Homepage > Learn Indian Music & Dance > Teachers & Performers > This Page


If you are a sitar teacher, a tabla teacher, or an instructor in any form of Indian dance or music, you can add your name to database. You can make modifications to existing listings by contacting the adminstrator.

Return to Index of Teachers and Performers

Name: Aaradhana - Academy of Kathak Dance
Email: [email protected]
Field: Kathak
Address: Houston / San Antonio / Austin, Tx, USA
Telephone: (281) 673 6373
Misc. Info: I am based in houston, tx and have more than 15 years of performing dance experience and 5+ years of teaching experience in Kathak. I did my masters in kathak (Style: Lucknow gharana) and learned from Smt Savita Godbole (Direct disciple of Late Lacchu maharaj) and later with Dr. Suchitra Harmarlkar. Over the past decade and a half I have won numerous awards from various autonomous cultural institutions in India including a National Scholarship (awarded for excellence in kathak) from the ministry of tourism and culture (Govt of India). I also presented solo classical dance in Houston and Philadelphia last year. My biggest achievement came before coming to Houston when my talent was recognized by 'President of India' Smt Pratibha Patil. Presently I take classes in Houston, Katy, Sugarland & Cypress and also planning to start cyber classes through Skype / Google in other locations like San Antonio and Austin if students are interested. Please email or call me if anyone interested.

Name: Agni - The Dance Company
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bollywood, Indian classical fusion, folk
Address: Austin, & San Antonio, TX , USA
Misc. Info: Agni consists of professional dancers, aspiring artistes, dance instructors, production assistants and a management team united by a common love of dance and creative expression. Every member of Agni brings a different talent, skill level and flavor to the group. This versatile blend of performers with experience in varied styles like Indian Classical, Hip-Hop and Bollywood help expand the group's performance horizons and presentation techniques. Agni's primary goals is to provide quality dance education in various locations in Texas through classes conducted by experienced and renowned instructors.At present classes are offered for all ages in styles such as Bollywood and classical fusion . For more information , please visit www.agnidance.com or email us at [email protected] .

Name: ANJALI - Center for Indian Performing Arts
Field: Bharata Natyam, Kuchipudi, Kathak, Odissi , Art/Painting lessons and Folk Dances, Bollywood/Fusion Address: 2615 Cordes Plaza, Sugar Land, TX - 77479- USA
Telephone: 281 265 ARTS / 832 275 9656
Misc. Info: www.anjalicenter.org. The first and the largest Indian Performing Arts Center of its kind in the Southwest. Currently in its 33rd year of operation. Higly qualified and experienced faculty . Dance classes held in Sugarland, Woodlands, Clearlake and Silver Lake areas. Visit the web for more information.

Name: Bharathi Annapurna
Email: [email protected]
Field: Carnatic Music-Vocal
Address: Houston, TX
Misc. Info: I'm currently located in houston and students interested in pursuing Carnatic music(vocal) can contact me at the above e-mail address.. I'm a student of Smt. Sarada Subrahmanyam and Smt. Saileshwari. I've performed in India and am willing to takeup classes for beginers as well as students with previous experience in music.

Name: Priyanka Baindur
Email: [email protected]
Field: Hindustani - Vocal
Address: Irving, TX 75063
Telephone: (972) 556 - 9797
Misc. Info: Gharana - Jaipur Atrauli Gharana

Name: Bharathadarshana - School for Dance and Music
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bharathnatyam - Kalakshetra
Address: Houston,TX 77077, USA
Telephone: 281 809 8038
Misc. Info: Bharatadarshana-School for Dance (Bharathanatyam) hailing from Chennai serves the sacred art of Bharathanatyam now in Bangalore has been imparting this knowledge in its pristine purity - the world famous Kalakshetra Style, since 30 plus years. The institute's Associate Director Soujanya Madhusudan, established its footprint in the USA's Keystone state, Pennsylvania at Exton and now has its branch in Houston TX. Soujanya has been an avid student, a performing artiste and a well experienced teacher of Bharatanatyam since 25 years and has support from her mother-in-law Smt Nagamani Srinivasa Rao (well known as Mani akka amongst her disciples), the institute's Director and the sister of the Legendary Guru Padmashri Adyar K Lakshman of Chennai. Besides offering Bharatanatyam in Kalakshetra style the institute also offers carnatic vocal music classes for all age group by experienced teacher and musician Sri Madhusudan Rao. Madhusudan Rao hails from a family of musicians and artists and is the son of Guru Smt Nagamani Srinivasa Rao. He is a professional vocalist and mridangist. The institute offers online classes in Bharatanatyam and Carnatic vocal are also offered to aspiring students.

Name: Bollywood Shake
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bollywood Dance Classes
Address: Austin and Houston TX
Telephone: 512-677-7423, 713-310-0742
Misc. Info: At Bollywood Shake, we teach Indian Bollywood dancing for a cultural experience full of fun and excitement. Come learn some new Bollywood moves with great music whether you are a beginner or have experience in Bollywood dancing. You'll get a good workout too! For information on our classes and workshops visit our website at Website - http://bollywoodshake.com

Name: Tanushri Basu
Email: [email protected]
Field: Kathak
Address: Irving, Tx, USA
Telephone: (469) 426 8405
Misc. Info: I am based in irving, tx and have more than 15 years of performing dance experience and 5+ years of teaching experience in Kathak. I did my masters in kathak (Style: Lucknow gharana) and learned from late Mr Madukar Anand. Over the past decade and a half I have won numerous awards from various autonomous cultural institutions in India including a National Scholarship (awarded for excellence in kathak). I have choreographed dance performance for Commonwealth games, India 2010. At present I am also holding diploma in Yoga (Punjab University) and Yoga certificate from NSNIS (Netaji Subhash National Institute of Sport) I am planning to start cyber classes through Skype / Google in other locations like San Antonio and Austin if students are interested. Please email or call me if anyone interested.

Name: Archana Bharath
Field: Carnatic music vocal for beginners.
Address: Royal Oaks area in Houston Texas USA
Misc. Info: I take Carnatic vocal classes for beginners. My gurus in India are Mr Anand Kumar and Smt Vimala Venugopalan. The training will be individual (not in groups). I stay at the royal oaks area. Training will also be offered over Skype and I am willing to travel for a short distance. For further information, please email me at [email protected]

Name: Dr. Shamik Bose
Email: [email protected]
Field: Indian classical vocal, Rabindrasangeet
Address: The Woodlands, TX, USA
Telephone: 832-681-9006
Misc. Info: Trained in the legendary Senia Gharana under tutelage of the Late Sangeet Acharya Amaresh C. Chawdhury and in Binshnupur Gharana, BengalÕs only Hindustani Classical gharana, Shamik Bose unifies the dhrupad and khayal styles of gayaki (singing style). Holding a PhD in geology, along with teaching experiences at the University of Oklahoma, he applies western thought to traditional Indian learning methods to reach out to students. Hailing from a musical family, Shamik Bose has had solo performances in India and USA and is eager to spread Indian musical awareness in the US.

Name: Seetha Chandrashekhar
Email: [email protected]
Field: Carnatic music vocal
Address: 828 Mullrany Dr, Coppell, TX-75019
Telephone: (972)207-4977
Misc. Info: website - http://www.ravikiranmusic.com/Seetha_Chandrashekhar.htm. Carnatic music vocal lessons are offered in person or through distant learning methods, by Seetha Chandrashekhar, based in Dallas, TX. Seetha Chandrashekhar, based in Dallas, USA, has been learning music since the age of eight and has won several accolades in school and inter-Collegiate competitions in Classical Carnatic Music. Since moving to USA in 1997, Seetha has been performing regularly at the Dallas Hindu temple on all major occasions including Nadopasana, Thyagaraja , Annamacharya and Purandara Dasa Aradhana programs. Seetha came under the tutelage of Chitravina Shri.Ravikiran in 2001. Since then he has taught her several great works of various carnatic composers and several rare masterpieces of Oottukkadu Venkata Kavi, apart from voice culture training, techniques of improvisation, concert presentation etc. Shri.Ravikiran encouraged her to take advantage of his tele-teaching programme, which has worked for her wonderfully.

Name: Aparupa Chatterjee
Email: [email protected]
Field: Odissi dance
Address: College Station, Texas
Telephone: 9794921751
Misc. Info: Represents 'Srjan', India; www.srjan.com, conducts workshops, performances in and outside Texas, nominal charge for dance classes.

Name: Chandrakantha Courtney
Email: [email protected]
Field: Vocal
Address: 11130 Cedarhurst Dr, Houston, TX 77096
Telephone: 713- 665 4665
Misc. Info: Former artist with All India Radio

Name: David Courtney
Email: [email protected]
Field: Tabla, Pakhawaj
Address: 11130 Cedarhurst Dr, Houston, TX 77096
Telephone: 713 665 4665
Misc. Info: Disciple of Ustad Shaik Dawood Khan of Hyderabad and Zakir Hussain

Name: Anu Dasika
Email: [email protected]
Field: Carnatic Vocal , Bhajans, slokas and light music.
Address: Austin TX
Misc. Info:

Name: Supradipta Datta
Email: [email protected]
Field: Dance - Odissi
Address: 15303 Amesbury Lane Sugar Land, TX- 77478
Telephone: (281) 980-2086
Misc. Info: A disciple of Guru Aloka Kanungo, performs extensively in India and the U.S.A. Has been teaching in Houston since 1997. Established Kalaangan, academy for Odissi, in 2003.

Name: Vatsal Dave
Email: [email protected]
Field: sitar
Address: 2708 Lake Breeze Ln., Flower Mound, TX 75022
Telephone: 469.600.4290 (cell), 469.442.1361 (home)
Misc. Info: Web Site - www.saraswati-music.com, Videos - YouTube URL (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pjsF5PrK0Y)

Name: Divya
Email: [email protected]
Field: Carnatic Vocal
Address: Irving texas
Misc. Info: I have learnt Music from Mrs Nagaratnamma and Mrs Indrani for 15 years and would like to pass on my knowledge to our generation.Anyone interested please mail me, I shall reply back with furthur details and my number.

Name: Divya Unni's Sreepadam School of Arts
Email: [email protected]
Field: Indian Classical Dance
Address: 435 FM 1092 - Suite K Stafford, Texas 77478 www.sreepadam.org
Telephone: (713) 838-7752
Misc. Info: The famous film and dance artist - Divya Unni -focuses on Indian classical dance art-forms such as Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Mohiniyattam and folk & contemporary dances. Visit www.sreepadam.org for more info.

Name: Tom Griffin
Email: [email protected]
Field: sitar Teaching and performance. Also Guitar Classes
Address: Fort Worth, Texas USA
Telephone: 817-896-1112
Misc. Info: misc. jazz guitar (45 yrs.) and Computer graphics

Name: Anshu Gupta
Email: [email protected]
Field: bollywood dance, Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Belly Dance, Salsa, Hip hop, Folk Dance, Tabla, Vocal Hindusthani, Arts/Drawing, Yoga, Zumba etc
Address: Trophy club, Sothlake, Irving, Plano
Telephone: 817-999-5931
Misc. Info: Bollywood Arts Performing Center

Name: Sabrang Gurukul
Email: [email protected]
Field: Hindustani Vocal ( Indian Classical Vocal)
Address: Richardson TX
Telephone: 214-478-8624
Misc. Info: Serious inquieries only. More then 15years experience in Hindustani Vocal Music. Still working with Guru Ji 'Dr Vinay Bhide' to gain expertise in Patiala Gayaki. Teaching for more then 6 years now in DFW area under the guidance of Guru Ji.

Name: Kamal Haji
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bollywood, Indi-pop, Pakistani-pop, semi-classical
Telephone: 713-205-4125
Misc. Info: Performing live all over U.S.A and Canada since 1993. Suitable for all types of occasions. Instrumentals as well as vocal based performance. Semi-classical, Ghazals, Indi-pop, Pakistani pop, Bollywood club mix. Performed with various reknowned Pakistani artists including Alamgir, Tahira Syed, Tehseen Javed, Ifrahim, Salim Javed.

Name: Sridharan Hariharan
Email: [email protected]
Field: veena
Address: 6846 Loupe Lane, Missouri City, Texas 77459
Telephone: (281) 531-1162
Misc. Info: Willing to teach lessons in the style of Emani Sankara Sastri and Chittibabu - to any one who has interest and time to practise. Interested persons are welcome to make a call.

Name: Rick Henderson, MA
Email: [email protected]
Field: sarode, vocal & keyboard
Address: San Antonio, Tx
Telephone: 210-415-6621
Misc. Info: www.ragavatar.com Advanced disciple of Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, performing/recording artist, composer /arranger and kirtan wallah. Teaches North Indian classical music of the Baba Allauddin Seni Gharana of Maihar including sarode, vocal, harmonium, theory, and all other instruments. 30 years experience.

Name: Infused Performing Arts
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bollywood Dance performers / Dance school
Address: Stafford, Sugar Land, Katy, Pearland, Dallas
Telephone: 832.922.0080
Misc. Info: Experianced professional choreographers / performers with expertise in teaching and choreographing star shows in India and in USA. If you want the best out there to perform / teach, we are the one. Infused Performing Arts ; We Define Bollywod !

Name: Satyavani Iswara
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bharatanatyam & Kuchipudi
Address: 3317 Langley Ct Flower Mound TX 75022
Telephone: (469) 293-6264
Misc. Info: The objectives of ECPA are to promote the cause of all dance forms, such as Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Mohiniattam and others; and to provide infrastructure and training facilities necessary for performers to improve in their art.

Name: Hetal Joshi
Email: [email protected]
Field: Folks, Fusion, Bollywood, Fitness, Bharathnatyam, Odissi, Latino Dances
Address: Coppell, Flowermound, Keller, Southlake, Irving,Charollton,
Telephone: 972.339.2700
Misc. Info: http://www.graceandgrooves.com/

Name: Smt. K. Girija Anand
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bharathnatyam
Address: 6328 N Macarthur Blvd Apt #2110, Irving, Tx - 75039
Misc. Info: Conferred the Title "Natya Padmam" by Kalaimamani Smt.Padma Laksshme Suresh of the renowned Tanjore Paani Bharatanaytam style,Has been conferred upon the "Best Choreographer" Award by the Music Academy, Chennai,India, Choreographs classical and semi classical pieces for all occassions and is trained to perform Nattuvangam for any live dance performances. Interested in taking Both In - Class training and Online Training based on the Students requirement.

Name: Santosh Khammamkar
Email: [email protected]
Field: Hindi & Telugu film songs, light music and bhajans
Address: Frisco, TX. USA (Dallas area)
Telephone: (732) 655-4209
Misc. Info: Santosh is a versatile professional singer performing all over the USA. He has done numerous stage and private shows with prominent singers in both Hindi and Telugu. When it comes to teaching, Santosh has that "attention to detail" attitude to make every student bring out his/her best in expression, breath control, microphone skills and much more. Classes are held in the Frisco area at a very reasonable fee. Contact Santosh today!

Name: Azim Khan
Email: [email protected]
Field: Music Lessons in both Violin & Guitar Western & Indian Film and Classical Music
Address: 15318 Wildwood Lake Dr, Houston, Tx 77083 Telephone: 281-933-7998 or 832 275 7277
Misc. Info: I been playing music since 36 years. I have my music group "Bollywood Fusion" Make your parties live! Bhangra, Garba, Ghazals, Weddings, DJ, Dance Groups

Name: Lakshmi Kommineni
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bharathnatyam
Address: Austin, TX-USA
Telephone: 512-739-7913
Misc. Info: Rich Experience of nearly 20 years in teaching Bharatanatyam Dance. Expertise in Conducting Classes and prepare students for professional dance presentation and performance. Specialties: Capable of conduct workshop for the students to understand the intricacies of Bharathanatyam. - Shaping up students with knowledge based on offerings to ensure increase their level of understanding of the art in sustainable manner. - Creating unique capabilities through empowered classes, which will bring-in discipline and confidence amongst the students. Carnatic Vocalist and can play Veena. Done 4 years course at Ghandarv Maha Vidhyalaya, Delhi!

Name: Sameer Kotasthane
Email: [email protected]
Field: Hindustani classical vocal, Tabla
Address: Austin, Texas, USA
Telephone: (512)723-7230
Misc. Info: For twenty years, I trained under Pt. Vijay Koparkar and Mrs. Sangeeta Pandharpurkar. I have performed extensively both in the United States and India. As a child prodigy, I received the National Cultural Talent Scholarship and several dozen awards in India. All India Radio and National Television have aired my performances. I have been invited to conduct lecture demonstrations by Central Texas organizations such as ICMCA, SPICMACAY and Naadasudha. I have performed with distinguished artists like Pt. Ajay Pohankar, Dr. Ram Deshpande, Vidyadhar Vyas and Warren Senders in concert. Over the last decade, I have taught and inspired over 50 students in the Austin/Round Rock area. I would gladly provide references - my students have developed into mature performing artists, won prizes at several competitions and earned praise through solo performances. You can enjoy my music at www.sameermusic.com

Name: Kaveri Natya Yoga (Teacher- Dr. Sreedhara Akkihebbalu)
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bharathnatyam (Indian Classical Dance)
Address: 13422, Vista Del Prado San Antonio TExas 78216
Telephone: 210-487-0608
Misc. Info: Teacher- Dr. Sreedhara Akkihebbalu

Name: Srinivas Koumounduri
Email: [email protected]
Field: sitar
Address: Houston
Telephone: 832 659 4666
Misc. Info: http://chandrakantha.com/SK/

Name: Archana Kumar
Email: [email protected]
Field: Carnatic vocal for beginners
Address: Houston.
Miusc. InfoI learnt started to learn Carnatic music since the age of 5 under Sri Anand Kumar and Mrs Vimala Vasudevan. I will conduct classes in person or through distance learning such as skype. Subject to distance I can travel too. Each child will be given personal attention. Contact me via email for further details.

Name: Krishna Kumari
Email: [email protected]
Field: Carnatic Veena/Vocal
Address: Arlington - Texas
Misc. Info: I am a disciple of Smt A. Sharada garu and Smt I. Chellayi Garu. I performed widely in India, All India Radio and Doordarshan. My recent performance was in Chicago. Interested persons can email me at [email protected]

Name: Kumudini
Email: [email protected]
Field: Kuchipudi Dance
Address: Clear Lake, Houston, Texas
Telephone: 713-325-1986
Miss info: Performed many stage shows in India and also in Silicon Andhra International Convention (2010 and 2012). Had 2 years of teaching experience. I am available at any time.

Name: Amie Maciszewski
Email: [email protected]
Field: sitar, esraj, Hindusthani vocal. Also teach raag sangeet to players of other instruments.
Address: Austin and Dallas TX, USA
Telephone: 512 965 2368 (m)
Misc. Info: Dr. Amie Maciszewski is a sitarist who has devoted over three decades to studying, performing, teaching, and promoting North Indian classical music. Her training in North Indian music includes both formal academic training in India (BachelorÕs and MasterÕs degrees in sitar performance from Santiniketan) and the U.S. (Ph.D. in ethnomusicology) and ongoing traditional study with two leading gurus: Grammy-nominated sarode Maestro Aashish Khan and Hindustani vocal diva Padmabhushan Girija Devi. She has performed in several countries across the globe, to critical acclaim. She is the founder and director of the Sangeet Millennium Ensemble, whose fusion of music from the Indian subcontinent with jazz has earned it acclaim as one of AustinÕs Top Ten world music bands. She is a City of Austin Cultural Contractor and a selected artist on the Texas Commission on the Arts Touring Roster, Mid-America Arts Alliance, and an Empanelled Artist of the India World Cultural Forum. With her Sangeet Millennium initiative, she brings Hindustani music to the community and schools as performer and teaching artist, as well as to individuals and small groups as a dedicated teacher of sitar, Hindustani vocal, esraj, and raag sangeet to students of all ages. In addition to having released four noted CDs, she has co-produced and directed four documentary films on socially marginalized women musicians in India, two of them award-winning. She just completed a residency as part of University of Chicago's South Asian Sound Interventions series Performing the Bengal Borderlands, during which she presented her music, scholarship, and filmmaking. She and her Sangeet Millennium Ensemble recently performed upon invitation in the Waldorf Performing Arts Series at the University of Sciences and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha, the Neustadt Festival at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, and at the award-winning Diwali-San Antonio. She will gladly provide references upon request. For more information, bookings,and scheduling lessons, please visit her website, www.sangeetmillennium.org, and her online press kit, www.sonicbids.com/sangeetmillennium .

Name: Shipra Avantica Mehrotra
Email: [email protected]
Field: Odissi Indian Classical Dancer & Instructor
Address: Houston, TX 77019
Telephone: C: 312.545.9614
Misc. Info: Dancer, choreographer, and instructor Shipra Avantica Mehrotra is recognized today as a leading young exponent of Odissi dance. The New York Times recently described her performance at the 2010 Erasing Borders dance festival in New York as "wholly poetic" and "the truest revelation of dance itself." Shipra's gurus include the late founder of the Orissa Dance Academy and eminent guru Padmashree Gangadhar Pradhan, as well as renowned dancer Srimati Aruna Mohanty. Shipra shares her passion for Odissi not only through performance but instruction as well. For your convenience, Shipra teaches at two locations - at her residential studio, Avantica, in the River Oaks/Montrose area and in Sugarland at the Anjali Center of Houston (Director, Rathna Kumar). She welcomes students of all ages and at any level. If you are interested in learning from Shipra or booking her for a performance, please contact her at 312.545.9614 or visit www.shipramehrotra.com for more information.

Name: Mila
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bharathanatyam
Address: Katy, Tx
Misc. Info: Cost of lesson $60/month or $20/class

Name: Tanna Mitra
Email: [email protected]
Field: Kathak and Indo-Western Ballet
Address: 18 Majolica Place. The Woodlands. TX. 77382
Telephone: 281-573-8035(H)
Misc. Info: I am performing Kathak for 25 years. I am a master diploma holder in Kathak. Indo-Western Ballet is a unique fusion dance style created by the Indian dance maestro Uday Shankar. I am teaching these dance forms for last 10 years. I am also open for taking classes in educational institutes/festivals as well as choreographing in films

Name: Chuck Morrow
Email: [email protected]
Field: sitar
Address: 300 Buttercup Ln., Wimberley,
Telephone: (512)-402-5947
Misc. Info: Sitar performance for weddings and other special occasions, beginner instruction and sitar tuning/set-ups. http://www.austinsitar.com/ . Able to travel throughout Texas.

Name: Sanhita Moulik
Email: [email protected]
Field: Hindusthani vocal, harmonium, Keyboard Lesson
Address: 1706 Pebblestone Ct., Missouri City, TX 77459, U.S.A
Telephone: 281-208-1996
Misc. Info: Classical Ragas, Urdu Gazal, Bhajans, Hindi Film Songs, All Kind of Bengali Songs--Rabindra-sangeet, Nazrul, modern, etc. Lessons for Adults and Children.

Name: Radhika Murthy
Email: [email protected]
Field: Carnatic Vocal and Veena
Address: The Woodlands, TX 77382
Telephone: 609-858-7657
Misc. Info: I teach Carnatic Vocal and Veena in addition to bhajan and Shloka. Contact me if you are passionate about learning the South Indian Classical music. I have been teachig Carnatic Vocal and Veena for more than 20 years.

Name: Ananda Nadayogi
Email: [email protected]
Field: Indian classical violin/ vocal/ keyboard
Address: Northside Music School, 11918 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX.
Misc. Info:

Name: Anuradha Naimpally/ Austin Dance India
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bharata Natyam dance (Tanjavur style)
Address: Austin, TX
Telephone: 512-795-8627
Misc. Info: Brought up in Canada, trained in India, and living in America, brings a unique cultural perspective to Anuradha's teaching and performing of traditional Bharata Natyam dance. This philosophy emphasizes the discovery of the power of art within one's life. She is a disciple of Pandit Venugopal and Jayashree Pillai of Mumbai and has also trained with the reowned scholar and master, Acharya Parvati Kumar. For over 25 years Anuradha has taught youth in many capacities within her own organization, Austin Dance India, public schools, libraries, and other facilities. She is an active performer and collaborator with artists of different genres, including dancers and musicians. From beginner to professional, Anuradha's experience brings depth at every level. Anuradha is an artist with the Texas Commission on the Arts. For more information visit www.austindanceindia.com.

Name: Sunanda Nair
Email: [email protected]
Field: Indian classical Dance, Bharata Natyam, Mohini Attam and kathakali
Address: 6014 E Brook Court Sugar land Texas 77479
Telephone: 281 277 7401
Misc. Info: Intensive training provided in the Indian classical styles Bharata Natyam and Mohini Attam and Folk dances of India.www.sunandanair.com

Name: Prathiba Natesan
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bharatanatyam
Address: Denton, TX, USA.
Misc. Info: Three time national (Indian) champion of Bharatanatyam. Hails from the Kalakshetra style of Bharatanatyam.

Name: Natya Upasana Dance Academy/ Uma Nagarsheth
Email: [email protected]
Field: Traditional Classical Kathak, BharatNatyam & Folk Dances
Telephone: 281-565-1636
Misc. Info: Indian dance academy for 30 years in Houston/Sugar Land area. Instructions offered in the North Indian classical style-Kathak, south Indian classical style-Bharat Natyam and folk dances. Some folk costume rental.

Name: Rahul Nayar
Email: [email protected]
Field: Hindustani vocal music
Address: 8617 Pauline Street, Plano, TX 75024
Telephone: 972-704-3069
Misc. Info: more than 20 years of experience in Hiondustani vocal music. I have leanred as per Bhatkande paddhati from established artsits such as Dr Shobhana Nayar PHD in music and AIR performer, and also had guidance from Sarfaraz Hussain Khan doyen of Shehswan Gharana. My teaching style includes intense voice training along with forming a solid foundation of all aspects of Ragas. Currently accepting beginner through advanced students - serious inquiries only.

Name: Samira Noorali
Email: [email protected]
Field: Voice, Piano
Address: Sugar Land, TX
Telephone: (713) 832-MUSE
Misc. Info: Instruction- Western music. Performance: both North Indian and Western.

Name: Nrityavidyalaya
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bharatanatyam
Address: 1510 Westmont Dr, Allen,Tx 75013
Telephone: 972 954 7361
Misc. Info: Narayanee Venkatasubramanian a disciple of Dr. Padma Subramanyam is the artistic director of Nrityavidyalaya training aspiring students in the bharatanrityam style. For more information about the dance school and narayanee please visit www.nrityavidyalaya.com

Name: Nruthya Shakti Dance School.
Email: [email protected]
Address: Vandita parikh, 4412, Jenkins dr, plano, tx. 75024.
Field: Folk Dances
Misc. Info: Teaching indian folk dances, specializing in the techniques and covering all dances from himachal to kanyakumari. Along with theory and basics of classical dances. Fusion and contemporary dances are also taught. Rajasthani Gummar is the speciality.

Name: Indrani Parthasarathy
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bharathanatyam and Kuchipudi
Address: Katy Tx
Telephone: 281-693-7480
Misc. Info: With more than 25 years of teaching experience Indrani Parthasarathy, at her Abhinaya School of Performing Arts continues to impart training in Indian dance to beginners and advanced students at all levels. Traditional Bharathanatyam, Kuchipudi is taught and the students are encouraged to and towards an arangetram (solo debut performance).Learning of dance theory is a must. Besides classical training the students are exposed to folk, fusion and semi-classical dances. Students are given plenty of opportunities to take part in many of Indian Community functions and festivals. Special morning classes are available for serious adult learners on request.Admitting students aged 5 years onwards. Website: www.bharathanatyam.net

Name: Nilam Kothari Patel
Email: [email protected]
Field: Hindustani classical vocal, Semi-classical, Light and Film Music
Address: 5326, Mornington Dr. Sugar Land, 77498
Telephone: 281 980 2416
Misc. Info: Sangit Visharad , M.A., Ph.D. ( Music) I teach Hindustani Classical ( Vocal), Bhajans, Songs, Film Songs to individuals and groups (any age group...) I also take students who want to learn Bhajans or songs for particular events. I do perform extensively and sing film songs, light music and semi classical.

Name: Payal School of Dance
Email: [email protected]
Field: conducting dance classes in Bharathanatyam, Indian Folk dance, Bengali dance and Bollywood dance.
Address: Katy,Houston ,texas, USA.
Telephone: 832-298-6940
Misc. Info: www.payaldance.net

Name: Shekhar Phatak
Email: [email protected]
Field: Vocal - Ghazals, Bhajan, Film new and old, semi-classical
Address: Houston Area
Telephone: 281-222-8116
Misc. Info: Shekhar has been teaching music in Houston area since 1984. Voice trainning in Indian Classical (Hindustani), Semi-classical, Bhajan, Ghazal, Folk and Bollywood music. Holds Sangeet Alankar (MA) in Indian music. For details please visit www.shekharphatak.com.

Name: Amjad Rahman
Email: [email protected]
Field: Hindustani Classical, Tabla, harmonium, Keyboard.
Address: Corner of 620 and Parmer, Austin, TX 78717, USA
Telephone: 512 731 4222
Misc. Info: Former TV (Doordarshan) & All India Radio (akaswani Delhi) artist Amjad Rahman was Adjunct music faculty, Penn State University, PA. USA. He was a disciple of India's renowned musician Pt. Prof. N. V. Pattwardhan (Gwalior gharana). He did "Bachelor, Master and Master of Philosophy in Classical Music" from Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda and Delhi University in India. He has been conducting music workshops, music classes and performing concerts throughout India, United Kingdom, Germany, Bangladesh, Canada and the United States. He worked with Music Director Pt. Vijay Raghav Rao, Salil Choudhary, Azad Rahman etc. and sung for Akashvani, New Delhi, India. For music Classes or Program go to:- http://www.austinindianmusic.org/

Name: Nidhi Rajan
Email: [email protected]
Field: Carnatic Vocal music
Address: Plano, Texas
Telephone: 214 717 9530
Misc. Info: Carnatic music taught alongside with bhajans and shlokas. Quiz, songs and stories about Hindu Gods, festivals and Indian culture. Mp3's of each day's lessons emailed to parents. Children over 5yrs welcome.

Name: Anisha Rajesh - Upasana Kalakendra
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bharathanatyam, Mohiniyattam, Folk dances
Address: Katy, Texas
Telephone: 281-392-4703
Misc. Info: www.upasanakalakendra.com

Name: Bana Ramanath
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bharatha Natyam and Folk Dances of India
Address: Natyanjali - Austin and San Antonio
Telephone: (210) 492-5387
Misc. Info: www.natyanjali.net - Bana Ramanath is the director of Natyanjali - Dances of India and conducts weekly classes in Austin and San Antonio. Bana has been very successful in integrating Indian dance, music, and culture into the American mainstream through her work "Temple Dance of India - a Universal Language." She currently teaches Dances of India at the Northwest Vista College, San Antonio as a faculty.

Name: Gowri Ramaswamy
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bharatanatyam
Address: Allen, TX, Collin
Telephone: 214.495.8647
Misc. Info: www.Sampradaya.Net. For Bharatanatyam classes is strict Kalakshetra style.

Name: Smt. Shantha Ranganathan
Email: [email protected]
Field: Carnatic Vocal Music, Light music, Bhajans.
Address: Irving, TX, USA
Misc. Info: Senior AIR artiste. http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/ShanthaRanganathan

Name: Ganapathi Ranganathan.
Email: [email protected]
Field: Mridangam, Khanjira, tabla
Address: Irving, TX, USA
Misc. Info: Performing artiste. http://bharathividya.org/musiclessons.htm#gana

Name: Akhila Rao "Kathak Rhythms"
Email: [email protected]
Field: Kathak
Address:4020 Hedgcoxe Rd. Suite #100, Plano, TX 75024
Telephone: (469) - 443- 8225
Misc. Info: Learn the Kathak style of Classical Indian dance in its traditional form! Akhila Rao, artistic director of Kathak Rhythms, has over 25+ years of acclaimed excellence in Kathak performance, choreography and training. She is the disciple of Guru Shri. Ganesh Hiralal and Guru Smt. Asha Joglekar of Mumbai, India. She is the recipient of the Menaka trophy and 'Singar Mani' title at the presitigious Kal-Ke-Kalakar festival in India. Training at Kathak Rhythms includes theory to help appreciate the finer aspects of Kathak dance as well as Indian culture. Besides participating in several performances, her students are provided with holistic training and are eligible for certification through a university of Indian classical music and dance in the USA. Ages 6+ through Adults are welcome to enroll. Classes are conducted throughout the DFW Metroplex. Please email or call for more information regarding schedule and fees as well as performance and workshop inquiries.

Name: Renuka Ravi
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bharathanatyam, folk dance
Address: 1111 Hidden ridge, Apt 2039, Irving, texas -75038
Telephone: 001-214-208-8649
Misc. Info: I have been learning this art form for more than 20 years now and was conducting classes for kids and adults in Bangalore and UK. I have successfully completed mu junior and senior grade examination in Bharathanatyam. I have given stage shows at numerous venues in and around Karnataka, India. and also abroad. Anyone willing to join, please call me or drop an email at [email protected]

Name: Rhythm India
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bollywood and Indo Fusion Dance
Address: Houston, TX, USA
Telephone: 832-228-7979
Misc. Info: Rhythm India provides the very best in Bollywood dance training & performances in the greater Houston Area. We cater to all ethnic backgrounds & age groups...Age Is No Limit!! Rhythm India conducts it's classes at various locations across Houston, Katy & Sugar Land. We perform year-round at concerts, wedding receptions, private parties, fund-raisers, corporate events, social/public events and festivals. We also provide private lessons and training for special events. Rhythm India was the opening act for the AR Rahman "Jai Ho" Concert in Houston in 2010 & the first ever Bollywood Dance Company to perform at the NBA Rockets game at the Toyota Center. "You do not have to be a professional dancer or have any prior dance training to enjoy dancing. With the right guidance and a positive attitude, we believe that anyone can dance!!" For more information regarding class locations, schedule and rates email: [email protected] or visit www.rhythm-india.com

Name: Riyaz Houston School of Tabla
Email: [email protected]
Field: Tabla
Address: 7735 Heron Lakes Drive, Houston, Texas 77064
Telephone: 281-726-2552
Misc. Info: Classes also available in Woodland/ Spring, Pearland and Sugarland areas.

Name: Sargam School of Music (director - Mangala Sane)
Email: [email protected]
Field: Hindustani Classical, vocal music, light music, keyboard, harmonium lessons in English
Address: 14927 EL Tesoro Dr, Houston, Tx 77083,Hwy 6 south.
Telephone: 281-498-6126, or 713Ņ851--8211
Misc. Info: Mrs Mangala Sane is teaching music in Houston for several years in Houston, she is teaching Hindustani Classical Vocal Music, light Music, Harmonium and Keyboard Lessons for Adults and Children, in a Group and solo lessons for ages 5 and above. She has learned Seven Years of Hindutani Vocal classical Music from her Guru Master Navrang in Bombay India. She has Sangeet-visharad from Gandharva Mahavidyalaya in Bombay India. She is a Former Artist on 'All India Radio' Bombay India, Her WEBsite---www.Zingerbay.com or http://mangala1.cloud.prohosting.com You can go to ŌGoogleĶ and listen to her singing . Or www.facebook.com Contact---Mrs Mangala Sane---281-498-6126. Mangala Sane has sung at the age 10, in front of Mr Rajendra Prasad President of India on the Silver Jubilee Celebration of her school Bhave School in Poona India. She has 2 cds to her credit "Bhakti Sangam" Meera bai bhajans and "Khajana" of Hindi , Gazals and songs her web site---www.zingerbay.com or www.facebook.com look for "sargam" school of Music

Name: Shrea Saha
Email: [email protected]
Field: Hindustani Classical
Address: San Antonio, TX; Bexar County
Telephone: 210-410-1204
Misc. Info: Seeking beginners in hindustani classical vocal lessons. I have learned for 13 years and have 3 years experience teaching. I have very affordable rates. Please contact me if you are interested.

Name: Mandar Sane
Email: [email protected]
Field: Percussion
Address: Houston
Telephone: 281-498-6126or 1-615-496-2169.
Misc. Info: Professional Accompaniest----Mandar Sane raised in Houston, He is a professional Tabala player, He plays in a band "MOOdafarucka" for indian wedding , also He plays Dholaki, Dhole, Drum, and Guitar for weddings, Mandar also gives western and eastern music for "shunya theater" group Rice, ut austin,and univ of houston group. . He has leaned Tabala from age 6 with His Guru MR. navadikar, in poona and also here in houston with pt Shantilala Shah. in Houston, , He is also a song writer, composer, and singer, you can listen to him on "Google" His song "ON my way to you" by put only "Mandar".

Name: Saptak School of Music (Sangeet Bhusan Smt Rajnita Bandyopadhyay)
Email: [email protected]
Field: Hindustani Classical and Semi-Classical Vocal Music
Address: Katy, TX, USA
Telephone: 2813956316
Misc. Info: Rajnita ji is grade A artist of All India Radio (Kolkata and Mumbai). She performed regularly in various TV channels in India including Doordarshan, Tara TV etc. She playbacked in several Tollywood films in recent times. She teaches Hindustani classical, semi-classical including bhajans, ghazals, Thumri etc.

Name: Sameer Sayani
Email: [email protected]
Field: sitar Guitar and Vocal
Address: Flower Mound, TX, USA
Telephone: 972-213-8110
Misc. Info: I have been learning and playing the sitar for 7 years, the guitar for 13, and vocal for 4 years. I play many kinds of music, my favorites being Indian Classical Music, Jazz, Hip Hop, Blues and Soul, R&B, Country/Western, Rock, and House/Electronica. I usually hold lessons out of my place in Flower Mound but am willing to travel for nearby students. I also do studio/session work for sitar. Please contact me for rates and location details.

Name: Shingari's School of Rhythm
Email: [email protected]
Field: Fusion, Semi-classical, Cinematic, and bollywood
Address: Missouri City, Texas
Telephone: 832 493 0709
Misc. Info: Shingari's School of Rhythm provides weekly lessons for ages 5 and above. We are also available for performaces in concerts, corporate events, live shows, television/media, weddings, engagements, and other private events. Please visit our website at www.schoolofrhythm.org

Name: Vaishnavi Subramanian
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bharatnatyam dance form
Address: 1520, Preston road, Plano(TX)-75093
Telephone: 214-606-1213
Misc. Info: Vaishnavi Subramanian concentrates on both Theory and Practical sides of the art form. Number of students in a batch is limited to ensure one-to-one attention to all students.

Name: Swarlahari School of Music
Email: [email protected]
Field: Hindustani Vocal
Address: Richardson/Plano/murphy TX, USA
Telephone: 972-664-1679
Misc Info: Visit us at www.swarlahari.com. Our motto is 'music for life and living'; we compliment the rigor of training with an element of enjoyment. We follow a structured curriculum for students wishing to pursue certification in Hindustani vocal music. Our classes are offered to individuals and small groups. Classes are held at 3 locations, one each in Richardson, Plano and Murphy. Music knows no barriers of language or age. We invite you to try us. You will love it. Lessons are provided with a highly trained teacher with over decade of teaching experience.

Name: Priya Umesh
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bharathanatyam - Vazhvoor Style
Address: 75 West Shale Creek Circle The Woodlands Tx 77382
Telephone: 281 466 4160
Misc. Info: I am a Bharathanatyam dancer with over 25 years experience in the field. Through my dance school "NARTHANYA" , I have been passing on the valuable traditions of this wonderful artform to those interested in NJ. Now I am moving base to TX and will be available for classes in The Woodlands area, beginning May 2005. For further details, please visit my website at http://narthanya.tripod.com

Name: Sandhya Vadrevu
Email: [email protected]
Field: Vocal - from bollywood to Bhajans; Dance - Bollywood
Address: Austin, TX 78704
Misc. Info: If you are looking for private assistance with a specific performance, for example your local cultural association's annual Diwali show, you have come to the right place! I have been performing as a vocalist of Carnatic, Hindustani, Bollywood and Tollywood music for over 10 years. In addition to this, I have choreographed and performed several modern and semi-classical Bollywood/Tollywood dances. Feel free to e-mail for more details!

Name: Vyjayanthi Vadrevu
Email: [email protected]
Field: Classically Infused Film Dance, & "bollywood"
Address: San Antonio, TX
Telephone: (224) 628-8016
Misc. Info: My background is primarily in Bharatanatyam dance, with over 10 years of training, with light training in Katahk, Kuchipudi and Odissi as well. I use my dance education to choreograph classically based film dances (similar to the dances in the golden age films of Vyjayanthimala) but also combine this with more contemporary dances (elements of bhangra, hip hop, jazz and modern as seen in many Bollywood films). I have experience teaching both group classes and private lessons to non-dancers and dancers alike, both trained in Indian dance as well as those only trained in other forms of dance. I have tailored my classes from in-depth dance tutorials and workshops to more aerobic, exercise-focused and less technical classes. I am versatile and I am open to working with whatever my students'' and audiences' requests!

Name: Mrs. Jothi Venkatesan
Email: [email protected]
Field: Carnatic music Vocal
Address: TX 77479 (Telfair, Sugarland, Houston Or Skype for long distance)
Telephone: Will be emailed to interested parents or students
Misc. Info: Jothi Venkatesan is a student of Sangeetha Kalanidhi Late Sri. D. K. Jayaraman and was raised in Chennai in a family of carnatic musicians and music lovers. She began singing at a very young age and is currently pursuing her passion in carnatic music by performing and teaching in Houston. She conducts music lessons for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced students. Please email for further details.

Name: Malavika Yuvaraj
Email: [email protected]
Field: Bharathanatyam
Address: 5700 Tapadera Trace Lane #833, Austin TX 78727
Telephone: 936-245-0444
Misc. Info: Disciple of Smt.Urmila Sathyanarayanan. Performed at Perur Nayanjali. Indian Fine Arts Society, Edinburgh Dance Mela etc.,

This page last updated

© 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 David and Chandrakantha Courtney

For comments, corrections, and suggestions, kindly contact David Courtney at [email protected]