Classical music
Contemporary Classical

Indian Music Course

Part of Classical Season 2017/18

Welcome to the essential all-singing, all-dancing guide to everything you wanted to know about Indian classical music but were afraid to ask.

This course aims to demystify traditions and practices that are central to India's evolving classical musical tradition. Whilst aimed at complete beginners, this is also useful for those with some knowledge of Indian or European classical music.

The course includes Hindustani and Carnatic traditions, raga and tala theory, as well as origins and contemporary history of the genre.

The award-winning broadcaster, journalist, novelist and critic, Jameela Siddiqi, leads the course. Sessions also feature live musicians with Harmeet Virdee, a young sitar player and Sukhdeep Dhanjal on the tabla.


Jameela Siddiqi course tutor
Harmeet Virdee sitar tutor
Sukhdeep Dharjal tabla tutor

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Royal Festival Hall
Blue Room, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall


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Course Timings
Monday 11 September, 7.30pm – 9pm
Tuesday 12 September, 7.30pm – 9pm
Wednesday 13 September, 7.30pm – 9pm
Thursday 14 September, 7.30pm – 9pm
Friday 15 September, 7.30pm – 9pm