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Sitar Lessons London

My name is Tommy & I offer high quality sitar lessons all over London for students of all ages.


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Tommy Khosla - Professional Sitar Teacher

Sitar Lessons London Teacher - Tommy Khosla
My Mission

Enjoy Learning

My lessons are built around you and what you want to achieve as a player & learner. I have an open approach to teaching, and maintaining a friendly professional relationship is key. I understand that many students will not have time to practice many hours a day, and others will. So, there is no need to be nervous when attending our lessons!

I will make a lesson plan built around the music you like to listen to as well as providing a solid grounding in Indian Music Theory.

Location

Green Lanes, Harringay, London

Sitar Teacher

Tommy Khosla
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My Lessons

All Ages & Styles

I have experience in teaching students of all ages & offer my services to students aged 4 and above.

I can teach the genres that you like to listen to and I have a lot of experience in teaching Indian Classical Music, Classical, Contemporary, Improvisation & Hindustani.

Prices:


£40 per hour

Lessons are pay-as-you-go, weekly, fortnightly or as suits you.

Beginners & Advanced Students Welcome

I welcome both beginners and advanced players in a wide range of styles and genres. I will make a lesson plan that suits your ability level.

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Lesson Focus

Beginners Welcome

I'm able to teach both experienced players and beginners

My Experience as a Teacher

I am a Sitar player and have been studying this instrument intensely since a young age. I now have a variety of students of various levels. Please get in touch if interested, you do not need to own a Sitar when starting – I have a spare student Sitar for use during lessons. (Please note, my spare Sitar is full size, if there is a young child wishing to learn, it would be advisable to get a smaller Sitar for them - I am happy to advise on good options for children's Sitars.)

It is worth noting that I am able to teach Indian Classical Music to people proficient in other instruments as well. I will teach from the Sitar, which is can be in D, C# or C. Provided you have a good understanding of your instrument, we will be able to transfer the Indian Classical theory and practice to that instrument.

I am also a composer, producer and performer. I have been studying Sitar and Indian Classical Music since I was fourteen, and before that was a student of Western Classical and Jazz Piano. I come from a mixed Indian, British and French family.

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Lessons Focus

Draw inspiration from a range of genres

I teach sitar music drawn from a wide range of traditional and contemporary sitar players.

More About My Lessons

My teaching focuses on accessibility and detail. I have taught a number of beginners who have had no experience in any music before, and on the other end have taught experienced sitar players.

Whatever your ability, I will tailor the teaching experience to you and your preferences. There are many pathways one can take in Indian music, and we can focus on the elements that interest you most, as well as of course the fundamentals.

Indeed, there are many traditional and Contemporary Sitar players: Anoushka Shankar, Ravi Shankar, Ananda Shankar, Vilayat Khan, Niladri Kumar, Nikhil Banerjee that might inspire you. As well as composers and bands featuring Sitar, including The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, George Harrison, The Incredible String Band, Nitin Sawhney, Talvin Singh and Kikagaku Moyu to name but a few.

I draw my inspiration from all of these artists, as well as taking influence from Jazz, Folk, Bossa Nova, electronic music and other contemporary genres.

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Music Shops

Music stores in London

Music Shops in London

London always has an amazing range of music stores to check out and here are a few of my favourite.

JAS, is the best place to go if you are looking for anything sitar related. From repairs to buying a new instrument they have you covered. You can find them at 14 Chiltern St, Marylebone, London W1U 7PY, or 120 The Broadway, Southall, UB1 1QF.

Guru Music, is another great instrument shop that stocks a wide range of sitars. You can find them at 12-14 Fowler Rd, Hainault, Ilford IG6 3UT.

Hobgoblin Music, is one of the biggest all round stores in London and it stocks a wide range of everything you would need as a learner of any instrument. You can find them at 24 Rathbone Pl, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1JA.

Bina Musicals & Boutique Centre, located at 31-33, The Green Southall, UB2 4AN, is another shop well worth visiting if you are interested in sitars.

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I can help you to

I'm an experienced sitar player and performer who can help you better your technique and playing in no time at all. I will make a lesson plan that suits your needs as a learner. We will make sure you build a solid technique as well as having a good understanding of music.

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Frequently Asked Questions

My lessons are charged at £40 per hour for all students.

I take most of my lessons from my teaching space located on Green Lanes, London.

I offer my services to students aged 4 and above and I also have experience in teaching both young learners and adults.

Most of my students are taking weekly sitar lessons with a few taking them on a fortnightly basis - the frequency of the lessons in entirely up to you.

Certainly, please enquire to find out more about arranging group lessons with me.

Please note Sitar Lessons London operates 48-hour cancellation policy. Lessons cancelled with less than 48 hours notice will still be charged full price. However, no charge will be made if the cancellation is for reasons related to contracting coronavirus or coronavirus concerns. Most important to share with new students is that all lessons must be paid in advance. I also accept cash, and have my own card machine.

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Sitar Lessons London Music Studio Address

Location

Green Lanes, Harringay, London
Teaching Space
I take most of my lessons from my teaching space on Green Lanes, London. This is a great place to learn that is easy to find and is very relaxing. My full teaching address will be provided upon your first lesson booking.
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Sitar Teacher

Tommy Khosla
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