To potential students,
I have been teaching privately for over 6 years now. In the past I have taught within institutes, such as Melody Makers Arts Academy in Dubai and other schools in India. But they have many restrictions, such as an inadaptive syllabus and standardized testing, which doesn’t give the students individual attention and path to creativity.
But more importantly I have been learning for over 13 years, in USA, Scotland and India. I have learnt from teachers with varying backgrounds, styles, and techniques . There is an abundance of amateur teachers in India who transfer bad technique and habits and fail to ignite the joy of music in students. My goal is to filter this out for my students, through my own experience with numerous teachers over the years.
Learning an instrument is one of the most enriching experiences one can engage in. I offer lessons in different formats:
Private lessons in Ahmedabad, India
If you are in Ahmedabad and want to learn classical guitar, please get in touch. These are one-to-one classes, no group lessons.
Learn from me from anywhere. Online lessons are very common and have their own advantages, such as recording the lessons which can be played back, and connivence of scheduling. Email me to learn more
Masterclasses and workshops
Some of the most inspiring moments of my learning have been through guest lectures and masterclasses, through musicians who break your daily learning routine and provide students with some fresh and unconventional lessons to ponder over.
If you are an institution, such as a music academy, and interested in providing public or private masterclasses to your students please write to me. I can design a lecture/workshop to suit the level of your students, and musicianship lessons to suit all instruments.
A core aspect of my teaching is to encourage students to share and contribute as musicians to society, rather than keep practising in an isolated room. Hence their progress is marked through recordings and performances which I help them with, so that they can share their creativity with their friends.
Another important aspect about my lessons is to learn theory through practice and experience. I encounter many musicians in India who display a disconnect between their theoretical ad practical knowledge. In my lessons a theoretical or analytical concept is learnt by the ears and not just on paper , leading to musicianship that goes beyond just the technicalities of the instrument.