Gurukul Sangeetalaya is a distinguished Music institute which offers courses mainly in Indian Classical and Semi Classical Music - Vocals and Instruments. We also offer Voice culture training which is very helpful and beneficial for playback singing and other forms of singing. This is an institute that values and preserves Indian Classical Music in its original pure form and we teach it the same way. We offer courses in a plethora of various different genres of Indian Classical and Semi classical music. The institute welcomes learners from all age groups. There are courses for beginners as well as for the people who have a prior background and wish to improve and hone their skills and also advanced Ph.D level courses. The classes are offered in groups and on one to one basis. The Institute welcomes everyone who wishes to learn and embody music in its finest form, and play and perform skillfully with grace and finesse. The teachers are also actively involved in Music Therapy Research with medical professionals. This institute that was started by our well trained and qualified teachers a decade ago, has now become a hub for budding artists and musicians.
Dr. Sweta Chakraborty hails from Kolkata, where she began her musical journey. With the support and encouragement from her father, late. Shri Basanta Ranjan Chakraborty, she began her pursuit with Music. She acquired her fundamental training from her first Guru - her mother, Smt. Manjusree Chakraborty who gave her the basic training in Vocals and Harmonium from the age of 4, thus making her foundation in Music very strong. She then took training from Late. Manas Chakraborty ( Kirana Gharana ), Late. Getosree Umadey ( Kirana Gharana ). She then learnt under Late.Smt. Girija Devi ( Benares Gharana ) followed by Dr. Chittranjan Jyotishi ( Gwalior Gharana ) under whom she also pursued and completed her D.Music from B.H.U. Coming from such a well diverse background, She is versatile and well versed in various forms of singing like Classical, Semi classical – Thumri, Dadra, Kajri, Chaiti, Hori, Jhula, Rasiya, Folk, Bhajan, Ghazal, Sufi, Geet, Ragasroyee, Filmy and Western Opera.
Dr. Debranjan Giri hails from Orissa where he began his musical journey. He first learnt under his guru Dr. Damodar Hota ( Gwalior Gharana ) and then trained under Dr. Chittranjan Jyotishi ( Gwalior Gharana ) under whom he also pursued and completed his D.Music from B.H.U. Most remarkably, he learnt with PadmaShree Pandit Balwant Rao Bhatt (also known as ‘Bhavrang’) for 14 long years in a Guru-Shishya Parampara. He specializes in Classical Music, Dhrupad, Dhamar, Khayal, Bhajan, Ghazal and Voice Culture. He has a keen interest in finding out how music affects our brain and our body and thus has been researching for the last 10 years on this topic of ‘Music Therapy’ and gaining more knowledge and insight as to how music can heal.