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Name: Masood Afzal
Email: [email protected]
Field: Keyboard
Address: Allentown, PA USA
Telephone:
Misc. Info: (e.g., http://www.youtube.com/user/masoodmusicable I have been playing keyboard for last 20 years. I also have a youtube channel. Time time I add Keyboard tutorial


Name: The Archana Dance Academy and Usiloquy Dance Designs
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bharatnatyam, Kalakshetra style.
Address: City Fitness, 200 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia PA 19123
Telephone: (267) 324-5917
Misc. Info: Classes offered for Bharatnatyam every Thursday evening for people over age 18 years. www.usiloquydance.org http://www.facebook.com/pages/Usiloquy-Dance-Designs/159127290818530 Shaily Dadiala, Artistic Director


Name: Priya Balaji
Email: [email protected]
Field: Carnatic Music - Vocal
Address: Paoli, Pa
Telephone:610 823 4191
Misc. Info:


Name: Dita Basuthakur from Arya Dance Academy
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bharatnatyam, Ballet, Hip Hop, Bollywood
Address: Philadelphia, PA 19426   Schools in: Bensalem and Lansdale, PA
Telephone:
Misc. Info: check out:aryaintl.com


Name: Sriram Balasubramanian
Email: [email protected]
Field: Mridangam, Ghatam and tabla
Address: Media, PA 19063
Telephone: 313-942-5288
Misc. Info: I play mridangam, ghatam and tabla for professional concerts and dance performances. Please contact me if you would also like to learn any of these instruments.


Name: Hemkalyan Bapat
Email: [email protected]
Field: Tabla
Address: 3003 Nottingham Road, Norristown, PA 19403
Telephone: 610 630 4901
Misc. Info:


Name: Anirban Chakravarty
Email: [email protected]
Field: Acoustic\Electric Guitar, digital music programming, recording , composing (hindi/english - pop,rock,blues)
Address: Whitehall, Pa
Telephone: 610-739-6685
Misc. Info: Into music for past 20 yrs, Musical Instrument experience - guitar, drums, bass , keyboards


Name: Courtyard Dancers
Email: [email protected]
Field: Kathak dance
Address: 19 Rolling Road Wynnewood, Pa 19096
Misc. Info: Learn the classical Indian dance Kathak from Dr. Pallabi Chakravorty. The class sessions are intimate and intense. In addition to movement, the emphasis is on learning tabla patterns, vocalization, and emotional expressivity. Please see our website www.courtyarddancers.org for more information


Name: Dance School
Email: [email protected]
Field: Kathak, Semi-classical, Folk and Raas-Garba
Address: Media, PA
Telephone: 313-595-5660
Misc. Info:


Name: Sunita Dutta
Email: [email protected]
Field: Kathak, Bollywood style, Indian folk dance
Address: Bethlehem, PA 18018
Misc info: Sunita Dutta is a graduate degree holder in Lucknow Ghrana of Kathak. She started learning at the age of 3 from Shri Rajan Haanju, Kathak Kala Kendra in India. She has been learning and teaching Kathak from the past 17 years and also practices free style dance form. Sunita has choreographed and performed in many programs in India and USA. She incorporates post-modern choreographic tools and movement on core principles and techniques of Kathak and Modern dance. She has since been choreographing in both traditional and free style genres. She also teaches bollywood dance form along with Indian folk dances. She is a huge fan of Bollywood dance form!! She is also a graduate degree holder in Lucknow Gharana of Hindustani music. Recently Sunita moved to US, and has been choreographing for children and adults and wishes to continue the same.


Name: Orlando Fiol
Email: [email protected]
Field: Tabla
Address: 910 S. 48th st. Philadelphia, PA 19143
Telephone: 215-727-8729
Misc. Info: After years of Tabla study, Mr. Fiol (pronounced fee-OLE), was awarded a nine month fellowship from the American Institute of Indian Studies to study dhrupad singing, tabla and pakhawaj in Pune with Pt. Uday Bhawalkar, Manik Munde, Sanjay Deshpande and Vasantrau Ghorpadkar. If you or your group is truly interested in learning this engaging craft, and learning to play Tabla, Surila.com makes it affordable. We will teach anywhere in the United States for groups of 20 participants or more. Individuals are also encouraged to contact us for lessons. We teach at schools, universities, nursing homes, recreation centers, museums, art galleries and churches. We teach at special cultural events, parties and conferences. If you own a tabla and have questions about its sound, construction or performance, feel free to contact us. We will be happy to assist you. If your group is interested in our workshops, Contact Us to make arrangements. Website - http://www.surila.com


Name: Neelima Gadicherla
Email: [email protected]
Field: Kuchipudi Dance
Address: Srilasya Dance School, 463 Meadow Dr, Camphill, PA17011
Telephone: 717 695 2761
Misc. Info: I am a kuchipudi dancer, I have passed certificate exam in kuchipudi dance.I have given performance in India, U.K, and USA also. I take dance classes on tuesday & thursday evenings 6 to 8pm. i have been taking classe here from last one yr and have experience fom last 6yrs. I have been choreographing dances for various programmes in Camphill and Harrisburg.


Name: Priya Henry
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bollywood style, Semi Indian Classical, Caribbean/Soca Style
Address: York, PA
Telephone: 717-758-6313
Misc Info: hi my name is Priya. I'm from Guyana, South America. I have been dancing for more than 10 years. I would like to start my own dance class so I'm looking for interested kids and adults who are looking to learn these types of dances. Its amazing and great to explore more of what you can do. Call me and lets give it a try. Its fun and so much different from regular dancing. I learn from professionals and so can you.


Name: Heritage Arts Academy - Yoshita Chandrani
Email: [email protected]
Field: sitar lessons - Hindustani Classical music and Indian Arts
Address: Langhorne, PA
Telephone: 609 439 3090
Misc. Info: "Sangeet Visharad" from Akhil Bruhad Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Gujarat, Bachelors in Music(Sitar), M.S.university, Baroda, India, Masters of Performing Arts (Sitar) , M.S.University, Baroda, India. Initiated into Hindiustani Classical Music at the age of 12 and learnt privately till she joined M.S.University of Baroda, India where she completed her Masters in Performing Arts. Former AIR artist in Yuva Vani programs, winner of the M.S. University Music Festival in Instrumental Music (Sitar). Performances given in India, Kenya and USA. Classes are held for children and adults. Courses offered for Akhil Bhartiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya examinations. Sitar repairs and rentals are available. Sitar accessories, like strings, beads, cases etc. also available on sale.


Name: Anjali Jeyaram
Email: [email protected]
Field: Carnatic Vocal & Bharatanatyam
Address: 623, Willowbrook Dr, Jeffersonville, Norristown PA, 19403
Telephone: 610 638 1202
Misc. Info: Anjali is a post graduate in Carnatic music and Bharathnatyam from Kalakshetra, Chennai. She has been training in Dance and Carnatic music over last 20+ years. She is a playback singer active in Malayalam movie industry. Her yet to be released song "Ayigiri Nandini" in a Indian based Hollywood movie was nominated for OSCAR under Best Original Song score category. She has performed both Dance and music in various stages across South India. Being a dancer herself, she specializes in singing for Live Dance performances.


Name: Avtar Chand Khera
Email: [email protected]
Field: North Indian Classical Music - Vocal
Address: Hatfield, PA
Telephone: 215-723-4633
Misc. Info:


Name: Dr. Aparna Maddali
Email: [email protected]
Field: Carnatic Vocal Music
Address: 520 Steven Drive # 316, King of Prussia, PA 19406
Telephone: home-484-681-9255, Cell-336-609-0748
Misc. Info:Learnt Carnatic Vocal for ten years from eminent teachers of Music College & Telugu University in Hyderabad and performed in competitions and festivals, has been teaching in PA since three years. Training students to be able to sing well in Carnatic tradition and participate in programs with quality and get ready for Certification.


Name: Allyn Miner
Email: [email protected]
Field: sitar
Address: Havertown, PA
Telephone: 610-446-2368
Misc. Info: visit http://www.sas.upenn.edu/~aminer/


Name: Priya Nair
Email: [email protected]
Field: Mohiniattam
Address: 1247, Knossos Drive, Whitehall PA
Telephone: 610-435-6945
Misc. Info: Anybody who is interested can join new group classes starting from January at 1101 Fullerton Avenue, Allentown, PA or contact the given no. for individual classes


Name: Rachita Nambiar
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bharatanatyam
Address: Harrisburg, PA
Telephone: 717-418-5212
Misc. Info: Conducts classes for beginners & advanced level students.


Name: Anwesha Dutta - Nava Nritya Dance Academy
Email: [email protected]
Field: Classical and Contemporary Dance
Address: Institute of Classical and Contemporary Dance, Blue Bell, PA
Telephone: 215-598-5154
Misc. Info: Artistic Director - Anwesha Dutta, www.navanritya.org


Name: Palani.C. Kumar
Email: [email protected]
Field: Mridangam ( South Indian percussion) playing.
Address: Elkins Park, PA 19027. ( suburb of Philadelphia)
Telephone: 215-834-7549
Description: I am a mridanga vidwan with over 40 years of professional experience in Carnatic classical music percussion. I am a disciple of renowned guru Kumbhakonam Rajappa Iyer and brother of Vidushi Palani Vijayalakshmi.I have accompanied leading carnatic musicians such as T. N Seshagopalan, M.Balamuralikrishna, Lalgudi Jayaraman, Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavathar, Madurai Somu and K.V Narayanaswami. I taught mridangam lessons for the summer school at the S.V temple, Pittsburgh for two years and have toured the USA and Canada several times. I am an "A' grade artiste of All India Radio and Doordarshan. I recently immigrated to the USA and will be teaching mridangam lessons in the Philadelphia/NJ area.


Name: Maitrayee Patel
Email: [email protected]
Field: Hindustani Classical Music, Vocal
Address: West Chester, PA 19382, USA
Telephone: 610-918-9677
Misc. Info: www.maitrayee.com


Name: Sapna Patil
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bharatnatyam and Bollywood dance
Address: Philadelphia, PA
Telephone: 267-342-9888
Misc. Info: I have performed and choreographed Bollywood dances for 20+years. I am a founder of the South Asian intercollegiate dance team at Drexel University. I have my certification in Indian classical dance (Bharatanatyam). I have taught both Bharatanatyam and Bollywood classes. Feel free to contact me if you are interested in learning Bollywood or Bharatanatyam or are looking for dancers.


Name: Prerna School of Dance
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bharatnatyam, semi-classical, Bollywood
Address: Yardley, PA 19067
Telephone: 2152753776
Misc. Info: Classes offered for Bharatnatyam, semi-classical and Bollywood. Personalized instructions for beginners, intermediate and advanced classes in Yardley, Langhorne and North Wales in PA


Name: Jayashree R
Email: [email protected]
Field: Carnatic music-vocal
Address: North Wales, PA 19454
Telephone: 603 275 5887
Misc. Info: Carnatic music is an ocean of compositions, ragas, talas and all musicians can only grab a few drops in a lifetime. I started learning music at the age of five. I have been bestowed with the privilege of learning carnatic music vocal from the esteemed Smt. BalaSaraswathi, HOD from Kalakshetra, Chennai. Music is one of the chief forms of Bhakthi Rasa and can bring inner harmony to the singer and the listener.


Name: Rajsingh Ramanjulu
Email: [email protected]
Field: Tabla
Address: 61 Bristol Ct. Norristown Pa. 19403
Telephone: 484-797-9785
Misc. Info:


Name: Ramzat Group of Dancing - Sangita Patel
Email: [email protected]
Field: Dance - Folk, Bollywood, Semi-classical
Address: 1818 Majestic Dr., Orefield, PA 18069
Telephone: 610-481-9845, 484-894-7316
Misc. Info: www.freewebs.com/ramzatgroupofdancing/     We offer dance lessons to students from age 5 to adults in Folk, Bollywood Traditional / Modern, Semi-classical forms.  We also teach dances for special occasions or parties to group or individuals & you can also join us for fitness or just for fun!  We are located in Lehigh Valley, PA area & classes are run @ Hindu Temple - 4200 Airport Rd, Allentown, PA &/or @ my residence (please see above).  Please contact us for further information.


Name: Darshika Sanghani
Email: [email protected]
Field: Dance- Gujarati folk dance
Address: William Henry Appts, 106 King Road, Malvern 19355 PA
Phone: 6104808979
Misc. Info:


Name: Sargam Music Classes
Email: [email protected]
Field: Hindustani Classical Vocal and Light Music Class
Address: Royersford / Collegeville Pennsylvania,19468
Telephone:
Misc. Info: Classes taken on one on one basis by a highly trained and reputed tri-state area singer. All ages welcome. www.JayatiMukherjee.com


Name: Lenny Seidman
Email: [email protected]
Field: Tabla
Address: 221 Vine St. #24, Philadelphia PA 19106
Telephone: 215 990 7277
Misc. Info: Lenny teaches tabla and rhythm theory at Swarthmore College and privately. He began his tabla studies with Ishwarlal Misra of Benares in 1971 and subsequently studied with Chotelal Misra and Kiran Deshponde. He also learned and performed South Indian music with carnatic violinist Adrian L'Armand. In 1991 he began studying with Zakir Hussain with whom he later performed in various projects such as "Flammable Contents" and "Rhythmscape". Lenny is co-director of "Spoken Hand Percussion Orchestra", a twelve piece ensemble which merges tabla with Cuban, Brazilian and West African drumming. He also tours internationally with Atzilut, a Middle Eastern Jewish/Arabic ensemble and Rennie Harris' "Facing Mekka", a hip-hop based dance/music/video piece. See Lenny Seidman Tabla Choir on Facebook.


Name: Anuradha Shah
Field: Bollywood, Semi classical Indian, contemporary dance styles
Email: [email protected]
Address: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
I am a Free Lancer Bollywood style dance instructor.I have the experience of teaching all age groups ranging from Children to Adults. Individuals interested to have private dance sessions or choreographing for special events and wedding sangeets are encouraged to contact me. Though residing in Harrisburg, PA, I am open to travel to the nearby states in case of choreographing special events. You can contact me via email and I will be happy to share further details with you.


Name: Rita Sharma
Email: [email protected]
Field: Kathak Dance
Address: Frazer, Malvern and Horsham Townships in PA
Phone: 848-391-0518, 732-348-8805
Misc. Info: Rita Sharma has been teaching and performing Kathak dance for past about 25 Years. Rita Sharma, Director of Rita Dance Academy follows JAIPUR gharana of Kathak and has been teaching Kathak for last 10 years in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In every spring season, Rita Dance Academy organizes Kathak Mahotsav to celebrate the Kathak traditions of Jaipur gharana. For more information about the classes or Kathak Mahotsav, please visit the web site: www.RitaDanceAcademy.com or give us a call.


Name: Pandit Vishwanath Shrikhande
Email: [email protected]
Field: North Indian classical and light Vocal, Sitar, Flute, Tabla, harmonium and Keyboard
Address: 600 Old Street Rd Trevose, PA 19053
Telephone: (215) 357 3612
Misc. Info: Highly experienced performer, teacher and composer, Ex-Music Producer in All India Radio, Principal Music colleges in India and abroad, Director State Academy of music, dance and drama in India. Learnt the art under Late Ustad Amir Khan Saheb and Pt. Bholanath Bhatt. Private and group classes availablen on week days and weekends. Fee:$25 for private and $15 for group class of 60 mts.


Name: Dr. Sivakumar
Email: [email protected]
Field: Mridangam, Kanjira and Dholak
Address: King of Prussia, PA
Telephone: 484-684-7385 Misc Info:


Name: Uma Sivakumar
Email: [email protected]
Field: Carnatic Vocal
Address: King of Prussia, PA
Telephone: 484-684-7385
Misc. Info:


Name: Taalim School of Indian Music - Pennsylvania Branch
Email: [email protected]
Field: Tabla
Address: Easton and Bethlehem. Classes are also available in New Jersey, New York, and Virginia.
Telephone: (732) 89-TABLA (82252)
Misc. Info: With the blessings and guidance of Tabla Guru Pandit Divyang Vakil, the Taalim School provides high quality tabla lessons in a private and/or group setting. Classes are available all over the tri-state. For full class schedule and further details, visit http://www.taalim.com


Name: Ms. Suchitra Varma
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bharata Natam and Bollywood dance
Address: 250, Beverly Boulevard, E-206, Park lane east apt. Upper Darby. PA. 19082. USA
Telephone: 6109313719
Misc. Info: Passed Visharad examination in Bharata Natyam from Kalaradhana with distinction in the year 1994. Awarded Smt. Kalindi Jaikar Award for excellence in cultural activities from Ruia college in the year 2001. Won the Maharashtra State level Gold Medal in Bharata Natyam at the NCC competitions in the year 2000.


Name: Dr C M Verma
Email: [email protected]
Field: Light Vocal Music ( Ghazal, Geet, Bhajan ), Old Hindi Movie Songs, All recorded Hindi ghazals by leading ghazal singers. Violin (Indian Classical Ragas Basic) Harmonium ( Hindi movie songs )
Address: City, State and Country 1016 Pine St. Apt 3. Philadelphia. PA. 19107. USA
Telephone: +12154957045
Misc. Info: B.Music in Vocal., B.Music in Violin (University topper, Gold medalist)., "B"High grade Ghazal,Geet & Bhajan singer of All India Radio & Doordarshan Television of India.


 

 

 

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