Rajib Karmakar

Rajib K.

Sun Valley, CA

Lesson Details

Sitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Rajib K. is undoubtedly one of the finest young sitar players today whose learning has resulted in an extensive technique and deep understanding of diverse musical styles. His open mind has led to an extension of his musical horizon to incorporate imaginative experiments in world music styles that delight the young and the old. Already at this young age he is well appreciated by his audience and critics for his artistic aspects & nuances of diverse styles and a mastery of technical skill.
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About

Rajib delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8 to 65 and special needs

Teaching since:
July 1998

Rajib Karmakar one of India's best and internationally acclaimed Sitar performers, and is well known for the unconventional diverse playing styles, spiritual intensity and the esoteric depth of traditional and classical music that he brings to the stage. Rajib has been performing in India and abroad including USA, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland performing for Ministry of Spain(Spain), Ottawa Council for Arts(Canada), Ganesh Mahotsav(India), Boom Festival(Portugal), Deutsch Indische Gesellschaft(Germany), Festival of India(USA and Canada), Festival Papillotes(France), Harbourfront Summer Series(Canada), NAMM (USA), Theatre Rogue Du Conservatoire(Canada), National Arts Center(Canada) Tropical Heatwave Festival(USA), Straz Center(USA) , Castello Di Romeo(Italy), Disney (USA, PASIC (Indianapolis) and many more. He has been teaching Indian Music all over India, USA, Canada and Europe and has worked as a faculty for Indian Music for various schools and organizations like Center for World Music(USA), Harvard University(USA), Brandeis University(USA) to name a few. His pursuit of excellent has been revered in several publications.

Official Website: http://sitarrajib.com/
Skype: sitarrajib
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sitarrajib

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Experience

Director
Sep 2015 - Present
Los Angeles International Music and Arts Academy

• Teaches Indian Classical Music to beginners and advanced students
• Develop teaching curricula for students

Teacher
Sep 2013 - Present
Shruti A.I.M

• Teaching Faculty for Indian Classical Music at Shruti AIM, Florida, 2014-contd.

Artist Residency
Sep 2016 - Sep 2016
Brandeis University

• Gave lecture demonstrations on Indian Music and relation to history, painting and religion
• Taught Improvisational Collective Class, held workshops and Q&A sessions

Visiting Faculty
May 2015 - May 2015
Hawking Charter School

• Lecture Demonstration on Indian Classical Music at Hawking Charter School for Center, San Diego , May 19, 2015

California Institute of the Arts
Sep 2014 - Apr 2015
CAP Music Teaching Assistant

• Teaching Assistant for Indian Classical Music and Experimental Global Fusion Ensemble at CAP (Community Arts Partnership) for Indian music and experimental fusion music, 2014-contd.

Education

Masters
Sep 2013 - May 2015
California Institute of the Arts
Music
Apr 2006 - Apr 2011
Rabindra Bharati University

Languages

Bengali
Fluent / Native Proficiency
English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Hindi
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Visiting Faculty
May 2015
Hawking Charter School

• Lecture Demonstration on Indian Classical Music at Hawking Charter School for Center for World Music, San Diego , May 19, 2015

Community Arts Partnership
Sep 2014
California Institute of the Arts

• Teaching Assistant for Indian Classical Music and Experimental Global Fusion Ensemble at CAP (Community Arts Partnership) for Indian music and experimental fusion music, 2014-contd.

Teacher
Sep 2013
Shruti Association of International Music

• Teaching Faculty for Indian Classical Music at Shruti AIM, Florida, 2014-contd.

Visiting Faculty
Mar 2011
Associazione AltraMusica

• Guest Faculty for Indian Classical Music at Associazione AltraMusica, Montecchio Maggiore, Italy, March–April, 2011-contd.

Awards

Honors and Awards
Aug 2000
Various

Photos & Videos

Raga Abhogi
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4 Reviews

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meena May 14, 2018
Sitar · In home

He is incredible teacher and wonderful human being.He is very supportive and understands your limitation and your abilities and teaches based on it.

ShiShir V. Mar 2, 2018
Sitar · Online

Rajibji is a awesome teacher . Very precise and knowledgeable . We are so glad we found a great instructor online .

Isabella Nov 23, 2017
Sitar · In studio

His knowledge of sitar is amazing, he really cares about you learning the instrument and being more creative.

Christian Colton May 26, 2015
Sitar · Online

Rajib was great. He's patient, and obviously knows his stuff. I look forward to more lessons with him.

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