Naadras – An Introductory Hindustani Music Workshop for beginners and intermediates.

Naadras – An Introductory Hindustani classical Music workshop for beginners and intermediates.
an experience to taste the sound of your voice
through traditional Hindustani classical music

Since music is subtly integrated into every aspect of our lives, the genre one might be interested in might not be a great difference as I wish to include very fundamental and nuanced elements of the musical notes. I have taken such workshops before and got a nourishing experience with the participants. This might be an interesting journey for anyone who wishes to seek peace through art. One might not be experienced with music and lovers of any form of music might consider it- be they from Indian classical, western classical, folk music, film songs, or any other kind of genre. Every genre is an interpretation of 12 fundamental notes which contain an entire science in themselves. They are important for balancing our regular life, also known as ‘naad yoga‘. I shall be simplifying the concept of Hindustani classical music as an exploratory exercise to understand the notes, laya, and concept of the raag. This shall be a participatory exercise with each participant’s reflections that would be collective learning for all. The workshop shall cover the following aspects around the same-
– Breathing techniques, voice culture exercises
– Meditation through music, the introduction of keys.
– How to listen (listening exercises) and sound movements
– Concept of Swar, alankaar (musical notes and ornaments)
– Concept of laya, taal and rhythmic patterns
– Concept of Raag, emotions, and aesthetics:
– The concept of  bandishes and songs

Naman has been associated with music; practicing, performing & teaching; for the past 15years. He
holds multiple degrees and diplomas from the Ambedkar University, Delhi; Gandharva Mahavidyalaya;
Indira Kala University and the University of Delhi. Completing his graduation & music diploma from one of the reputed music schools of Hindustani classical music, Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, New Delhi; where he got the blessings to learn from many different Gurus. His master’s degree is in Performance Study where his area of research was on the ‘pedagogy of music’ From Ambedkar University Delhi. Naman has
got the grateful opportunity to work with great musicians and with different colleges and institutions like IIT
Bombay, Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi. India Habitat Center, New Delhi, Tibetian Institute of Performing
Arts (TIPA), Sambhavana Institute, etc. sharing his fruitful taste & cognizance about Hindustani Music vis-a-vis workshops, classes, performances by bringing forth people from diverse age groups and cultural backgrounds and co-creating a space for mutual discovery, re-discovery, and exchange of musical experience.

For Naman, music transcends the physical world of just listening, singing & enjoying. Naman, as an artist,
has always believed in the power of music & how it can be harnessed to bring about a change in the communities by feelings of connectedness- with self & others, for which music acts as a doorway. He is not only passionate about it but believes that there is music in each one of us; we only need to channelize it and it has tremendous power to orient us in the here & now. Furthermore, Naman is a firm believer in the potency of music in being conducive to a positive change in society & the transformative power of music which can be utilized to foster a harmonious relationship between members of the society. So, as a musician, Naman isn’t only a performer or a teacher but himself a learner who considers these labels not strong enough in front of the power of music and wishes to help everyone he comes in contact with, to help them realize their musical capacities.
November 15th to 18th, 2022
2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Take away
a profound experience
and a schedule for
practice so that music
can moist the lives easily

anyone can who is interested in music and wants to explore more.


Feb 15 - 18 2022


All Day


Deer Park Institute, Bir
Deer Park Institute