Sitar School of Toronto: Indian Classical Music School
Hindustani Classical Music > Sitar
Ustad Shahid Parvez hails from the famous lineage of the Etawah tradition. He was initiated into music by his father, Ustad Aziz Khan and very soon made a name for himself as a young performer. As a matter of fact, he gave his first public sitar recital at the age of eight.
Ustad Shahid Parvez received training in vocal music and tabla as well as the sitar and quickly established himself as a major attraction on the Indian Classical concert circuit.
Today Ustad Shahid Parvez is acknowledged by stalwarts like Pandit Ravi Shankar and Ustad Vilayat Khan as one of the finest sitar players alive and the torch bearer for the current generation. His playing is a perfect combination of gaiyaki ang (singing style) and tantrakari ang (instrumental style). He has performed to sold out concert halls and music festivals all around the world.
Ustad Shahid Parvez teaches workshops regularly at the Sitar School of Toronto. Since the inception of the Sitar School , Ustad Shahid Parvez has returned at least three times a year. Our aim is to provide a passionate, keen and dedicated pool of students to Ustad Shahid Parvez, so that he finds teaching as much a joy as we find learning.
The sessions are intense and the training is hands on. Ustad Shahid Parvez pays meticulous attention to each of his students and riyaz (practice) is given utmost importance.
Thursday: 19:00 to 21:00 at Downtown Toronto :: 196 Dovercourt Rd., South of Dundas, North of Queen and West of Ossington
Friday: 18:00 to 20:00 at Brampton:: 22 McKillop Court, Charolais and Hurontario
Sunday: 11:00 to 13:00 at 111A Rideau St., Rideau and Dalhousie, Downtown Ottawa