TEACHING

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PRIVATE TEACHING STUDIO

Priya teaches Hindustani vocal music for students who demonstrate sincerity and dedication to the process. Her approach focuses on training the voice, building the foundations of sur and taal, and taking students on the journey of exploring and improvising within a raga. She teaches all age ranges and levels and also works with musicians of other genres interested in widening their spectrum to incorporate techniques of Indian classical music into their style. She teaches online and in-person. Currently, she works with students from all corners of the globe, ranging from Seattle, Washington to Melbourne, Australia. As creator of the podcast, "Music and Masti," she has developed creative and contemporary approaches to working with children. 

For enquiries, please contact gayakipriya@gmail.com.   

 

TRI-STATE AREA IN-PERSON/HYBRID CLASSES: 

CHILDREN'S GROUP LESSONS (Ages 6 and above)

LOCATIONS

India Center Westchester: (day/time TBA)

Upper East Side, Manhattan: (Mon 4-6 pm; Tues 4-6 pm)

Children's classes cover:

- Voice Training
- Foundations in sur & taal
- Classical & devotional compositions
- Music Theory
- Compositions in Hindi, no prior language knowledge required
- Classes are conducted in English 

- Students present a yearly recital

*Classes are 45 minutes or 1 hour depending on level of students. 

** All students are required to have an informal audition to asses skill level. They will be expected to sing any song of their choice (from any genre), and have a short interaction with Priya. This can be done online.

PRIVATE LESSONS (Adults and Children)

LOCATIONS

Yorktown Heights, NY

Upper East Side, Manhattan

Students taking private lessons must demonstrate a serious commitment to learning and practice, and show interest in engaging in a deep and detailed learning process, characteristic of traditional Hindustani music taalim.  Audition is required, and class length will be according to the skill level of student (minimum 1 hour). 

INSTITUTIONAL ENGAGEMENTS

Priya has conducted workshops and lecture-demonstrations at a wide range of international institutions including:

  • Codarts Music Conservatory (Rotterdam) 

  • Utrecht Music Conservatory (Netherlands) 

  • Syracuse University (NY) 

  • Society for Art and Cultural Heritage (CA) 

  • Agastya International Foundation (India)

  • Manipal University (India)

  • Studio for Movement Arts & Therapies (Bangalore) 

  • Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts (Bangalore) 

 

Some topics she has presented include: The Story of Raag; Hindustani Music Appreciation; Nature and Song, a Children's Workshop; Decoding a Hindustani Vocal Concert; Breath and Voice, for Children; A Comparative Study of Three Musical Traditions: Carnatic, Hindustani and Jazz.