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Unique Music Learning and Discovery Course

This summer join Ananda Ashram for a week-long “Music Learning and Discovery Course” with Acharya Roop Verma. Beginning on Monday, July 8, Acharya Roop Verma will share a concise system of musical training which he has applied successfully at music schools and universities around the world.

This course is designed to impart new techniques for developing vocal and instrumental proficiency, skill and control. Students will learn principles and techniques of Indian classical music, experiencing basic sounds and rhythms and exploring the evolution of notes, scales, ragas, compositions and improvisation.

Acharya Roop Verma teaches the traditional and authentic aspects of musicmaking in unique ways that can be applied to any Eastern or Western form of music. He is an internationally respected sitarist, composer and teacher of Indian classical and sacred music, meditation and Nada Yoga philosophy. He was formally trained in the oral tradition under highly revered teachers of our time: maestros Ali Akbar Khan and Ravi Shankar, Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati and Swami Shyam of the Himalayas. Roop Verma has performed and taught widely in Europe, North and South America, India and Northern Africa and conducts Nada Yoga intensive retreats internationally. As director of the East-West School of Music, he regularly teaches and performs at Ananda Ashram.

The course runs through Sunday, July 14 and classes will be held twice daily from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m.

Location: 13 Sapphire Rd., Monroe. To register and for supply list, call 782-5575 or visit

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