Summer at Woodstock – India Music Appreciation
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Summer at Woodstock – India Music Appreciation

Learn more about Indian music

Course Description

  • Learn the basics of playing six different string and drum instruments of Hindustani classical music
  • Learn the background, history and functionality of Indian music
  • Take lessons on string melody instruments: Sitar, Santoor, Indian classical Guitar, Violin (Indian style), Indian bamboo flute (Bansuri) and Harmonium and Tabla (rhythm)
  • Learn technique & content (Raga & Taal)
  • Take lessons in Indian classical voice (raga based)

Fusion with the Piano Course

AGE RANGE: 10-18 years

DATES (TWO-WEEKS): June 5 to June 16, 2023

COURSE FEES: INR 180,000 (inclusive of GST) along with Application Fee of INR 5,000 (non-refundable)


Aloke Maiti, Indian Music Teacher, Woodstock School

Mr. Maiti has been a music teacher at Woodstock for 17 years and has traveled extensively as an Indian musician for 20 years. Along with performing the Sitar at concerts in the US, Europe and throughout India, Mr. Maiti has given lecture demonstrations on Indian classical music in universities and colleges around the world.

Mr. Maiti has a master’s in music in Sitar from the Rabindra Bharati University in Kolkota and the Sangeet Visharad from Bhatkhande Music College in Lucknow. He plays six different string and drum instruments of Hindustani classical music and has been an examiner of Indian classical music at Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Prayagraj for 8 years and at Pracheen kala Kendra, Chandigarh for 6 years.