Free Sitar Sessions at Arts School

24 Nov 2012 | 12:00 until 13:00

The Cornerstone Building

Gaurav Mazumdar will lead a series of three FREE sessions for those new to learning the Sitar, spaces on the course are available for both participants and observers and each session can be booked individually.

Gaurav Mazumdar is a Sitarist with huge experience in concerts and teaching all over the world, and has collaborated with western musicians such as Daniel Hope and Philip Glass and composed for and performed with the English Chamber Orchestra. Gaurav was trained for many years under his Guru Pandit Ravi Shankar, and also performed with George Harrison, and over the years, connected with all forms of world music. The Free Sitar Sessions at Milapfest will give participants and observers the chance this world famous Indian instrument, and can help you enjoy and appreciate the genre more.

The course of classes will cover the following topics:

Session 1 – 24 November – Indian music theory & background
Session 2 – 1 December – Ragas & Talas- the melodies & rhythms of Indian music
Session 3 – 8 December – The Art of Improvisation

Participants are encouraged to bring their own instrument to play during sessions, or even sing or observe to get involved.

Places are limited so please reserve your place in advance at

Classes for continuing learners are also available please check the class schedule here or call 0151 291 3949 or e-mail for further details.

Milapfest’s Arts School is a weekly programme of courses offered at The Cornerstone Building of Liverpool Hope University. There are currently six programmes on offer, many of which are offered in a variety of levels, or are segregated classes for either adults or children. The Artschool is open to students of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. For more information please visit

Box office information


The Cornerstone Building, Liverpool Hope University, 17 Shaw Street, L6 1HP


0151 291 3949


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