Our Academy Guru’s
The academy is honoured to have soulful classical guru’s, who are making an outstanding impression in the classical music world with great blessings of legendary Hindustani musicians
Shehnai Maestro Pandit S. Ballesh, Founder, A "Patiala Gharana" Hindustani Classical Vocalist, Teaches only for Advanced level students and trains only for selected BADA KHAYAL disciples
Surmani Krishna Ballesh, Co-Founder and Director, A Hindustani Classical Vocalist in Patiala Gharana and Rampur Shashwana Gharana style, Also adds flavour of Gwalior Gharana, Kirana Gharana and Banarasi Gharana and also trains Voice Culture for Bada Khayal Students, Performing Artists and Playback Singers
Ustad Nazim Hussain Bismillah Khan, Hindustani Classical Tabla Artiste for Advancing level classes
Pandit Kalburgi Dattatray, Hindustani Classical Tabla Artiste for Advancing level classes
Shri. Prakash Ballesh is Hindustani music guru for Beginning and Foundation level
Shri. Shiva Anand is Hindustani Music Teacher for Beginning and Foundation level
Shri. Suresh Raj is professional Hindustani Classical Tabla Player and Leading Sound engineer
Shri. Ravi Kumar, who teaches Sitar and also a film playback musician
Shri. Sasi Kumar, who teaches Bansuri (Hindustani Flute) and also a film playback musician.
20 Courses at Taan are taught by an national group of full-time and part-time faculty from India, Europe, Malayasia, Singapore, London, Denmark, U.S.A, Australia, specialising in musical performance, music theory and analysis, music history, musicology and music technology. Faculty experience includes professional work in the music industry as well as academic expertise in teaching and researching music in higher education.
The Academy guest faculty and advisory panel includes musicians Pt Kodhanda Salunke, Ustad Rashid Khan, Pt Venkatesh Kumar, Percussionist Pandit Dattatray Kalburgi, voice trainer and composer Pandit S. Ballesh and Clarinet player Pt Basavaraj. Surmani Krishna Ballesh, a leading Indian Shehnai and Hindustani Classical Vocalist of India, conducts Hindustani vocal classes, Prakash Ballesh, a Harmonium and Hindustani vocal, Sureshraj, a tabla artiste, Ravi Kumar, a Sitar artiste, are the backbones of the academy.