoyable.


Name: Deepshikha Joshi
Email: [email protected]
Field: sitar
Address: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6H5K5
Telephone: (587) 873-6688
Misc. info: Deepshikha is a performer of Indian Music, based in Edmonton. She started learning music when she was 8 years old. She learnt Sitar from Sitar Maestro Pt. UmaShankar Mishra who is a world known Musician. Deepshikha has a degree in Indian Music and has performed extensively at various district to National level platforms in India. For Deepshikha, Music is a matter of within rather than prolonged practice and concepts. Individuals of all age groups are welcome to learn from her.


Name: Shruti Santosh Kulkarni
Email: [email protected]
Field: Indian Classical Vocal Music and Indian Marathi and Hindi Songs Teaching
Address: Calgary Alberta
Telehone: 403 225 1275
Misc. Info: I have started my singing learning at the age of 5.I started learning music with Pt.Chandrakant Parkar who is the disciple of Pt. Jitendra Abhisheki afterwards I have participated in many interschool competitions and always giving outstanding performance after finishing my primary Music lessons with Pt.Chandrakant Parkar I went to learn Indian Classical Music with Dr. Ram Deshpande. He is a renowned singer of Gwalior Gharana. In collage also I have participated in many inter collage competitions and always stood first.I got Masters Degree from Mumbai University and because constantly showing best performance in collage our HOD awarded me with best student of the year. As well as I have done Visharad in Indian Classical Vocal Music and was ranked first in Maharashtra same year. Then onward I have awarded with Pt.Bhimsen joshi award.I have trained many children and also women in Indian Classical Music as well as teaching Marathi and Hindi Classical based and Non Classical based songs. Film or other than film songs.People in Calgary especially those who are living in South are welcome to my home to learn Indian Classical or Marathi /Hindi songs. To learn Indian Classical Music I expect from my student to give full dedication towards learning and I will go deep into the vast ocean of Indian Classical Vocal Music. Those who want to learn just Marathi and Hindi songs I always suggest them to give 10 songs of their choices and one by one I will finish each songs I will give 1 hour for both types of music learners. For song learners I will take first fifteen minutes for swar and voice training and then I will start Song teaching.


Name: Ashley Kumar
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bollywood, Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Bhangra, Fusion, and Lyrical Contemporary South Asian
Address: 9238 - 34 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 5P2
Telephone: 780-499-0866 or 780-433-1115
Misc. Info: Ashley has been learning and performing East Indian Dance since she was 10 years old. She has experience in Kathak, Bharatanatyam, Bollywood, Bhangra/Gidda, Hip Hop, and other Indian Folk (Haryanvi, Rajasthani, Dandiya). She currently runs a dance company called Sharara Dance & Fitness Studio (aka Sharara Entertainment Group) and has been operating as a community based organization since February 10th, 2007; it is the largest and ONLY dance studio in Alberta to teach Kathak, Bharatanataym, Bollywood, Bhangra, Dance-Fitness and Hip Hop ALL under one studio. Ashley hopes to increase the exposure of, educate others and increase awareness about South Asian performing arts. She wants to increase the quality of teaching at her studio by keeping the focus on her students in order to help them develop and improve their dance and coordination skills. Maintaining and sharing culture and inspiring others to celebrate diversity are some of the ways she hopes to positively affect the lives of her students. She has choreographed dances for Bollywood shows including Heart Throbs (2002), Miss Diwali Canada Pageant (2003), and has performed on stage with the actress Karisma Kapoor (2003). She recieved acting training with Mr. Anupam Kher in Mumbai (India) (2008) and that has helped her further enhance her skills. She ensures that the types of dances taught are open to people of all backgrounds. The studio's website is: www.ShararaDanceFitness.com


Name: Sharmila Mathur
Email: [email protected]
Field: sitar, Tabla, Voice, Harmonium
Address: Edmonton, Alberta
Telephone:. +1 (780) 265-5232
Misc. Info: Sharmila Mathur is the Director of the Indian Music Ensemble at University of Alberta. She learnt Sitar from the Grammy Award Winning Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt. She runs the Indian Music Academy, an Edmonton based Indian Music School that teaches courses on Sitar, Tabla, Voice and Harmonium, and a unique Course for Musicians in which students learn to play Indian Music on their own Wind, Key, or String instruments. You can view more information on www.indianmusic.ca


Name: Dr. Varagur S.V. Rajan, P.Eng.
Email: [email protected]
Field: Violin
Address: 6 Milford Crescent Sherwood Park, AB, T8A 3V4 Canada
Telephone: 780-464-3646
Misc. Info: Teach carnatic music on the Violin/Viola on week ends only. The schedule is on a mutual flexible basis. Do it for pleasure and to promote Carnatic music. Also, play a number of other instruments - including some hindusthani music on the Saarangi. All, regardless of age, gender etc. are welcome. The only requirement is a keen interest in music and in learning for pleasure.


Name: Lavanya Rajesh ( SUR school of Bollywood Music)
Email: [email protected]
Field: bollywood and semi classical vocal training
Address: 8380 shaske crescent nw, edmonton, t6r 0b5, Canada
Telephone: 780-298-9795
Miscellaneous info:Lavanya is trained in semi classical genre of music from the highly acclaimed school Sangeet Samiti in Allahabad where she specialized in Ghazals, thumris, khyals, bhajans, dhrupads and sufi compositions.She further honed her skills and continued her tutelage under Shri Shivram Kathak ji. She started professional performances at the age of 14 and has won several national level competitions in India. Having been closely associated with the film industry she has performed at various functions like femina,filmare, citadel show, the mayor's diwali gala in Toronto, Ibaddat at the royal alberta museum in edmonton, to name a few. She is a popular radio recording artist. At Sur, she has created a unique curriculum that explores the classical leanings of the versatile bollywood music industry and allows the student to learn using modern fun techniques and help in building a repertoire that ranges from classical bhajans to romantic ballad to racy dance songs. To learn more, please visit www.surschoolofmusic.com


Name: Mr. Ananda Saha
Email: [email protected]
Field: tabla
Address: Edmonton, Alberta. Canada
Telephone: 780-237-9584
Misc. Beginner tabla classes teaches you the foundation of Indian music. Classes are available for beginners as well as experienced who wants to learn accompaniment with classical, ghazal, bhajan and Bollywood style music. Great start for children and aspiring adults. Located in south-west Edmonton.


Name: Deepti Sami
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bollywood Dancing and Choreogrpahy and 'Bollyrobics' Dance Work Out
Address: 5637 Riverbend Road Edmonton, Alberta
Telephone: 780 9537302
Misc. Info: www.bollywoodbeats.org - Deepti Sami has been instructing and learning dance for the past 16 years. She has been learning and performing formal bharatnatyam and mohiniyattam dance forms for the past 20 years. She was the head choreographer in 'The Hail Foundation' of CMS College Alumina 1999 in Dubai, U.A.E and has participated in the Indian Day Celebrations 2011 which got featured on Global TV . She has compiled a dance workout called 'Bollyrobics' which has been featured on CTV Alberta Prime Time, Edmonton Journal and Edmonton Sun. She has also recentely been featured on City News Breakfast Television and the Toronto Women's Health and Lifestyle Magazine.


Name: Rene Varma
Email: [email protected]
Field: Sitar teacher
Address: 2206 15 A St. S.E.Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Telephone: 403-453-7231
Misc. Info: Vilayat Khan Gharana. Professional performer and recording musician with independent cd releases. Repair technician. Teaching Ragas for sitar and Ghazals in the English language. $40. per hour


 

 

 

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