What is Guru sangeet academy, school of music based in Delhi!


The Guru Sangeet Academy was established by Ustad Baljit Singh Namdhari, to keep alive the ancient tradition of Guru and Shishya (parampara) relationship in today’s world. In this music academy, students learn Indian classical music, Gurbani Kirtan (Classical) with raagas in its original form and rare Indian ancient instruments like Dilruba, Esraj, Taurus, Rabab, Tar-shehnai with Harmonium and Tabla.

Although Ustad Ji has been teaching music for 40 years to hundreds of disciples around the world, this initiative is a revolutionary step for the new generation seeking guidance to make music their career. As today’s generation is under the influence of western culture and forgets about the amazing Indian classical music and its customs, this academy is being established to instill and grant the art of wrecking in the generation of today.

Ustad Ji says that today’s youth are playful and need proper guidance so that our traditional classical music and songs are of impeccable quality. We have striven together in this direction and our students have worked hard with dedication and have been greatly praised and loved by all. We want every child who is interested in music and recognized by their parents through their little hints like humming and playing music by beating a table, chair, etc. become good singers and musicians in the future.

Ustad Piara Singh Ji (Ustad Baljit Singh Ji’s teacher) used to say that one who gently learns music with devotion and faith in the teacher’s teaching turns out to be a great artist for sure. If we look at the pages of history, we can find famous names like Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Bade Gulam Ali Khan, etc. They have worked hard within the Guru-Shishya tradition and are recognized for their art around the world.

Whether you are a listener or a performer, have no prior musical training, or have had a classical education in Indian/Western instruments, Guru Sangeet Academy welcomes students with diverse beliefs and musical backgrounds. We are an inclusive music school, and prior musical experience is not a requirement as we provide rigorous training in basic musical skills.

The GSA is committed to helping students of all ages and abilities reach their full potential. We encourage personal musical expression and our passionate and dedicated team of music teachers have extensive experience in teaching students.
We welcome families who want to start learning together and provide a safe, focused and supportive environment for all ages.

In addition to learning during weekly classes during the term, students have the opportunity to perform at various events including kirtan darbars and festivals.
With a pattern of spreading classical Gurbani music (along with Hindustani classical) with string instruments like Esraj, Dilruba, Taus, Rabab, Tar-shehnai, sarangi, etc widely. The Academy launched the Guru Sangeet Festival in 2016. This Festival saw performances by legendary musicians and students of the Guru Sangeet Academy. Artists like Pt. Rajan Sajan Mishra, pt. Yogesh Samsi, Pt. Ram Kumar Mishra, Sh. Ayaan Ali Bangash, Sh. Fateh Singh Gangani, Sh. Nishant Gupta, pt. Ajay Pohankar, Ms. Ragini Shankar, Pt. Sanju Sahaï, Sh. Abhay Sopori, Pt.

Shubh Maharaj, Sh. Pravin Godkhindi, Ustad Akram Khan and many more, plus performances by Ustad Festival founders Baljit Singh Namdhari, Fateh Singh Namdhari and Laxmi Namdhari.

By luck and grace, Festival had seen the presence of renowned maestros and musicians like Pt. Birju Maharaj, Smt Uma Sharma, Smt Gursharan Kaur, Sh. Darshan Kumar (Series T), Ms. Subhalakshmi Khan, Sh. Daler Mehendi, Smt Geetanjali Lal and many others.

Academy students presented various compositions in traditional Ragas and styles such as Raag Tilang Chautaal, Raag Puriya Dhanasree Drut Teentaal, Raag Kanada Partaal, Raag Bageshree Rudra Taal, Raag Kedar Dhrupad, Raag Bihag Drut Teentaal, Raag Poorvi Drut Teentaal, Raag Gauri Poorvi Padtaal, Raag Gauri and many others.

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