Ali Akbar College
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Vocal Classes

Vocal Class

Vocal classes give a general introduction to the classical music of North India through singing. Compositions are learned in the most common ragas and students also learn the basic Talas (rhythmic cycles). Aspects of theory and history are also taught and students become familiar with the major styles and forms of Indian music (dhrupad, khyal, thumri, tarana, etc.). This introductory class is presented in cooperation with the “Studio für Musik der Kulturen – SMK” (Studio for musics of the world’s cultures), a department of the Music Academy, which also presents concerts and workshops of various music traditions from around the world.


Vocal classes presently take place on Tuesday evenings from 19.00 to 20.30 and Thursday evenings from 18.30 to 20.00. To visit a class please send us an email or call the College at: 41 61 272 80 32

“Singing is the most important, because, while you play, you are singing through the instrument… actually you are singing inside.”Ustad Ali Akbar Khan


Instrumental Classes – Sarod, Sitar, violin, flute, etc.

Instrument Class

Instrumental classes are conducted in both private and small groups and consist of both technical exercises and compositions in the main ragas and talas.

At present, the instrumental classes take place by appointment. Please contact the College for more information: info@aliakbarcollege.org or tel. 41 61 272 80 32

These introductory classes are presented in cooperation with the “Studio für Musik der Kulturen – SMK” (Studio for musics of the world’s cultures), a department of the Music Academy which also presents concerts and workshops of music traditions from around the world.


Tabla Classes

Tabla Class

Tabla lessons are available on a weekly basis and are given by Harprit Singh, a student of Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri.


At present, classes are offered on Saturdays. Please contact the College to make an appointment.

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