Tablas, Sitars And Flutes! Best Places To Learn Indian Classical Instruments In Hyderabad

“There is no essential difference between classical and popular music. Music is music. I want to communicate with the listener who finds Indian classical music remote.” — Ustad Amjad Ali Khan

Learning music, whether it is practicing vocal or playing a musical instrument, offers many benefits both for the practitioner and listener. It helps a child’s academic achievements and personality development. If your child is interest in learning Indian Classical musical instruments in Hyderabad, then you have several good choices available in the twin city. Mycity4kids has compiled a list of the best Indian classical musical instruments institutes in Hyderabad.

Kalpataru The hobby hut

Karlpataru works in conjunction with Badruka School of Music and Dance. They have been training students in dance and music along with musical instruments for a long time. They provide training and guidance for various levels of examinations. The institute is famous for its professionalism.

Sitarist Shri Basheer Ahmed Khan is the disciple of Ustad Vilayat Khan and Ustad Shahid Parvez. With an experience of 20 years, he is an approved artist of Doordarshan and AIR and has given performances all over India and Germany. Carnatic Violin teacher Sri Rameshwar Singh Verma has completed his training in carnatic violin from Sri Tyagraj College of Music and Dance. He prepares the student for violin examinations, and holds a record that his students always secure a first class or distinction.

Shri Gajender Shewalker, A disciple of late Shri Pandit Lalgiriji and Ustad Shabbir Nisar, is trained in tabla from the Sri Tyagaraja College of Music and Dance. He has given several performances including Ustad Amjad Ali Khan’s National Orchestra held at the Indira Gandhi Stadium, New Delhi and fusion music at the Studio Theatre, Lincoln Centre, New York. Shri Gajender is an extremely devoted teacher who has successfully transformed students with casual and indifferent attitude towards music into devoted focused students.

Age Group: 6 years and above

Address: D. No. G3 & G4, Ground Floor, Susheela Ratna Towers, Rd. NO. 4, Banjara Hills.

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Gurukulam by Rock Studio

Gurukulam, started by Rock Studio, is a concept based music school, which is the first of its kind. It brings innovative teaching methodology to the Indian classical music especially Carnatic classical in vocal and violin. The teaching method is unique and developed out of intense research. The academy aims to promote the individuals to understand and appreciate the greatness of Indian Classical music. The academy is dedicated to create more professional musicians who can perform and spread Indian classical music. Gurukulam offers training in violin and vocal in Hindustani and Carnatic style. They provide personal attention to each student and offer 3 and 6 month coaching packages too.

Age Group: 8 years and above

Address: IIIrd Floor, Grafs Lifestyle Building, 6th Phase, KPHB Phase 3, Kukatpally. KPHB Road.

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Anu Music and Cultural Academy

Anu Music and Cultural Academy was found by Smt. G. Poornima in 1995. Smt. Poornima has experience of over 27 years in the music field. She has expertise in violin, veena, vocal music and keyboard. Violin classes are taken by Smt. G. Poornima, V. Suma Vani, V. Chetan Kumar and V. Sree lekha. Veena classes are taken by Smt. G. Poornima, V. Divya Lochana and Shri V. Chetan Kumar. All the faculties are very well trained and experienced. The annual music program of the academy is the most awaited event for the students of the academy and all the students participate enthusiastically in the event.

Age Group: 7 years and above

Address: i. Road Number 6, Film Nagar, Jubilee Hills.

ii. Bramha Vidya Kuteer, Near Golden Temple, Secretariat Colony, Manikonda.

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Gig The Music School

Founded by experienced and professionally certified musicians GIG intends to ignite your true passion for music with well designed and exciting teaching methodologies of music making and production. The qualified musicians train students in tabla, dholak, flute, guitar, keyboard, drums, vocals, mouth organ and other musical instruments.

Age Group: 8 years and above

Address: Behind Ram Reddy Chicken Market, Nizampet Raod.

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Symphony Music Academy

Symphony Music Academy, envisioned by David Chase, is an amalgamation of experiences and cultures coming from various musical backgrounds to serve one common passion ‘Music’. David over 20 years, experience and trains students in a home like environment. He trains students in various Indian classical musical instruments and classical music.

Age Group: 5 years and above

Address: i. 118, New Vasavi Nagar, Karkhana, Trimulgerry.

ii. Plot no. 595, Behind ICICI ATM, Neredmet cross roads.

iii. House No. 12–13–316, Street No. 9, Lane No. 3, Behind Krishna Veni Talent School, Tarnaka.

iv. House No. 8–3–231/1/1/8/V/4, Sainath Complex, Above Sheetal Nursing Home, Indira Nagar, Jubilee Hills.

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Shalom’s Music Institute

Shaloms Music School is considered one of the best music classes in Hyderabad with a team of highly experienced and qualified faculty. The institute teaches simple techniques and easy learning patterns to attain skillful play on various musical instruments. It provides training for guitar, keyboard, piano, drum, violin, tabla and dholak. The faculty focuses on individual student interest on various music styles to train them perfectly. The institute also provides guidance for certification courses in the same.

Age Group: 7 years and above

Address: Swasthik Plaza, Flat No:201, 3rd Floor, Above Himalaya Book World, S.R. Nagar, Sanjeeva Reddy Nagar Office Area, Sanjeeva Reddy Nagar

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S. S. Music Academy

Founded in 1997, the S. S. Music Academy provides coaching to more than 250 students every year. The objective of the academy is to impart quality coaching in various branches of vocal music and musical instruments. The academy also provides online classes. They provide training for various Indian classical musical instruments like veena, classical violin, flute, tabla, sitar and harmonium. They also facilitate students for certification in advance course from various prestigious universities.

Age Group: 6 years and above

Address: H.No. 524, Street No. 8, Vijaya Bank Street, Gandhinagar

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Vyjayanthi Music Conservatory

Vyjayanthi Music Conservatory is one of the finest and popular music training school in Hyderabad. Sri Keshavacharya, the Managing Director, has experience of 30 years in music industry at different levels. The academy aims to provide quality music education for children and adults. The academy believes in the philosophy of nurturing the total development of a person through ear, mind and heart. At Vyjayanthi Music academy, the faculties take classes in tabla, flute and classical violin apart from various western musical instruments.

Age Group: 8 years and above

Address: 19–26/C/1, V.V. Nagar, Vivekananda Nagar, Dilsukhnagar.

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Sri Thyagaraja Government College Of Music & Dance

One of the most prestigious colleges, Sri Thyagaraja Government College of Music & Dance has been training music lovers for more than 60 years. The admissions are not open round the year so you have to wait and keep checking about the admission details. They announce about the form distribution and course details through various media channels. Students trained from the college get a valid degree. The faculties are well trained and experienced in their respective field. They train students for many musical instruments like flute, veena, tabla.

Age Group: depends upon the instrument

Address: Opp. Vardhaman Cooperative Urban Bank, Street Number 7, Ramkote

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Originally published at on June 23, 2016.

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