Sitar Niketan is a result of Laila's lifetime dedication to sitar. She has twenty five years of experience in teaching sitar students. At Sitar Niketan students are guided and encouraged individually and in a group to develop proper sitar playing skills and connect with the Indian classical raags and taals.
Sitar Niketan's vision is to resonate and continue the rich musical heritage of South Asia through Indian classical music. It is an oasis of culture where the universal language of music is taught to preserve and expand the traditional form. Our desire is to broaden the students' musical horizon by collaborating with various instruments, voice and dance through the Sitar Niketan student ensemble performances .
Sitar Niketan follows the footsteps of the Senia Maihar Gharana (school of music ) established by the legendary Ustad Alauddin Khan ,father of sarod legend Ustad Ali Akbar Khan and Surbahar legend Annapurna Devi and guru of, international musical phenomenon, Pandit Ravi Shankar.
To sign up for sitar classes and find out more about classes and courses go to
We love to spread the beauty and resonance of sitar to 9 yrs and older students who are eager to learn!.
1403 mimosa lane, silver springs, MD 20904, US
12:00 – 20:30
12:00 – 19:00
10:15 – 17:15