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, Ajeya Sathyagal, Anand Prasad, Aniruddh Challa, Asish Sinha, Aswin Lobo, Avinash Bose, Benjamin Stewart, Benjamin Cohen, Cascadu, Christopher Grodski, Dan Weiss, Debu Nayak, Dibyarka Chatterjee, Daniel Weiss, Emiliano A Valerio, Eric Phinney, Farhad Ameen, Goutham Rayavarapu, Ishana Lawton, Ishan Mukherjee, Jaivir Singh, James Baker, James Muschler, Jason Peter, Kartik Banerjee, Karthik Lakshminarayan, Kedar Gangopadhyay, Kirin D. Mueller, Kumar Das, Morgan J. Sears, Neil Balser, Rafi Hakim, Rajesh Shenoy, Richie Parey, Ronak Seth, Samir Dey, Sandhya Persaud, Scott Latzky, Siddharth Komaragiri, Siddharth Mutha, Spiro Pantazatos, Stephen Cellucci, Sunay Chawla, Tarit Majumdar, Tejas Tope, Todd Miller, Tripp Dudley, Xander Naylor, Wen Dombrowski.

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

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

 

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, Pradeep Chatterjee, Pradip Mazumdar, Shailendra Misra, Shibnath Chakraborty, Tapas Dey. Tarit Majumdar, Kedarnath Havaladar.


Austria

Tabla

Edward Feldman

Online

Tabla

Abhi Ramaswamy, Bodek Janke, Digonto Chatterjee, Feroz Patel, Deniss Kopp, Ed Feldman, Ted C. Weiss, Jorge Remiro, Mahilan Guha. Perry Lavin, Sandeep Arvikar, Venu Divi