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Name: Madhu Mathur Anand
Email: [email protected]
Field: Hindustani Vocal
Address: 2600 Hidden Lakes Drive NE, Warren, OH 44484, USA
Telephone: 330-219-3823 cell
Misc. Info: Website - www.MadhuAnand.com  Madhu Mathur Anand, a versatile performer, has an extensive repertoire in North Indian traditional, folk and popular vocal music in over a dozen languages. Her mother and teacher, Kanteshwari Mathur, is an accomplished Hindustani classical vocalist. Her father, Mool Raj Mathur, has been her guiding force in  promoting her talent. Raised in the US, Anand's interest in western music is just as strong. Anand firmly believes in the healing, therapeutic qualities of music and its significance in the development of the intellect. Madhu Anand attended two years of medical school, works as a  Certified Clinical Research Professional and consultant in healthcare/physician education. Anand's son and three daughters (2 are MDs) are all deeply involved in vocal/instrumental music & dance (Bhangra, Garba). They have performed with Madhu since childhood. Original Discography: Roshan Roshan (CBS 1990-Ghazals/Geet), Jump Start America (1992- Patriotic), Waves of Liberty (2001-Patriotic), Traditions I (Marwah Films 2007-Devotional- dedicated to her parents & honoring generations of family traditions preserved through music.)


Name: Mrs. Usha Aswath
Email: [email protected]
Field: Karnatak Vocal and Saraswati Veena
Address: Vallaki School of Music, Columbus, OH, 43228
Telephone: 614-487-0636
Misc. Info: Usha hails from Bengaluru and learned both vocal and Veena music from her mother, Vidushi Sumitra Devi and from Vidwan C Krishnamurthy, both of Mysore Bani. Has performed on stage since very young age and took music as profession since 1990. Leads several music teachers and musicians in Ohio with the single aim of teaching the next generation and performing to audiences.


Name: Rossana Bandyopadhyay
Email: [email protected]
Field: Kathak (North Indian Classical Dance)
Address: 4250 South Shore Dr., Mason, OH 45040
Telephone: (513) 336 8401
Misc. Info: http://www.kathakworld.co.cc/


Name: Bollywood Dance Masti Ltd.
Email: [email protected]
Field: Dance - bollywood
Address: Columbus, OH, USA [Columbus Dance Centre, 1000 Morrison Road, Columbus, OH 43230]
Telephone: 614-388-9057
Misc. Info: Bollywood Dance Classes in our very own Columbus. Website - www.BollywoodDanceMasti.com Facebook - Bollywood.Columbus When: Class runs every Monday 8:00-9:00 pm Price: $15 for drop in and $55 for monthly package


Breathing Room
Email: [email protected]
Field: Kirtan Performance.
Address: 6990 Whipple Ave NW, North Canton, OH, 44720
Telephone: (330) 353-3109
Misc. Info: Margot Milcetich, harmonium and vocals; Karen Allgire, vocals; Joe Culley, tabla; Mike Curtis, guitars. A triple experience of chanting, meditation and studying the meaning and philosophy behind the mantras. Quiet, Joyful and Reflective. Kirtan is devotional call-and-response chanting, a form of spiritual practice that opens the heart and nurtures connection with spirit.


Name: Sugata Chatterjee
Email: [email protected]
Field: Vocal
Address: 1341 Adelaide St Westlake, OH 44145
Telephone: (440) 892 9611
Misc. Info: Sugata Chatterjee was born in Calcutta and has trained since her childhood, under the guidance of guru Satya Ranjan. Under his tutelage, she completed Sangeet Prabhakar, conferred by Alahabad Sangeet Parsad, in 1989. She furthered her training with Pundit Ajoy Chakraborti and Pundit Mohanlal Mishra. Her versatile repertoire now includes Hindustani Khyal, Bhajan, Thumri, Nazrulgeeti and Ragpradhun genres of singing. She has given concerts on TV in India, and in many places in the US including Oberlin College (see http://www.oberlin.edu/con/bkstage/200112/chatterjee.html) Currently she is on the Music Faculty at Cuyahoga Communicty College and also takes private students.


Name: Joe Culley
Email: [email protected]
Field: Tabla
Address: 1550 S.Lincoln Street Kent, Ohio 44240
Telephone: 330 289-1460 or 330 677-0932
Misc. Info: Has studied with Ustad Zakir Hussain, Ty Burhoe and Arup Chattopadhyay. Plays with various kirtain groups in Northeast Ohio at yoga centers, churches and temples. Has his own fusion group called Anaand Naad featuring vocalist Madhu Mathur Anaand. Teaches tabla at an Indian Sunday school in Akron, Ohio and at home in Kent. He palys classical, folk and fusion tabla genres.


Name: Antara Datta
Email: [email protected]
Field: Kathak
Address: Cleveland, OH
Telephone:330 419 3335
Misc. Info: Antara Datta the founder and artistic director of Anga Kala Kathak Academy offers traditional Kathak classes to both kids and adults in North East Ohio. For more information please visit website at www.antaradatta.com


Name: Jim Feist
Email: [email protected]
Field: Tabla
Address: Jim Feist 3505 West Fork #24 Cincinnati Ohio 45211
Telephone:
Misc. Info:


Name: Vandana Hariani
Email: [email protected]
Field: Vocal Hindustani Classical music and playing harmonium and keyboard
Address: 2189 Rickel Drive, Akron, Ohio, 44333
Telephone: 330-836-4251
Misc. Info. Music teacher at the India Sunday School in Akron, Ohio for last ten years. Private lessons at home


Name: Anupama Iyengar
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bharathanatyam and Bollywood.
Address: 1420,summersweet circle,lewis center , OH-43035.
Telephone: 619-621-1848.
Misc. Info: omkaraacademy.org, Anupama Iyengar the founder of omkaradance academy and also the director . anu iyengar studied her bharathanatyam under the guidence of guru.keshava murthy and smt.roopashree aravind in bengaluru and have her certified course from karnataka secondary education examinartion board (kseeb) in year 1996, from then anu iyengar has teached ,choreographer and performed all over the world. anu iyengar has done lot of fundraising events to help the community in sandiego for 11 years and thought the kids and adults how they can involve in helping the community with their performences . now anu iyengar is here to teach ,perform and help the community with her knowledge and passion for dance.


Name: Ramesh Iyer
Email: [email protected]
Field: tabla
Address: Mason, Ohio
Telephone: 513 336 6769
Misc. Info:


Name: Naga Deepthi Kotamraju
Email: [email protected]
Field: Kuchipudi Dance and Karnatic Vocal
Address: 3238, Bishop Street ,Cincinnati Ohio 45220 USA
Telephone: 513-641-8013
Misc. Info:I hold a degree in the field of Kuchipudi and Karnatic Vocal from Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad. I studied Kuchipudi under the guidance of Sri Pasumarthi Seshu Babu Garu and Karnatic Vocal under Late Shri MV Rammurthy garu and later under Veena Vadana Vibhushita Smt. Ananda Rajya Lakshmi garu. I have given over hundred performances in and around Andhra Pradesh and have been awarded "Natya Ratna" and "Bala Ratna" awards. As a passionate lover of Indian Art Forms I wish to share my knowledge with everyone.


Name: Deeksha Pandey
Email: [email protected]
Field: Indian folk dance and Bollywood dance
Address: 12169 Sycamore Terrace Dr Apt D Cincinnati OH 45249
Telephone: 513-247-0951
Misc. Info: cost of lessons- 10 $ per hour(for kids), 15 $ per hour (for adlts). i have experience of 15 years


Name: Uma Pant
Email: [email protected]
Field: Hindustani Classical, light music (Vocal)
Address: Loveland, OH USA
Ph.: 319-248-5509
This is some information about my musical journey. I have done Prabhakar in Vocal music from Prayag Sangeet Samity. ( It is same as Visharad) I have learned Hindustani Vocal Music from Pt. Tara Prashad Pande & Ustad Mohhammad Hussain Khan. I have 15 years of Music/Hindi teaching experience. I got Sangeet Natak Academy award at a very young age. I started my career as an announcer in All India Radio Almora, Uttranchal. Later on I joined D.A.V. Public School as a Hindi/ Music Teacher. I have composed songs & ballads for school kids. I represented India in Song festival of Asia, Osaka, Japan. I am very passionate about singing and would love to share this knowledge with kids & adults.


Name: Hasu Patel
Email: [email protected]
Field: sitar, Tabla, Voice lessons
Address: 27355 Pineview Dr., Westlake, OH 44145
Telephone: 440-835-1988
Misc. Info: HASU PATEL, a disciple of Sitar legend Ustad Vilayat Khan Sahib is one of the few distinguished female artists performing today classical music on Sitar, the most popular string instrument of India. As a performer, composer, and educator, she has dedicated her life to preserving and propagating the traditional music of ancient India in its pristine purity. She performs at Art Centers, Music and Sound Healing Conferences, World and Jazz Music Festivals, Classical Dance Ensembles, Yoga Ashrams, such as Woodstock Music Festival, Chicago Jazz Festival, Rhineberger Chamber Hall of Cleveland Orchestra and Women in Music Festival at Eastman School of Music. In 2008, she has composed and performed Indian Music with Plymouth Canton Symphony Orchestra of Michigan and Doctors Orchestra of Houston. Please read the reviews of her musical work on: The Blog review: http://www.nypl.org/blog/2012/09/04/great-albums-you-may-have-missed-hasu-patels-gayaki-sitar-1996 You can find the links to your music excerpts at the end of the blog review, but in case you want the direct links, they are: http://soundcloud.com/andywagstaff/01-raga-darbari-kanada-excerpt http://soundcloud.com/andywagstaff/sitar-concerto-mangal-dhwani


Name: Nupur Paul
Email: [email protected]
Field: Kathak
Address: 5770 Glenbrook Ct, Mason, OH 45040
Telephone: 513-398-4762
Misc. Info: Nupur Paul is the Founder and Artistic Director of Nritya Manjira School of Dance. She teaches Kathak to children and adults in the Cincinnati/Dayton Area.


Name: Ragapriya School of Music
Email: [email protected]
Field: Carnatic vocal, violin, and veena; Hindi or Tamil film music (karaoke)
Address: Cleveland, OH
Telephone: 440.845.8912
Misc. Info: Please visit our website at http://www.ragapriya.org/


Name: Kalpa Rathi
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bollywood Vocal , Indian Bhajan (Lord Krishna) , Dholak ,Bollywood Dance , Bhangra
Address: 4110 Appian way ct apt n gahanna, ohio 43230-5410
Telephone: 614-245-0650
Misc. Info: We specialize in Creative Bollywood Dance , Bhangra Folk Dance Bhajans ,Dholak. We have won awards and trophies in many Dance and Singing Competitions .I have experience with teaching dance ,Dholak and Bhajan to students of all ages. I am also able to choreograph dances for your events. Dholak Fees $ 20/hour , Bhajans Fees $15/hour ,Conducting teaching on a 1-1 basis Specialisation in bollywood song so a student able to play on his/her own any song of liking Fees/Charges : $20/hour.


Name: Runuru Sahu
Email: [email protected]
Field: Odissi, Indian Folk Dance, and Bollywood
Address: 4369 Times Square Blvd, Dublin, Ohio-43016
Telephone: 614-401-3103
Misc. Info. Kalaksheetra (Institute)- Runuru Sahu a well-known Odissi dancer and teacher who has taken her guidance of Odissi Nrutya under the great Pandit Guru Rabindra Atibudhi who is considered one of the top 4 Gurus of India. Runuru Sahu is a MBA qualified, Visharad (masters)in Indian classical dancing from Nalanda University,Uidmai, Shreeksheetra & Chandigarh University,Kala Kendra Vidyalaya and has performed in various festivals nationally and internationally like Khajrao Fest , Haridas Sammelan ,Puri Fest, Konark Fest, Sur Singar, International Odissi dance fest to name a few. She has also performed different choreography with Meenakshi Shesadri, Rani Mukherjee, Tabu, Esha & Aahna deol who are also disciples of Pandit Guru Rabindra Atibudhi, she has been teaching folk dance and Bollywood also with Odissi dance age group 5 yr to 60yr.


Name: Rekha Sankunny
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bharatanatyam & Bollywood Dance
Address: Parma Heights, OH, USA
Telephone: 818-456-4650
Misc Info: I am a certified Bharatanatyam diploma holder from World renowned Kalakshetra School of Fine Arts (http://www.kalakshetra.net). I have been performing Bharatanatyam since the age of 4. I have travelled to various Indian states for invitational performances as part of Kalakshetra troupe.


Name: Shivakumar Sastry
Email: [email protected]
Field: Veena and Vocal
Address: 2576 Cedarwood Ct, Hudson OH 44236
Telephone: 216 926 7627
Misc. Info: Dr. Shivakumar Sastry is an accomplished Veena player trained in the Mysore School. He hails from Bangalore, India and has lived in the US for over two decades. He studied classical music under Vidwan H.S. Krishnamoorthy and later with Vidwan T.K. Govinda Rao. He has performed in several states in the US and in India. He currently teaches music to a few students music. Serious students interested in studying advanced music and others interested in developing an appreciation for Carnatic music are welcome to contact. Dr. Sastry is member of the faculty in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Akron.


Name: Phane Jayanthi Sen
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bharata Natyam, Carnatic - Vocal & Kuchipudi
Address: 8495 Fields Ertel Rd, Cincinnati, OH - 45249
Telephone: 513 - 469 - 1966
Misc. Info:


Name: Sujatha Srinivasan
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bharathanatyam
Address: 13573 Glenbrook Dr., Strongsville, Ohio-44136, USA
Telephone: 440-878-3988
Misc. Info: Find us on facebook - [email protected] Sujatha Srinivasan: Artistic Director, Shri Kalaa Mandir - Center for Indian Performing Arts. Sujatha Srinivasan is an internationally leading exponent of Bharathanatyam, an Indian Classical dance form. With an impressive career spanning over thirty years as an accomplished performer, choreographer and teacher, her performances have been featured in major art festivals around the world. Winner of several awards and titles, Sujatha frequently visits India for her shows in annual art festivals. Sujatha is also active in organizing, collaborating and performing in various fundraisers which benefit many different causes here and in India. Based in Strongsville, Ohio, Sujatha trains several students in Bharathanatyam at her school, Shri Kalaa Mandir (classes are offered in Strongsville, Solon, and Parma). Also, as a cultural ambassador, Sujatha educates students in Northeast Ohio schools about Indian art and culture with her innovative workshops and performances.


Name: Hans Utter
Email: [email protected]
Field: sitar
Address: 652 E Jeffrey Place
Telephone: 614-432-3863
Misc. Info: Hans Utter is an accomplished Sitar player. He is a disciple of Ustad Shujjat Khan, representing the Imdad khani/Etawah Gharana. Hans is a dedicated and experienced instructor, he has been teaching music since 15 years, student of all levels and age groups. Hans offers private lesson in Columbus and Chicago and also available online via Skype. website:[email protected]


Name: Lekha Vyas
Email: [email protected]
Field: Dance (Bhangra and Bollywood)
Address: 135 Garfield pl, Cincinnati Oh 45202
Telephone:
Misc. Info: Experienced dancer specializing in Indian dance styles mainly Bhangra and Bollywood as well. Hours: Evenings and Weekends.


 

 

 

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