Our Academy Gurus

The Tansen Academy is honored to have soulful classical guru’s, who are making an outstanding impression in the classical music world with the great blessings of legendary Hindustani musicians.


Padmashri, Kalaimamani, Pandit Dr. S. Ballesh, Founder, A "Patiala Gharana" Hindustani Classical Vocalist, teaches only for Advanced level students and trains only for selected Bada Khayal disciples and Playback Singers.

Kalaimamani, Dr. Krishna Ballesh, Co-founder and Director, A Hindustani Classical Vocalist in Patiala Gharana and Rampur Shashwana Gharana style, Also adds a flavour of Gwalior Gharana, Kirana Gharana, and Banarasi Gharana and  trains Voice Culture for Bada Khayal Students, Performing Artists and Playback Singers


Yash Bharati, Ustad Nazim Hussain Bismillah Khan, Hindustani Classical Tabla Artiste for Advancing level classes

Pandit Kalburgi Dattatray ,  Hindustani Classical Tabla Artiste for Advancing level classes

Surmani. Prakash Ballesh , is Hindustani music guru for Beginning and Foundation level

Surmani. Shivanand Ballesh ,  is Hindustani Music Teacher for Beginning and Foundation level

Vidwan. Suresh Raj , is professional Hindustani Classical Tabla Player and Leading Sound engineer

Shri. Ravi Kumar , teaches Sitar and also a film playback musician

Shri. Sasi Kumar , teaches Bansuri (Hindustani Flute) and also a film playback musician.


20 Courses at Taan are taught by a national group of full-time and part-time faculty from India, Europe, Malaysia, Singapore, London, Denmark, USA, Australia, specializing in musical performance, music theory, and analysis, music history, musicology, and music technology. Faculty experience includes professional work in the music industry as well as academic expertise in teaching and researching music in higher education.

         The visiting professors and advisory group members of the academy include musicians Pt Kodhanda Salunke, Ustad Rashid Khan, Pt Venkatesh Kumar, Percussionist Pandit Dattatray Kalburgi, voice trainer and composer Pandit S. Ballesh, and Clarinet player Pt Basavaraj. Surmani Krishna Ballesh, a leading Indian Shehnai and Hindustani Classical Vocalist of India, conducts Hindustani vocal classes, Prakash Ballesh, a Harmonium and Hindustani vocal, Sureshraj, a tabla artiste, Ravi Kumar, a Sitar artiste, are the backbones of the academy.