Sitar Lessons

Learn Sitar/Sitar Lessons London

I welcome anyone who is starting out on their journey in Indian Music and the sitar with open arms! It is impossible to learn the sitar from a book, and apart from the lack of material out there, the aural tradition of learning Indian Classical music should be embraced.


You will learn: 

  • Correct and comfortable holding position with good posture
  • How to tune the sitar
  • Raga and tala theory and practice
  • In a relaxed environment at your own pace

As a sitar player I have: 

  • Studied in India with Pandit Arvind Parikh (senior-most disciple of Ustad Vilayat Khan)
  • Completed MMus degree under the guidance of Dharambir Singh MBE
  • Attended workshops with: Rajan and Sajan Mishra (kyhal vocalists), Budhaditya Mukerjee (sitar), Mehboob Nadeem (sitar) and Buddhadev Das Gupta (sarod)

Sitar Basics Video Tutorial: 

I have loved Indian music and the sitar for a long time but have found very little quality online tuition for people to get started on this fantastic instrument. It is usually necessary to travel (sometimes long distances) to a teacher and in our ever-increasing busy lives this can sometimes be the biggest hurdle in starting. For this reason I have started developing a Sitar Basics Video Tutorial.


In these tutorials you will discover: 

  • The basics of the sitar and Indian Music
  • How to tune your sitar
  • Right and left hand techniques
  • How to sit and hold your sitar
  • A number of different basic paltas (exercises)

By the end you will be ready to make an informed decision on the next step of your learning.






If you are looking for a sitar teacher close to London in the UK please get in touch. I teach from home in the Bromley/Orpington area. The nearest station is Petts Wood, which you can get to easily from Charing Cross, Cannon Street, London Bridge and London Victoria.

 Contact me for a taster lesson now!