Raga Kids exposes our youngest raga enthusiasts to the sounds of Indian classical instruments such as the sitar and the tabla, along with instruments they may already know like the guitar and violin. Through multilingual sing-alongs, students learn about raga music and train their ears to embrace this non-Western form. Led by Brooklyn based music educators and performers Sameer Gupta (tabla), Trina Basu (violin) and Neel Murgai (sitar), Raga Kids is a unique offering and an incredible way to begin exploring the music of India and America!
Raga Kids is geared towards children ages 3 months – 5 years old. In our classes, children get the opportunity to listen to Indian Classical instruments like Sitar and Tabla, learn about Indian music, and sing songs based in ragas and taals. Raga Kids explore folk songs from around the world and the children engage in singing, interactive movement and musical play.
Neel Murgai, sitar
Roshni Samlal, tabla
Sameer Gupta, tabla
Trina Basu, violin