The sitar project is based in Edinburgh, Scotland, started in 2005, and provides sitar classes and workshops and organizes concerts and events. We have some instruments available for people to borrow and we help students look after and maintain their instruments. We are motivated by our love of the music and our own thirst for learning, and do our very best to pass that on.We are extremely fortunate, right from the start of this decade of activity, to have received taleem (training) from Mehboob Nadeem as well as his support and guidance (click here for his website). Mehboob ji has visited us for classes, workshops and concerts many, many times. Mehboob ji is the grandson of the legendary Ustad Vilayat Hussain Khan (Pranpiya) and Gayan Samrat Ustad Azmat Hussain Khan (Dilrang) and is a student of the world-renowned sitar maestro, Pandit Arvind Parikh.
Concerts & Events
In 2014 we started our collaboration with the University of Edinburgh offering evening workshops at the University. Everyone is welcome to join these workshops whatever their age, gender or background - and, of course, not just university students.We are also delighted now to have extended our reach with a new collaboration with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow where we started a new series of evening Beginners Sitar workshops in January 2017.
For the futureWith the Royal Scottish Conservatoire, Glasgow we are planning:
- Intermediate sitar workshops starting in April 2017
- a sitar summer school, hopefully, to take place in September 2017 in Glasgow.
- a further series of Beginners workshops starting in the Autumn