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Education and Workshops


Indian Music Workshops, Talks and Lessons by Baluji Shrivastav

Baluji has been teaching since a young age and has extensive experience of teaching a wide range of people and age groups. Apart from teaching Indian music Baluji has identified many transferable skills which Indian music has to offer especially in the area of listening skills and improvisation. Baluji is also greatly experienced in teaching musicians with disabilities. Baluji teaches all over the world giving workshops and residential courses. He has written a thesis on Indian music education and shares his knowledge with infants and University professors alike!

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Baluji teaching students at Netrodaya  School, 2017

Here are the Workshops, Talks and Courses that Baluji offers: 

Introduction to Indian Music


How does classical Hindustani music work?

Introduction to melody and rhythm and Indian instruments. Bring your instruments along and sing or play a simple composition.

  • Suitable for age 10+

  • Normal Duration: 3 hrs 

  • Number of participants: up to 15 


Tabla Workshops


Introduction to Tabla

  • Suitable for all ages.

  • Normal Duration: 3 hrs.

  • Number of participants: up to 15 

Intermediate and Advanced Tabla 

  • Suitable for those who have already studied tabla.

  • Normal duration: 3 hours

  • Number of participants: up to 15 


Indian Percussion for Drummers


Learn about Indian patterns and time cycles. Play the drums to Indian music.

  • Suitable for drummers.

  • Normal duration: 3 hours

  • Number of participants: up to 15 


Vocal Workshops


Introduction to Indian Singing

Learn to sing some Indian scales and some simple Indian songs.

  • Suitable for all age groups and abilities.

  • Normal duration: 3 hours

  • Number of participants: up to 15 


Indian Singing Intermediate

Learning the modes and rhythmic cycles for  Hindustani Classical music. Learning a composition with three movements including elements of improvisation.

  • Suitable for 13 yrs + 

  • Normal Duration day-3 X 2 hr sessions.

  • Maximum number of participants in the session 10


Indian Singing Advanced

In-depth rendition of a chosen raag in a chosen time cycle.

Suitable for those who have already been studying Hindustani Vocal to an intermediate level.

  • Normal Duration 1-3 Days x 2 hr. sessions

  • Maximum number of participants 10 


Indian Singing for Vocalists

What is Indian singing? Learn to imitate and appreciate Hindustani vocal techniques to extend your vocal abilities.

  • Suitable for serious singers.

  • Normal Duration 1 day 3 x 2 hr. sessions  

  • Maximum number of participants 10




Introduction to Sitar

Play some simple exercises on the sitar and learn a scale and how to count the time cycles.

  • Suitable for 10+

  • Normal Duration 3 hrs.

  • Maximum number of participants 10


Intermediate & Advanced Sitar

Learn and improve your sitar playing, listening skills, and improvisational

skills. In-depth analysis of technique and musical development.

  • Suitable for sitar players.

  • Normal Duration 4 hrs.

  • Maximum number of participants 10


Talk linked to Show:

This is an informal interactive session introducing the instruments with an introduction to the principles of Indian music. If this is for a small group held before the show then participants can touch and hold the instruments. It can take the form of a lecture demonstration for a larger group of people.


Workshops and Master Classes for Musicians:

These are workshops which are more technical in nature and explore the music in greater depth for professional musicians and music students and teachers; orchestras and ensembles from different musical traditions.



An intensive class with attention given fully to one student.


Residential Courses:

These are held in beautiful retreats for one week or ten days. They involve supervised practice sessions, practical and theory sessions, improvisation and performance.

If you are looking for something that isn't shown above, contact us with us your requirements and we can see how Baluji can accommodate your needs.

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