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Name: Acharya Performing Arts Academy Inc
Email: [email protected]
Field: Carnatic classical Bharathanatyam dance, Keyboard, Yoga, Shloka (Teaching & Performance)
Address: Naperville , Aurora , Schaumburg, IL
Telephone: 630-281-2859
Misc. Info: A versatile and professional dance and music artists are conducting Carnatic classical and Bharathanatyam dance , Keyboard , Yoga , Shloka classes. Each class is formed to teach basics as well as particular dances/songs for kids and adults. Please go to http://ashaacharya.org/ for more details.


Name: Akshaya Music Academy
Email: [email protected]
Field: Vocal
Address: 1304, E. Algonquin Rd, # 1-G, International Village Apartments, Schaumburg,IL-60173
Telephone: (847) 665 8062
Misc. Info: Learn to sing Indian Classical, Devotional & Film Music in an interesting & unique style. A very well experienced, Young & Talented Teacher with a teaching experience of about 15yrs. Teaching Students of all age groups starting from 4yrs till......(u r never too old to learn!). Classes are conducted Tuesday through Sunday. Enrollment in the Academy requires Pre-Registration. Students can appear for Music Exams in both THEORY & PRACTICALS & get Certified from School Of World Music after getting trained under Mrs. Minu.


Name: Ms Anjana Bhatt
Email: [email protected]
Field: harmonium and vocal (Hindustani Classical Music, Light Songs/sugam geet, Bhajans, baalgeet/children's songs, old hindi film songs)
Address: 1904, Governor's Lane, Hoffman Estates, IL - 60169
Telephone: 847-594-4204
Misc. Info: I have done Bachlors in Music (vocal- Hindustani Classical) and have teaching experience of 5 yrs in music institutes. I have been giving private tutions for 8 yrs.I have also given solo and group song performances at different festivals and institutes in India and was a radio artist in Baroda,India for a couple of yrs. I have recently rendered my voice in a music album called 'Angnama Nache Mor' which is a collection of popular children's songs in Gujarati.I can give theory and practical classes(individual/group) for harmonium and vocal, teach light songs/sugam geet, bhajans, baalgeet/children' songs and old hindi film songs to anybody who is interested in music and is above 5 yrs. Please contact me at the above mentioned address.


Name: Dr. Tapan Bhattacharyya
Email: [email protected]
Field: Hindustani Vocal (Lessons & Performance)
Address: 1501 Idlewild Lane, Homewood, Il. 60430.
Telephone: 708-957-7135.
Misc. Info: Instruction is given as individual lessons, or in groups. Classes held during weekday evening (7:30/8:30PM), and week-ends. http://darbarimusicschool.com/


Name: Bollywood Groove
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bollywood and Bhangra
Address: Multiple Studio Locations ( http://www.bollygroove.com/classes/class-schedule/ )
Telephone: 312-77-BOLLY
Misc. Info: Bollywood Groove is a premier Bollywood and Bhangra dance/fitness company. We teach at multiple locations including Chicago, Evanston, Skokie and Schaumburg. Featured on NBC, ABC, Groupon, Sun Times and WCIU, our classes are known for their quality content, joyfulness and effectiveness! We also have a professional dance troupe that performs at all public and private events including weddings, corporate events and more. ( http://www.bollygroove.com/classes/class-schedule/ )


Name: Bollywood Rhythms
Email: [email protected]
Field: Indian Folk and Bollywood dancing
Address: Naperville IL 60564
Telephone: 630-357-9293
Misc. Info:  Bollywood Rhythms is a dance studio dedicated purely to the art of Bollywood dancing. We provide professional dance training and dance performances for concerts, stage shows, schools, corporate events, weddings, public and social events. website : www.bollywoodrhythms.com


Name: Sandip Burman
Email: [email protected]
Field: Tabla, Sitar, Voice & Tabla Tarang
Address: Chicago, IL
Telephone: Cell: 773-294-2091
Misc. Info: Internationally touring musician teaches Indian rhythm and melody in Chicago, IL, USA- especially during the U.S. Summer. He teaches all ability levels: Children to Adult. Additionally, while touring he teaches in Australia (Sydney, Brisbane, Newcastle & Melbourne), Singapore, Vancouver, Canada and Mexico City, Mexico. He also gives private lessons via video conferencing and Skype. Visit his website at www.SandipBurman.com and please click on the "Lessons" link at the bottom of the homepage to visit the student page for fee structure and course descriptions.


Name: Kiran Chouhan
Email: [email protected]
Field: Kathak
Address: 1061 Florida Ln., Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Telephone: 847/985-9142
Misc. Info: Ms. Kiran Chouhan is an internationally known artist who has spent over 20 years studying, teaching and performing Kathak under the direction of the legendary Pandit Birju Maharaj. Ms. Chouhan has shown her talents not only as a dancer but also as a choreographer.  In addition to numerous performances in India,  Ms. Chouhan has performed in China, Russia, Kenya, France, Germany, U.K. and the United States. I conduct classes private and group. Please email me for more informations.


Name: Dancing Stars Global
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bollywood Jazz for all ages and Bollywood Zumba for Teens/Adults
Address: Multiple Locations
Misc. Info: Checkout our website www.dancingstarsglobal.com for more information and specials. We specialize in Bollywood Dance classes for kids and Zumba Fitness for teens/adults. We get an opportunity to perform all over. Taking Registration now.


Name: Dhruti Desai
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bharatanatyam & Creative Dances, Indian Folk Dances, Vocal-Hindustani Classical & Semi-Classical Music
Address: Glenview, IL 60025
Telephone: (847) 834-0745
Misc. Info: Kalarpan School of Indian Dance and Music in Glenview, IL offers classes in systematic training in Bharatnatyam and Creative Dances, Authentic Indian Folk Dances, Vocal-Hindustani Classical and Semi-Classical Music. The Artistic Director Dhruti Desai is a performing artist and an educator in dance and music. She has a Master's degree in dance and a diploma in music and 10+ years of teaching experience. She has performed widely in India and the US.


Name: Lopamudra Banerjee Dhar
Email: [email protected]
Field: Indian contemporary dance, Bollywood dance
Address: Naperville, IL, USA
Telephone: 630-369-6046
Misc. Info: Lopamudra was trained at the Ananda Shankar Centre for Performing Arts (ASCPA). Started in 1987, ASPCA is an institution India, which imparts training in the Shankar Technique of New Age Dance evolved by the artistic genius, the late Uday Shankar. Lopamudra originally trained in this style but her training has given her the potential to compose and choreograph in other indian styles which include folk and the latest rage "Bollywood Dance". She is an instructor at Sonia's Dance Rhythm in Naperville, IL.


Name: Gandharvi (Moumita Chatterjee)
Email: [email protected]
Field: Vocal
Address: 555 W Madison Street, Chicago, IL - 60661
Telephone: (224) 619 6147
Misc. Info: Learn to sing Indian Classical, Devotional & Film Music in an interesting & unique style. The music school Gandharvi is conveniently located in chicago downtown. For last 20 years she is getting trained in and practicing Indian classical music. She has performed in different events and venues in and around Chicago area and also in schools and colleges in West Bengal, India. She recently started offering hindusthani classical and bollywood-style singing lessons to interested students. http://moumitachatterjee.com/


Name: Gullapudi Raman Kumari
Email: [email protected]
Field: Odissi Dance
Address: 1713 a Valley Road, Champaign, Il 61820
Telephone: Home-217-351-9012
Misc. Info: Cell- 217-721-8643


Name: H. Ramakrishnan
Email: [email protected]
Field: Carnatic Vocal, Nanasankeertham, Mridangam, Kanjira and Konnakkol
Address: Usa: 3013 Rudder Lane, Apt I 103, Bloomington, Il 61704
Telephone:
Misc. Info: www.hramakrishnan.com - I have been performing and teaching music and various percussion instruments. i also have been honoured by the State Govt of Tamil nadu which conferred on me, the "Kalaimamani award" for conserving the dying art form of konnakkol. : konnakkol is a very unique art form where you vocaly render the percussion syllables and accompany a regular carnatic calssical concert. i would be happy to pass on this 300 year old artform to anybody who is intereted and also teach carantic vocal, namasankeertham and various percussion instruments.


Name: Ishwarya
Email: [email protected]
Field: Carnatic Music (Vocals)
Address: Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.
Telephone:
Misc. Info:


Name: Gauri Jog
Email: [email protected]
Field: Kathak
Address: 2200 Briar Hill Drive Schaumburg, IL 60194
Telephone: 847-755-9625
Misc. Info: I teach Kathak (an Indian Classical Dance) to interested people in Chicagoland area. Dance & Music is my passion and I look forward to hear from anyone who wants to know/learn Kathak dance. Check out http://www.gaurijog.com/


Name: Sudha Kalavagunta
Email: [email protected]
Field: Kuchipudi Dance/ Bharatnatyam
Address: 41 Yotzonot Dr Bloomington Il-61704 Usa Visit us: www.lasyasudha.org
Telephone: 309-661-9575
Misc. Info: Sudha kalavagunta M.com(Accounting), M.A(performing arts) is a popular kuchipudi, Bharatanatyam, Andhranatyam Dancer. She has given world wide performances and also performed before former prime minister of India sri. P.V. Narsimharao, former President of India sri K.R. Narayanan, former Vice President of India sri S. Krishnakant and several other dignitaries. she is an A-grade artist of Doordarshan and appeared on TV screen several times.she is the recepient of scholarships from central sangeet natak academy, New Delhi, India.Ministry of Human Resources, Govt.of India, Potti Sree Ramulu Telugu University Hyd, India. She stood first in All India Inter universities in order of merit and won Gold sheild. She established LASYA SUDHA School of Indian Dances to advance and preserve classical arts representing both NATIONAL and ETHINIC customs as they exist throughout India, promote and encourage the exchange of Dances and Dance related activities in the world, and to effectively network those who support these objectives.


Name: Uma Vyjayanthimala Kallakuri
Email: [email protected]
Field: Kuchipudi, Bharatnatyam
Address: Nrityamala Dance Academy, 37 Bandacon Way, Bloomington, IL-61704, USA
Telephone: 309-661-9371
Misc. Info: Uma performs and teaches both Kuchipudi and Bharatnatyam. She is an 'A' grade artist for Doordarshan - TV network, India;ICCR panelled artist; performed extensively in India, Japan, Oman, Dubai and USA;published research oriented articles on dance in various magazines and news papers;choreographed dance productions include solos&dancedramas like Tiruppavai of Andal etc.


Name: Karida's School of Orientale Dance/Kari Dotson
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bollywood
Address: 854 S Glenwood Springfield IL 62704
Telephone: 217-241-8370
Misc. Info: www.karidazahava.com. Dance instructor since 1987. Director of "The Bolly Dollys" and "Troupe Zahava". Teaching Bollywood group choreographies, Garbha/Dandiyaa, and Bhangra-fitness out of my home until new suitable studio space can be located.


Name: Jutin Khanna
Email: [email protected]
Field: Drum Set (funk, rock, jazz, school percussion curriculum), Tabla (Delhi Gharana)
Address: Naperville, IL - USA
Telephone: (630) 303-1861
Misc. Info: Jutin Khanna has a B.A. in Tabla from Allahabad University and Bhatkhande Music Institute. He is trained by renowned composer Pt. Rakesh Sharma in the tradition of Delhi Gharana. He started studying drums when he was 9 years old and has been teaching for about 4 years. He has played in several bands and has done session work for a few midwestern funk bands.


Name: Dhananjay Kunte
Field: Tabla
Email: [email protected]
Address: Vernon Hills, Illinois (Chicago suburb)
Telephone: 224-392-3259
Misc info: I am a classically trained professional tabla artist and have been teaching tabla for last 23 years. I have also obtained Masters Degree in Music. I offer weekly Tabla classes either in group or individual basis.


Name: Lasyasudha School of Indian Dances
Email: [email protected]
Field: Kuchipudi and Bharatnatyam
Address: 41 Yotzonot Drive #8 Bloomington IL-61704 :
Telephone: 309-661-9575
Misc. Info:


Name: Lyon Leifer
Email: [email protected]
Field: bansuri
Address: I give bansuri lessons at home in Glenview, IL.
Telephone: 224 565 7010
Misc. Info: started study in 1965, learning from Pt. Devendra Murdeshwar in the style and with the technical approach of Pannalal Ghosh, which I teach. I lived in India until 1970; continued studying with Murdeshwarji until his passing in 2000; continue come to India from time to time to learn music, mainly with Pt. L.K. Pandit and with Nayan Ghosh. I have received several Fulbrights, an AIIS Senior Fellowship and other awards for this work. I also have music degrees from Juilliard and Northwestern and substantial ongoing activities in Western and Indian music performance in the US.


Name: Kate Levinstein
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bhangra dance
Address: Chicago, IL, USA
Telephone: 773-424-2009
Misc. Info: Kate Levinstein has been teaching bhangra and giddha to people of all ages, genders, and races since 2008. She currently teaches at the Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music (oldtownschool.org) as well as private lessons and workshops, and has studied both bhangra and dhol in Chardigarh, India. She founded and manages Hareepa! Chicago (hareepachicago.yolasite.com), the Windy City's independent, multi-cultural, all-female bhangra troupe. Hareepa! Chicago is available for performances at weddings, special occasions, or any event. Please contact for current classes, private lessons, or to schedule a workshop or performance.


Name: Nauman Malik
Email: [email protected]
Field: Hindustani Classical Vocal, Harmonium, Keyboard, piano, guitar, drums
Address: Aurora, IL. USA
Telephone: (773)-733-3696
Misc. Info: Mr. Malik is co-founder of Malik Music Inc. and has been teaching classical & light music for three decades. He got his training in classical music from legends like, Ustaad Jaffar Hussain (Shami), Ustad Abdul Hafiz Khan (Talwandi), Ustad Nazir Butt (Patiala) & Bakhshi Wazir Hussain (Film Music). He got his formal piano education from the College of Dupage IL USA, and was trained by Steve Havens, Karol S. Redington & Michael F. Fritsch. Now offer guitar and drum classes. Home tuition and group classes are available in Naperville, Aurora, Bolingbrook, Downers Grove, Oakbrook, Burr Ridge, Elmhurst and Lincoln Park areas. To view clips of performances of kids learning drums guitar and keyboard can be seen on www.youtube.com and search malikji recital OR Malik Music inc. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NjTlM8bz7Y


Name: Mrs. Srividya Manikandan
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bharatha Natyam
Address: Grayslake,IL-60030  USA
Telephone: 847-752-8347
Misc. Info: More than 300 stage performance has been given. Given performance in leading channels - SUN TV & Jaya TV got award as "Natya Kala Vidhva Ratna" by chemmangudi srinivasa iyer. 10 Yrs of experience in teaching line - taken classes at India and Mineapolis.


Name: Radhika Mody
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bollywood dance
Address: 799 Royal ST. George Dr # 519,  Naperville,IL 60563
Telephone: 630-862-6905 Misc. Info: Please call for further information. Time: One hr per week or teach dance for performance


Name: Pika Munshi
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bharatnatyam dance and folk dance, Bollywood dance.
Address: 433 N. Bristol Ln, Schaumburg, IL 60194
Telephone: 847-687-0173
Misc. Info: Institute - R K academy of performing arts, web-site - www.pikadanceacademy.org


Name: Vidya Nahar
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bollywood Dance
Address: 1165, Alden Lane, Buffalo Grove, IL, 60089.
Telephone: 847-537-4710.
Misc. Info: Website - www.vinyas.us - Mission - To Energize, Empower and Transform Mind, Body and Spirit through Creative Choreography. Group and Private Bollywood dance lessons offered to adults and kids.


Name: Priya Narthakii
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bharathanatyam (teacher, performer, choreographer), Yoga (RYT 200 Certified Instructor)
Address: Huntley, IL McHenry County
Telephone: 312-731-3969
Misc. Info: Website: www.muvements.com Muvements brings ancient indian methods, in simple, fresh and applicable ways to meed modern needs and activate an energized lifestyle. The Creative Director, Priya Narthakii is an acclaimed dancer with over 25 years of experience, certified and talented yoga instructor, a wife, a mother, a talkradio host of the show "Yoga Mat Optional on Huntley Community Radio which airs Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 11AM, and author of the book "The Breath Bath". For more a more detailed bios please visit: http://www.muvements.com/dance/theartist and http://www.muvements.com/yoga/the-instructor. Priya is now accepting students to her dance and yoga classes.


Name: Shruti Parekh
Email: [email protected]
Field: Dance - Bollywood & Bhangra
Address: Chicago, IL 60647
Telephone: 810-210-7549
Misc. Info: Teach kids & adults for weddings, other occasions, or lessons if you want to learn the basics of Bollywood & Bhangra; Also teach at Explore & Much More for kids under 15 years. Shruti has over 12 years of experience with Bollywood & Bhangra and has been trained in classical Indian Dance ( Bharat Natyam)


Name: Kalyan Pathak
Email: [email protected]
Field: Tabla, Drumset, and Rhythmic Sophistication
Address: 1677 Scott Street Glendale Heights IL 60139 USA
Telephone: 630-221-1296
Misc. Info: www.kalyanpathak.com [email protected] Accepting serious students only. A teacher with a strong background in traditional repertoire of tabla schools, excellent approach to teaching with awareness and understanding of world percussion, jazz and pop as well as western orchestral studies.


Name: Usha Ramachandran
Email: [email protected]
Field: Vocal Carnatic Music
Address: Mundelein, Illinois, USA
Telephone: 2247784330
Misc. Info: I teach carnatic music to children 3 years and above. I stay very close to Vernon hills, Libertyville, buffalo grove, grayslake and Mundelein


Name: Nirali Taswala Rodriguez
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bollywood dance
Address: Chicago, IL, USA
Telephone: 312.804.3446
Misc. Info: Experienced Bollywood dancer, self-taught through choreography and performance over the last 20+ years.  I continue to choreograph and teach performances for social events and am looking to start teaching classes for both kids and/or adults.  I am extremely passionate about dance and am motivated to choreograph at just the sound of a good beat.  If you're looking for a good workout or need choreography for an upcoming performance, please contact me.  My rates are extremely reasonable - so just contact me if you're interested!


Name: Poonam Mahesh Saswade
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bharatnatyam (Kalakshetra)
Address: 715 Darnell Lane, Gurnee, IL 60031
Telephone: 847-560-1639
Misc. Info: Nrityanant dance academy is dedicated to cultivate excellence in Bharatnatyam and imparting knowledge, traditional values and encouraging creativity in all students starting age 6. Classes held weekdays evening and weekends.


Name: Radhika Satish
Email: [email protected]
Field: Carnatic-Vocal
Address: Bloomington, Illinois, USA
Telephone: 215-776-0392
Misc. Info: Proficient in carnatic music- give concerts and also take classes for people in all age groups for beginners and advanced level.


Name: Bipin C Shah
Email: [email protected]
Field: harmonium, Keyboard, Piano, & Live performances including Hindustani Classical, Bhajans, Sugam Sangeet, & Ras/Garba.
Address: 330 W Kathleen Dr, Des Plains, IL 60016
Telephone: 1-847-299-6282 (Home), 1-847-372-6945 (Cell)
Misc. Info: I have been a harmonium teacher/performer for more than 50 years. Worked as a Music Teacher in India/USA and also worked with Doordarshan and AIR (All India Radio). Individual and group classes are available for students of all ages and levels. Also contact for all kind of Harmonium Repair.


Name: Anine Singh
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bharatnatyam

Address: Urbana / Champaign, Illinois, USA
Telephone:
Misc. Info: www.hamsinidance.com - I teach and do presentations of Bharata Natyam, T. Balasaraswati style


Name: Sonia's Dance Rhythm
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bollywood Dancing, Folk, Bhangra and Bollywood work out
Address: 4332B Fox Valley Center Dr., Aurora, IL, USA
Telephone: 630-585-6683
Misc. Info: Website - soniasdance.com  Sonia's Dance Rhythm is 9 years old and has been training students in the art of Bollywood dancing since. Students are trained to perform for stage shows, parties, weddings, concerts, competitions and even to keep themselves fit.


Name: Jai Sovani-Garud
Email: [email protected]
Field:Vocal- indian Classical/Bhajan/Semi classical
Address: Schaumburg, IL
Telephone: 248- 470- 0391
Misc. Info: I started learning music from the tender age of 8 and went on to graduate in Music. I am trained f in gurukul pattern under one of India's best classical singer of our times "Ganasaraswati Kishori Amonkar" and currently under the tutelage of Smt. Arati Ankalikar- Tikekar. I have been awarded many accolades and scholarships during her career in India like Kalyani Karandak, Swar Madhuri, and Govt. of India Scholarship to name a few. I am interested performing/teaching Indian Classical Vocal as well as bhajans and Semi-classical songs.


Name: Vaishnavi Subramanian
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bharatnatyam (Tanjore style)
Address: 1903 continental Ave, Naperville(IL)-60563,
Telephone: 630-839-9455
Misc. Info:


Name: Charu Swaminathan
Email: [email protected]
Field: Hindustani Vocal Classical, Semi Classical
Address:
Telephone: 708-369-5934
Misc. Info:  I teach Vocal Hindustani classical and semi classical music at my music studio in Willowbrook. I am a disciple of  Pta Tripti Mukherjee and Pt Jasraj of Mewati Gharana. I have over 25 years of training in classical singing in both Gwalior and Mewati gharana style.  Please visit my website : www.ragawave.com for more information.


Name: Nishant Thakar (Krsna Dhenu)
Email: [email protected]
Field: Tabla, Khol, Dholak, Esraj, Harmonium, Hindustani music, Bengali folk, Bhajans, kirtans, gazal
Address: Hanover Park, Illinois 60133
Telephone: (please e-mail me)
Misc. Info: Rates are negotiable. I accompany semi-classical to folk and lighter folks of music with my percussion accompaniment abilities. I sing various primarily Krishna bhajans and kirtan. For film music, I primarily sing songs by the late Mukesh.


Name: Jayashree Venkatesh
Email: [email protected]
Field: Carnatic Vocal, Bhajan, and Violin
Address: Bala Vihar, Grayslake, IL
Telephone: 847-682-2287
Misc. Info: Lessons offered on Friday evenings at Chinmaya Mission. Misc. Info: Contact - Jayashree Venkatesh is a disciple of her mom Shantha Visvanathan and Smt.Nithyasree Mahadevan and offers classical vocal and violin lessons in Palatine and Grayslake, IL. Jayashree and Venkatesh teaching in Chicago area for 10+ years and classes are offered for 4+ for vocal and 7+ for violin. Group, private and semi private lessons offered. Website - Sampradhaya.org


Name: Ruth Varghese
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bharathanatyam
Address: 2498 E. Church St. Des Plaines, IL, 60016, USA
Telephone: 847-390-6104
Misc. Info: kalapadma.net


Name: Anuya Wagh
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bharatnatyam
Address: Schaumburg, IL
Telephone:
Misc. Info: I provide lessons in the Pandanallore style of Bharatanatyam. I have been teaching in the area since the past 5 years and my students have performed all over the Chicagoland area.


Name: The World Music Foundation
Email: [email protected]
Field: Tabla, Kathak Dance Accompaniment, Sitar, Voice, Harmonium
Address: Chicago, IL, USA
Telephone: 312-259-1866
Misc. Info: In collaboration with The World Music Foundation, master artists instruct and inspire students through lessons, authentic interactions and presentations of music from India. Group and private tabla, sitar and voice classes are ongoing in-person and via Skype.


 

 

 

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