David teaches sitar classes from his studio in Coburg Victoria. Private lessons are $50 for the hour. David has good quality student model sitars for rent, if required. Sitar rental is $10 a week.
David's sitar lessons give a strong emphasis on posture and technique. He teaches Indian classical music, and focuses on the study of Ragas (Melodic forms) and Taalas (Rhythm cycles). He teaches appropriate scale exercises, followed by various compositions and improvisational passages. David uses Indian notation (Sargam) for reference, and he also recommends that students audio record the classes as well. Indian classical music is taught in an oral tradition, and is generally learned by ear.
David is a patient and encouraging teachers who enjoys teaching beginners . The sitar can be a very daunting instrument at first, but David does his very best to make his students feel comfortable, and to enjoy themselves during the class.