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Mridangam Regn



Carnatic/Classical Music Services:

Vocal Workshop (Conducting since 2001 in Toronto)

Smt. Raji Gopalakrishnan, Director - Carnatic Music Wing, SAVECA Canada

(Performing Vocalist, All India Radio Chennai A-Graded Artist)

Raji Gopalakrishnan - Saveca Annual Event - 2007

Violin Workshop (2006) - Now on hold

Sri Mullaivasal G. Chandramouli

(From Chennai - AIR A Graded Artist)

Vocal Carnatic Music

Workshop - In Progress

Ms. Pooja Viswanathan
Post Doctoral Fellow - University of Toronto
PhD - Robotics & Assistive Technology
Co-Founder and CEO - Braze Mobility Inc, Canada
Entrepreneur - Ontario Brain Institute
Highly Qualified Personnel - AGE - WELL, Network of Centres of Excellence
Performing Carnatic Music Vocalist (Toronto & Mississauga)

(Disciple of Smt Raji Gopalakrishnan)

Mridangam & Vocal Carnatic Music Workshop - In progress

Prashant Viswanathan, Software Engineer

(Performing Carnatic Music Vocalist and Mridangist) - Toronto

(Disciple of Sri Gana Ganapathy of Toronto)

(Disciple of Smt. Raji Gopalakrishnan)

**See on line registration button on top left**

Mridangam Class Registration



Profile of Prashant Viswanathan

Vocal Concert in Toronto

July 1st, 2013:

Mridangam Concerts in Toronto





Carnatic Music Lessons - Vocal (In Mississauga)

Conducted by: Smt. Raji Gopalakrishnan  Summer Workshop

(Advanced - Concert/Kutchery - Thanam & Pallavi)

Regular classes

Ms. Pooja Viswanathan (Toronto & Mississauga)
Contact: 647-989-8474 - cell
Prashant Viswanathan (Toronto & Mississauga)
Contact: 1-416-629-0871
(Both are disciples of Smt. Raji Gopalakrishnan)

(Semi Advanced - Raga/Alapana, Neraval & Kalpana Swaram)

(Intermediate - Keertanams)

(Beginner - Basic knowledge of music)

If you like to register in advance for the summer workshop of 2017, please do now

Vish: 905-501-0346 - Res  416-836-5464 - Cell

671 Esprit Crescent, Mississauga

(Bristol and Ceremonial Dr)

*Registration for 2017*


Teacher Profile


Smt. Raji Gopalakrishnan hails from a musical family & had initial training from her father Sri. P.V. Natarajan. She completed Diploma in Vocal Carnatic Music at Krishna Music Academy, Mumbai under the guidance of Sri. T. S. Krishnaswamy Bhagawathar and a special two-year course at the Bharathiya Music and Arts Society, Mumbai.  Subsequently she was trained by Smt. T.R. Balamani and late Sangeetha Kalanidhi Shri T.M. Thyagarajan.  

Raji has won numerous awards and gold medals and has come first in many competitions held by various Sangeetha sabhas and organizations. Raji was residing in Bahrain for 14 years and was engaged in teaching music. She gave many concerts in the Middle East and has toured U.K. and USA. Since 1992 she has been residing in Chennai and has been giving numerous concerts in Chennai and at various centers in India. She has given concerts of exclusive Tamil songs and many thematic concerts. She was also invited by Music Academy to give Lecture Demonstration. Raji is an A Grade Artist at A.I.R. Chennai. Her performances in Doordarshan and other satellite channels and also in Radio Sangeeth Sammelan have been well acclaimed and appreciated. Blessed with rich voice, her concert has an infallible conformity with tradition, yet marked by fusion of creativity and stylized elegance.  

Raji has toured USA, Canada, U.K. and the Middle East to give concerts in major cities. Raji has been visiting Toronto every summer since 2001 to conduct workshop in teaching advance carnatic music to students and adults of Toronto and giving concerts for the benefit of music lovers in and around Toronto.  

A Gold Medal award was conferred on Raji by Music Academy, Chennai, for rendering the best Ragam Thanam Pallavi during the music season of 2002-2003. Also, she has been adjudged as outstanding lady vocalist for the years 2002, 2003, and 2004 by the Music Academy, Chennai.

She recently toured the state of Andhra Pradesh, under the auspices of SPIC MCKAY for Lecture demonstrations and concerts at schools and colleges.

Titles Conferred

Suswara Sukhalaya - Music Acadamy, Chennai, India - 2003

Swara Raaga Saraswathi - Saveca Canada, Canada - 2007

**Debut Concert performances**

(Under the tutelage of Smt. Raji Gopalakrishnan)

Prashant Viswanathan - 09/2007

Vaaraki Wijayaraj - 07/2008           

Srinidhi Sridharan - 08/2009        

Meenuja Viswathasan - 07/2010   

Myuran Thananjeyan - 08/2010      

Abhishek Vaidyanathan - 08/2010 


Abhishek Iyer - 08/2011

Abhinav Narayanan - 08/2013

Archana Sivakumaran - 08/2014

Thakshana Srinathan - 08/2015

Sumant Anantharam - 08/2015

Nivetha Kaneshaiah - 08/2016

Bremely Karthigesu - 08/2018

Shaayini Shanawaz - 07/2019


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