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Name: A L Sriram
Email: [email protected]
Field: South Indian classical Vocal and Violin
Address: Adithyapuram village, palakkad-678006
Telephone: 0491-2542205/09447739205?098040791657
Misc. Info: Has done 4 years Ganabushanam from Government of kerala and Masters in Music from University of Madras. Has been teaching both vocal and violin for the last 15 years.Hails form a respected and reputed musical family.Can relocate to Europe if needed and teach


Name Aghila Sreenivas
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bharatanatyam
Address: Thanka Nilayam, Mythri Nagar, Old Karakkamandapam, Nemom . P.O,Thiruvananthapuram-695020.Kerala
Telephone :0471-2494189, Mob:0091-09746703217
Misc. Info:


Name: Anayadi Dhanalekshmi
Email: [email protected]
Field: Vocal
Address: Dhanesh Nivas Anayadi, Sooranad north, kollam
Misc Info: M.A.MUSIC,Mphil. Assistant Profesor in Music B'high grade Artiste in All India Radio


Name: Basil Antony
email: [email protected]
field: sitar
address: Kerala Kathakali Centre, Fort Kochi, Kerala
telephone: 9946562882
Misc. Info: experience - 15 yrs , taking classed and conducting concerts to, including a meditation session daily morning.


Name: Abhradita Banerjee
Email: [email protected]
Field: Hindustani Vocal
Address: "Muktangan" School of traditional Indian music, AVRA-44B, Ariyaloor Gardens, Thirumala, Thiruvananthapuram, 695 012. Kerala
Telephone: 91 471 2343367
Misc. Info: Specialised in traditional Gazals, Thumri. Also trained in Hindustani classical, Nazrul Geeti and Bhajans.


Name: B. Vijayan
Email: [email protected]
Field: Mridangam artiste/ Educator
Address: Leela Penta , Eroor West PO, Thripunithura, Ernakularm, Kerala 682306
Telephone: +91-90208-88886 , +91-97472-70330
Misc. Info: Namaste. I have been a performing artist for the past 25 years. Have been a Mridangam Teacher in Sruthi Laya Kendra, Chennai - a reputed institution of Guru Kaaraikkudi Mani since 1999. I do have international teaching experience and have taught in various music schools in Malaysia and Singapore. I currently teach students from various parts of the world. I also conduct online classes (beginers and advanced learner) and classes over phone (students with basic knowledge of playing and who have access to a Mridangam). I am a recipient of the title "Laya Mani" , awarded by Sruthi Laya Kendra. I have also accompanied many top ranking musicians in the field of carnatic music. Please watch a sample of my teaching lessons on this youtube video http://www.google.co.in/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=mridangam+vijayan&meta=&aq=o&oq=


Name: Erickavu N Sunil
Email: [email protected]
Field: Mridangam (Indian Classical - Carnatic Instrumental - Percussion)
Address: Trivandrum, Kerala, India
Telephone: +91 944 734 2873
Misc. Info: Specialized in: (a). Performing "Tala Vadya Concert" (Percussion Concert) with the name "Laya Vadya Sudha". (b). Conducting online classes in Mridangam through Skype. Ref 1 : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erickavu_N._Sunil Ref 2 : http://www.facebook.com/ErickavuNSunil


Name: Gopikrishna MA.Music , Ph.D
Email: [email protected]
Field: tabla and sitar
Address: Karippal Mana, Cheruthuruthy, Thrissur
Telephone: 8105157304
Misc. Info: Gopikrishna got his initial training in tabla from Shri Jayaraj of Delhi gharana and in sitar from Shri Krishna Kumar, who was a disciple of Ustad Bale Khan of Beenkar Gharana. Then his passion for music and quest for learning took him to Dharwad. He went through intensive training in tabla under the tutelage of Pt.R.S.Hiremath a direct disciple of Pt. Basuvaraj Bendigiri and Mammulal Sangavakar (disiples of Mehboob Khan Mirajkar) of Lucknow gharana. Rigorous riaz and proper guidance from his Guru has helped him to build his professional career as a tabla player. Gopikrishna is a first rank holder, gold medalist, a Post Graduate in Music and Fine arts from Karnatak University. He was awarded with 'Parvatikar scholarship' for his academic brilliance. Currently he is doing his PhD in tabla from Karnatak University. Although the roots of his style are with 'Lucknow Gharana' he has mastered the intricacies of other gharanas also & today his style is a beautiful mixture of all the gharanas.


Name: Arun Gopinath
Email: [email protected]
Field: Vocal (Classical Music and Abhinaya Sangeetha)
Address: Arun Gopinath, Arun Vihar Kavalappara (p.o), Shornur, Kerala, India. Pin - 679 523.
Telephone: +91 9847099298 , +91 8015664788 (Cell) 0466 2220656 (Res)
Misc. Info: Arun Gopinath took birth in a renowned family of artists[Father - Kalamandalam Gopinathan(Mridangist), Mother - Kalamandalam Sreedevi Gopinath(Classical Dancer), Who started learning the divine arts from Guru Sreedharan Namboothiri at the tender age of Seven.He continued his education in Music from Bhagavathar Shri.Parameswaran Nair and Shri.Parameswaran Menon for 13 Years, and completed his MA Music Degree with second rank from Kannur University. He has performed Music Kacheri's and Abhinaya Sangeetha for Classical dance forms in and outside India such as Maison Des Cultures Du Monde Festival - France, Chalangothaiyam Festival- Canada, Gajraho Festival, Konark Festival, Soorya Festival, Swaralaya Festival, Mudra Festival, Thalam Festival, Brihan Natyanjali Festival, Etc.


Name: Riyaz M Hasan
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bollywood Dance, Tamil Dance, Malayalam Dance, Western Dance, free style dance, aerobics dance, western dance, kolkaly dhuff muttu, oppana.
Address: United Arab Emirates [Moble No: 00971556892357] : Kerala . India [Mobile No:00919895228387]
Telephone:
Misc. Info:Worked in Malayalam film industry: Punnaram,Duep Duep,Ottananayam,By the people,Kangaroo, Choregrphed in Malayalam Albums: Mazha, Aatidayan,Jesunadhan. Choreographed For Big Budget Album: JUNE, participated in Charmila [Kabuliwala Fame]. Choreographed For advertisement film for Blue Diamond Tea, also participated in Harisree Ashokan. Worked as dance Teacher: Navy school, Golden Music Institute Dubai. Working as Dance Choreographer and Managing Director in Cochin Kalabharath and Step Up School Of Dance, Dubai. Presently Conducting Dance Classes for 60+ students around UAE. Stage Programes: Singapore, Dubai, Sharjah, Muscut, Bahrain, Doha, Qutar and All over India. Worked as dance choreographer; kairali Tv reality show Patturumal. 2012


Name: Suresh Kaliyath
Email: [email protected]
Field: Ottan Thullal [ a story telling theatre & dance form of kerala, India], Percussion[Mizhavu], Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi.
Address: Kaliyath House, Killimangalam Po, Thrissur Dist, Kerala, India-680591
Telephone: 91 4884 250388, [M]-91-9447670156 / 09025817418
Misc. Info: Artistic Quali- 1.Scholarship in THULLAL from Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India{1997], 2. Certificate from Kerala kalamandalam in Thullal {Ottan, Sheethankan & Parayan Thullal}-[1998]-got trained Under Kalamandalam Gopinatha prabha & Kalamandalam Mohana krishnan] 3. Learned Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi under Guru Chandrashekar kot and Kalamandalam Sridevi Gopinath for a period of 10years[1991-2001]. 4. Learned percussion instruments [Mizhavu, Chenda, Timila, Digmbe & Edakka] under Guru Kalamandalam Easwaranunni and Hariharan for a period of 9years. 5.Diploma in INDIAN ARTS from Nalanda Dance Research Centre, Mumbai. 6. BA [Thullal] from Kerala Kalamandalam Deemed University for Art&Culture. 7.Junior fellowship [Theatre- Ottan Thullal] from Ministry of Culture,Govt.of India[2011].


Name: Deepa Kartha
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bharathanatyam, Mohiniyattam
Address:
Telephone:
Misc. Info: Performing artist


Name: Akhil Krishnan
Email: [email protected]
Field: Carnatic Vocal Teacher
Address: Kollam, Kerala, India
Telephone: 08547419982
Misc. Info:Freelance Carnatic Vocal Trainer. Graduatein Music (BA Vocal). Have 5 Years of experience in music field as a Teacher. Performed for various TV & stage shows. Judge for various music events. Has done a music album.


Name : Ramaswamy. M.
Email:
Field: veena (instrumental) & Carnatic music
address: t.c. 20/2890, "vageeswaram", sivankovil street, karaman. p.o., trivandrum : 695002. kerala state, india.
Telephone: 9746299286
Misc. Info: Teaching Carnatic Music and Veena past 22 years. Gold Medalist in Carnatic Music conducted by Sri Swathi Tirunal Sangeetha Sabha, Trivandrm. I hailed from a family of reputed Musicians especially Veena players. My Grandfather late Sri. Parameswara Bhagavathar was an eminent Veena exponent and the tutor to many eminent personalities like the mother queen (Amma Maharani) her highness Maharani of Travancore, Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer etc. You can have some details about my grandfather, if you go through the Madras Music Academy Journal of 1966, a writers note book of the Great British Novelist and Writer Somerset Maugham.(Pages 285-286)


Name: Thrissur M. Sureshkumar
Email: [email protected]
Field: Mrudangam
Address:
Telephone: +91 094461 46861
Misc. Info: Have the experience of accompanying eminent and upcoming carnatic classical musicians for 25 years. Does demonstrations, takes classes and guides students for providing students for accompanying for classical music


Name: Mrs. Anuradha Mahesh
Email: [email protected]
Field: Vocal and Veena
Address: Kochi
Telephone:
Misc. Info: Started learning vocal music at the age of 8 and and veena at the age of 15. Have performed in various stages. Pursuing Advanced Veena learning under the guidance of Dr. Padma Varma RLV Music College Tripunitura and advanced vocal training under Dr. Malini Hariharan. Visit my Blog - www.anuradhamahesh.wordpress.com


Name: Vinod Chandra Menon
Email: [email protected]
Field: Flute
Address: Madappalliyil House Panachickadu Kuzhimattom P.O Kottayam Kerala State
Telephone: 9447434570 , 9947264570
Misc. Info: A Famous flute artist and Music Director. He got First prize in Kerala School Youthfestival Continuously 4 years, Unversity youth festival (2 years) Inter Polytechnic Youthfestival (Kalaprathibha - Continuously 3 Years)& National Youthfestivals (3 Years). He directed music for more than 10 Mega Serials (TV) and about 50 cassetes. He is a wellknown Music Teacher (Both Flute and Vocal). He is also a Keyboard artist who use the Sampling method for his productions and own a Digital Audio Studio. He is now 30 years old. He is a student of Mr. Kudamaloor Janardhanan, a World famous Flute artist. He is a Diploma holder in three subjects, Polymer Technology, DCP & DCA.


Name: Murali Sangeeth
Email: [email protected]
Field: Carnatic - Vocal, Flute, Hindustani - Piano, Basuri
Address: Murali Sangeeth Academy, Palarivattom(Near Benz Automobiles), Ernakulam, Kerala
Telephone: 91 9484 2344684, 91 9447200365
Misc. Info: More than 30 years of experience in Carnatic Music, Music Director, Has done more than 200 Orchestras, Worked with Yesudas, Janaki, Chitra, Sujatha and other prominant artists.


Name: Sri. Puthumana Govindan Namboothiri
Email: [email protected]
Field: Thitambu Nritham
Address: Brahmasree Puthumana Govindan Namboothiri, Puthumana Illam. P.O: Balla, Kanhangad, Kasaragod(dt), Kerala (state). Pin-671531.
Telephone: (optional, but helpful to you) Ph: 09747842319 (ph no), 0467-2201938 (PP)
Misc. Info: www.gods-own-country.info, www.prokerala.com, www.webindia123.com, www.narthaki.com


Name: Humble Shine/Shine Priyadarsan
Email: [email protected]
Field: vocal music Carnatic & Hindustani
Address: Kottayam, Kerala, India
Telephone: +919961423872
Misc info: Ed qualifications : M Phil, Research scholar http://humbleshine.page4.me/25.html


Name: R. Swaminathan
Email: [email protected]
Field: violin master and leading performer
Address: Trivandrum City, Kerala state, India
Telephone: 919895766954
Misc. Info: A reputed teacher with vast experience and also a leading performer for the past thirty years. Hails from a family of musicians, sangeetha vidwan, ganapraveena, M. A. in violin, has accompanied leading vocalists of the country. Student of the Violin maestro Sri. M. S. Anantharaman.


Name: Sarga Academy Of Performing Arts
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bharatanatyam, Mohiniyattam, Kuchipudi & Karnatic Music.
Address: Sreelakam, Mg Street, Thiroor, Thrissur.
Telephone: LAND NO: +914872203640 MOBILE: +919544338756
Misc. Info: Sarga Academy of Performing Arts started to function in the year 2005 in Kerala with a view to train young talented students in the field of classical dance and classical music. This institution arranges accommodation for the students who are coming from outside Kerala. Our teachers are qualified and well experienced. For further information and admission please contact on mobile No. +91 9544338756


Name: Ajit Singh
Email: [email protected]
Field: sitar (as performer and teacher) also.. tabla, Hindustani-Vocal
Address: Kashi Art Cafe , Burgher St. Fort Cochin Kerala. from - nov to march
Telephone: 0091484 2215769
Misc. Info: please search web : ajitsitar


Name: Bhuvana Subramanian
Email: [email protected]
Field: Carnatic Music (vocal) Performer & teaching
Address: 38/202 'Bhavapriya' Karshaka Road, Ernakulam South, Cochin 682 016 Kerala, India
Telephone: 91 484 2318155 / 3246564
Misc. Info: Diploma in Fine Arts - Music (carnatic-vocal) from Kalakshetra College of Fine Arts, Chennai(5 year course). Passed in 1984 in I class. Training under the aegis of Late Shri. Pudukkod Krishnamoorthy. Conferred 'Sangeetha Siromani' Title by University of Madras in 1986 in Vocal Music. Passed the exam in I class. Designated as 'B-High Artist' (dir selection) in Classical Vocal (carnatic) by AIR in March 1997. Performing Artist in AIR/Trichur in Vocal(carnatic-classical). Also performed in AIR Trivandrum and Visakhapatnam for 3 years. Rendering solo concerts. Executed Teaching assignments with M/s. Kamukara School of Music and Pranavam Music School in Trivandrum for over 3 years. Worked with Gregorian Public School, Ernakulam as Music Teacher(classical) from 2001 to 2005. Participated in Dweep Mahotsav in Andaman and Nicobar Inslands, organized by South Zone Cultural Centre in 1994. Also wish to take teaching assignments thro' internet. Language Proficiency: English, Malayalam, Tamil.


Name: Rajeswari Swaminathan
Email: [email protected]
Field: Carnatic vocal
Address: no 311, c block, nandini garden, west fort, Trivandrum, Kerala state, India
Telephone: 0471 2576954
Misc. Info: MA and Mphil in Carnatic music



Name: Haridas T.
Email: [email protected]
Field: Carnatic Vocal
Address: Thottuvaikkattu Mana, (po) K. Puram, (via) Tanalur, (dt) Malappuram, (PIN) 676307, Kerala
Telephone: 0494-2441166, mobile: 9995015727
Misc. Info: Started learning music at the age of 13 from Sri N.K. Madhusudanan. I continued my studies under Sri K.G. Marar (AIR, Calicut) also. I got advanced training in music under Sri Palai C.K. Ramachandran, a well renowned exponent of carnatic music for about 10 years. Currently I am a disciple of Sri Calcutta A. Sadasivam. I am a graded artist of AIR Calicut. I have performed at several sangeetha sabhas and temples throughout Kerala, Chennai, and Karnataka. Sadguru Sangeetha sabha, Calicut, Nadopasana at Irinjalakkuda, and Thapasya are mention worthy. I am also conducting classes and running an institution, Saparya.


Name: Anand R.L.V.
Email: [email protected]
Field: Barathanatyam, Mohiniyattam, Kuchipudi and Keralanadanam
Address: Anand RLV Chalakudy Thrissur Kerala India :
Telephone: 919847072111
Misc. Info: Anand RLV is one of the famous Classical dance performer as well as instructor from south India with over 15 years of experience. He has completed his studies in classical dance from Thrpunithara RLV college and since then performing various form of classical dances allover India. He is blessed with highly talented students from all over south India including some of the leading film artists. He has also got students from USA and other countries. His knowledge in English and other languages makes him easy for the foreign students. He is one of the rare Guru in this field who would count the talent of the student rather than ability to pay fee. It is actually a bless to have the class with a teacher like him who has natural inborn talent in the field. Contact # 9847072111 (India) 2015772562 (USA)


Name: V. Ramanathan
Email: [email protected]
Field: Karnatic - Flute
Address: C/O P L Ramaswamy, Arukizhaya, Manjeri - 676121, Malappuram Dt, Kerala State
Telephone: 9048204803
Misc. Info: Performer and Teacher of Karnatic Style - Flute for several years. Qualified from Tamilnadu Govt and Gandharva Mahavidyalaya.


Name: Sankar Venkateswaran
Email: [email protected]
Field: Theatre arts
Address: Sankar Venkateswaran, 27/1162, Sree Bhavan, Kanholi Paramba, Puthiyara P.O., Calicut 04, Kerala, India 673004
Telephone: 0495 742668
Misc. Info: Schedules of actors training sessions are fixed on mutual understanding. Productions are undertaken based on the evaluation of projects.


Name: Kochi V. Viswanathan
Email: [email protected]
Field: Classical Music Karnatic - Vocal
Address: Door No.55/2569, Alappatt House, Alappatt Road, Ravipuram, Ernakulam, Kerala 682 016
Telephone: 9497023152, 9562610211
Misc. Info: Disciple of Sangeetha Vidwan Shri N.P.Ramaswamy, (recipient of Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy Award 2003). Conducted Carnatic Vocal concerts at various Sabhas, cultural gatherings and Temples in and out of Kerala, the prominent among them being the programmes at Swathi Thirunal College of Music,Thiruvananthapuram, The Indian Fine Arts Society, Chennai; Rasikapriya Ernakulam, Gosri Gana Sabha, Kochi & Carnatic Music Society, Goa. Done Studio Concerts and telecasts on Asia Net and All India Radio. Apart from music concerts, actively engaged in training sessions of Carnatic Music & devotional songs and also lecture demonstrations on Carnatic Music. Conducting regular classes for beginners, intermediate and advance level students. Conducting regular classes for beginners, intermediate and advance level students via SKYPE.


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