L E A R N I N G W I T H A R J U N
For over 15 years, Arjun has devotedly taught hundreds of students, sharing with them the joy, power, and beauty of North Indian classical music.
Arjun's approach to teaching draws upon his deep, 30+ years of study in North Indian classical music, along with his knowledge of Western classical music and his research into the modern psychology of music learning. As a result, he is able to offer an integrated, student-focused, adaptive, yet traditional educational experience, for students of all ages and skill levels.
C L A S S E S / W O R K S H O P S
ONLINE COURSES | Ali Akbar College of Music
Jul 11 - Aug 29, 2020 | 8 weekly meetings
Both courses feature live 2-way interaction as well as video recordings available after each class meeting:
Saturdays 10AM - 11 US-Pacific time
Mixed Instrument Compositions
This course includes beginning - intermediate level repertoire of Ali Akbar Khan, along with skill development exercises and basics of raag and taal (melodic and rhythmic forms). Open to players of all instruments who have basic playing ability.
Saturdays 11:15AM - 12:15 US-Pacific time
Intro to Improvisation
This course introduces intermediate-level players to various traditional methods of improvisation within North Indian classical music, including analysis of Ali Akbar Khan repertoire as a starting point for creative expression. Must be taken in conjunction with Mixed Instrument Compositions.
ONLINE WORKSHOP | East-West School of Music
Jul 31 - Aug 2, 2020
Summer Indian Classical Music Immersion
This intensive 3-day immersion workshop provides an opportunity for musicians of all levels and backgrounds to learn North Indian classical music in an interactive online format, covering a wide variety of foundational and intermediate concepts, skills, and repertoire.
Video recordings will be available of each session.