TEACHERS AND PERFORMERS OF INDIAN MUSIC AND DANCE (Ontario)

 

Name: Abhinaya Performing Art Centre
E-Mail: [email protected]gmail.com
Field: Bharathnatyam
Address: 3401 Skipton lane Oakville Ontario L6M0K1 Canada
Telehone (905)582-4233
Misc. Info: Sushmitha Parthasarathy (director) Classes available for beginners. I have been learning Bharatnatyam since the age of 4, and been trained under tutelage of Guru Prof. K. Kumar in Mysore, Karnataka, India.


Name: Academy of South Asian Arts
E-Mail: [email protected]
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
E-Mail: [email protected].com
Field: Folk and Ghazals
Address: 650 Constellation Dr. Mississauga, ON
Telephone: 416-735-9432
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
E-Mail: [email protected]
Field: Vocal - Piano, karnatic music, Veena, Violin, keyboard (organ)
Address: 4413, Guildwood Way, Mississauga On L5R2A9
Telephone: (905) 501-8198
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.bharatamwin.com


Name: Thuva Anputhasan
E-Mail: [email protected]com
Field: Bharatanatyam and Bollywood Instructor
Address: Windsor ON, Canada.
Telephone: 519-250-1748 Misc. Info: I have a B.A (FineArts) Degree, specialized in Bharatanatyam from University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka. I have 15 years teaching experience and last 10 years I've been teaching Bharatanatyam and Bollywood Dance in my home studio in Windsor. My web address is www.bharatamwin.org


Name: Arunodhaya Dance Academy
E-Mail: [email protected].com
Field: Bharathanatyam, Kathak, Bollywood, Contemporary Dance and Hatha Yoga
Address: Scarborough, Markham, Ajax, Pickering, North York, ON
Telephone: 416-230-4845
Misc. Info: www.arunodhaya.com


Name: Nandu (Narendra) Atre
E-Mail: [email protected].com
Field: North Indian Music (Semi-classical, Bhajan,
Film Songs, Geet aur Gazal)
Address: 89 Coburg Cresc, Richmond Hill (Toronto), ON, L4B 4E4
Telephone: 905-886-2866
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: Sriram Balasubramanian
E-Mail: [email protected].com
Field: Mridangam, Khanjira
Address: Milton, Ontario, also available in Mississauga / Brampton, Ontario
Telephone: 416-254-6373
Misc. Info: Classes available for beginners, intermediates and advanced seekers. I am also available to play for dance arangetram concerts. (grand disciple of the legendary Palani Subramania Pillai)


Name: Sarbani Banerjee
E-Mail: [email protected]
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)
E-Mail: [email protected].com
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
E-Mail: [email protected].com
Field: Tabla & Sitar
Address: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Telephone: +1-647-857-6628
Misc. Info: a student of Farukkabad Gharana in Tabla and Senia Gharana in Sitar


Name: Ruju Bhatt
E-Mail: [email protected].com
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
E-Mail: [email protected].com
Field: Indian Classical & Contemporary Dance
Address: 109 Pindar Crescent : Toronto, Ontario : Canada M2J 3L3
Telephone: (416)756-7854
Misc. Info: Web Address: www.artistsukalyan.com


Name: Neha Hiren Bhavsar
E-Mail: [email protected].com
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
E-Mail: [email protected]
Field: Tabla
Address: Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa
Telephone: 416-910-4165
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
E-Mail: [email protected].ca
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
E-Mail: [email protected].com
Field: Ghazal, Bhajan
Address: 13 Townson Rd Markham. Ontario Canada. L6C1T2
Telephone: 905-927-2459
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
E-Mail: [email protected].com
Field: Tabla
Address: Torronto, ON
Telephone: 1-905-464-4674
Misc. Info:


Name: Manoj K Chandra
E-Mail: [email protected].com
Field: Tabla, Vocal, Harmonium
Address: Scarborough, ON
Telephone: 416-282-8930
Misc. Info: Teacher and Accompanist for 30 yrs; classical and light; music theory and practical.


Name: Jimmy Franklin Christie
E-Mail: [email protected]
Field: Tabla & Dholak
Address: Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario, canada
Telephone:
Misc. Info: I'm a professional artist and teacher too


Name: danceShala
E-Mail: [email protected]
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: Toronto Tabla Ensemble, Centre for Indian Arts
E-Mail: [email protected].com
Field: Tabla, Odissi, and Kathak dance
Address: (Little India), Mississauga (QEW & Hurontario), Scarborough (Port Union), Richmond Hill
Telephone: 1-888-95-TABLA (82252)
Misc. Info: The six year tabla program consists of rigorous training in theoretical and practical aspects of the Hindustani classical art of tabla. The courses are overseen by academic director of the Toronto Tabla Ensemble, Ritesh Das, and require completion of yearly examinations. Ritesh Das was born in Kolkata, India to parents Nrityacharya Prohlad Das and Smt. Nilima Das, they had a music and dance academy called Nritya Bharati in Kolkata. Ritesh Das studied tabla with Pandit Shankar Ghosh, Ustad Zakir Hussain and his now his current Guru is Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri. Das has been teaching since 1987 and produced 6 albums, of which one JUNO nominated 'Firedance' as well as composing the current CBC metro morning radio opening music.


Name: Shambhu Das
E-Mail: [email protected].ca
Field: Sitar and Dilruba
Address: Scarborough{401 & Neilson}. Toronto Ontario Canada
Telephone: 416-286-7180
Misc. Info: Website - www.Shambhudas.com {honoured.. Guinness World Record} Specialized in Sitar [Taught in Ravishankar's school"Kinnara and York University Toronto, [Private lesson in very traditionally in Pt. Ravishankar style


Name: Narendra Datar
E-Mail: [email protected].com
Field: Hindustani-Vocal
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
E-Mail: [email protected].co.in
Field: Hindustani Classical vocal performer and teacher.
Address: 356 Hoffman Street, Apt#306, Kitchener, Ontario, N2M 3N6
Telephone: 519-496-0730.
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: Rachana Deshpande
E-Mail: [email protected]yahoo.com
Field: Hindustani Classical Vocal (beginners, Intermediate and Advanced)
Address: Toronto
Telephone: 647-286-4554 and 416-972-2020
Misc. Info: Hindustani music graduate from the University of Banaras. Specialized in Chota khayal, Bada Khayal, bhajans and film songs.


Name: Harvinder Dhillon
E-Mail: [email protected].com
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
E-Mail: [email protected]yahoo.com
Field: Bansuri ( Indian Bamboo Flute).
Address: Mississuaga, Ontario Canada.
Telephone: 416-988-8427.
Misc. Info: Indian Classical Hindusthani Style.


Name: Garba-E-Gujarat (Kavita Patel)
E-Mail: [email protected]gmail.com
Field: Garba and Bollywod dance
Address: 7 Skyvelly Drive, Brampton, ON L6P 2M9
Telephone: 647-330-5773
Misc. Info: Different Garba style and exercise garba in new form. Enjoy your navaratri with new styles and surprise your audience. Contact us for more detail.


Name: Geetha Vadhya Academy of Fine Arts
E-Mail: [email protected].com
Field: Carnatic Music-Vocal, Violin and Mridangam
Address: Mississauga/Brampton, Ontario, Canada.
Telephone: 905-956-2428
Misc. Info: (Beginners, Intermediate & Advance Students) group and individual classes. Archana Sriram and Sriram Suryanarayan, founders of Geetha Vadhya Academy of Fine Arts have been under the tutelage of renowned music gurus from India. They are graded artists of All India Radio and have performed for renowned Carnatic music organizations in India and North America. They have been teaching and performing for over 20 years. Archana and Sriram's students have been participating and winning prizes at competitions organized by prestigious North American music organizations. At Geetha Vadhya Academy of Fine Arts, learning is fun and yet challenging.


Name: Gharana
E-Mail: [email protected].com
Field: Kathak, Bollywood, Yoga, Pranayam
Address: Mississauga, Ontario/Canada
Telephone: (905) 916 1789
Misc. Info: Gold Medallist Kathak dancer from Prayag Sangeet Samity. Expert in Lucknow gharana. 27 years' experience in stage performance and teaching. Takes Kathak-based Bollywood dance classes with a touch of yoga and pranayam.


Name: Avtar Gill
E-Mail: [email protected]
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
E-Mail: [email protected].com
Field: North Indian Classical Vocal Music
Address: 19 Rangeley Drive: Scarborough, Ontario: M1B 5C2: Canada
Telephone: 416-281-2634
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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIvy6fPPieI


Name: Christopher Dicran Hale
E-Mail: [email protected]gmail.com
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
E-Mail: [email protected].com
Field: Tabla
Address: 420-680 Queen's Quay West Toronto, ON M5V 2Y9
Telephone: 416-597-8705
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: Meghala J Hoskot
E-Mail: [email protected].com
Field: Carnatic music and sugama sangeetham
Address: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Telephone: 1-437-999-3369
Misc. Info: 25$ for month


Name: Rasika Jog
E-Mail: [email protected]
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)
E-Mail: [email protected].com
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
E-Mail: [email protected]
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
E-Mail: [email protected]
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
E-Mail: [email protected]hotmail.com
Field: Tabla
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
E-Mail: [email protected].com
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
E-Mail: [email protected]hotmail.com
Field: Esraj instrumental music and vocal
Address: 46 - 35, Ceremonial Drive, Mississauga, ON L5R 3G6
Telephone: 905-502-6854
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: Vandhana lakshmi
E-Mail: [email protected].com
Field: Vocal singing
Address: 1714- 45 Dunfeild Avenue, Yonge and Eglinton Toronto M4S2H4
Telephone: 6476433539
Misc. Info: More than 7+ years Carnatic singing, Have won prizes in many tv shows.Cost of lessons 25$ CAD Per hour.


Name: Laya Lasya Dance studio - Suneetha Prakash
E-Mail: [email protected].com
Field: Bharatnatyam
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
E-Mail: [email protected]veenasaraswathi.com
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
E-Mail: [email protected]
Field: Kathak
Address: 37, Ecclestone drive, Brampton, On, L6X3N8
Telephone: 4164730323
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
E-Mail: [email protected]
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:Trisha Naha
E-Mail: [email protected]
Field: Kathak and Bollywood dance
Address: 137, Ecclestone Drive, Brampton, On
Telephone: 6479736242
Misc. Info: Young and energetic Dancer, teacher, performer and choreographer, Trisha is a disciple of Sandhya Desai and Mangla Bhatt. She has several years of experience in performing and teaching both kathak and bollywood dance . website: www.trideepkalakendra.ca.


Name: Deepa Naha
E-Mail: [email protected]gmail.com
Field: Hindustani classical and light vocal
Address: 137, Ecclestone Drive, Brampton, On
Telephone: 6479736242
Misc. Info: Over 20 years of teaching experience, Deepa is a trained music teacher. Affiliated to Sangeet Mahabharati , Mumbai, she teaches in group classes, individual and online classes. For more informaton visit www.trideepkalakendra.ca


Name: Ravi Naimpally
E-Mail: [email protected].com
Field: Tabla
Address: 96 Dewson St. Toronto, ON M6H 1H3
Telephone: 416-534-8754
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: Pramesh Nandi
E-Mail: [email protected]hotmail.com
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: Smt. Nandita
E-Mail: [email protected].com
Field: Carnatic music, classical, semi-classical Bhajans, Bollywood music and film music in other languages.
Address: Toronto
Telephone:
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
E-Mail: [email protected].com
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
E-Mail: [email protected].ca
Field:Bharatnatyam (kalakshetra Baani)
Address: Markham (markham & bur oak), stouffville (9th line & hoover park), richmond hill (major mackenzie & bayview)
Telephone:
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
E-Mail: [email protected].com
Field: Tabla
Address: 36 Spangler Road, Markham, Ontario, L3S 2G2, Canada
Telephone: 9054719973
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: Neeti Dream n Dance School
E-Mail: [email protected].com
Field: Choreography for Bollywood dance, Semi-Classical (Bharat Natyam & Kathak), Bollywood Hip-Hop & Salsa style, North & South Indian traditional Dance, Non-stop dance fitness, Solo dance, Group dance, Party dance steps, wedding couple / group's dance,
Address: Unit # 7-J, 1201 Britannia Rd W, Mississauga, ON L5V 1N2
Unit # 42, 2500 Williams Pkwy, Brampton, ON L6S 5Z4
Unit # 209, 100 Pertosa Dr, Brampton, ON L6X 0H9
Telephone: 416 875 6235
Misc. Info: All age group & levels. Certified & professional teachers. Lowest - affordable prices. Three accessible locations in GTA where student approach Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, Etobicoke, North York. School has history of 10 years presenting our talents at various prestigious performance platforms & stage shows. It includes cultural festival events like Deepawali (Diwali), Holi, Durga Puja, Navratri; Occasion of Canada Day, Mother's day Carassauga and cultural association shows like Panarama, Delhi -Dilwale, Indo-Canadian, Panarama, etc.etc. School & students takes pride getting awards & recognition almost at each occasion well covered by newspaper & television media. We have dance Costume on Rental. www.neetidreamndance.com


Name: Prashanthy Niranjan
E-Mail: [email protected].com
Field: Carnatic Vocal, Veena, Mridhangam
Address: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Telephone: 1 416 299 1514
Misc. Info: www.saiswaralaya.org


Name: Nrytakala Academy of Classical Indian Dance
E-Mail: [email protected].org
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: Nrityanjali Kala Academy
E-Mail: [email protected].com
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: Panwar Music and Dance
E-Mail: [email protected].com
Field: Kathak performer vocal & Harmonium
Address: Active in three main locations : RichmondHill, Scarborough & Brampton
Telephone: 416-992-9815, 647-348-9069
Misc. Info: Hemant & Vaishali Panwar Artistic Directors. For more information Visit our website - www.panwarmusicanddance.com


Name: Nirothini Pararajasingam
E-Mail: [email protected].ca
Field: Bharathnatyam
Address: 24 Euclid Ave. Scarborough, ON M1C 1J6, Canada
Telephone: 6478012023
Misc. Info: www.nirodance.ca


Name: Ishwarbhai Parekh
E-Mail: [email protected].com
Field: Hindustani Classical Vocal Music
Address: Scarborough, ON, Canada
Address: 416-289-3529
Misc. Info:


Name: Kalpana-Bharat & Bharat Parmar
E-Mail: [email protected].com
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
E-Mail: [email protected]yahoo.co.in
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
E-Mail: [email protected].com
Field: Bharatnatyam
Address: Guelph, Ontario
Telephone: 519-546-6470
Misc. Info:


Name: Vanitha Perampalam
E-Mail: vanithap_0[email protected].com
Field: Bharathanatyam
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
E-Mail: [email protected]hotmail.com
Field: Tabla Teacher / Performer
Address: Scarborough / Pickering/Mississauga, ON
Telephone: 905-999-1484
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: Namratha Prasad
E-Mail: [email protected]yahoo.com
Field: Hindustani Classical vocal and Semi classical (Bhajans, Daasavaani, bhavageete, South indian folk music)
Address: 3939 Duke of York Blvd, Missisauga - L5B4N2, ON, Canada
Telephone: +1 647 631 2005
Misc. Info: Performed in more than 500 shows and won various accolades. Trained in Gwalior Gharana for 15 years and has teaching experience in India for 10 years with number of students exceeding 65. Structured classes available on Skype too.


Name: Neeraj Prem
E-Mail: [email protected]hotmail.com
Field: Sitar/Vocal
Address: Toronto, Burlington, Brampton, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Telephone: 416-895-3624
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: Gayathri Premkumar
E-Mail: [email protected].com
Field: Classical Carnatic music (Vocal)
Address: 5-9 high Street, Waterloo N2L3X4
Telephone: 226-899-2628
Misc. Info: Gayathri Premkumar,started learning Carnatic music at the age of seven under Ms.Kavitha,following which she learnt varnams from Mrs.Yamuna. She learnt advanced lessons under the tutelage of Guru Anaimalai Kalaisudarmani Sri.R. Gnanaprakasam. Her debut concert, at the age of 11,was at Sokanathar temple at Salem inTamilnadu, India. She has since won many awards and prizes, has performed concerts at various temples in Tamil Nadu, India. She has completed Tamilnadu Technical Examination for Music and currently doing a bachelor degree in Music. She is teaching Carnatic music (singing), both basic and in advanced level.


Name: Raju Raghavan
E-Mail: [email protected]
Field: Sitar
Address: Toronto, ON , Canada
Telephone: 416-901-8674
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: Raas Leela
E-Mail: [email protected].ca
Field: Indian folk dance (garba)
Address: 315 - 15 jansusie road, Toronto, M9W 4V4
Telephone: 6472987486 6479382650
Misc. Info: we are a group of friends & we all are gujju. We won so many prizes in india & toronto in garba & folk dance competitions. Fees : 4 week course (8 sessions) 1:30 hrs/ session $120


Name: Kirupa Ratneswaran
E-Mail: [email protected]
Field: Bharathanatyam
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
E-Mail: [email protected]
Field: Bharathanatyam
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
E-Mail: [email protected]
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
Telephone:
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
E-Mail: [email protected]
Field: Kathak
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
E-Mail: [email protected]
Field: Bharatanatyam
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: Sandesh Sangeet Music & Cultural Academy
E-Mail: [email protected].com
Field: Hindustani Classical, Ghazal, Folk, Bollywood, Bhajans, Shabad, Harmonium, Piano, Tabla, Also Hindi classes , yoga classes, meditation and music recording.
Address: Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Telephones:416-318-9163, 905-520-9002
Misc. Info: Debbie Somai - director. Our teachers have over 30 years of vocal experience. Have performed on stage with singer Annup Jalota, Baba Ramdev. Also have been singing at many temples across North & South America, India and the Netherlands.


Name: Amar Seepersad
E-Mail: [email protected].com
Field: Tabla/ Dholak
Address: 39 Whitwell Dr. Brampton, Ontario, L6P1A3.
Telephone: 416-917-9425
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: Arraby Senthitselvan
E-Mail: [email protected]
Field: Carnatic Vocal, Carnatic Violin
Address: Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Telephone:
Misc. Info: Vocal and violin classes available for all levels. Also available as a performer for concerts, arangetrams and as an accompaniment. Please email me for further details.


Name: Ketki Shah
E-Mail: [email protected]rediffmail.com
Field: Kathak Dance
Address: 97, Williamson Dr., L7A 3R7, Brampton, Canada
Telephone: 6477403653, H-2897520421
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: Prachi Shah
E-Mail: [email protected]gmail.com
Field: Music (Vocals - Light Music, Semi-Classical, Indian Classical)
Address: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Telephone: 647-687-5433
Misc. Info: Prachi is an All India Radio approved music artist and holds the degree of Visharad in Classical Music. She was a part of India's biggest music reality show -Saregamapa. She is a renowned vocalist and is also certified by Trinity Music School in Rock & Pop genres. Here are my youtube links for your reference. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8P1juYQACRE, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdVcwdqmTHU


Name: Ridhima Sharma
E-Mail: [email protected].com
Field: Bhangara and Bollywood dancing
Address: Ajax, Ontario
Telephone:
Misc. Info:


Name: Tej Singh
E-Mail: [email protected].com
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
E-Mail: [email protected].com
Field: Vocal, Garba, Film Songs, Ghazals, Bhajan
Address: 1205-19 Rose Bank Drive, Scarborough, ON M1B 5Z2
Telephone: (416) 335-1205 / (647) 244-1205
Misc. Info:


Name: Joanna de Souza
E-Mail: [email protected].org
Field: Kathak
Address: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Telephone: 416-504-7082
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
E-Mail: [email protected]yahoo.ca
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: Malavika Srinivasan
E-Mail: [email protected]gmail.com
Field: Bharathaatyam, Carnatic music
Address: 1001 main street west apt 10 hamilton L8S1A9
Telephone: 9059065748
Misc. Info: I am a trained dance and music professional. I own a dance school at india and have nearly 200 disciples in india. I am new to this place with my husband who is working in Canada. I am planning to start a dance school named Sri Saikala Kendra to train students in indian classical dance and music. Further details can be spoken over telephone.


Name: Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan Music Academy of Mississauga.
E-Mail: [email protected].com
Field: Indian Classical and light classical Vocal and instrumental Music.
Address: Mississauaga ON, Canada.
Telephone: 647 638 5742.
Misc. Info: www.naqqialikhan.com Best vocal Artiste from Chandigarh India Best Vocalist from Lahore Pakistan Best Singer and teacher from Toronto Ontario. Singer Naqqi Ali Khan grandson of Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali khan of Kasur Patiala Gharana.


Name: Natarajan Vaidyanathan
E-Mail: [email protected].ca
Field: violin and Vocal in Indian Classical (south Indian Style
Address: Brampton
Telephone: home-289-752-4421 Cell-416-846-5856
Misc. Info: Web Site address- www.swaravani.com


Name: Rupali Vatve
E-Mail: [email protected].com
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
E-Mail: [email protected]
Field: Kathak Dance, Hindustani vocal
Address: 260 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Telephone: 416-913-9841
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
E-Mail: [email protected]
Field: Proffessional Bharatnatyam and Yoga
Address: Natya Tapasya Dance School, 731 Dolly Bird Lane, Mississauga ON , L5W 1C7
Telephone: 905-564-1960
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: Vandana Vishwas
E-Mail: schoolofindian[email protected]yahoo.com
Field: Vocals (North Indian Classical Music, Bhajans, Ghazal, Geet, Songs from Film)
Address: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Telephone: 647-283-8256
Misc. Info: Learn North Indian Classical Vocal Music from former Akashvani (All India Radio) artist and critically acclaimed award winning Indo-Canadian World Musician who is Sangeet Visharad from renowned premier institute for Classical Music in India - ABGMM (Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal). Also learn Bhajans, Ghazals, Hindi Film songs etc. Lessons are carried out in Mississauga, ON, Canada. Website: www.schoolofindianmusic.com


Name: Vineet Vyas
E-Mail: [email protected].com
Field: Tabla
Address: 260 Queens Quay West, Toronto (opposite Harbourfront Centre)
Telephone: 416-204-9449
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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