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Hindustani Classical Music

Hindustani Classical music encompasses many classical, folk, contemporary and popular traditions of music that reflect the diversity found across the many countries that make up the Indian subcontinent. Our classes are open to students of all ages interested in exploring a new genre of music 

 

We teach:

  • Singing technique

  • Music theory

  • History and significance of the music

  • Improvisational skills

  • Musicality

 

The classes are conducted by Shirsho Roy and Kakoli Saha. Shirsho Roy is a postgraduate in vocal music from Rabindra Bharati University and B.Ed. from the University of Calcutta. He is a versatile performer, has won several scholarships and a number of prestigious awards. Shirsho is the founder director of ' Suroranjany Music Academy' based out of Kolkata and is also a guest lecturer of Rabindra Bharati University. He has worked as a playback singer in various movies and mega serials.

 

Kakoli Saha is a passionate music teacher trained in Hindustani classical music and Rabindrasangeet. She has been learning music since she was a child and has gained certifications from both Allahabad and Chandigarh Music Academy. She has travelled to several places around the world and mentored students - both in professional institutes and privately. 

 

Kolkata Konnection offers accredited exams in all the forms of Hindustani vocal. It is registered and accredited by PRSSV (Pandit Ram Sahai Sangit Vidyalaya) in the UK. Examinations are conducted at designated centres  as per specified calendar.

 

Violin

At Kolkata Konnection, we provide Violin classes where students can learn under the guidance of Rohan Roy. ​Students, regardless of their age, only need a violin to join us today. Our classes promise excitement, interest and fun for all, and most importantly, a new passion. 

 

We are teaching:

  • Technique

  • Understanding sheet music

  • Improvisational skills

  • Musical theory

 

In our classes, we will be exploring multiple genres, like:

  • Western Classical

  • Rabindra Sangeet

  • Modern semi-classical music

  • Pop music

  • ABRSM grade pieces

  • ...and much more

 

Rohan Roy is a talented and well known violinist. He has played in over 50 Hindi and Bengali movies, as well as, over a 100 reality TV appearances. Apart from his varied professional experiences, he has more than 5 years of experience in teaching Violin to students from absolute beginners to advanced level violinists.

 

In this class, students receive qualifications from ABRSM (Associated Board of Royal School of Music) on a quarterly basis and will also be groomed for performances and shows. Classes will be done on a 1:1 basis.

 

Rabindra Sangeet

Here at Kolkata Konnection, we teach Rabindrasangeet under the guidance of Kakoli Saha and Arena Mukherjee. In this course, we explore the great poet's beautiful writings and give students of all ages an opportunity to learn and appreciate the literature. 

 

We teach:

  • Voice techniques

  • Voice modulation

  • Music theory

  • History and significance of his poetry

  • ...and much more.​

 

Arena Mukherjee is one of the leading vocal artists of Bengal whose musical performances have touched the hearts of people in India and abroad. She is a M.A. (Gold medalist) in Rabindra Sangeet from Rabindra Bharati University. Arena has coached a large number of students and is an external of Rabindra Bharati University. 

 

Kakoli Saha is a passionate music teacher trained in Hindustani classical music and Rabindrasangeet. She has been learning music since she was a child and has gained certifications from both Allahabad and Chandigarh Music Academy. She has travelled to several places around the world and mentored students - both in professional institutes and privately. 

 

Tabla

Here at Kolkata Konnection we offer Tabla lessons under the guidance of Aniruddha Mukherjee. The tabla is the most popular percussion instrument in all of India. In these classes, you will be able to learn the traditional instrument and only need a Tabla to join us today.

 

We teach:

  • Tabla technique

  • The many intricacies of the Tabla

  • Musical theory

  • ...and much more.

 

Aniruddha Mukherjee is a very talented and flourishing tabla player. He has received his Talim (training) from eminent personalities like Shree Debashish Mukherjee and Prof. Pt. Shubhankar Banerjee, and got his Master's Degree (in Music) from Rabindra Bharati University. He has accompanied world-renowned personalities like Sumitra Guha, Parvin Sultana, Pt. Birju Maharaj, and more recently Anushka Shankar at House of Commons, London.