ONLINE HARMONIUM, TABLA, DJEMBE & CHANTING MANTRAS CLASSES

20+

Years of practicing music

10+

Years of teaching experience

100

Students over the years, from all over the world

DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF BHAKTI (DEVOTIONAL) MUSIC: KIRTAN, SINGING BHAJANS & CHANTING SANSKRIT MANTRAS

 


  • VOCAL PRACTICE WITH SIMPLE RAAGAS
  • HARMONIUM & SANSKRIT MANTRAS BEGINNERS, INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED CLASSES
  • TABLA CLASSES FOR BEGINNERS, INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED
  • DJEMBE CLASSES FOR BEGINNERS AND INTERMEDIATE
"A mantra is not just something to chant. It is not chanting. A mantra is something to let sink deep in your being, just as roots go deep into the earth. The deeper the roots go into the earth, the higher the tree will go into the sky."
Osho
our most precious instrument

the healing nature of our voice

Your voice is your most precious instrument. Your voice can heal yourself and others, can connect you to your higher source. Chanting mantras, singing devotional songs (bhakti songs) is a transformative experience. It allows you to be yourself, to be honest and authentic. Deepens the feeling of devotion and connection with the divinity, the joy of opening your heart and silencing the mind.

Chanting the names of Gods is an ancient practice found in most of the spiritual traditions. Different names are chanted, following the same principle. By chanting these names in bhajans, chants and mantras, gradually we go deeper and deeper in the light of our own hearts. Our inner self is revealed. Chanting these names gradually we realize that we are being taken back to ourselves.

Widen your spiritual practice with a new skill if:

You are/ preparing to be a Yoga teacher and you want to include devotional singing in your classes

You feel a call in your heart to have this experience for your own personal practice

You want to sing bhajans and to chant mantras in a kirtan gatherings

You are a part of a sangha, where you meet for sharing kirtan

You want to start leading a kirtan and share your love and passion for kirtan with others

You already play other instruments and you love the sound of Indian devotional songs

Online Harmonium & Mantra Chanting Classes

To study with an experienced harmonium teacher will help you to find your own scale that is suitable for your voice and to learn the notes of your scales. These are the first steps when learning harmonium. 

This foundation which is made of the correct technique of playing will give you the freedom and comfort to sing more naturally the mantras and bhajans you wish to learn, in your own style, alongside other musicians as well. 

Levels: Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced

The harmonium practice includes vocal training and chanting mantras

Online Tabla Classes

The balancing rhythm of Tabla

The right hand belongs to the heart, emotion. The left hand to consciousness, understanding. While playing Tabla, the energy of left and right is in perfect balance. In the middle is Life, the Self. This is an amazing meditation as witness, as Shiva is saying. Rhythm is a part of life, as our hearts beat in the same rhythm throughout our entire existence. As our hearts bring balance to our life, the tabla beat brings balance to music. 

Learning  Tabla  requires your commitment and daily practice for an extended period of time. Tabla might initially seem like it’s a simple instrument, but in fact is complex and mastering it requires at least one year of regular study. Your hard work and your dedication will pay off, as Tabla is an essential traditional instrument in the Kirtan, Bhajan and any devotional music practice.

You can learn the basics in 14 online tabla classes, deepen your skill in 10 more classes. 

Levels: Beginner & Intermediate

Online Djembe Classes

Djembe is a very powerful instrument assisting in a Kirtan and its main advantage is that it’s easy to learn, even for complete beginners which never played a percussion instrument. You only need the djembe and your hands. You can become skilled in the basics in only 7 days of djembe classes. Djembe doesn’t require knowledge of scales.

If you already know how to play djembe at a beginner level or you know another type of hand drum, you can perfect your technique with Amit.

Levels: Beginner & Intermediate

Structure & props for an online class

first initial meeting

One Call with no cost for meeting each other and see what the student wants, assessing the student’s level.

Platforms: ZOOM or SKYPE 

instruments

For any class learning  instruments (not just vocal part) you need to have the instrument: harmonium, tabla or djembe.

The teacher can help you choose an appropriate one, or even buy one for you from India and send it over.

 Amit has also designed a lightweight travel harmonium and ships worldwide. You can buy it from here.

technology

You need to have a good internet connection.

You can use your phone/tablet/laptop, with a pair of headphones if possible.

Optional a tripod for holding the phone.

experience

There is no requirement of previous musical experience. Each class is private and it is tailored individually on the student’s needs and wants. Everyone is welcomed with open heart. 

payment

One class is 25$ and for a package of 10 classes price is 220$

Payment can be done through TransferWise or bank transfer.

Duration

Each class is one hour

“Music is my sadhna in this birth. It reminds me how blessed i am to be able to connect through music. “
Amit

Amit dhiman – devotional music teacher 

Amit is a devotional music singer and teacher of kirtan, bhajan, sufi music, playing on harmonium and tabla, based in Rishikesh since 2009 and Romania since 2017. He met Sri Mooji Baba in 2013 and Guruji encouraged him to release an album, with His blessing. Mooji Ji gave his group the name Shivaratri Café, and he has been playing in Sri Mooji’s Satsangs every year, in Rishikesh, by his love and grace.

Testimonials from students

Dear friends, Amit is a great teacher, both in music and in heart. I'm learning how to play the Harmonium in which he gives different kind of exercises which rise in difficulty. These exercises seem to follow in such a way you learn more quickly then you even self would expect. While playing he's very there with you and show you where you're a bit off or might improve. I like my lessons with Amit and even more love his company. If you want to learn the Harmonium, he's the teacher you should meet.
Martin Ubeda
Netherlands
Amit is an amazing music teacher, I would recommend him without question! He presented Indian music in such an incredible, understandable way, and made it fun. Many years later I still sing the tunes we learned and the practices he give are so helpful to develop your music skills!
Dominique Youkhehpaz
California
I highly recommend Amit as a music teacher to anyone from the novice to the more experienced musician. He is an excellent artist and a master of his art. I booked for 15 classes with him, and I learned a great deal. I had contacted him for harmonium lessons, but he also coached me on my voice and rhythm.
Linda Madani
Bali
Very pleasant experience. Luckily, in my time spent in Rishikesh, I met Amit , a very good teacher, passionate about music. In a simple and very clear way he gave me the foundation to start playing Harmonium. In addition, he gave me the opportunity to enjoy some of his concerts. I am eternally grateful I could understand the structure of this wonderful music and definitely fall in love with India! Ten points without a doubt!
Jessica Gibba
Spain
I had an amazing time with Amit & Yoli. After one week workshop I was able to play and sing some mantras with the harmonium and even be able to find chords, scales....and I never played before. They are patience and you feel they do it with a lot of love ❤ I would recommend it to everybody even for the ones who never played music before, a good chance to do it with the right people 🤗Thanks a lot
Magda Garcia Gavaldà
Spain
I had my harmonium and vocal classes in the 7 Days Mantras Workshop with Shivaratri Music School. Amit is very passionate about his music and his work and it comes through strongly in his teaching. He has an in-depth knowledge of music and knows how to train your voice while teaching you the instrument. Now my love for music has grown more and I want to keep learning and practicing more. Much love...
Chitra
India
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