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."
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:
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
One class is 25$ and for a package of 10 classes price is 220$
Payment can be done through TransferWise or bank transfer.
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 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.