Zurich city has a rich musical culture with many local children taking at least one or two musical instrument classes – be it piano, cello, violin, clarinet, French horn etc. It is a common sight seeing kids lugging their musical instrument bags around the city. The Opera House, the various concerts and Fasnacht provide a melodious insight into the musical leanings of this city.
Music School Conservatory Zurich MKZ, is the largest music school in Zurich canton for learning instrumental music and singing . Please visit their website for details of classes and events.
Webpage: https://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/ssd/de/index/mkz/angebot.html –> lists the various courses available.
Nateschwara Academy of Performing Indain Arts, Baden conduct Carnatic music classes. They also run Mridangam, Gottuvadhyam, Nattuvangam classes.
Chidambaram Narayanan, a senior Mridangam artiste runs Mridangam classes in Zurich.
Uma Kumar runs the ‘Ragamalika’ music school in Basel as well as regular classes through Skype and FaceTime. She is the grand daughter of Sri Sattur AG Subramamanya Iyer and daughter of Mrs. Lakshmi Sundaram, who is also her Guru. She has a Masters in Carnatic music and is a performing Carnatic vocalist and an AIR ‘B’ graded artist.
Shruti Banerjee is a Hindusthani Classical and Semi-Classical vocal teacher cum performer and the daughter of Pt. Ardhendu Sekhar Bandyopadhyay. She belongs to the Kirana Gharana. She currently runs an Art and Culture organization promoting upcoming artists.
Rajasimha Narasimhakumar is a Veena teacher based in Zurich. He hails from Mysore, where he learnt Veena for about 12 years from Vid. Smt. M K Saraswati, who is a direct disciple of Vid. Mysore Doreswamy Iyengar and an AIR A-graded artiste. Rajasimha’s mother Smt. H S Sreelaxmi is also a Veena artist and conducts advanced Veena classes through Skype. Rajasimha can teach Veena from basics to Keertanai level during weekends.
Note: To learn Veena, you must have a Veena at home to practice the lessons. A basic knowledge of Carnatic is helpful but not mandatory.
Vidya Subrmanian, an accomplished performing Carnatic vocalist, a student of Dr. Lalagudi Jayaraman, runs an online music school via skype from India. She has a group of well trained teachers and a very organised way of teaching.
Vidwan M.S. Deepak, an accomplished Carnatic musician in both Vocal(disciple of R.K.Padmanabha) & Mandolin(student of Mandolin U.Shrinivas), is the Founder Principal of the Nãdãmrutha school of music, Bangalore. He offers online music lessons in both Vocal and Mandolin via skype from India.
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