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Teaching the Ancient Art with a New Approach

On the Gurmat Sangeet Outreach programme, students progress through a collaborative framework of individual learning and tutor guidance.

  1. Students watch weekly video lessons, where each lesson is 15 to 20 minutes in length. These lessons are provided in a learning resource pack, which may be accessed through our online portal, the WebSchool. This gives students the flexibility to learn Kirtan in their own home, in their own time and at their own pace.
  2. Students practise their weekly lesson using their chosen string instrument for 15 minutes a day, five days a week.

As the new week begins, students watch the next weekly lesson and practise it throughout that week. This pattern of learning continues for 12 weeks or until students complete their current grade level.


Each student is assigned a qualified personal tutor who monitors progress and provides guidance as needed. This is usually via Skype, but may occasionally be in person where students are within the local area of a tutor. Tutors also encourage students who begin to fall behind in their individual learning and practice.


When a student completes the assigned 12 weeks of video tutorials, a Raj Academy tutor will conduct a learning assessment.


There are various opportunities throughout the year to attend hands-on workshops and camps with our teachers. These are mainly in the USA, Canada and the UK, but are open to all students.

These workshops are designed to inspire students, to help them overcome learning challenges and refine their instrumental playing techniques. In addition, they enable students to gain mutual support from each other on their adventure of learning Kirtan.