Sitar Lessons for Beginners- Maihar Gharana Style









by Prabir Bhattacharya

20 Years Experience

An empanelled artist in ICCR, Govt. of India. Recipient of Sangeet Ratna & Nirodbaran awards.

US $24 per class |

for 1-on-1, 45 mins class

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Instruction Language

: English

Course Summary

‘In our culture, we have such respect for musical instruments; they are like part of God’- Pandit Ravi Shankar.

And the Sitar is one such instrument that holds the status of the divine, owing to its pure resonance sound. Do you also wish to pick up learning this traditional instrument from scratch? These classes by the highly accomplished Sitar artist Prabir Bhattacharya are an ideal bid for beginners interested in Hindustani Classical Music and the Sitar.



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Prabir Bhattacharya

Prabir Bhattacharya

Experience: 20 Years

From: India

  • Teacher Skill Keywords

    Teacher Skill Keywords

    Maihar Gharana Style, Sitar
  • Education


    Master of Arts from Rabindra Bharati University.

    Ph.D. from Rabindra Bharati University

  • Work Details

    Work Details

    Visiting Lecturer - Satya Sai University of Higher Learning

About the Course

Through a series of live online learning sessions with expert Prabir, students master the mechanics of the sitar and learn how to position themselves and the instrument. The curriculum covers the following:

  • Introduction to basic scales
  • Suddha and Vikrita swaras
  • Bilawal and Kaphi thaat
  • Introduction to Swara Prastar 
  • Paltas exercises for better control over the Sitar 

After completion of this course, students can gear themselves for the next course by Prabir Bhattacharya: Mastering the Sitar for Advanced Students- Maihar Gharana Style

About the Teacher: Prabir Bhattacharya is a highly accomplished musician and exponent of the new generation of sitarists. He has an extensive background in music, including his experience as a scholar, educator, performer and composer.

Studying music since the age of 12, Mr Bhattacharya has trained under world-renowned artists. He has two degrees in music from Rabindra Bharati University, a Bachelor in Arts with honours and a Master in Arts, and numerous awards and scholarships. 

For the past ten years, he’s been performing in India and abroad, including a recent tour in Russia. Mr Bhattacharya also serves as a visiting fellow at the Sai Mirpuri Music College of Higher Learning. 



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Available For All Age-Groups

Available For All Age-Groups

397 Online live sessions completed

397 Online live sessions completed

Our teachers recommend customized classes for an effective learning experience. Here's why!

Every individual

  • Has a unique learning style

  • Is at a different learning stage

  • Has different posture and instrument holding style

  • Has different mind-hand coordination

  • Has a different understanding of rhythm and melody

  • And a different GOAL!

What you get?

World-class  masters as  teachers

World-class masters as teachers

Personalized & Interactive 1-on-1 classes

Personalized & Interactive 1-on-1 classes

Course studio that amplifies passion learning

Course studio that amplifies passion learning

Access to  global creative community

Access to global creative community

Pay as you go - 2 classes at a  time

Pay as you go - 2 classes at a time

Milestone-based learning for best results

Milestone-based learning for best results

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Pay as you go

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