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Name: Abhinaya Natya Sala (Smt. Sripriya Natarajan Moorthy, Director)
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bharath Natyam
Address: Framingham, MA, USA
Telephone: 508-877-6236
Misc. Info: www.abhinatya.org Abhinaya Natya Sala, under the direction of Smt. Sripriya Natarajan Moorthy, strives to nurture a love of dance and dramatic storytelling, establish a strong foundation in the practice and theory of Bharatha Natyam and instill self-confidence through performance. Students of all ages, cultural backgrounds and experience levels are welcome.


Name: Academy of Creative Arts
Email: [email protected]
Field: Drawing & Painting, Kathak Dance, Bollywood Dance & Fitness, Photography, Henna/Mehndi Design, Jewelry Design, Theatre & Acting etc.
Address: 217 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington, MA 01803
Telephone: 612.888.ARTS (2787)
Website: www.academyofcreativearts.com, Founder Dr. Java Joshi


Name: Akhila
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bharathanatyam
Address: Cambridge, MA
Telephone:
Misc. Info: Initiated to the Indian classical dance form, Bharathanatyam under renowned gurus, I evolved as a dancer under the aegis of Guru Smt Gayatri Subramanian. Also I have received training in Nattuvangam (the art of teaching dance) under the great stalwart, Guru Smt Rajee Narayan. I am a teacher, performer and continuing student of this dance form. Visit me at www.akhilav.com


Name: Sumithira Anand
Email: [email protected]
Field: Kuchipudi Dance
Address: Ashland, Westford
Telephone: (508) -881 -0389
Misc. Info: Sumithira Anand is the director of Kuchipudi Nrithyasadhana and has been teaching Kuchipudi in Massachussetts with a vision to help students understand the nuances of this age-old traditional art form, develop stage performance qualities, and impart the skills needed to carry on the guru-sishya tradition.  Weekly classes are held in Ashland and in Westford. The curriculum is customized to serve as a bridge to the authentic kuchipudi tradition while addressing the needs of students in the United States. The School has a reputation for emphasizing the basics and theory behind this dance form.  Students of this school graduate by performing their Rangapravesam after undergoing rigorous training. We perform regularly in various community events


Name: Avartan School of Music
Email: [email protected]
Field: Carnatic Vocal
Address: Classes are held in Boston, Cambridge and Brookline locations.
Telephone: 617-337-5952
Misc. Info: Offering beginner and advanced instruction in South Indian Classical music. Individual and Group classes are open at all levels. Please check www.deeptinavaratna.com for more details.


Name: Kalpana Balachundhar (Chandra School of Dance)
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bharathanatyam classes.
Address: 22 prospect Hill Road, Lexington, MA - 02421
Telephone: 781-863-0542
Misc. Info:


Name: Bharathi Balasubramanyam
Email: [email protected]
Field: Classical (Bharathanatyam & Odissi), Semi-classical (fusion of different dance forms with contemporary moves) & Bollywood
Address: Grafton, MA (willing to travel if needed)
Misc. Info: I have been dancing since the age of 5 and did my Arangetram at the age of 12. I have performed extensively in Singapore, Malaysia and India. Recently got certified as a Zumba instructor as well. I welcome students of all ages. Please email me and i would love to assist in the learning and exploration of dance.


Name: Nipa Buch
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bharatnatyam/ Bollywood dance/ Folk Dance
Address: 18 Strawberry Lane, Westford MA 01886
Telephone: 978-692-9644
Misc. Info: I teach kids age 4+ and adults of all ages. Special occasion dance choreography available. I have M.A. degree in dance and 20+ years of teaching experience. Contact me with any inquiries.


Name: Dr. Smriti Deshpande
Email: [email protected]
Field: Hindustani classical vocal
Address: 200 maple street, chelsea, massachussetts
Telephone: (2623271645)
Misc. Info: (vishaarad in hindustani classical vocal from khairagarh university- equivalent to bachelors in music). excellence in all ragas in hindustani classical vocal music, gold medalist in gazals, Willing to conduct geetanjali classes for those who are interested in learning gazals, geet and bhajan.


Name: Sailaja Edupuganti
Email:  [email protected]
Field:  Kuchipudi Dance Classes & Performances
Address:  Foxboro, Grafton, Starting Burlington and Nashua
Telephone: (508) 534 1181
Misc. Info: http://kuchiputidance.net or http://home.comcast.net/~kuchipudius/ - Sailaja is the Director of Sri Kuchipudi Natyalaya in Greater Boston. Disciple of Padmashree Dr. Sobha Naidu Sailaja has been a professional Kuchipudi teacher for the last 12 years and performer for 20 years. She was awarded 'Singar Mani' in the 2000 'Kal Ke Kalakar' by Sur Singar Samsad of Bombay. She holds Masters Degree in Kuchipudi Classical Dance form Telugu University Hyderabad. She is one of the Artists who received Government of India's scholarship for advance training in Kuchipudi and awarded 'Natya Visharada' from Kuchipudi Art Academy, Hyderabad.


Name: Fisher Academy of Ballet & Dance
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bhangra, Bollywood dance, Bharathanatyam
Address: 372 S. Main Street, Sharon MA 02067
Telephone: 339-364-8522
Misc. Info: We offer Bollywood, Bhangra and depending on the teacher a variety of other Indian dance forms. Classes are offered for ages 6 through adult. For details on current offerings and teachers please visit our website at: http://www.fisherballet.com/index.php/classes/classical-indian-dance.html


Name: Bhuvana Ganesh
Email: [email protected]
Field: Carnatic Vocal lessons
Address: Shrewsbury, MA
Telephone: 508-925-4472
Misc. Info: Have been actively involved in teaching carnatic music and singing for dance productions and arangetrams for the past 10 years


Name: Geetha
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bharatnatyam
Address: Fairhaven, Zip - 02719, MA, USA
Misc: Info : I have learnt Bharathanatyam for 14 years and did my Certificate course in dance. I have performed extensively in India. Interested students mail me to the following address [email protected] I welcome students of all ages and would love to assist in the learning and exploration of dance.


Name: Radhika Jaishankar
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bharatnatyam (indian classical dance)
Address: Ashland, MA, usa
Telephone:
Misc. Info: Trained classical dancer with a Masters degree in Bharathanatyam from Trichy. Also received extensive training in Bharathanatyam under Guru Smt. Latha in Kalamandalam and Pandallur styles. Have given numerous performances within, outside US and on Television. Teaching all age groups at residence in Ashland, MA near Sri Lakshmi temple.


Name: Kazi Jalal
Email: [email protected]
Field: Tabla and harmonium
Address: Medford massachusetts
Telephone: 617-667-2599
Misc. Info: learn to chant with harmonium. I teach Tabla and Harmonium. one on one basis 45-min. lesson, each lesson costs $60, if anyone is interested please contact at the above number. Skype lessons also available.


Name: Sapna Krishnan
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bharathanatyam (Indian Classical Dance)
Address: 17 Sinclair Rd, Shrewsbury, MA
Telephone: 508 792 9432
Misc. Info: Web - www.lasyadance.com - Sapna Krishnan established Lasya School of Dance in the year 2004 in Shrewsbury, MA with a mission to promote awareness of Indian culture and arts among students and encourage them to express themselves through the medium of dance.Students are given sound training in various aspects of Bharatanatyam with emphasis to the rich tradition of this ancient dance form.


Name: Sonny Lalchandani
Email: [email protected]
Field: sitar, sarod
Area: Bay Area, CA and Boston, MA or Skype
Telephone: 650-504-0334
Misc info: Studies at New England Conservatory in Contemporary Improvisation. Lessons with Ustad Shahid Parvez, Pandit Habib Khan, and Pandit Shekhar Borkar. Both Western and Eastern training in music.


Name: Jerry Leake
Email: [email protected]
Field: Tabla/Rhythm Theory
Address: 559 Adams St., #2 Dorchester, MA 02122
Telephone: 617-265-87651
Misc. Info: I teach Benaras and Delhi styles, and have over 30 years performing and teaching experience. I have written a widely used 3rd edition text on tabla, which can be viewed at Rhombuspublishing.com (Vol. II: Indian Influence). I teach classical, folk, and contemporary applications of tabla in the Boston area.


Name: Mona
Email: [email protected]
Field: Kathak and Bollywood fusion.
Address: Medford,MA
Telephone: 781-350-5620
Misc. Info: Trained in Kathak (Jaipur and Lucknow Gharana) since the age of 4 and conducting classes for kids and adults for the last 10 years. Recipient of ‘Visharad’ in Kathak. Have performed in Los Angeles, Portland and Boston and in various cities in India.


Name: Music Workshop
Email: [email protected]
Field: different kind of dance, vocal singing, keyboard lesson (north Indian style)
Address: Westborough MA, Framingam MA, natick,
Telephone: 7817917659
Misc. Info:. I have M.A. degree in dance, and now doing PhD in music and 12 year teaching experience. Contact me with any inquiries. I teach kids age 4+ and adults of all ages.


Name: Natyamani School of Dance
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bharat Natyam
Address: 15 Cook St, Westborough, MA 01581
Telephone: 508-366-5223
Misc. Info: Natyamani School of Dance is the premiere institution for Bharathanatyam in Greater Boston. Established in 1992, it has ever since been dedicated to propagating this divine art form. The school is reputed for maintaining the rich traditions of Bharathanatyam, and bringing out the best in students. Sridevi Ajai Thirumalai, the artistic director of Natyamani School of Dance, is an acclaimed Bharathanatyam dancer and enjoys teaching. Many students have finished their Arangetram (debut) and continue to advance their skills under their guru. Natyamani School of Dance currently enrolls students from beginner to advanced levels. The school has conducted over 35 solo dance debuts, national & international programs, and has held dance productions helping out various charities in New England and India.


Name: New England School of Music (NESOM)
Email: [email protected]
Field: Tabla
Address: Nashua, Acton, Shrewsbury and Brookline, MA
Telephone: 781-791-0555
Misc. Info: The New England School of Music (NESOM) was founded by tabla maestro Aditya Kalyanpur and launched in mid-2008 as an educational and cultural organization based in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Indian Classical music is our passion and life-pulse; its myriad rhythms, melodies, moods, and timbre, our inspiration. Drawing on the incredible repertoire of this musical heritage and with commitment to nurturing its future, we have established NESOM to be one of the harbingers of Indian Classical music in the United States. NESOM currently offers tabla classes in Nashua, Acton, Shrewsbury and Brookline on weekdays and weekends. Contact us for rolling admissions.


Name: Chris Pereji
Email: [email protected]
Field: Tabla, harmonium, Hindustani Guitar, Keyboards
Address: 35 mendon Road, South Attleboror, Massachusetts  02703
Telephone: 774-219-4232 (Cell) 508-399-5875 (Home)
Misc. Info: Accompaniment & Instruction, Excellent Audio Services for Hindustani and Karnatic stage/house concerts and weddings.


Name: Performing Arts Center of New England; Darshana Jani
Email: [email protected]
Field: Kathak/ Odissi / Bharat Natyam / Folk and Film
Address: 45 Greenwood Road Hopkinton MA 01748
Telephone: 508-451-3190
Misc. Info: www.Darshana.us


Name: Rajesh Puranik
Email: [email protected]
Field: Tabla
Address: Westford, MA, USA
Telephone: (978) 392-9309
Misc. Info: I offer beginner tabla lessons for Hindustani music, roughly following the curriculum of Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya. Lessons are taught in-person or via Skype. I have learned tabla since 1994, from several accomplished gurus in the Boston area. Member of the music group Ragini for five years. Focus is on the fundamentals of good physical technique and mental development of rhythm, along with practical knowledge of the common taals and musical styles for accompaniment. I also encourage students to recite and memorize all compositions in addition to playing them. Both solo and accompaniment are taught. In addition, my website www.worldmusicguru.com, provides access to live, online lessons from many different worldwide gurus of Indian music.


Name: Sandhya Ramachandran
Email: [email protected]
Field: Carnatic music vocal, Bhajans, Semi Classical music
Address: Brookline Hills, MA - 02445
Telephone:
Misc. Info: Singer/Performer of Indian classical music for 15yrs. Learnt the art in Dubai and India under exceptional Gurus like Ms. Jayasri Rao, Bangalore Ramamani and Smt. Prarthana Sai Narasimhan (Chennai). Can take classes to provide a sound foundation in basics up until keerthanams. Pls contact for further details!


Name: Sangeetayan, School of Hindustani Music - Sagarika Kanjilal
Email: [email protected]
Field: Hindustani Vocal music
Address: Fairfield, Stamford, CT, and Shrewsbury, MA
Telephone: (203)333-1667, (508)614-0357
Misc. Info: Learn Hindustani classical music including Khayal, Thumri, Tappa, Raga Pradhan, Bhajan, Najrulgeeti, and other traditional songs Website: www.sangeetayan.org


Name: Sargam, Academy of Indian Music ( AIMS )
Email: [email protected]
Field: Hindustani Vocal Music
Address: Shrewsbury and Waltham, Ma
Telephone: 508-845-2876
Misc. Info: 'Sargam' - an Academy for Indian Classical Music (AIMS), a premier institution for Hindustani Classical Music in Greater Boston area was founded by Neelima Chaturvedi. Neelima obtained her Masters degree in Indian Classical Music from Kanpur University and an 'Alankar' from Gandharv Mandal, Mumbai, India. She continues to further refine and expand her repertoire by training with Ashwini Bhide Deshpande, one of the finest contemporary vocalists based in Mumbai, India. For the last two decades, the academy has trained dozen of students in Gwalior and Atroli Gharana style of gayaki. The AIMS students demonstrate a very strong grasp of the fundamentals of Hindustani Classical Music as has been showcased in their excellent performances at various community events in the area. The academy was recently recognized when Neelima was awarded the Best Musical Training in MA for 2011 by the South Asian viewers of the India New England newspaper.


Name: Uma Sankar
Email: [email protected]
Field: Carnatic Vocal lessons
Address: 83 odonnell Ave, Shrewsbury, MA-01545
Telephone: 978 458 3510...cell no 978 328 4890
Misc. Info: I have learned music from Smt Balamani ..a renowned teacher in Bombay....i have been practicing and teaching for few years now. Also peforming solo concerts and singing for dance programs.Please feel free to contact me if you have any querries or questions or are inteersted in taking classes.


Name: Shaila School of Dance (Shaila Verma)
Email: [email protected]
Field: Indian Bollywood and Folk Dance
Address: Shrewsbury, MA , USA and Burlington MA, USA
Telephone: 508-308-6605
Misc. Info: Shaila School of Dance specializes in teaching Bollywood dance forms to students of all ages, and offers innovative and fun programs ranging from fashionable bollywood to upbeat bhangra to traditional folk dances of India as well as semi-classical dance form. Students get an opportunity to perform on stage at school musicals, talent shows, and community and cultural events organized by various associations in the area. Classes offered in Shrewsbury and Burlington, MA


Name: Anish Sharda
Email: [email protected]
Field: Tabla
Address: Boston, MA, USA
Telephone:
Misc Info: Visharad in Tabla


Name: Aparna Sindhoor
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bharata Natyam, Carnatic Vocal
Address:
Telephone: 617-776-7939
Misc. Info: Website: http://www.navarasa.org/:


Name: Neha Singh
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bollywood Dance - Both - Western and Traditional Indian
Address: Westborough, MA - USA
Telephone:
Misc. Info: People joke that I was the only baby who was born dancing instead of crying. Dance & music to me is life, a very important form of expression. I have been sharing the pleasure of teaching dance for 10 years now. Having had students from the age of 5 to 65, I can say for sure, "Dance: Age no bar" . I conduct regular classes as the Franklin High school in Franklin, MA every semester as a part of adult education offering, as well as take private instructions at home for events like wedding performances, corporate events, Indian folk, dance competitions, etc. I have experience working with individuals as well as small and large groups. Please visit my recently created Facebook page and don't hesitate to LIKE it if you do :-) Here's the link: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Bollywood-Dance-Academy/216898871715335


Name: Shiwani Singh
Email: [email protected]
Field: different kind of dance, vocal singing, piano lesson (north Indian style)
Address: Burlington MA, Boston , US
Telephone: 7817917659
Misc. Info: I am doing PHD in music and I am teaching dance, classical vocal singing ,piano lesson


Name: Bhima-Karma V Saragrahi
Email: [email protected]
Field: Mridanga (the original clay drum of ancient india)
Address: cambrige, Boston, MA
Telephone:
Misc. Info: I am teaching a nearly extinct form of Vedic rhythm peculiar to the mridanga. This is a system which is taught as an inseparable part of the yogic/spiritual teachings of the Veda as well. Come and explore the depth of spirit, orientation and mechanics (rasa, bhava, kriya) of Sri Mridanga.


Name: Anna Sobel
Email:[email protected]
Field: Tabla
Address: Shutesbury/Amherst/Northampton, MA
Telephone: (917)710-8119
Misc. Info: I offer tabla lessons at $50/hour. Emphasis is on producing correct tone and learning rhythmic structures. I am a student of Pandit Divyang Vakil, a student of Ustad Alla Rakha. I also offer accompaniment for kirtan, tabla solos, and school assembly programs combining storytelling and tabla demonstration.


 

 

 

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