Instrumental Series



"The Bhavan is delighted to present a 10 week introductory course in Karnatic Violin by resident Violin Guru Sri. Balu Raguraman. This course is open to beginners who wish to explore the nuances of Classical Violin and perhaps are looking for a potential path for further study at the Bhavan.  

Build a strong foundation with all details starting from correct posture, bowing, sound production, and the structure of notes to the intricacies of basic ragas (melodies). Join us to delve into the mellifluous world of Karnatic Classical Violin.
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10 Weeks
2Oth Jan - 24th March 2021


Introduction to the instrument

Introduction to the basic ragas and Talas

How to play the violin strings and the basic notes on it.

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 beginners.

    PLEASE NOTE – The students need to have a violin to attend the course. If you do not own one and need to rent a violin from us additional charges apply. This needs to be paid along with the registration to confirm that you have a violin for the course on time. 

Times and Dates

Wednesday 20th January – Wednesday 24th March

Wednesdays, 5 pm – 6 pm 



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Meet the instructor

Sri. Balu Raguraman

I love the rich history and unbeatable melody of the violin – it’s what drives my passion for the instrument.”

A Fellow of Trinity College, London, Balu Raguraman is a talented Carnatic violinist who has performed extensively around the world, including appearing with musicians from Western classical, jazz and African music traditions. He is known as an innovative and adaptable musician who has worked with some of the greatest maestros of our time including the famous Dr. Balamurali Krishna, Dr. N Ramani, and Umayalpuram Shivaraman. He is also involved in The Bhavan’s special music series “Bhinna Abhinna”, a collaborative project featuring musicians from different genres and styles.
Patrick Jones - Course author