Chhandayan Students

Chhandayan's Students community if quite expanded and highly diverse. We have a large number of students who are regularly taking lessons at our different locations. We also have sudents who are taking online lessons from different parts of the world. Our students, male and female, are from different ages and ethnic backgrounds, learning different aspects of Indian music and dance.
Over the years, Chhandayan has trained a number of students, many of whom are now established as highly acclaimed performers and teachers in their own rights. These students are now spread out in different parts of the world serving their communities with their innovative and wide-ranging collaborations. Today, Chhandayan students are located in different parts of the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Many of them are still taking lessons with the help of modern technologies. 
Chhandayan has created and inspired an entire generation of Indian musicians coming from non-Indian backgrounds, who are carrying the essence of Indian music and creating generations that will follow after them. This creation of the bigger circle has grown from ripples to waves in recent times and is carried onward by the extraordinary achievements of some of our graduates, who remain loyal to Chhandayan as advanced students and in heart and as mature collaborators with us.


New York

Tabla

Aaditi Joag, Aditya Shinn, Anand Prasad, Aniruddh Challa, Benjamin Stewart, Benjamin Cohen, Dibyarka Chatterjee, Daniel Weiss, Emiliano A Valerio, Eric Phinney, Goutham Rayavarapu, Ishana Lawton, Ishan Mukherjee, Jaivir Singh, James Muschler, Jason Peter, Karthik Lakshminarayan, Kedar Gangopadhyay, Kumar Das, Morgan J. Sears, Richie Parey, Sandhya Persaud, Scott Latzky, Spiro Pantazatos, Stephen Cellucci, Tejas Tope, Todd Miller, TrippDudley, Xander Naylor, Ajeya Sathyagal, Kirin D. Mueller, Aswin Lobo, Farhad Ameen 

Bansuri

Pawan Benjamin, Hany ElDiwany, Smita Khorana

Vocal

Sharda Lawton, Sanna ValvanneClaudine Hickman, Nermeen Niti Oze, Haresh Shimpi, Mustaq Fadra, Vinay Dhake, Kolleen McGrath, Prince Shreetha, Sabrina Soni, Pawan Benjamin, Puja Shah, Priyanka Shah, Sanjana Jaisawal, Anisha Rao, Neel Maddineni, Milan Maddineni, Pankaj Desai

Sitar

TBA 

Harmonium

Matt Silverstein

Kathak

Shimonti


New Jersey

Tabla

Akshat J. Gokhale, Aditya Phatak, Dhananjay Nicahkawade, Ishan Chitale, Kunal Varun Singh, Miheer Patankar, Rishi Shah, Aneesh Raj, Aalok Thakar, Arya, Atharva Padhye, Swati Vaghani, Shirsh Jawadiwar, Omkar Bhawmik, Shiladitya Bhawmik, Shrish Jawadiwar, Suraj Vaghani, Varoon Phondge, Venu Divi

 

Maryland

Tabla

Anik Saha, Ajay Subramanian, Bharathi Venkatraman, Dale Paul Lazar, Debu Nayak, Gandhar Viragi, Hassan Ahmad, Humera Rahman, James Baker, Madhav Paranjpe, Neil Davey, Nirvan Sengupta, Pervaiz Bhatti, Rutvij Pandya, Rajesh Gangadhar, Siddharth Komaragini, Shahid M. Khan, Sandeep Khanna, Shrimohan Damani, Viresh Deodhar, Zubaid Kazmi, Kunal Roy, Soham Ghosh

Pennsylvania

Tabla

Aishwarya Krishnamurthy, Abhijit Joshi, Alimpon Sinha, Asish Sinha, Ayan Sinha, Gordon Nunn, Ishan Acharya, Manu Goyal, Michael Dodin, Shailesh Surti, Sumitra Mitra Reddy.


Canada

Tabla

Sandeep Arvikar

England

Tabla

Dhruva Kelly Smith
 

Hongkong

Tabla

Jorge Remiro


India

Tabla

Arun Das, Dipak Sarkar, Kartik Banerjee, Pradip Mazumdar, Shibnath Chakraborty, Tapas Dey. Tarit Majumdar, Kedarnath Havaladar, Asish Auresh Yeri


Italy

Tabla

Edward Feldman

Online

Tabla

Feroz Patel, Deniss Kopp, Ed Feldman, Ted C. Weiss, Jorge Remiro, Sandeep Arvikar,Venu Divi

Poland

Tabla

Janek Kubek