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Name: Masood Afzal
Address: Allentown, PA USA
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
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
Field: Carnatic Music - Vocal
Address: Paoli, Pa
Telephone:610 823 4191
Name: Dita Basuthakur from Arya Dance Academy
Field: Bharatnatyam, Ballet, Hip Hop, Bollywood
Address: Philadelphia, PA 19426 Schools in: Bensalem and Lansdale, PA
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Name: Sriram Balasubramanian
Field: Mridangam, Ghatam and tabla
Address: Media, PA 19063
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: Pandit Jayawant Bantwal
Field: Hindustani Classical Music (tabla, Keyboard & Vocal)
Address: Philadelphia, Pa
Telephone: (732) 927-3246
Misc. Info: Website:www.TansenharidasMusic Academy.com. Pt Jayawant Bantwal is a senior tabla disciple of Maestro Pt Taranath-ji and childhood student of Tabla and Vocal under Pt A.K.Kumar. Pt Bantwal has received nearly 20 years of Tabla training and has won numerous Tabla and Vocal Competitions in India, while he was a student. He has been teaching children and adults for 35 years. He has rendered Tabla Solos and accompaniment to eminent Vocalists and Instrumentalists like Pts Jasraj, Pt.C.R.Vyas, Rajan & Sajan Mishras, Vijay Raghav Rao, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Ustad Vilayat Khan, Shujat Khan, Ustad Salamat Ali Khan, Dr Prabha Atre, Smt Lakshmi Shankar and dozens of others, both in India and Continental U.S. Pt he is available for Performances.
Name: Hemkalyan Bapat
Address: 3003 Nottingham Road, Norristown, PA 19403
Telephone: 610 630 4901
Name: Anirban Chakravarty
Field: Acoustic\Electric Guitar, digital music programming, recording , composing (hindi/english - pop,rock,blues)
Address: Whitehall, Pa
Misc. Info: Into music for past 20 yrs, Musical Instrument experience - guitar, drums, bass , keyboards
Name: Courtyard Dancers
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
Field: Kathak, Semi-classical, Folk and Raas-Garba
Address: Media, PA
Name: Dr. Manimekalai Daniel
Field: Bharatanatyam & Semiclassical/Bollywood
Address: Morrisville, PA & Pennington, NJ
Name: Firuzi Desai
Field: Bharatanatyam Classical dance/fusion/Bollywood
Address: 365 Hawthorn Ln, Whitehall, PA-18052
Misc. Info: www.vedantadanceacademy.com. Firuzi Desai runs Vedanta Dance Academy and has been teaching and Choreographing Bharatanatyam/fusion and Bollywood for last 16 years now. She started learning the Indian classical dance form at the age of four and today holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Bharatanatyam under the aegis of Felicity Art and Masters from Utkarsh Dance Academy.Besides teaching, Firuzi loves performing and choreographing bharatanatyam, fusion and Bollywood dance performances. She has performed in different countries in dance festival (diver Medal), college shows, community shows and competitions. She also tries to spread awareness about the art form through workshops, lectures and performances in various schools, colleges and events.
Name: Sunita Dutta
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
Address: 910 S. 48th st. Philadelphia, PA 19143
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
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: Nimisha George
Field: Bollywood Fusion, Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Bhangra
Address: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
Misc. Info: Learnt dance for 13 years. I give personalized lessons that incorporate both traditional and modern moves.
Name: Heritage Arts Academy - Yoshita Chandrani
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
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
Field: North Indian Classical Music - Vocal
Address: Hatfield, PA
Name: Dr. Aparna Maddali
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
Address: Havertown, PA
Misc. Info: visit http://www.sas.upenn.edu/~aminer/
Name: Mrs. Priyambada Mishra
Field: Hindustani Classical Vocal Music
Address: Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Telephone: Home-(717)-737-9047; Mobile-(717)-802-6434
Misc. Info: Master's in Hindustani Classical Vocal Music from AVGM Mandal, Mumbai; All India Radio & TV Artist in Hindustani Classical Vocal Music; Published Audio CD named as "Arpan" which can be listened and purchased through CD Baby website. Conduct classes for beginners and advanced level students. Giving performances in various conferences in India as well as in US.
Name: Priya Nair
Address: 1247, Knossos Drive, Whitehall PA
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
Address: Harrisburg, PA
Misc. Info: Conducts classes for beginners & advanced level students.
Name: Naatya Seva, Academy of Indian Classical Dance
Field: Bharatanatyam, Kalakshetra Bani
Address: 910 Church Rd, Springfield, PA 19064
Telephone: 610 717 7721
Misc. Info: Artistic Director, Anita Ranjani's illustrious career commenced at age 5 in Philadelphia, PA, as the senior most disciple of Smt. Shoba Sharma, a virtuoso of this dance form and a senior disciple of the world renowned Naatyaachaarya Dhananjayans. Since Shoba's relocation to San Diego, Anita has been learning directly under the Dhananjayans, as well as attended various workshops under several other well-known artists including Adyar K. Lakshman, Professor C.V. Chandrasekar and Jaya Chandrasekar, Narendra and Mahalakshmi, Pushkala Gopal, Unikrishnan, Jayanthi Subramaniam, Radhika Shurajit, Shobana Bhalchandra, Nirmala Ramachandran, Leela Samson, Madhavi Mudgal and Pandit Chitresh Das to name a few.
Name: Anwesha Dutta - Nava Nritya Dance Academy
Field: Classical and Contemporary Dance
Address: Institute of Classical and Contemporary Dance, Blue Bell, PA
Misc. Info: Artistic Director - Anwesha Dutta, www.navanritya.org
Field: Bharatnatyam, Bollywood and Folk Dances
Address: Wilkes-barre, pa 18612; Scranton, pa
Name: Palani.C. Kumar
Field: Mridangam ( South Indian percussion) playing.
Address: Elkins Park, PA 19027. ( suburb of Philadelphia)
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
Field: Hindustani Classical Music, Vocal
Address: West Chester, PA 19382, USA
Misc. Info: www.maitrayee.com
Name: Sapna Patil
Field: Bharatnatyam and Bollywood dance
Address: Philadelphia, PA
Misc. Info: I have performed and choreographed Bollywood dances for 20+years. I have my certification in Indian classical dance (Bharatanatyam) and have taught both Bharatanatyam and Bollywood classes. My dance company, Dance Illusions, offers 3 services - Teaching, Choreography, Dance performances. Dance Illusions has a female dance troupe that engages the audience while delivering upbeat and high quality performances. Our fusion dance style blends eastern and western culture. We also assist with choreographing dances and offer private lessons which provide the attention required for anyone to gracefully perform Indian dance. Feel free to contact me if you are interested in learning Bollywood or Bharatanatyam or if want us to perform at your upcoming event! Here is our website: www.danceillusions.org.
Name: Prerna School of Dance
Field: Bharatnatyam, semi-classical, Bollywood
Address: Yardley, PA 19067
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: Vijaya (Shah) Rajkotia – School of Indian Music
Field: Vocal- classical and light music.
Address: 353 Stonyhill Drive, Chalfont, PA 18914
Telephone: (215) 822-2334
Misc. Info: I learned music from my father Shri P.D.Shah who was the Rudra Veena player and was teaching vocal, sitar, dilruba, flute and violin in his school. I did my Sangeet Visharad courses from Mini J. Kapadia who was the disciple of Ustad Khadim Husain Khan of Agra Gharana. I passed my Sangeet Visharad degree from Bhatkhande Music university . I had further training from Pt. Lakshman Prasad Jaipurwale, Thumri singing from Smt. Shobha Gurtu. I have performed at Mumbai, London, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Greenville, S. Carolina, Raleigh N. Carolina and local places.
Name: Jayashree R
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: Shreya Raghuraman
Field: Carnatic Teacher- Vocal
Address: Pittsburgh, PA
Telephone: available upon email request
Misc Info: I am extremely passionate about this South Indian art form, and want to help other eager students in the area develop that same passion. Rates are very flexible and start at $12 for one hour private lesson. Email for a free trial class.
Name: Rajsingh Ramanjulu
Address: 61 Bristol Ct. Norristown Pa. 19403
Telephone: 484-769- 2383
Name: Ramzat Group of Dancing - Sangita Patel
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
Field: Dance- Gujarati folk dance
Address: William Henry Appts, 106 King Road, Malvern 19355 PA
Name: NrutikaLakshmi Sankar
Address: 120 Forge Ct, Malvern, PA 19355
Telephone: 702-635-4191 (mobile)
Misc. Info: I have choreographed and performed in the local temples - Bharatiya Temple & Delaware Mahalakshmi Temple, Penn Museum of Archeology & Anthropology, Council of Indian Association Philadelphia etc. Classes are conducted in the above location. New batch starts from October. Registration open now!!!
Name: Sargam Music Classes
Field: Hindustani Classical Vocal and Light Music Class
Address: Royersford / Collegeville Pennsylvania,19468
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
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: Megan Sem
Field: Bollywood dance and Yoga dance
Address: Philadelphia, PA
Misc. Info: Website - www.roohyoga.com. Megan has been dancing in Bollywood style for over 20 years. At 29 years old, she has taught several local youth Bollywood dances for cultural functions, weddings, etc. Megan also is a certified yoga instructor and conducts "Yogabeat" classes (dance movements in yoga form). She has a passion for all things Bollywood, and teaches kids 2 years and up.
Name: Yousaf Sethi
Field: Guitar and voice.
Address: 321 Manor Avenue Millersville, Pennsylvania
Misc. Info: https://www.facebook.com/yousafsethiii
Name: Rita Sharma
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
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: Nandini Sikand
Field: Odissi dance (Indian Classical dance)
Address: Albright Avenue, Allentown, PA 18104
Telephone: 917 225 3214
Misc. Info: www.sakshi productions.org
Name: Dr. Sivakumar
Field: Mridangam, Kanjira and Dholak
Address: King of Prussia, PA
Telephone: 484-684-7385 Misc Info:
Name: Uma Sivakumar
Field: Carnatic Vocal
Address: King of Prussia, PA
Name: Taalim School of Indian Music - Pennsylvania Branch
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
Field: Bharata Natam and Bollywood dance
Address: 250, Beverly Boulevard, E-206, Park lane east apt. Upper Darby. PA. 19082. USA
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
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
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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