Workshops

Every year Chhandayan offers a series of workshops for the enhancement of studies of Indian music. These workshops are intensive in nature, including supervised practice time. They also cover many areas which are not always possible to be addressed in regular classroom situations. All of these workshops are intended for students of all levels and backgrounds. Students, who are studying with other teachers are also welcome to join.


Upcoming


Past


North Indian Classical Vocal Workshop with Sanjoy Banerjee

October 14-15, 2017

Two integral parts of Indian Classical music are melody and rhythm (taal). While we develop the knowledge of melodies and the grammar of raga, it is just as important to have a thorough understanding and application of rhythm.

This workshop will focus on various rhythmic cycles and the utilization of rhythmic patterns, and exercises that will help improve rhythmic improvisations.  It should be beneficial to all music students - both vocal and instrumental.

Dates:Location:
  October 14 - 15, 2017 (Saturday,Sunday) Chhandayan Center for Indian Music
 4 West 43rd Street, #616,
Times:New York City, NY, 10036
  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 
 Contact:
 (646) 281-4062 / classes@tabla.org
Puchase Sanjoy Banerjee Workshop Sessions


Carnatic (South Indian) Rhythm Workshop with Selvaganesh and Swaminathan

October 13-15, 2017

Carnatic (South Indian) Rhythm Workshop with Selvaganesh and Swaminathan

The first two days of this workshop will concentrate on the theory and calculations of the South Indian Konnakol and Korwai forms.  The third will concentrate on the use of the Kanjira and other frame drums for playing Kurwai and other South Indian "grooves".

Dates:Location:
  October 13 - 15, 2017 (Saturday,Sunday) Chhandayan Center for Indian Music
 4 West 43rd Street, #616,
Times:New York City, NY, 10036
  Friday     8:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
  Saturday 3:30 pm - 5:00 pmContact:
  Sunday   3:30 pm - 5:00 pm(646) 281-4062 / classes@tabla.org
Purchase Selvaganesh Workshop Sessions


Chhandayan Tabla Ashram with Samir Chatterjee

October 15th 2017

Date:Location:
  October 15, 2017 (Sunday) Abha Rangam Residence
 42389 Guildhall Drive
Times:Ashburn, VA 20148
   8:30 am - 12:30 pm 
 Contact:
 (703) 795-3010 / (630) 803-4759 / (646) 281-4062 / classes@tabla.org
Workshop Sessions



Archive

2017

Drum/Percussion Workshop with Dan Weiss, NYC Sep 23rd
Raga/Rhythm Workshop with Sanjoy Banerjee, NYC May 13th thru 14th
Carnatic Rhythm Workshop with Vikku Vinayakram, NYC April 21th thru 22nd
Spring Tabla Ashram (Workshop) with Samir Chatterjee, NYC Feb 18th thru 20th


2016

Summer Tabla Ashram (workshop) with Samir Chatterjee, Edison, May 27th thru 29th


2015

Fall Tabla Workshop with Samir Chatterjee, NJ, Nov 11th
Summer Tabla Ashram (workshop) with Samir Chatterjee, Edison, Jul 3rd, 4th and 5th
Summer Tabla Ashram (workshop) with Samir Chatterjee, NYC, Jul 10th and 11th
Raga Development Workshop conducted with Sanjoy Banerjee, NYC, Aug 22nd
Mid-term Tabla Workshop with Samir Chatterjee, MD, Mar 21st
Mid-term Tabla Workshop with Samir Chatterjee, NJ, Apr 11th
Mid-term Tabla Workshop with Samir Chatterjee, NY, Apr 12th


2014

Mid-term Tabla Workshop with Samir Chatterjee, NY, Nov 2nd
Mid-term Tabla Workshop with Samir Chatterjee, PA, Nov 16th
Mid-term Tabla Workshop with Samir Chatterjee, MD, Oct 18th
Mid-term Tabla Workshop with Samir Chatterjee, NJ, Oct 19th
Vocal Workshop with Smt. Rajyasree Ghosh, NY, Oct 27th, 28th and 29th
Voice Culture in Indian Music Workshop conducted by Sanjoy Banerjee, NY, Sep 21st
Voice Culture in Indian Music Workshop conducted by Sanjoy Banerjee, NY, Aug 17t
Summer Tabla Ashram (workshop) with Samir Chatterjee, NJ, Jul 4, 5th and 6th
Rhythm in the Indian Music Context and Gwalior gharana by Samarth Nagarkar, Jun 29th
Introductory Workshop of Odissi Dance with Sonali Mishra, Jun 30th and Jul 2nd
Kirana Music: philosophy, voice culture and technique by Sanjoy Banerjee, Jun 22nd
Mid-term Tabla Workshop with Samir Chatterjee, NJ, Apr 19
Mid-term Tabla Workshop with Samir Chatterjee, MD, Apr 20th
Mid-term Tabla Workshop with Samir Chatterjee, NY, Apr 26th
Faculty and Advanced Sudents Tabla Workshop with Samir Chatterjee, Jun 14th


2013

Tabla Workshop with Samir Chatterjee, NJ, Jul 4, 5, 6 and 7
Instrumental workshop with Prof. Sanjoy Bandopadhyay, Aug 19th, 20th and 21st
Vocal worshop with Rajyasree Ghosh, NY, Jul 21st thru 24th


Testimonials

Dear Guruji
The thing I wanted to share with you, and if you feel like sharing with your other students / disciples please do, is this :
Since my initiation into tabla I have not, to this extent yet, experienced such a feeling of brotherhood / kinship / love with my gurubhais. A lot of these revelations or feelings have come to me with your blessings and with your example of riyaz. The times when I feel most alive are the times after I’ve pushed myself in your physical presence or spiritual presence. I have come to believe from personal experience that riyaz ( the type of riyaz where you START pushing yourself when it feels impossible to go any further) offer glimpses into spiritual awakenings. I just wanted to share this e mail As a testament to brotherhood and discipline. Everyone in that room these past few days has the capacity for self and world transformation. Our path is clear. Thank you for lighting it up for us to see.
Much love.
— Daniel Weiss