MUSIC Series



"Are you a Karnatic Classical Music enthusiast and are interested in detailed understanding and study of its various nuances? Then Bhavan’s unique course on the Nottuswaras or Nottu Swara compositions is a brilliant opportunity for you to learn under our resident Guru Sri.Sampath Kumarachary!
The Nottuswara compositions (from the ‘note swaras’) are a set of 39 compositions in Karnatic Classical Music by Muthuswami Dikshitar, the renowned 18th century composer and one of the trinities of Karnatic Music. He composed them when his younger brother Balaswami Dikshitar was learning to play the violin.They are notable as an interaction between the East and the West during the East India Company rule in India; being based on Western sources – mostly simple melodies inspired by Scotland and Irish tunes. 
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10 Weeks
23rd Jan - 27th March 2021


Introduction to Nottuswarams

Compositions and their meanings

Practice of each raga

Other students who have studied with us

This course was excellent. The teacher is not only a very good musician but also a brilliant teacher. 

He is keen to share his knowledge with us and the classes are enormously enjoyable.
With the first class itself I knew I was in the right place. It was pure bliss.

Is this course for me?

  • This course is open to all Karnatic vocal students and enthusiasts, including beginners. 

Times and Dates

Saturday 23rd January – Saturday 27th March

Saturdays, 4 PM


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Meet the instructor

Sri. Sampath Kumarachary Daruri

A Karnatic Vocalist, musicologist, and a teacher with over 35 years of experience, Sampath Kumarachary Daruri hails from a family of musicians. Having trained meticulously under his father Late Sri. Daruri Ratnamacharyulu and later under the Hyderabad brothers, Sampath has carved his own niche with over 400 performances across the world. He has authored three books on music ‘Sangeetamrutam’, ‘Keertanavali’, and ‘Pancharatnakeertanas’ which are used widely by artists and his own students who come from India, USA, and New Zealand. Currently he trains students from beginners to advanced level in UK and aims to inspire the current generation with the beauty of Karnatic Classical Music. 
Patrick Jones - Course author