Faculty | Ali Akbar College of Music | Indian Music School2018-06-07T20:38:07+00:00

Faculty

Our instructors are dedicated to upholding their musical traditions and preserving their art by teaching all students who are willing to learn. They are eager to share their knowledge and talent for the development of their students’ musical life.

Current AACM Instructors:

Swapan Chaudhuri

Swapan Chaudhuri
Director of Percussion

Swapanda has been teaching tabla at the AACM since 1981

swapan.com

Alam Khan

Alam Khan
Sarode

Son of Ali Akbar Khan, began studying with his father in 1989

alamkhan.com

Jim Santi Owen
Jim Santi Owen
Tabla

Began studying with Swapanji in 1991

jimsantiowen.com

Arjun Verma
Arjun Verma
Sitar

Began studying with Khansahib in 2001

arjun-verma.com

Rachel
Rachel Unterseher
Violin, Viola

Began studying with Khansahib in 1989

rachelviolinmusic.com

Bruce Hamm
Bruce Hamm
Sarode

Began studying with Khansahib in 1974

brucehamm.com

Peter VanGelder
Peter van Gelder
Sitar

Began studying with Khansahib in 1965

petervangelder.com

Manik Khan
Manik Khan
Sarode

Son of Ali Akbar Khan, began studying with his father in 1998

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Nilan Chaudhuri
Nilan Chaudhuri
Tabla

Son of Swapan Chaudhuri, began studying with his father in 1997

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Wallace Harvey
Wallace Harvey
Violin & Voice

Began studying with Khansahib in 1993

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William Rossel
William Rossel
Tabla

Began studying with Swapanji in 2006

williamrossel.com

Benjamin Araki Teacher at AACM
Benjamin Araki
Sitar

Began studying with Khansahib in 2007

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