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Name: Academy of Indian Music and Fine Arts - Hamid Hossain
Field: North Indian Classical Vocal, Thumri, Ghazal, Bhajan, Shabad, Tabla, Sitar
Address: Catonsville, MD, USA
Misc. Info: AIMFA continues a 30+ years tradition of training students of all ages in the art of Indian Classical Music. For interested students, please call or email to set up an interview. For more information visit: www.aimfa.org
Name : Annapurna
Field: Carnatic music and Annamayya kreethanas
Address: Columbia, MD, USA
Misc. Info: You may contact me for lessons in music and annamayya krithis . I teach for all age groups.
Name: Bindu Bollam
Field: Kuchipudi Dance(Indian classical dance)
Address: Ellicott City, Mary Land,Howard County
Misc. Info: Kuchipudi Dance Academy -Ellicott City Kuchipudi dance classes for cultural enrichment. Classes on Wednesdays and Sundays. Email for more info on-Bindu_bollam@yahoo.com
Name: Bend It Like Bollywood
Field: Bollywood, Folk, Classical, Western
Address: Elkridge, Annapolis, Ellicott city, Clarksville
Misc. Info: please visit our facebook page : BEND It Like Bollywood we specialize in bollywood, folk, classical and western dance forms. We cater to wedding events, private tutoring as well as groups. Yearly shows organized as well as participate in other cultural gatherings. Website - http://benditlikebollywood.com/
Name: Soumya Chakraverty
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
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
Field: hindustani vocal
Address: Germantown, MD
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
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
Field: Bhangra and Bollywood Dance, Kathak, Health Enrichment with Laughter
Address: Potomac, MD 20854
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
Field: Bharatanatyam, Mohiniattam, and folkdances of India --Bengal /Bangladesh
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
Field: Carnatic Vocal, Violin, Veenai, flute, mridangam, Bharatanatyam, Hindustani vocal, Sitar, Santoor, Tabla Address: company registered in Laurel, MD (USA)
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@example.com Field: Tabla
Address: Germantown, MD 20874
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 Great Indian Dance Company
Field: Bollywood, Bollywood fusion, Baratanatyam
Address: Downtown Baltimore and Towson
Misc. Info: I am a trained Bharatanatyam dancer. I teach Bollywood fusion and Bharatanatyam to all age groups. Whether it be for a wedding, sangeet, getting fit, or simply gaining your confidence, I will re-engineer my lessons to fit your needs. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call/text/email.
Name: The India School
Field: Tabla, Kathak, Indian folk dance, movie dance, fusion dance, vocal music, yoga
Address: PO Box 40003, Washington DC 20016
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
Field: Bollywood Film Dance
Address: MD 21029
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.
Field: dance Barathanatyam and Mohiniattam
Address: Laurel MD
Misc. Info: Www.jayamangaladance.org
Name: Dr. P. K. Swaminathan
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
Field: Kuchipudi Dance training
Address: Bethesda, MD, USA
Misc. Info: www.kalanidhi.org
Name: Dr. Urmil Kalra
Field: Theory- CLassical Indian Music and Dance
Address: 204 Duke of Kent Ln Apt 202 Cockeysville MD 21030
Name: Dr. Vaidehi Kannan
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: Navneet Kaur
Address: Laurel, MD
Misc. Info: Bhangra classes for all age groups. For more info please email me.
Name: Tahir Ahmad Khan
Address: 1306 Damascus Street, Odenton, MD 21113 U.S.A
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)
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, Thapasya School of Dance
Field: Bharatanatyam in Kalakshetra style. / Yoga for Dancers.
Area: Odenton, MD and Columbia, MD
I am Sudha Krishnamurthy from Thapasya School of Dance. As the Director of Thapasya School of Dance I share my passion for BHARATANATYAM through teaching , Lecture/Demonstration etc. Students of Thapasya also learn Yoga for dancers as a part of the dance curriculum. I have been trained by Natyacharya Guru Sri Aravvindan and Smt. Vasantha Aravindan of KOOTHAMBALAM , Coimbatore, India for more than 15+ years. I also continue to receive more training/ guidance from the respected Dhananjayans/ Smt.Indira Kadambi / Sri Renjith Babu of Dhwani.
Name: Ranganayaki Madabhushi
Field: Instrumental - Veena
Address: Baltimore, MD
Misc. Info: cost of lessons is $30 per class
Name: Mayur Dance Academy / Sukanya Mukherji
Field: Odissi Dance & Tagore
Address: Potomac, Maryland, USA
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
Field: bollywood and Bhangra Dance and Fitness
Address: Rockville, Potomac, and Bethesda, MD
Misc. Info: http://dance.lovetoknow.com/types-dance/learn-bollywood-dance-from-expert
Name: Divya Mishra
Field: bollywood and semiclassical (Bharatnatyam and Kathak based) dance
Address: Baltimore, MD, USA
Misc: I offer private lessons, groups, wedding dances, etc, for all ages. Also offer recreational (non-performing) lessons for adults, including senior citizens. Cost for groups of 4+ is $15 per hour. Please contact for quote for private lessons or groups of 3 or less. Website: https://www.facebook.com/geetaperformingarts/
Name: Jyoti Mohan
Field: Hindustani Vocal music (classical and light music like Bhajan, geets) and harmonium
Address: 1201 Walnutwood Road, Cockeysville, MD 21030
Telephone: 443- 824- 6018
Name: Apoorva Mondal
Field: Kathak Dance, Hindustani Vocal Classical Music
Currently: M.S. in Telecommunications Student at College Park, UMD
Address: The Varsity, 8150 Baltimore Avenue, Apartment 428-C, mail box no. 273, College Park, MD, 20740, United States
Misc. Info: Qualifications - B.Tech. (Computer Science Engineering, India); Topper in Kathak 6 years Diploma(Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad- Raigad Gharana(C.G.), Guruji Pandit Sunil Vaishnav); Visharad Topper in Hindustani Vocal Classical Music from Khairagard Fine Arts University, Rajnandgaon, C.G.,India.; Chakradhar Samman for performance in National Level Dance Festival at Raigad.
Name: Shruthi & Deepti Mukund
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
Field: Carnatic Music Vocal and related bhajans
Address: Gaithersburg (North Potomac), Maryland, USA
Misc. Info: You may contact me for carnatic music lessons including basics for little kids age 4.5 and above.
Name: Deepa Natarajan
Field: Bhartnatyam Dance
Address: 316 Fallsgrove Drive, Rockville, MD 20850
Misc. Info: Please visit www. Rajeenarayan.com – Students section – Deepa Natarajan/Vishwanathan – Please note have been teaching last 5 years in Bangalore and had more than 55 students just moved to Maryland. Earlier have been in California (Bay area)
Name: Pranava Natyam
Field: Kuchipudi and Yoga Training Center
Address: Silver Spring MD, USA
Misc. Info: www.pranavanatyam.com
Name: Saraswathi Narayan
Field: Carnatic Vocal Music
Address: Baltimore, MD
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
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 RaagaDC@gmail.com
Name: NinaKshi Dance Studio
Field: Bollywood Fusion / Classical Indian Dance
Address: Silver Spring, MD, Baltimore MD, Herndon, VA & Burke, VA
Misc. Info: NinaKshi Dance Studio is a Bollywood Fusion Dance School targetting the DC, Maryland and Virginia Area. It encompasses the energy and creativity of its director and is one of a kind. It is open to boys, girls, men and women of all ages! sing original and dynamic choreography, NinaKshi Dance Studio embraces different dance styles such as Bollywood, semi-classical, hip hop, contemporary, modern and more, leaving its audience entertained and filled with awe. Please visit: www.ninakshi.com
Name: Nrityasadhana - The art of dance (Guru Mrs Tapasi Rath)
Field: Odissi Dance, folk dances of Odissa including chhau ( martial art dance form)
Address: Ellicott city
Misc. Info: Guru Tapadi Rath has done her Masters in Odissi dance as well as in computer applications. She is also a national scholarship holder for her Odissi dance. She believes if you have the passion for it you are already there and we are there to help you. Contact for a try out class @ Tapasi.firstname.lastname@example.org
Name: Rajashree Pakala
Field: Kuchipudi- South Indian Classical dance
Address: 9574 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, Mary Land, Howard County
Misc. Info: Muvva Kuchipudi Dance School -Ellicott City. Kuchipudi dance classes for cultural enrichment. Classes on Weekdays and Sundays.
Name: Raghu Pantula
Field: Violin and Vocal (Carnatic)
Address: Rockville (North Potomac), Maryland, USA.
Misc. Info: Classes over week ends. Duration of the class could vary depending on the level.
Name: Babu Parameswaran
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
Address: Baltimore, MD, USA
Misc. Info: www.matp.co
Name: Soma Sarkar Preciado
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).
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: Rati Dance Academy
Field: Kuchipudi Dance
Address: Germantown, MD, USA
Misc. Info: A school of Kuchipudi Dance for young and adults. Visit us at http://www.ratidanceacademy.com/
Name: Sambarta Rakhit
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
Field: Carnatic Music Vocal, Bhajans
Address: Cockeysville, Baltimore County, MD
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: Nabeel Riaz
Field: Tabla player and teacher
Address: Laurel, MD, USA
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: K. S. Resmi
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.
Field : Bharathnatyam and Carnatic music
Address: Cockeysville , MD, USA
Misc. info : I have completed junior grade in bharathanatyam , which is a govt. examination in the year 2002. I have started my dance career in the year 1991 as a kid. I have performed in many stages and have also performed in natyanjali , chidambaram. I am very proud to be a disciple of V.P. Dananjeyan and Santha Dananjeyan. Also my guru Mrs. Lalitha shankaraman, who was a teacher for Selvi. Jeya lalitha in her childhood days. Inspite of learning bharathanatyam , carnatic music became a vital part for knowing thalas and jathis. So I have learnt carnatic music too. I wish to teach kids whatever I learnt from my great gurus . There will be both theory and practical classes.Contact me for class details.
Name: Dr Anjali A. Sarkar
Field: Kathak, & Yoga
Address: 2916 Weisman Road, Silver Spring, MD 20902.
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: Ankita Sarkar
Field: Kathak ,folk, rabindra nritya (Indian classical dance)
Address: 1001 Rockville pike, MD,USA
Misc. Info: I teach Bollywood, Kathak, Tagore, Folk (dance of north India), Wedding choreograph and Other semi-classical dance to kids, teenagers, adults & senior citizen. Cost of lession : $40/month(kids), $60/month(teenagers), $75/month(adults). For more information please call/sms/email me.
Name: Sharanya - Rashi Narain
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
Field: Voice, harmonium, etc.
Address: Bethesda, MD
Misc. Info:Email me for more information and to set up a lesson!
Name: Sawinder Singh
Field: Tabla, harmonium and Vocal Classes
Address: Clarksburg, 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
Field: Carnatic Vocal
Address: 587, Pelican Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Misc. Info: I teach Carnatic Vocal for kids and adults. Please call me or email me for music class.
Name: Vidhya Srinivasan
Field: Carnatic Vocal
Address: Gaithersburg, MD
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
Field: Kuchipudi dance
Address: 1525 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring MD 20910
Misc. Info: Nilimma Devi, Classical Indian Kuchipudi www.dancesidra.org
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