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Name: Academy of South Asian Arts
Field: Bharatha Natyem, Beginners Intermediate & Advance Students
Address: Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville - Ontario/Canada
Telephone: (905) 569 8276
Misc. Info: Jovani Ratnarajah the Founder of Academy of South Asian Arts is an outstanding graduate from Kalakshetra, an internationally renowned dance academy.
Name: Munir Ahmad
Field: Folk and Ghazals
Address: 650 Constellation Dr. Mississauga, ON
Misc. Info: Best in Ghazals and folk with top notch singers and musicians under one umberalla. We are Sa Re Ga Ma! http://www.saregama.ca :
Name: Anjalee Fine Arts
Field: Vocal - Piano, karnatic music, Veena, Violin, keyboard (organ)
Address: 4413, Guildwood Way, Mississauga On L5R2A9
Misc. Info: Vocal lessons conducted by qualified and experienced teacher kothai at Mavis/ Eglinton (Square one) Mississauga, all seven days. Pls call to register. For more detail check our website www,anjaleefinearts.com
Name: Arunodhaya Dance Academy
Field: Bharathanatyam, Kathak, Bollywood, Contemporary Dance and Hatha Yoga
Address: Scarborough, Markham, Ajax, Pickering, North York, ON
Misc. Info: www.arunodhaya.com
Name: Nandu (Narendra) Atre
Field: North Indian Music (Semi-classical, Bhajan,
Film songs, Geet aur Gazal)
Address: 89 Coburg Cresc, Richmond Hill (Toronto), ON, L4B 4E4
Misc. Info: All India Radio Artist for Sugam Sangeet. Now resident of Canada and regularly performing in Canada as well as US. Desciple of Dr. Sanjeev Shende, Pune, India and Shri. Narendra Datar, Toronto, Canada. Also teaching music in Toronto, Canada.
Name: Sarbani Banerjee
Field: Hindustani Vocal
Address: 3420 Morning Star Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, L4T 1X9
Telephone: 416 858 0198
Misc Info :- I am a Gold Medal winner in Hindustani Classical Music in Bachelors and Masters as an university top rank holder. I have also different degree like Senior Diploma in Sangeet Pravakar ( equivalent to M.Mus ),Bhav Sangeet ( Light Music ). I am also teaching in Bhajans, Gazals, Shabad, folk songs and also Bengali Songs. Presently I am attached with a renowned music academy in G.T.A. Classes can be arranged as per student convenience and also in online.
Name: Dev Bansraj (Guruji)
Field: Hindustani Vocal
Address: 43 Rangeland Road Brampton, L6R 1L2, Ontario, Canada.
Telephone: 905 - 789 - 4949.
Misc. Info:I'm a vocalist / Teacher and Director of the Saaz- o- Aawaaz Academy of Indian Music Brampton Ontario. (student of the late Pandit Dilip Chander Vedi).
Name: Soumya Basu
Field: Tabla & sitar
Address: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Misc. Info: a student of Farukkabad Gharana in Tabla and Senia Gharana in Sitar
Name: Ruju Bhatt
Field: Folk Dance, Navratri Garba, Bollywood dance, and many more dances.
Address: 9, Holyoake Crescent, Toronto-M9W6G9
Telephone : 647-539-1721
Misc. Info: Ruju Bhatt has won lot many prizes, trophies in garba and folk dance competition.
Name: Sukalyan (Suki) Bhattacharya
Field: Indian Classical & Contemporary Dance
Address: 109 Pindar Crescent : Toronto, Ontario : Canada M2J 3L3
Misc. Info: Web Address: www.artistsukalyan.com
Name: Neha Hiren Bhavsar
Field: Music lessons- North Indian Classical, Bhajans, harmonium, Keyboard - Live performances - Bhajans, Hindi live orchestra, Karaoke, Raas-Garba, Saanjhi, Lagnageet, Folk
Address: 36 Marl Meadow Drive, Kitchener ON N2R 1L1
Telephone: (home) 519 894 4493 Direct: 722 8764
Misc. Info: I have developed my interest for music at very young age of 5. Being blessed to be born in musical family, got many opportunities to learn from legendary musicians. Received 6 gold medals for Sangeet Vishaarad (B. Music). All India Radio artist for Sugam Sangeet. Now residing in Canada and regularly performing in Canada and US.
Name: Shawn Binda
Address: Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa
Misc. Info:I teach tabla privately at home in the Durham Region of Ontario (Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, Bowmanville). I have been playing for over 15 years and specialize in the Punjab Gharana, Benares Gharana and Delhi Gharana.
Name: Hardeep Buckshi
Field: Vocal, tabla, Sitar, Harmoniam, Rhythmn Guitar
Address: 20 Depper pl.: Ottawa, On : k1t-3l4
Telephone: (613) 248-9060
Misc. Info: Deciple of Mehdi Hassan and Pandit Kundan Lal Bhoot. Vast experiance as a ghazal performer. Composed and directed music of 2 films. Specialty: Composing, arranging music and true Ghazal singing. Available to teach weekdays, evenings and Saturdays.
Name: Manoj Chaman
Field: Ghazal, Bhajan
Address: 13 Townson Rd Markham. Ontario Canada. L6C1T2
Misc. Info: Performing artist in North America. With his flare for western music and years of poprock singing in India, which followed with a rock group in Europe, he has developed a unique sense of rythm with a touch of western infusion. His first album "Shyree" was composed by Shri Pankaj Udhas" and now is followed by his own compositions with a touch of Ghazals in North America. Visit www.manojchaman.com
Name: Gurpreet Chana
Address: Torronto, ON
Name: Manoj K Chandra
Field: Tabla, Vocal, harmonium
Address: Scarborough, ON
Misc. Info: Teacher and Accompanist for 30 yrs; classical and light; music theory and practical.
Field: Kathak, Bharathanatyam, Bollywood, Bhangra, Salsa, Indian Classical Vocal, Bollywood Karaoke Singing, Tabla, sitar, Bansuri, Violin, Voice Training
Address: Janpath Plaza, 808 Britannia Road West Unit 205, Mississauga, ON, L5V 0A7
Telephone: 416 457 3528
Misc Info: Website - www.danceshala.com, danceShala is a comprehensive centre for learning Indian dance and Music that offers lessons in Indian classical dances including Kathak and Bharatanatyam as well as Bollywood, Bhangra, and Salsa styles, Instruments like Tabla, Sitar, Bansuri, Violin etc, and Indian Classical singing as well as Bollywood Karaoke singing. We also have a specialised course in voice training that teaches techniques in voice modulation, breath control, pitch control and octave training. Our teachers are highly talented professionals who have years of experience in their own respective fields.
Name: Ritesh Das
Address: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Misc. Info: Ritesh Das was born in Kolkota, West Bengal India to parents Nrityacharya Prohlad Das and Smt. Nilima Das. He is the brother of renowned Kathak dancer, Pandit Chitresh Das . His parents opened a music and dance academy, Nritya Bharati, the first of its kind in Kolkata, which allowed him immediate exposure to music and tabla at a young age. He began studying tabla in 1971 with Pandit Shankar Ghosh. When Das was 22-years-old, he moved to Los Angeles, USA, to be a part of the AMAN Folk Ensemble. While in L.A., he was also travelling back and forth to San Fransisco, where he was studying tabla under his guru, Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri. In 1987, Das moved to Toronto where he began teaching tabla on a full time basis. In 1991, he formed the The Toronto Tabla Ensemble. Das is also the co composer for CBC Metro Morning news music. Visit tablaensemble.com for further information about classes and upcoming performances. Classes are taught in Toronto Scarborough and Mississauga
Name: Narendra Datar
Address: 27 Gillingham Street, Scarborough ON M1B 5X1
Telephone: (416) 287-8101
Misc. Info: A very well-known performer and teacher of Hindustani Classical Vocal Music. A student of Late Pandit Vasantrao Kulkarni of Bombay who was an exponent of Agra Gharana.
Name: Nabamita Deb
Field: Hindustani Classical vocal performer and teacher.
Address: 356 Hoffman Street, Apt#306, Kitchener, Ontario, N2M 3N6
Misc. Info: learned hindustani classical music from Pandit Amiya Ranjan Bandopadhya and mother Smt Bijoya Deb,learned semi classical, bhajans, ghazals, bengali songs from Smt Haimanti shukla,Smt purabi dutta and Sri Sukumar mitra .Performed in many places including Banga sammelan in Houston, Texas in 2006,Canada,India. Earned senior diploma sangeet pravakar(equivalent to M.mus).Experienced music teacher.
Name: Harvinder Dhillon
Field: Dhol (Bhangra)
Address: 1338 York Mills Road Toronto, ON Canada.
Telephone: (416)386 0314 and (416)560 7038
Misc. Info: Learn to play "Bhangra Dhol" with traditional rythems. Individual lessons could be arranged. DHOL repair is also available.
Name: Deep Ganguly
Field: Bansuri ( Indian Bamboo Flute).
Address: Mississuaga, Ontario Canada.
Misc. Info: Indian Classical Hindusthani Style.
Name: Avtar Gill
Field: Dhol and Dholak
Address: Roywood Drive, Toronto, ON, Canada
Telephone: (416)560 7038
Misc. Info: Learn to play Dhol Dholak with traditional rythems. Individual lessons could be arranged.
Name: Mrs. Gauri Guha
Field: North Indian Classical Vocal Music
Address: 19 Rangeley Drive : Scarborough, Ontario : M1B 5C2 : Canada
Misc. Info: Gauri is an acclaimed Indian classical vocalist and recipient of many grants from the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council. For the last 35 years, Gauri has performed internationally in many prestigious concerts. She has eight albums to her credit. Gauri is a senior disciple of Pandit A. Kanan, Mrs. Malabika Kanan and Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty. She achieved first class in Sangit Visharad Degree from Bhatkhande Sangit Vidyapith, Lucknow. In 1977, Gauri was sent by the ICCR to the Cultural Centre, Guyana as a Cultural Officer/Music Teacher for three years. Gauri is an examiner of Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Maharashtra and Prachin Kala Kendra, Punjab, India. Gauri teaches vocal music to students of different age groups. The teaching involves how to play harmonium, voice culture, breathing techniques, practical & theoretical aspects of Indian classical, light classical and devotional music. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIvy6fPPieI
Name: Christopher Dicran Hale
Field: Hindustani classical sitar
Address: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Telephone: 718 618 9862
Misc. Info: website: christopherhalesitar.com Christopher began his studies in sitar at the age of 15 in Mussoorie, India, and then went on to study in Lucknow at the Bhaathkhande Music College, gaining the Visharad degree. He continued his studies in 2002 with his current guru, Partha Chatterjee, the foremost disciple of Nikhil Banerjee. Christopher also holds a degree in western music composition from Berklee College of Music in Boston. Christopher teaches sitar from his home in Toronto, as well as through skype video. He is also available to perform sitar and sing in the Greater Toronto Area and beyond. His current repertoire emphasizes Hindustani instrumental classical sitar music, but Christopher also enjoys singing popular Hindi film songs spanning every generation. Performances usually include a tabla accompanist.
Name: Ed Hanley
Address: 420-680 Queen's Quay West Toronto, ON M5V 2Y9
Misc. Info: Teachers-Ritesh Das (Toronto), Swapan Chaudhuri (California), Anindo Chatterjee (Calcutta), Shubo Guha (Toronto), Trichy Sankaran (Toronto and Chennai), Karaikudi Mani (Chennai). Please visit the websiteof my ensemble, autorickshaw: http://www.autorickshaw.ca for more information.
Name: Rasika Jog
Field: Hindustani Vocal
Address: 726 Galloway Crescent L5C 3W1, Ontario
Telephone: 905 896 3673 or 647 281 1961
Misc. Info: I have been offering tutoring services in Hindustani Classical Vocal music for the past ten years. Name of my academy is Akhil Music Academy. I am in Canada since August 2002. I specialize in voice culture (exercises that tune the voice to improve the quality of rendering). There is a facility to appear for Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya (University) examinations in hindustani classical music upto the level of sangeet visharad. All written examinations and practicals can be done in Mississauga at Akhil Music Academy. Certificates ill be issued by the ABGMM, Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya (University). Lessons are given as per Bhatkhande style. Tuioring services will be offered to suit individual interests and lessons can be given for light-classical and bhajan sangeet too.
Name: Kugenthiran Kanaganthiram (Miruthangakalavithakar)
Field: Miruthangam / Flute
Address: 79, Reed Drive, Ajax - Ontario, : L1S 6T7, Canada.
Telephone: 416 629 6307
Misc. Info: : Sri. Kugenthiran Kanaganthiram (416-629-6307) is a qualified and well experienced teacher who obtained the title of "Miruthangakalavithakar" from "North Ceylon Oriented Music Society - Sri Lanka", and the disciple of Kalaimamani Thiruvaror Bakthavatsalam and Isaikalaimani Sri K. Kannathasan. Presently the Director of "KALAIKOVIL Academy of Fine Arts", Toronto. Classes are conducted at the following locations, : Markham & Lawrence Markham & Denison, Hwy 10 & Dundas, Mavis & Steels, McVean & Castle more and Westney & Hwy 401
Name: Ustad Irshad Khan
Field: Musician, performer, teacher
Address: Toronto, Mississauga Ontario Canada
Telephone: 905-542 2098
Misc. Info: website: www.irshadkhan.net Ustad Irshad Khan is the founder/president of Universal Academy for Musicians, based in Mississauga. Ontario. Music lessons in Sitar, Vocals ,Tabla, Guitar, Keyboards are offered in Toronto and GTA
Name: Kothai Sandrasegar
Field: veena, Vocal-Carnatic, Piano, Violin, Bharathanatyam
Address: 4413, Guildwood way Mississauga, Ont Canada (Mavis / Eglinton) L5R 2A9
Telephone: (905) 501 -8198
Misc. Info: Classes are conducted weekdays & weekends.
Name: Kishore Kulkarni
Address: 39, Willowfield Mews Scarborough (Toronto) Ontario Canada M1R 5S1.
Telephone: (416) 442-2551
Misc. Info: Has learnt from (late) Pandit H. Taranath Rao of Mumbai India;who was an exponant of Farukhabad Gharana. Accompanies many local and visiting artists; vocal, instrumental, dance of most styles. During his stay in Doha, Qatar he has performed even with Arab singers on the local radio and T.V.programs.
Name: Rajeev Kumar
Field: Karaoke Singer and Karaoke Singing Teacher.
Address: Markham On.
Telephone: 647 887 4190 / 905 294 1655
Misc. Info: Youtube - 12rajeevkumar
Name: Sarath Kumar Kumarasinghe
Field: Esraj instrumental music and vocal
Address: 46 - 35, Ceremonial Drive, Mississauga, ON L5R 3G6
Misc. Info: website: www.sathsara.com a) Performer of Esraj on stage, on TV and at social functions b) Played the instrument for more than 30 years b) Director - Sathsara Music Academy - Provides music lessons on Hindustani classical and light music - Vocal, Esraj, Keyboards, Guitar c) Diploma from Bhatkande Sangeet Vidyapith, Lucknow d) Released 2 Esraj instrumental CDs based on popular film songs
Name: Laya Lasya Dance studio - Suneetha Prakash
Address: Cambridge, Kitchener, Guelph, Brantford, Mississauga
Telephone: 519-6219563 / 519-2411910
Misc. Info: Dance Lessons at 2 locations-Cambridge & Mississauga. Student of Kalamamni Smt K J Sarasa. Dancing experience of 19 years. Have been teaching in Canada for 8 years. Students aged 4 & up are welcome. Dancer friendly classes/teacher but at the same time culturally disciplined environment.
Name: Lalitha Mahadevan
Field: Veena teacher
Address: 21 Premium Way, Mississauga, Ontario, L5B 1A1
Telephone: 416 560 1899
Misc Info: Veena is a stringed South Indian musical instrument. Lalitha Mahadevan has been teaching veena for more than a decade in Mississauga and also, has been successful conducting veena classes Online via Skype for all levels. For more details please refer to www.veenasaraswathi.com.
Name: Mudra School of Dance
Address: 37, Ecclestone drive, Brampton, On, L6X3N8
Misc. Info: (Pooja Kulkarni has been trained in Kathak for over 15 yrs and has accomplished Nritya Visharad from Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya. Ms, Pooja has performed in Canada at various events. She has gained training in Jaipur as well as Lucknow Gharana.
Name: Naadham School for Music and Dance
Field: Mridangam, Ghatam and Kanjira.
Address: 4619 Wainscot Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, L5V 1C3, Canada
Telephone: 416 619 7691, 647 522 7691
Misc. Info: Director : Vasudevan Govindarajan www.umavasudevan.com Vasudevan,†a talented percussionist hails from a family of distinguished musicians. He is the one of the few artiste to recite Konakool and play Mridangam simultaneously in the Carnatic Style. His grandmother Kiranoor Jayalakshmi,a renowned artiste of yesteryears and his father was the legendary dance Guru Sri.K.J.Govindarajan. He has had his training under eminent Gurus Sri.K.M.Vaidyanathan, Sri G Harishankar, Sri. Karaikudi R Mani and trained in Ghatam under Sri.A.S.Shanker. †He has performed extensively in India, Canada, Europe, United States, South America, and Carribean Islands. He is the founder of Naadham School for Music and dance in the year 1988. He conducts classes in South Indian Percussion instruments in Mississauga and Toronto.
Name: Pramesh Nandi
Field: Indian classical and light vocal music.
Address: Swargunjan Music Acdemy, 39, Herdwick Street, Brampton On L6s 6l6
Telephone: 905 497 3399.
Misc. Info: website - www.swargunjan.com. I am deciple of mewati gharana and have been teaching Indian classical and light vocal music.
Name: Ravi Naimpally
Address: 96 Dewson St. Toronto, ON M6H 1H3
Misc. Info: I teach the Farrukabad style as taught by my Gurus Pandt Nikhil Ghosh and Pandit Anindo Chatterjee. I also teach through York University where one can take private instruction in tabla and recieve a university credit. Ravi teaches solo tabla repertoire as well as accompaniment for classical vocal, and instrumental music, as well as ghazals and kirtan. In addition to accompaning classical artists Ravi also leads a fusion band called Tasa. www.tasamusic.com
Name: Smt. Nandita
Field: Carnatic Music, classical, semi-classical Bhajans, Bollywood music and film music in other languages.
Misc. Info: An Indian vocal music teacher based out of Toronto, Canada, she teaches Carnatic vocals- from basic to advanced levels, Bhajans and songs for children/adults in various Indian languages and film music. She performs for music shows in North America. Interested candidates can contact her via email.
Name: Vidya Nataraj
Field: Carnatic Classical Vocal/
Address: Mississauga, Ontario.
Telephone: (905) 601 2208
Misc. Info: Vidya Nataraj teaches and performs Carnatic music in its purest form with an integrated approach with Hindustani and western classical music, with an uncompromising standard of instruction to help students understand and appreciate all forms of music through south indian classical music. Born into a family of renowned classical musicians and musicologists, Vidya's performance career spans over 30 years with her first prodigious professional concert at the age of nine. The first state recipient of the 'national talent search scholarship for 10 consecutive years , Vidya Nataraj has a master’s degree in south indian classical music and has been awarded 6 gold medals for being the top scorer in both bachelors and master degrees. An approved and graded vocalist on All India Radio for 25 years, Vidya has been performing several concerts and feature programs. Also trained in western classical music, Vidya is known for her unique style and innovative teaching methods. She has her own school of music ‘Dhyana’ in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
Name: Natya Kalamanjari Bharatha-Natya Academy of Fine Arts
Field:Bharatnatyam (kalakshetra Baani)
Address: Markham (markham & bur oak), stouffville (9th line & hoover park), richmond hill (major mackenzie & bayview)
Misc. Info: Dance classes are running 7 days a week. We are charging $50 for beginners weekly 2 classes, 8classes will be covered per month. For more detail please feel free to contact with us. Guru & Dancer "Niruthya vallabhi" Smt. Sanji piranthapan found natya kalamanjari bharatha-natya academy in Canada. She is a senior disciple of "Natya kala choodamani" Prof. Sikkil vasanthakumari. She has been teaching in the field of Bharatha-natyam for over 15 years in India & Canada. We are providing credit courses for high school ( Canada) yearly examinations, public shows, Kinkini Pooja & Arrangetrams many more... We are creating a platform for many talented young dancers. Web site: natyakalamanjari.com
Name: Yashodhan Navathe
Address: 36 Spangler Road, Markham, Ontario, L3S 2G2, Canada
Misc. Info: I have learned Tabla from Mr. Chandrakantji Shirodkar of Delhi Gharana. I have performed Tabla solo on All India Radio. Last 7 years I am teaching Tabla in Toronto. In addition, I am accompanying various classical, semiclassical vocal & instrumental artists in Canada & USA.
Name: Prashanthy Niranjan
Field: Carnatic Vocal, Veena, Mridhangam
Address: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Telephone: 1 416 299 1514
Misc. Info: www.saiswaralaya.org
Name: Nrityanjali Kala Academy
Field: Odissi Dance, & Odissi Music
Address: 336 Imperial Road, South, Guelph, Ontario, N1H 1L8
Telephone: 519 341 9298
Misc. Info: Website-Artistic Directer & Performer - Sushree Mishra Kar www.sushreeacademy.com
Name: Hemant & Vaishali Panwar Artistic Directors Panwar Music and Dance
Field: Kathak performer vocal & harmonium
Address: Active in three main locations : RichmondHill, Scarborough & Brampton
Telephone: 416-992-9815, 647-348-9069
Misc. Info: For more information Visit our website - www.panwarmusicanddance.com
Name: Ishwarbhai Parekh
Field: Hindustani Classical Vocal Music
Address: Scarborough, ON, Canada
Name: Kalpana-Bharat & Bharat Parmar
Field: Teach Hindustani Vocal, tabla and harmonium/Keyboard----Live Performances Bhajans, Weddings, Ghazal, Film songs, Garba, Classical
Address: 45 Harry Blaylock Drive (Greater Toronto Area) Markham Ontario Also Teach in Mississauga, Brampton and surrounding areas
Telephone: 905-554-0258 or 416-388-2630
Misc. Info: With Masters training in Music from India, Kalpana & Bharat have been performing in North Amrica for the past 30 years. Kalpanaji has recorded and released over 14 CDS, music ranging from Bhanjans to Ghazals and Raas Garba to Classical. They conduct individual and group classes in Vocal, Tabla and harmonium/Keyboard. Classes are for students of all ages and all levels. Students are trained to perform in live concerts throughout the year. www.kalpanabharat.com
Name: Sanjana Sandeep Patankar
Field: Hindustani classical Vocal
Address: Town House No.8,175, Alexmuir Blvd, Scarborough ON M1V 1R8
Telephone: 416 321 2468
Misc. Info: I took my first lessons of Hindustani Classical music under the able guidance of Dr.Lata Godse for 4 years.I then learnt semi classical music from Mrs.Kunda Panse(Akashwani,Pune artist).I had the privilege of learning Hindustani Classical music from the maestro Dr.Sudha Patwardhan ( Gwalior gharana ) for the past 8 years. I have been teaching Hindustani Classical music in Toronto for the past 2 years,tutoring from elementary level in both Bhaatkhande and Paluskar style, preparing students for the Akhil Gandharva Mahavidyalaya exams held at Akhil Music Academy, Mississuaga.
Name: Ruhi Patel
Address: Guelph, Ontario
Name: Vanitha Perampalam
Address: 79, Reed Drive, Ajax - Ontario, : L1S 6T7, Canada
Telephone: 416 803 2425
Misc. Info: Smt. Vanitha Kugenthiran (416-803-2425) is a well experienced teacher who established : "Kalaikovil - Acadamy Of Fine Arts, Canada" in 1999 and Published three editions of : "Barathakalai" - The book of bharathanatyam : for the student those who participate the : dance examination in Canada. : Classes are conducted at the following locations, : Markham & Lawrence : Markham & Denison : Pharmacy & Lawrence, McVean & Castle more and Westney & Hwy 401.
Name: Devin Persaud
Field: Tabla Teacher/Performer
Address: Scarborough/Pickering/Mississauga, ON
Misc. Info: Studied extensively in the Lucknow Gharana under the tutelage of Ritesh Das for over 10 years. Attended numerous workshops with the imminent Pt. Swapan Chaudhuri and Khatak dance legend Pt. Chritesh Das. Regularly performs throughout the GTA and has toured much of North America. Much experience with sitar, sarode, khathak, vocals as well as fusion. Teaches privately in the Pickering area. Group and private classes are also available at the Hindu Heritage Center in Mississauga on Sundays.
Name: Neeraj Prem
Address: Toronto, Burlington, Brampton, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Misc. Info: Neeraj is often described as a painter at the Sitar, weaving musical images in the air with his dense, mystic and technically perfect playing. The remarkably fresh music originating from the "canvas" is attested to by his immense popularity among music lovers. He is a composer who has mastered both classical technique and adroit improvisation and who, at the same time, is exceptionally comfortable as a performer too. Shagird (student) of USTAD SHUJAAT KHAN Neeraj belongs to the Ustad Vilayat Khan Gharana of Hindustani Music. He has managed to, in time, develop a niche for himself in the music scenario as one of the most versatile Sitarists of our times. He follows the "GAYAKI ANG" (Vocals Style) of playing Sitar."The fast Taan , melodious and steady Alaap needs special mention. His creativity and speed has enabled him to traverse through different raags and taans and churn out such compositions that has sent many audiences into dizzy raptures. For more information and to listen to samples of his music and watch video please visit www.ragamusicschool.com
Name: Raju Raghavan
Address: Toronto, ON , Canada
Misc. Info: Sitar performer and teacher for over 20 years , Classical Hindustani Music , Disciple of Pt. Kartik Kumar , I have been teaching sitar in the GTA area for over 10 years for beginner to advanced level students. I have performed classical solo, accompanied top artistes and played scores for films, ghazals and bhajans.
Name: Kirupa Ratneswaran
Address: Markham & Denison, Mount Joy P.S (Ninth Line & Bur Oak Ave), Albert Campbell C.I (McCowan & Finch), Victoria Park & Danforth, Rose Avenue Junior P.S (Wellesley & Parliament)
Telephone: 647-802-3498/ 905-472-3498
Misc. Info: www.kiruparatneswaran.com Laya Bhava Dance Academy
Name: Emy Carmel Ravishankar
Address: Ontario, Canada
Telephone: 647 502 9527 0777721514 0775930130
Misc. Info: student of Adyar K.Lakshman. I finished my diploma in Bharathanatyam, at Bharatha Choodamani College of Fine Arts, under Adyar K.Lakshman. I finished my Degree under Bharathidhasan university, Trichy, India. I have my own institution since 1995, named Kalai Kaviri Natya Palli, in Srilanka. Presently I am having my classes under Nubara Narthanalaya, in Scarborough,Canada.
Name: Azalea Ray
Field: North Indian Classical Music/ Sufi music/ ghazals/ Bhajan / Punjabi folk/ Bengali Tagore music/ Nazrulgeeti/ Shabads/ Indo-Jazz fusion.
Address: Yonge and Eglinton area, Toronto
Misc. Info: Disciple of Ust. Rashid Khan, Dahlia Rahut (Beneras Gharana), late great Ust. Sagerrudin Khan, Pdt. Pratap Narain (Mewati gharana), Kankana Banerjee (Indore gharana), Rezwana Choudhury ( Tagore music), Purabi Datta (Nazrul-geeti). Collaborate with musicians-jazz,classical, classical dancers/ have given music for 2 documentaries/ have been teaching voice culturation for over 15 years in the GTA (ages 4-79).
Name: Shilpa Save
Address: 5366 Creditview Road, Mississauga, ON L5M 5N4, Canada
Telephone: Resi (905) 8583276, Business 647-299-4386
Misc. Info: Website: www.taalacademy.com. Taal Academy was founded in 2002 by Shilpa Save, with a vision to provide superior and structured training in Kathak Dance. Taal Academy has an enrolment of over 100 students and is dedicated to promote and showcase the richness in Indian culture through dance. Annual dance recitals are organized in theatres involving all the students to provide an excellent platform for the students to showcase their talents.
Name: Sampradaya Dance Creations
Address: #5, 3250 Ridgeway Drive, Mississauga, ON L5L 5Y6
Telephone: 905 607 8434, 905 607 8454
Misc. Info: Director - Lata Pada Website - www.sampradaya.ca, Sampradaya Dance Creations is an award winning professional bharatanatyam dance company founded by internationally acclaimed dancer/choreographer - Lata Pada. The Company performs a vibrant repertoire of dance works to original commissioned music and produces inter-disciplinary collaborations and multi-media dance theatre productions and tours nationally and internationally. Established in 1990, Sampradaya Dance Academy is a premiere dance training institution recognized for its excellence in the training of bharatanatyam technique, repertoire, rhythm and theory. The Academy is recognized by the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Ontario Arts Council as an important national training institution.
Name: Amar Seepersad
Field: Tabla/ Dholak
Address: 39 Whitwell Dr. Brampton, Ontario, L6P1A3.
Misc. Info: Website-www.thetablahouse.ca Learned from Ritesh Das, Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri and Hindol Majumdar. Also accompany light misic as well as and classical. Classes are being taught everyday, (tabla, vocal, harmonium and sitar)
Name: Ketki Shah
Field: Kathak Dance
Address: 97, Williamson Dr., L7A 3R7, Brampton, Canada
Misc. Info: Qualifications - Kathak Nritya Visharad, Shiksha Visharad - B.Ed, Kathak Nritya Alankar- Part-1. I had been also conducting Kathak dance examinations in India.
Name: Tej Singh
Field: Tabla & harmonium
Address: 223 Ingleton Blvd, Scarborough,(McCowan & Steeles) Ontario, M1V 2A1
Telephone: 416 889 8967
Misc. Info: Specialities: Tabla & harmonium Basic & Advance lessons for Harmonium & tabla Received Vocal Training from S. Beant Singh Premi; Ustad Amir Ali Khan. Tabla Training from Ustad Bashir Ahmed Khan Currently Teaching at House of Raga, Scarborough 416 499 6122
Name: Meha Bhagyesh Soni
Field: Vocal, Garba, Film songs, Ghazals, Bhajan
Address: 1205-19 Rose Bank Drive, Scarborough, ON M1B 5Z2
Telephone: (416) 335-1205 / (647) 244-1205
Name: Joanna de Souza
Address: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Misc. Info: Joanna de Souza is perhaps the only Canadian born artist to achieve a Master's Degree in kathak dance through Prayag Sangit Samiti, Allahabad, India. Her study of kathak, which began in 1978, continues under Pandit Chitresh Das. Since her return to Toronto, she has gained reputation as an excellent kathak dancer, teacher and choreographer. Her traditional and collaborative works have earned her a variety of nominations and awards. She currently holds classes at the Bickford Centre in Toronto. Visit www.mdo-tte.org for further information about classes and upcoming performances.
Name: Manjula Srikanth
Field: Indian Carnatic Classical Vocal Music
Address: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Telephone: (905) 956 1697
Misc. Info: Here is a great opportunity to learn traditional Indian Carnatic Classical Vocal Music from a renowned and well-experienced music teacher in Mississauga. She is known for her dedication, commitment and lucid way of teaching for all levels of students - right from ages 3 and above ! She unearthed potential talents and produced great singers in the middle-east ! If you or your kids have a passion for music and have a die-hard attitude to learn traditional Indian Carnatic music, feel free to contact Manjula Srikanth or e-mail for more details.
Name: Menaka Thakkar - Nrytakala Academy of Classical Indian Dance
Field: Bharatanatyam, and Odissi
Address: Glen Cameron Road, Unit #1, Thornhill, Ontario, L3T 4N3, branches in Brampton and Markham.
Telephone: 905-764-3646, ext.30
Misc. Info: Canada's first school of Indian dance headed by internationally renowned dancer, choreographer and teacher Dr. Menaka Thakkar. Pre-Professional training program: Ages 5-7 years; 7 Grade Professional Accredited training: Ages 7 -10. Professional workshops and summer session by internationally known gurus and teachers; Advanced and Post-Graduate training in contemporary and classical; full faculty of teachers with extensive training and performance experience; www.nrtyakala.org
Name: Natarajan Vaidyanathan
Field: violin and Vocal in Indian Classical (south Indian Style
Telephone: home-289-752-4421 Cell-416-846-5856
Misc. Info: Web Site address- www.swaravani.com
Name: Rupali Vatve
Field: Hindusthani vocal Classical and Light Music
Address: 7-5055 Heatherleigh Ave Mississauga ON L5V 2R8
Telephone: 905 232 4645
Misc. Info: M.A. and Sangeet Alankar in Hindusthani vocal music.10+ years of teaching experience. Students can appear for music exams offered by Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalay.
Name: Bageshree Vaze
Field: Kathak Dance, Hindustani vocal
Address: 260 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Misc. Info: Bageshree Vaze is a versatile and multi-talented Indo-Canadian artist. As a dancer and choreographer, she strives to create and present work that reflects her cultural influences. She was initially trained in the style of Bharatha Natyam in St. John's, Newfoundland, and also trained in Hindustani (North Indian) classical vocal music with her father, Dr. Damodar Vaze. After completing her Arangetram (graduation) in Bharatha Natyam, Bageshree received a fellowship from the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute to further her studies in India with the late Guru T.K. Mahalingam Pillai. After moving to Ontario in 1996, Bageshree began to create dance works which combined her knowledge of South Indian dance and North Indian music, and she explored collaborations between Indian dance and Western forms, such as ballet, modern and West African dance.
Name: Mrs. Sridevi (Thangamani) Kasi Vishwanathan
Field: Proffessional Bharatnatyam and Yoga
Address: Natya Tapasya Dance School, 731 Dolly Bird Lane, Mississauga ON , L5W 1C7
Misc. Info: Sridevi Vishwanathan, also known as Thangamani, is a well reputed teacher in both Dubai and Toronto. She has been in the teaching line for above twenty five years, and currently has a dance school running in Mississauga, Ontario. She is the senior most disciple of Padmashri Adayar K. Lakshman(Kalakshetra), and teaches her students in the traditional Kalakshetra style. She has put more than 500 students on the stage in her teaching career and continues to give excellent performances every year. She has many student's arrangetrams to her credit. Her school is registered by the Government of Ontario, and she teaches her classical Bharatnatyam dance with yoga as a necessary syllabus. Feel free to contact Sridevi regarding questions or registration for 'Natya Tapasya Dance School'.
Name: Vineet Vyas
Address: 260 Queens Quay West, Toronto (opposite Harbourfront Centre)
Misc. Info: Vineet Vyas is an internationally-renowned tabla artist. He is a disciple of the legendary Tabla maestro, Pandit Kishan Maharaj. Raised in Truro, Nova Scotia, now based in Toronto and New Delhi, Vineet was born into a family of traditional musicians of India; his grandfather, Pandit Brahmanand Vyas, was a renowned vocalist of New Delhi and initiated Vineet into North Indian (Hindustani) classical music at the age of five. Vineet has been an active performer in the Canadian music scene since the World Exposition 1986, Vancouver, BC. In 1987, he began studying with Pandit Kishan Maharaj in Benares, in the traditional style of Guru-shishya parampara. After intense training and sadhana (dedication) to his guru, Vineet firmly established himself as an accomplished tabla artist. In 1995, Vineet earned blessings from his Guru, when he was given the rare opportunity to perform with him on stage in the United States. Pandit Kishan Maharaj again bestowed blessings on stage in India in 1996, the first of which was on the auspices of the MahaShivratri Sangeet Mahotsav in Varanasi. Vineet has been performing with some of India's eminent artists including Us. Amjad Ali Khan, Pt. Rajan and Pt. Sajan Mishra, Us. Aashish Khan, Us. Shahid Parvez and Dr. L. Subramaniam. www.vineetvyas.com
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