Music of India - Classical, Folk & Fusion

 
Megan Yalkut performing with Pandit Homnath Upadhyaya at Berry College, GA.

Performance and
Demonstration:

  • Indian Classical Music - sarod
    Performance or Demonstration available in Boulder, CO and elsewhere by hire.
  • Kirtan (the yoga of chanting) & Bhajans (devotional songs of India and Nepal) with harmonium
  • World Fusion (can include belly dance performance

Rates for demo/performance:

Rates start at $150. Contact Megan for a quote based on requirements.

Classes, Workshops,
and Private Instruction:

  • Classical music of North India:
    Learn raga, tala, tana ("melody, rhythm, improvisation") in the tradition of maestro Ali Akbar Khan.
  • Kirtan (the yoga of chanting)
    & Bhajans (devotional songs of India and Nepal) including harmonium lessons
  • Vocal and instrumental on both Eastern and Western instruments (almost any instrument can play Indian music...classes have included cello, guitar, sitar, sarode, flute, home-made instruments, acoustic bass, violin, harmonium, keyboards, and more.)

Rates for lessons:

Privates: $40 per hr. (also available is $30 for 45 min., $20 for 30 min.)
Semi-private (2 people): $50, $40 or $30

Group lessons based on session length

Megan offers performance and instruction in Indian music in the Boulder area. Visit the events page for news about Indian music classes, workshops and performances.
For Information and bookings
call Megan at 303-449-5030 or email

Boulder Indian Classical MusicMegan Yalkut - Music Bio

Including three years abroad in Nepal and India, Megan has studied the music of India since 1988. She began by immersing herself in the vocal traditions of Nepal and India, learning to sing folk, devotional, and classical songs and play the harmonium (an accordion-like keyboard instrument). In 1994 she became a student of world renowned Maestro Ali Akbar Khan, adopting the sarode (a 25-string fretless instrument played somewhat like a slide guitar) as her primary instrument. Listen to sound clips and read more about the instruments.

Megan’s performance and teaching have included classical and folk music of India in the traditional forms as well as fusion with jazz, classical, and pop, as well as leading kirtan (chanting). As with dance, she has performed and taught in CA, CO, IA, and GA as well as Nepal and India. She has performed in groups incorporating both classical Indian music and world fusion as well as belly dance.

Megan's main tabla accompanist is Jeffrey Rodgers (see bio below). Megan and Jeffrey perform classical Indian music for events, weddings, private parties, etc. and offer demo/lectures at schools and other organizations.They also sometimes offer East meets West fusion performances (Jeffrey also plays the hammered dulcimer and adds this to the mix). Contact Megan at the above email for more info on bookings.

tabla BoulderJeffrey Rodgers

Jeffrey Rodgers has been playing tabla since 1974. His long years of devotion to practice and perfection show in his precision, passion and tone. He began his studies under Surendrenath Jena. In 1981 he was fortunate to become the student of the late great tabla maestro Ustad Alla Rakha, and continued to study with his son, Ustad Zakir Hussein, in California and Bombay, India. He has performed with many Indian Music Artists throughout the U.S.A and Canada, and gives private lessons, lecture / demos, and workshops throughout the Midwest. To contact Jeffrey directly about tabla lessons, call 303-651-0573.

 

 

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