Classes and workshops at a glance:

Level Subject Day/time More info
Beginners Sitar summer school, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow, UK 4 - 7 September 2017
Beginners Sitar, Edinburgh, UK Saturdays 10-12 from 29 April 2017
Intermediate Sitar workshops, Edinburgh, UK Usually Wednesday evenings
All levels Occasional vocal workshops, Edinburgh, UK Contact Alec Cooper if you are interested
All levels Private sitar lessons, Edinburgh, UK By mutual arrangement

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Students performing at the Edinburgh Mela

Sitar workshops

Edinburgh, UK, Intermediate, Usually Wednesday evenings

These classes are for students confident of the basic sitar techniques and interested in learning more. These classes will extend your knowledge of the music, skill on the sitar and confidence in performance.

As with all our courses, we introduce you to some of the spiritual and cultural aspects within in which the practice of Indian classical music is embedded.

You must book a place on these classes beforehand. If you are interested, please contact us by email.

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Students playing at the Jazz Bar, Edinburgh

Sitar

Edinburgh, UK, Beginners, Saturdays 10-12 from 29 April 2017

This is a very special opportunity to be able to learn to play the amazing North Indian Sitar, taught by a friendly and very experienced sitar professional. The music will be mainly classical but students don’t need any prior knowledge of sitar or Indian music and culture. If you already know how to play an instrument this will be an advantage but it is not necessary. The tutor can lend a Sitar to use in class and if you can provide a deposit, the tutor can lend you a sitar to take home to practice for the duration of the 6 week course. Numbers are strictly limited.

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Alec Cooper, Dhananjay Modak, Emil Pilavsky at the Jazz Bar, Edinburgh

Sitar summer school

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow, UK, Beginners, 4 - 7 September 2017

This course is delivered by Alec Cooper (Co-Director of theSitarProject) who will offer you the opportunity to learn about North Indian classical music through first-hand experience playing the sitar. Each student is provided with a sitar and will be given an introduction to the basic musical skills and concepts underlining sitar performance.

The study of North Indian music offers a valuable and insightful contrast to most musical experiences students are likely to have had in the past since the various technical skills, musical concepts, and aesthetic values which constitute this music are both highly refined and very different to Western music.
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