Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan descends from six generations of sitarists. In the words of the The Hindu, he is "Indian music personified". He is one of the leading exponents of the Etawah Gharana, a musical tradition or "family" committed to this most famous of Indian instruments. He was trained by his father and guru, Ustad Aziz Khan. Read more.
January 14th, 2017 Fajr Music Festival Tehran, Iran
January 20th - 22nd, 2017 SPK Academy Intensive Sitar Camp Chandler, AZ
March 8th, 2017 Swara Zankar - Music Festival Mumbai, India
March 30th, 2017 Ravindra Nath Graha Indore, India
March 31st, 2017 Swara - Music for Life Varanasi, India
April 2nd, 2017 RagaSpirit OC Irvine, CA
April 9th, 2017 Access to Ustads Project Seattle, WA
April 28th - 30th, 2017 SPK Academy Intensive Music Camp Chandler, AZ
May 2nd - 4th, 2017 Sitar Workshop New York, NY
May 6th, 2017 LearnQuest's Baithak Series Framingham, MA
June 1st - 4th, 2017 "Art of Performance" Music Workshop Chandler, AZ
June 2nd, 2017 Baithak Concert Chandler, AZ
September 3rd, 2017 Philadelphia Ganesh Festival Philadelphia, PA
September 11th-16th, 2017 Arizona State University Tempe, AZ
October 6th - 8th, 2017 SPK Academy Intensive Sitar Camp Chandler, AZ
October 14th, 2017 Kennesaw State University Atlanta, GA
October 28th, 2017 Raagmala Toronto, Canada
November 4th, 2017 Community Music School Philadelphia, PA
November 28th, 2017 Bengal Music Foundation Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Sitar lessons at The SPK Academy are offered under the guidance of Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan, lovingly known as Ustadji by his students. Ustadji has dedicated considerable time and energy during the past decade in training young students in India, the US, the UK, and Canada. While traveling in North America, he is joined by students from around the world who seek the opportunity to attend his concerts and to participate in a series of unique sitar workshops and sitar lessons exploring the traditions and performance of Indian Classical Music.
Ustadji's tiered approach is reflected in the four learning formats for sitar lessons: sitar workshops, riyaz sessions and shibirs. As a part of SPK Academy's program, we offer online Sitar lessons with Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan via Skype video conferencing. Learn more about the benefits about online learning and find out what you need to take advantage of this unique opportunityto learn from a renown master.