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Gurukul School of Music Summer Classes

Beginning in May, 2011, a new series of instrumental and vocal classes will be held at the Institute for Contemporary World Music. Led by sitar maestro Pt. Krishna Bhatt, they will introduce students to the techniques and compositions of the Maihar Gharana (school) of the legendary Baba Ustad Allaudin Khan. Sessions will begin Monday, May 2nd, 2011.

Advanced Instrumental/Sitar Class

This course will provide students with an in-depth exploration of raga form, with a special emphasis on composition and improvisation techniques. The class will have a special focus on the sitar, but it is open to any instrument (Western or Indian, tuned to play in a key of C#). Classes will be held Mondays at 7:00pm. Students at all levels are encouraged to participate.

Beginner Instrumental/Sitar Class

The beginner class will cover many of the basic techniques of instrumental Hindustani music, such as meend (bending of notes), bols (rhythmic patterns) and paltas (instrumental exercises). This course is perfect for anyone interested in beginning their journey on the sitar, though other instruments are also welcome, so long as they can be tuned to the key of C# or D. Classes will be held on Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm.

Vocal Class

North Indian classical music is an oral tradition, and vocal music provides a fundamental key to understanding the Hindustani musical style. The vocal course will explore the basic tenets of Hindustani vocal music, as well as the different styles of singing and composition of North India. Pt. Bhatt will hold classes on Sunday afternoons at 3:00pm. Instrumentalists are also encouraged to attend.


Fees are for the two-month session.

$400 – 1 Class per week. (8 classes)
$700 – 2 classes per week. (16 classes)
$900 – 3 classes per week. (24 classes)

Auditors can attend all classes for $400.


Classes at the Gurukul School of Music will be held at the Institute of Contemporary World Music (ICWM), conveniently located in TriBeCa in Manhattan. Their address is:

60 Reade Street, Basement

New York, NY


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Special Six Week Music Study Program in
Rajasthan, India

Every year from December to January, Krishna Bhatt conducts this special six week program in Jaipur under the auspices of the Gurukul School of Music and Performing Arts, he founded in the year 2000.

Students will study music, attend festivals and concerts and enjoy the unique culture of Rajasthan, one of the most beautiful regions of India.

To find out more about classes in New York and India, workshops and concert bookings, please e-mail

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