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Name: Anne Akhila
Email: [email protected]
Field: Indian classical dance (Bharatha Natyam), Bollywood Dance & Folk dance
Address: Baltimore, MD (Baltimore County - Baltimore City)
Telephone:
Misc. Info: I am available to teach any age, dance background - groups or solo classes; in Baltimore County or City. I also perform for weddings, cultural events, schools, museums, etc. Please email me to find out more about beginning your class!


Name : Annapurna
Email: [email protected]
Field: Carnatic music and Annamayya kreethanas
Address: Columbia, MD, USA
Telephone:
Misc. Info: You may contact me for lessons in music and annamayya krithis . I teach for all age groups.


Name: Bindu Bollam
Email: [email protected]
Field: Kuchipudi Dance(Indian classical dance)
Address: Ellicott City, Mary Land,Howard County
Telephone:
Misc. Info: Kuchipudi Dance Academy -Ellicott City Kuchipudi dance classes for cultural enrichment. Classes on Wednesdays and Sundays. Email for more info [email protected]


Name: Soumya Chakraverty
Email: [email protected]
Field: Sarod and any other north Indian classical stringed instrument
Address: 1700 Myrtle Road, Silver Spring, MD 20902, USA
Telephone: +1 (301) 681-3661
Misc. Info: www.sarodia.com/soumya_chakraverty.  An exponent of the Shahjahanpur Gharana, one of the oldest surviving Sarod Gharanas.  A disciple of Pt. Samarendra Nath Sikdar, who was a senior disciple of the legendary Sarod maestro, Pt. Radhika Mohan Maitra.  Have performed regularly throughout the East Coast and Midwest region of the US.  Also provide lessons in Sarod and Indian classical instrumental music. Contact for details.


Name: Samir Chatterjee
Email: [email protected]
Field: Tabla
Address: 11117 Candlelight Lane : Potomac, MD, 20854
Telephone: 301 983 8870
Misc. Info: Farrukhabad Gharana - Every other Saturday from 10 to 11.30 am group classes are offered for beginners and intermediates. Each class costs $60, advance registration for the semester is required. More detail can be obtained from website www.tabla.org


Name: Surabhi Sharma Cholayil
Email:
Field: hindustani vocal
Address: Germantown, MD
Telephone: 240-230-1014
Misc. Info: Mrs. Surabhi Sharma Cholayil learned Hindustani vocal music from various gurus starting from Prof. Ved Prakash Sharma during her elementary school days. She performed as guest artist in Jammu Radio singing folks songs in Dogri language during this period. She continued her musical journey with guidance of eminent vocalist Pandit Jagannath Shiv Puri and received Master Degree in Hindustani music from Pracheen KalaKendra, Chandigrah. She performed several Hindustani and Bhajan concerts in Jammu, Chandigrah including DoorDarshan and All India radio. She received advanced vocal training under the renowned vocalist Prof. B.S.Bali who is senior disciple of Pt.Bhim Sen Joshi. She was awarded the title 'Sangeet Shree' by Navi Dogri Sanstha of Jammu in 2009. At present, she lives in Germantown, Maryland and is teaching hindustani vocal, bhajan and light music.


Name: Dance Delight - Chitra Kumar
Email: [email protected]
Field: Kathak, Folk Dances of North India and Bollywood Dances
Address: Ellicott City, Maryland 21042
Telephone: (410) 465-0919
Misc. Info: Learn a new art form, a delightful experience in learning dance for all ages.  Classical, semi-classical, and folk dances of North India.  Also learn light movie songs for special occasions such as marriage, anniversaries, etc.  and devotional songs for Indian festivals.  Students have performed in the Baltimore/Columbia area for temples and various Indian associations over the last 20 years.


Name: Dance to Health Society - Ms. Kumud Mathur
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bhangra and Bollywood Dance, Kathak, Health Enrichment with Laughter
Address: Potomac, MD 20854
Telephone: 301-299-3334
Misc. Info: I teach Bhangra and Bollywood Film Dance to kids, teenagers and adults, men and women. Learn an art while staying in shape. FOX5 and NBC4 TVs covered the class on their networks as fun way to exercise. I also teach Dholak, Tabla, and other dances such as Kathak, Ghoomar and Garba. I specialize to teach a solo or group dance in 4 weeks for a wedding or any other social event. Visit www.dance2health.com. I also conduct Laughter Yoga which includes breathing techniques, memory-enhancement, and "laughter" exercise. This program improves memory, reduces stress, calms mind, relieves anxiety and depression, increases energy, focus and clarity, and improves general quality of health.


Name: Radha Dutta
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bharatanatyam, Mohiniattam, and folkdances of India --Bengal /Bangladesh
Address: Maryland
Telephone: 301 581-0323
Misc. Info: Radha Dutta, teacher & artistic director of Kalalayam dance, has performed extensively in 4 continents and has taught for over 2 decades. www.radhadutta.net


Name: esishya.com
Email: [email protected]
Field: Carnatic Vocal, Violin, Veenai, flute, mridangam, Bharatanatyam, Hindustani vocal, Sitar, Santoor, Tabla Address: company registered in Laurel, MD (USA)
Telephone: (001-240-899-7201)
Misc. Info: site url: www.esishya.com. The site offers 10 music and dance disciplines in 5 student levels. Three class modes are offered: Virtual using Pre-Recorded & Live-Recorded Lessons/Practice, Group Lessons using Video Conferencing, and Private Lessons using 1-on-1 2-way Video chat. Rates are detailed under the FAQs. Check site for demos. Promo offer during Grand Opening in Jan 2010.


Name: Dr. Vivek Gore
Email: [email protected] Field: Tabla
Address: Germantown, MD 20874
Telephone: 301-528-3819
Misc. Info: Tabla lessons provided to all age groups and skill levels. Dr. Gore received his training in Tabla at the Bhatkhande Music College (BMC) in Lucknow, India from Pandit Sheetal Prasad Mishra. He was a scholarship recipient and winner of several competitions while at BMC. He has also had the privilege of accompanying some distinguished artists. He has been teaching Tabla in Germantown, MD since 2009.


Name: The India School
Email: [email protected]
Field: Tabla, Kathak, Indian folk dance, movie dance, fusion dance, vocal music, yoga
Address: PO Box 40003, Washington DC 20016
Telephone: 301-654-6915
Misc. Info: www.indiaschoolinc.com Come learn Indian languages, dance. music and cultural arts at the India School located in Bethesda,Maryland. India School is renowned for its excellence in teaching and imparting knowledge of cultural arts for over 30 years.


Name: Savita Jain
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bollywood Film Dance
Address: MD 20886
Telephone: 240-784-0140
Misc. Info: I teach bollywood film dance to children and adults. I am located in Gaithersburg MD. For more information, please visit my website: www.savitajain.com.


Name: Jayamangala
Email: [email protected]
Field: dance Barathanatyam and Mohiniattam
Address: Laurel MD
Telephone: 301-617-2712
Misc. Info: Www.jayamangaladance.org


Name: Dr. P. K. Swaminathan
Email: [email protected]
Field: Mrudangam - South Indian Percussion
Address: Burtonsville, Maryland
Telephone: 301 421 9040
Misc. Info: Dr. P. K. Swaminathan is a Senior Disciple of Padmashree Sangeetha Kalanidhi Mrudangam Maestro Sri Umayalpuram K. Sivarman Over 20 years of experience performing for music and Dance in USA and Canada Runs the Sri Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman School of Mrudangam with lessons developed by the Maestro himself. Students will have opportunity to take advanced lessons from Sri UKS in India or in Maryland


name: Kuchipudi Kalanidhi
Email: [email protected]
Field: Kuchipudi Dance training
Address: Bethesda, MD, USA
Telephone: 202-361-3067
Address:
Misc. Info: www.kalanidhi.org


Name: Dr. Urmil Kalra
Email: [email protected]
Field: Theory- CLassical Indian Music and Dance
Address: 204 Duke of Kent Ln Apt 202 Cockeysville MD 21030
Telephone:
Misc. Info:


Name: Dr. Vaidehi Kannan
Email: [email protected]
Field: 1. Carnatic music – vocal; 2.Bhajan songs in various languages
Address: 9301, Snowhill Estates Lane, Laurel, MD 20708 (close to Sri Siva Vishnu Temple)
Telephone: 301 617 0798
Misc. Info: I teach vocal (Carnatic music) to students of all ages and all levels (beginners, intermediate and higher levels). I teach classical bhajan songs also in various languages. Online classes available.


Name: Tahir Ahmad Khan
Email: [email protected]
Field: Rabab
Address: 1306 Damascus Street, Odenton, MD 21113 U.S.A
Telephone: 443-248-4380
Misc. Info: Recorded Play Back Music for an American Documentary Film 'Camp Victory Afghanistan' directed and produced by Professor Carol Dysinger and premiered at South-southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas (March, 2010).


Name: Konark Dance School - Jayantee Paine-Ganguly (director)
Email: [email protected]
Field: Odissi, Kathak, Folk, Tagore, Western creative modern, & Mohiniattam
Address: 12001 Lilium Lane, Glenn Dale, Maryland 20769
Telephone: (301) 860-1144
Misc. Info: http://www.Konarkdanceschool.org/ Classes in MD are held at Dansezdansez Studio in Bethesda.


Name: Sudha Krishnamurthy
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bharatanatyam.
Area: Odenton MD
I am a Indian classical dance teacher trained in Bharatanatyam in Kalakshetra style for more than 15 yrs. I teach girls/boys starting from the age of 5! This is my passion and completely enjoy doing this! I offer private and group lessons!


Name: Mayur Dance Academy / Sukanya Mukherji
Email: [email protected]
Field: Odissi Dance & Tagore
Address: Potomac, Maryland, USA
Telephone: 301-983-0130
Website - www.mayurdance.org major honours - Gold Medal from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata
Cost of lessons: $100/month, private lessons $50/lesson


Name: Rabia Mir
Email: [email protected]
Field: bollywood and Bhangra Dance and Fitness
Address: Rockville, Potomac, and Bethesda, MD
Telephone:
Misc. Info: http://dance.lovetoknow.com/types-dance/learn-bollywood-dance-from-expert


Name: Jyoti Mohan
Email: [email protected]
Field: Hindustani Vocal music (classical and light music like Bhajan, geets) and harmonium
Address: 1201 Walnutwood Road, Cockeysville, MD 21030
Telephone: 443- 824- 6018
Misc. Info:


Name: Pranava Natyam
Email: [email protected]
Field: Kuchipudi and Yoga Training Center
Address: Silver Spring MD, USA
Telephone: 301-448-0719
Misc Info: www.pranavanatyam.com


Name: Rati Dance Academy
Email: [email protected]
Field: Kuchipudi Dance
Address: Germantown, MD, USA
Telephone: 240-354-6859
Address:
Info: A school of Kuchipudi Dance for young and adults. Visit us at http://www.ratidanceacademy.com/


Name: Shruthi & Deepti Mukund
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bharathnatyam
Address: Natyabhoomi School of Dance, 13420, Query Mill Road, North Potomac, MD
Telephone: (240) 491 3467
Misc. Info: Teaching for over 10 years. Specialising in Mysore School of Bharathnatyam and an innnovative dance and exercise class - DESI DANCERCIZE - dance-dc.com


Name: Uma R Murthi
Email: [email protected]
Field: Carnatic Music Vocal and related bhajans
Address: Gaithersburg (North Potomac), Maryland, USA
Telephone: 240-654-3640
Misc. Info: You may contact me for carnatic music lessons including basics for little kids age 4.5 and above.


Name: Saraswathi Narayan
Email: [email protected]
Field: Carnatic Vocal Music
Address: Baltimore, MD
Telephone:
Misc. Info: South Indian Classical music lessons for beginners and intermediate to all ages. For Group or idividual classes please contact me through e-mail.


Name: Natyabhoomi-Raaga Dance Company
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bollywood Dance
Address: 422 Main Street, Gaithersburg, MD, 20878.
Telephone: 301 646 6317, 301 646 9033
Misc. Info: Trisha Miglani and Shreya Navile have started a Bollywood dance company called Natyabhoomi-Raaga DC. They are the new generation and fresh-faced spinoff of Natyabhoomi School of Indian Dance. What makes their classes special is that their routines have a new edge as well as distinct authenticity. They are running their classes in Studio Booseh in the Kentlands area of Gaithersburg and currently have two kids batches. Wednesday's from 5:00-6:00 pm for ages 9 and above, Sunday's from 3:15-4:15 pm for ages 8 and below. Adult's fitness class will be coming soon. For more information visit http://www.dance-dc.com/DanceDc/Raaga.html or email us at [email protected]


Name: Raghu Pantula
Email: [email protected]
Field: Violin and Vocal (Carnatic)
Address: Rockville (North Potomac), Maryland, USA.
Telephone: 203-751-2858
Misc. Info: Classes over week ends. Duration of the class could vary depending on the level.


Name: Babu Parameswaran
Email: [email protected]
Field: Musician, Music Composer, Nattuvangam Artist, Keyboard Player, and Sequencing expert
Address: 1204, Westerlee Place #T-2 Catonsville, MD-21228
Telephone: 949-559-4504 & 949-394-6415
Misc. Info: Babu is the Director of the Keerthana Shcool of Indian Music & Fine Arts, MD He is one of the sought after musician who travel around the world and perform through out the year. He is a staff artist of Bharata Kalanjali, the dance academy of the world-renowned dancers The Dhananjayans for the past 12 years. Babu has performed in most of the major festivals like the Festival of India in Moscow. He has composed music for many dance productions like Meera, The Nutcracker, The Cinderella, Tagores Shyama, Thulsi Ramayan Kalidasas Malavika and many others. Recently Babu Composed Music for the production Hari Charan which was staged in Los Angeles He has worked with Pandit Ravishankar in his musical theater Ghanashyam and was featured in the album Chants of India by Pandit Ravishankar and George Harrison of the Beatles. :


Name: Mathew Poovan
Email: [email protected]
Field: Sitar
Address: Baltimore, MD, USA
Telephone: 410-300-9377
Misc. Info: www.matp.co


Name: Soma Sarkar Preciado
Email: [email protected]
Field: Hindustani classical, Kheyal, Bhajan, Thumri, and other light/semi classical
Misc. Info: : Rockville/Derwood, MD. (For commuters, this area is conveniently located on the Red line and parking is not a problem. If you live in NoVA, DC or MD, please feel free to contact me).
Telephone: 617-412-8702
Misc. Info: : I received my degree in "Sangeet Visharad" in 1994 with a first class in singing khayal. I have been teaching since 1993. Later I moved to the U.S to receive my Masters degree in "Music Education" from New England Conservatory of music, Boston. I am also trained in Early childhood education as well as teaching Indian music to Non Indian musicians and non-musicians. I teach children and adults. For more


Name: Sambarta Rakhit
Email: [email protected]
Field: Sitar
Address: Ellicott City, MD
Misc. Info: A student of Pt. Himadri Bagchi of the Shahjahanpur gharana. An avid Hindustani classical enthusiast and a fan of canonical ragas and bandishes. Have performed in Massachusetts, Maryland and Virginia. Please contact for lessons. Excerpt from a presentation.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_rUiPiEnXE


Name: Swetha Iyer Ramakrishnan
Email: [email protected]
Field: Carnatic Music Vocal, Bhajans
Address: Cockeysville, Baltimore County, MD
Telephone:
Misc. Info: I learnt carnatic music for about 7 years from various devoted carnatic music gurus like Ms.Vasumathi Rajagopalan, Ms.Lalitha Ramachandran (Disciple of Late Shri.Lalgudi.G.Jayaraman) . I have always been keen in teaching Bhajans and Shlokams for kids. I was teaching Bhajans for kids at various schools and at home in Chennai. I'm looking forward to continue my service .Please do feel free to contact me .


Name: K. S. Resmi
Email: [email protected]
Field: Vocal - Carnatic, Kathakali padams, Bhajan, Malayalam Christian devotionals, film songs (Languages - Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil, English)
Address: Baltimore County, Maryland USA
Telephone: 410-661-5024 (Telephone & Fax)
Misc. Info: http://www.myspace.com/ksresmi & http://www.facebook.com/ksresmi. Please see my website for a full bio, audio samples, videos, photos, and schedule. My experience in India includes 14 years of private instruction in Kerala at Sangeetha Bharati and 3 years as a fulltime faculty member for Carnatic vocal in the Department of Indian Music at the University of Madras in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 3 years of online instruction and group classes in USA, and over 30 years of continuous study of Carnatic music. Please feel free to contact me for private, group lessons, or online lessons in authentic and professional training in Carnatic music. Skype: ksresmi Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/ksresmi, Websites - http://www.ksresmi.com, http://www.youtube.com/ksresmi, http://www.myspace.com/ksresmi & http://www.facebook.com/ksresmi.


Name: Nabeel Riaz
Email: [email protected]
Field: Tabla player and teacher
Address: Laurel, MD, USA
Telephone: 717-847-3757
Misc. Info: www.nabeeltabla.com - Bio - One of the most promising tabla players of the Punjab Gharana, Nabeel Riaz is both an accomplished accompanist and a dexterous soloist, studied tabla under the guidence of illustrious Ustad Tari Khan. He has performed with major artists from India and Pakistan including Ustad Shafqat Ali Khan, Ghulam Abbas, Tarranum Naaz, Ustad Imtiaz Ali, Ustad Hamid Ali Khan and Ustad Tari Khan. For all kind of Concerts and Mehfils contact Nabeel through phone or email. Tabla lessons are provided to all level and age groups.


Name: Jayam Rubins
Email: [email protected]
Field: Traditional Carnatic Vocal and Traditional Bharatha natyam
Address: Baltimore,MD
Telephone: 551-655-1626
Misc. Info: Beginners - Advanced; Music & theory taught according to the Carnatic music tradition. Feel free to contact me for group or individual classes. I am also available to sing for Dance Arangetrams.


Name: Dr Anjali A. Sarkar
Email: [email protected]
Field: Kathak, & Yoga
Address: 2916 Weisman Road, Silver Spring, MD 20902.
Telephone: 301-502-7128
Misc. Info: Dr. Anjali Sarkar, daughter and disciple of Guru Bharati Roy, performs, choreographs and teaches Kathak and Yoga. Dr. Sarkar is currently forming a group of artists interested in varied creative experimentations in dance and music.


Name: Sharanya - Rashi Narain
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bharathnatyam, Indian Classical Dance Fusion
Address: 15605 Crimson Spire Court, Silver Spring, MD 20905
Telephone: (240) 257-2744 or (240) 25-RASHI
Misc. Info: For more information please visit our website at www.sharanyadance.com or our facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/SharanyaDance. Sharanya offers dance lessons to build a foundation in the Indian classical Bharatanatyam style. Choreographed pieces encourage students to blend traditional movements with modern music, a great motivation for today’s youth. Classes focus on training all ages to blend rhythm, beats and expressions with artful foot, hand, and body movements — essential to all dance styles.


Name: Jagjeet Sidhu
Email: [email protected]
Field: Voice, harmonium, etc.
Address: Bethesda, MD
Telephone:
Misc. Info:Email me for more information and to set up a lesson!


Name: Sawinder Singh
Email: [email protected]
Field: Tabla, harmonium and Vocal Classes
Address: Germantown, MD, USA
Telephone: (301)-346-8067 (Cell)
Misc. Info: Former devotional singer of Golden Temple, Amritsar, India. To listen:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5qFfk26Iog. For more information, please call or email me.


Name: Supraja Srikanth
Email: [email protected]
Field: Carnatic Vocal
Address: 587, Pelican Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Telephone: 301-208-1256 
Misc. Info: I teach Carnatic Vocal for kids and adults. Please call me or email me for music class.


Name: Vidhya Srinivasan
Email: [email protected]
Field: Carnatic Vocal
Address: Gaithersburg, MD
Telephone: 301-216-2237
Misc. Info: I teach Carnatic Vocal for kids and adults. Please call me or email me for music class.


Name: Sutradhar Institute of Dance & Related Arts
Email: [email protected]
Field: Kuchipudi dance
Address: 1525 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring MD 20910
Telephone: 301-593-2664
Misc. Info: Nilimma Devi, Classical Indian Kuchipudi www.dancesidra.org


 

 

 

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