Hindustani Classical Music Appreciation Workshop


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Our modern lifestyles and work deadlines often leave us physically drained and mentally stressed out. Music, especially classical music, has a powerful– almost magical – ability to transport us to a sublime state. India has a particularly rich tradition of highly sophisticated classical music forms that have come down through the ages. Listening to and appreciating Indian classical music can be a particularly rewarding and transcendental experience.

Many of us have a cursory understanding of these traditions, however, seeking true engagement and pleasure from Indian classical music does require some initiation and active effort from the listener. Furthermore, most discussions on Indian classical music center on its academic aspects, and are mainly carried out by theoreticians/musicologists as opposed to practicing musicians. Thus many wouldbe listeners are turned away.


This workshop is designed to initiate audiences with limited or even no exposure to Hindustani or North Indian classical music to its fundamentals. It will introduce the audience to the basic terminology of Indian classical music and its various forms. The audience will be familiarized with the basic components of a performance and taught how to recognize its aesthetic features.


So if you’ve always wanted to learn about Hindustani Classical music and not known where to start, or if you want to know how to be an informed listener and learn to recognize the nuances of this art form, this workshop is for you!

Hindustani Classical Music Appreciation Workshop 2


  • Brief overview of the six categories of music-s in India
  • Brief history of Hindustani Classical Music
  • Introduction to basic notes, Saptak and Samvad-s
  • Concepts of Raga – Tala – Bandish
  • Techniques of Elaboration and design aesthetics
  • Forms in classical and semi-classical music
  • Instruments and Instrumental music
  • Typical formats of contemporary performance of classical music 
  • Audience etiquette
  • Raga-Ras (aesthetic emotion) relation, Raga-Samay (time) relation
  • Some general observations and suggestions
  • Q & A

The workshop is designed to combine instruction with demonstration and listening to audio/video recordings. Along with audio-visual media, the participants would be given digital notes and AV content to further their understanding of the complexities of North Indian (Hindustani) Classical Music.

About the Mentor

Pushkar Lele Hindustani Classical Vocalist

Pushkar Lele

Hindustani Classical Vocalist, Guru, Researcher & Writer

Pushkar is today, one of India’s leading young and soughtafter classical vocalists. A rigorous study of more than two decades with renowned and able Gurus like Pt. Gangadharbua Pimpalkhare, Shri. Vijay Koparkar, Pt. Vijay Sardeshmukh and Pt. Satyasheel Deshpande has enriched Pushkar with a rich fund of knowledge.

Pushkar holds a Master’s Degree in Music from Lalit Kala Kendra (Centre for Performing Arts), University of Pune and is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards and scholarships.

Pushkar has performed at many prestigious music stages all over India and has been to USA, Australia, Belgium, Netherlands, Singapore and UAE for concert tours.

He is the Founder-Director of ‘Gandhaar School of Music’ where students are trained in Hindustani Classical Vocal Music using a contemporary approach.

Pushkar has been featured as one of 35 Young Achievers from all over India, belonging to various fields by INDIA TODAY magazine and has many albums to his credit, brought out by Alurkar Music House, Ninaad Creations, Dreams Entertainment and Sonic Octaves.

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    Mamta Trivedi

    HCMA workshop

    Thank you Living bridge and Pushkarji for this enriching experience.
    This workshop was a boon for a naive person like me who always was a good listener but totally uninitiated to the nuances and intricacies of HCM. This is a wonderfully drafted workshop with talented and most humble mentor Pushkarji at the helm . Within a short span it gives a profound and detailed view of our great HCM . Thanks a million to the team for coming up with a beautiful idea .

    18 June, 2021
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    Ishita Trivedi

    Highly recommended

    Couldn’t have asked for a better introduction to understanding hindustani art music! Even though it’s a 4 day workshop, Pushkar ji is very patient and manages to field all questions asked of him. The batch is diverse and everyone comes onboard with different levels of engagement with music– it made for a super engaging week and it ensured I have the right tools to learn everyday since!

    5 June, 2021
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    Amit Kothari

    My Feelings

    The workshop has structured the pices of information gathered over time by attending shows of the Masteros and Legend of the Indian Music. It has showed the depth of the Indian culture and furthered my urge to go deeper and understand the Indian Music and particulary HCM which a important part of our culture heritage. And my regards to Mr. Lele for hs comand on the subject and clarity with which he has conducted the session. Will attend furure workshop, session of Mr. Lele on HCM.

    25 May, 2021
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    rebecca mathai

    HCM workshop

    Four days of a deep dive from ground zero and it was well worth it. Pushkar Lele is a passionate lover of music and a singer himself which adds a bit of magic to the class. And the classes are structured to allow distillation of the concepts. I am a long way off from understanding but i am grateful for the opportunity to wet my feet and hope to join more classes in future

    24 May, 2021
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    Saumil Mehta

    HCM appreciation

    The course was very well structured and the nuances were explained by Pushkar Leleji in a very easy to understand manner. Would love to know more about the workshops he will be conducting.

    The ony suggestion I would make is if the time spent on the 2nd last topic of the decoram to be maintained during an event and the part about the mindset of current musicians could be reduced and substituted by a little more time spent on the last section with the suggested readings and listenings.

    23 May, 2021
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