Academy of Indian Classical Music, Varanasi - learning music in India

The Pramila Mishra Academy of Indian Classical Music, founded by Pt. Deobrat Mishra, is the largest and fastest growing school of Indian classical music in Varanasi; Varanasi being the music capital of North India is the best place to learn Indian music. Led by world-renowned artists, leading exponents of the "Benares Lineage" - Banaras Gharana, the Academy enables both amateur and professional musicians to get the best musical education. Classes are attended by both Indian and international students. 

Location of residential classes:
Academy of Indian Classical Music
B.2 /215 Bhadaini, VARANASI-221005 (U.P. ), India

Location on Google map:

The following subjects are taught at the Academy:

(1) Classical singing (including bhajan, khayal, dhrupad and other vocal forms)
(2) Sitar
(3) Tabla
(4) Bansuri (flute)
(6) Surbahar
(7) Sarod
(8) Kathak dance
(9) Nad yoga - yoga of sound.

The classes also include a theory of Indian music.

Every Sunday, the Academy hosts at its venue special concerts featuring eminent artists of India.  


- Pt. Deobrat Mishra, Mrs. Pramila Mishra Academy of Indian Classical Music (Music Society), Project of Benaras Gharana music tradition (Academy of Music):

- Different artrists from Banaras Gharana.

Language of classes:
- English
, Hindi.

Enrolment and tuition cost: 

Admition and the conditions of learning should be fixed individually.  


There are plenty of hotels, lodges and guesthouses to choose from. We can advice with bookings; you can consider two nearby places: 
(1) Temple City Guest House, right opposite the Academy, on the same narrow street. 

Address: B.2/225-B-2 KA, Bhadaini  

(2) Sunaina Homestay,
https://sunainapghomes. in/rooms

(3) There are other good places too, we suggest to serach those located near Ganga river (the school is a 3-minute walk from Ganga).

See also:

Academy Facebook profile: https://www.

Selected sample performances of classical Indian music on various instruments (list to be completed)

Student performances at Akacemia and individual tuition:

Pramila Mishra Academy of Indian Classical Music & Pandit Shivnath Mishra Music Academy & Fundacja Vivaswan