Our Faculty

Pt Devanand Pathak ji (Indian Classical Mentor)

Devanand Pathak ji From Banaras Gharana learnt classical music and Tabla from PanditDeo Narayan shastriji, did his masters of music Sangeet Praveen in1978 and was Head examiner of PrayagSangitSamiti from 1992 to 2016. His early desire and only endeavor is to coach as many students as he can in entire life. With the aim to teach students, he has given free education to many for over 35 years and was giving free training at Kabir math of Banaras where more than 200 students learn classical at one time.

Devanand Pathakji
Gautam Mukherjee

Gautam Mukherjee (Light Classical)

Gautam Mukherjee has learnt from Prof.A.T.Kanan and Smt Annapurna Devi, daughter of UstaadAllauddin Khan Sahab. He has done many illustrious stage shows in his musical career including sharing the stage with Ali Akbar Khan Sahab. Bilayat Ali Sahab and a classical program with Bismillah Khan Sahab. For a person with such great gurus, he has also mentored many of the best singers from the industry including KavitaKrishnamurti, Sunidhi Chauhan, ArnabChakraborty and Sagarika. He has groomed many singers in reality shows like Raw Star, Bharat kiShaan, Voice of India, Surkshetra etc.

Annuj Kapoo (Bollywood Mentor for Reality Shows)

AnnujKapoo has learnt Hindustani sangeet from Shri Dhruba Ghosh and Western Notations from Baba Ram Prasad ji and Shri P.S Prabhu. A Graded Music composer for Air Mumbai, he has composed music for all Hits of Doordarshan like AAROHI-SHAM-E-GHAZAL-MEHFIL. He has to his credit the music direction of the title song for TVS Saregama, Hero Honda Saregamapa, Challenge 2005, little Champ, Ghareksapna, Samay, Vijay Jyoti, Tide KhelKhel Mein. Voice of India, Background music for AstitvaEkPremKahani. He has been grooming singers in reality shows since 1994 like Saregama, Voice of India, Choteustaad, Junoon, Waarparivaar, Chak de bache, bharatkishaan, Music kaMahaMuqabala, Indian Idol, Indias got Talent etc.

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Shantanu Bannerjee (Bollywood and Piano Mentor)

Shantanu Banerjee is one of the famous and legendary piano players of Indian Music Industry. He has given his indulge inputs in Music Production of Various Reality Shows like Antakshari, Saregama, Voice of India, Bharat Ki Shaan, Mohe Rang de, MeriAwaazSuno. He also played keyboard with Various Legendary Singers likeAbhijeet Bhattacharya, Shreya Ghosal, Jagjit Singh, Sonu Nigam, Shaan, Sunidhi Chauhan etc.

Rimi Basu Sinha (Voice Culture Mentor)

RimiBasu Sinha (born in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India) is one of the very few female music composers in India. She is a trained musician and started training at the age of six. She has done her masters in Hindustani Classical from Allahabad University and then went on to pursue SangeetPrabhakar and Senior Diploma in Light Music from PrayagSangeetSamiti, Allahabad.

She has done numerous performances across the globe, she has worked with Kavita Krishnamurthy, Sunidhi Chauhan, Shreya Ghosal, Richa Sharma. She is a top Graded artist of all India Radio and Doordarshan.

Rimi Basu Sinha

Israar Ansari (lyric Writing & Diction Trainer)

Israar Ansari a well-known lyrist with a working experience of 17 years in the industry. He has to his credit lots of albums with Ghulam Ali Khan Saab, AnupJalotaji, Hariharanji, Roop Kumar Rathodji His favourite and popular ghazals like kacheeDewaar by Ghulamali khan Sahab, he has given songs to Bollywood movies and worked with legendary music directors like Jatin-Lalit, Ram sampath, Ram laxman, his popular movie song is ‘ZindigiMaut Na Ban Jaye’ from sarfrosh. He has groomed singers in saregama reality show.

Mandar Marathe (Yoga)

Born in 1971, in a deeply Yoga and music loving family, Mandar Marathe has in recent years shown immense promise as one of the most disciplined and dedicated Yoga Trainers. He is an initiated disciple of his Guru (Master), the Great Himalayan Kriya Yogi – His Holiness SadguruYogiraj Sri SriMangeshda. Through Yoga Mandar is a teacher of a complete Yogic health course designed by his Master which is popularly known as Healthy Body Divine Soul. This is based on principles of Kriya Yoga. It is a versatile and scientifically driven curriculum which can be practiced by all. This comprises of

• Aasans(Postures), for removing blocks and toning the body.
• Pranayams (Breathing Techniques), for removing blocks by enhancing oxygen supply within the body, for increasing vitality.
• Dhyan (Meditation), for increasing concentration and distressing self.
• Mudras for preventing and curing certain ailments.
• Healing techniques and
• Diet Tips

Mandar periodically conducts Yoga Sessions at Frankfurt, Germany, LA, and USA. Mandar worked as a visiting faculty of Yoga for school children at Dr. Pillai International School in Mumbai. Mandar has over 14 years of experience in handling Pharmaceutical and Dietary-Food supplements. He is a nutritional advisor at the above places.

Mandar is also known as one of the most talented Sitarists (Indian Classical Music) of his generation. He received his formal guidance from PanditNayan Ghosh. Mandar has performed sitar on several platforms within India and abroad. He is felicitated with awards and scholarship.

Mandar marathe
Nagendra Faculty

Nagendra Dubey (Dean Saregama Music Academy)

If you ask famous classical singer of BenarasGharana Padma BhushanGirija Devi to name her some of the favorite disciples, NagendraDubey’s name comes in the first mention. NagendraDubey, the famous and beloved music coach to dozens of music reality show aspirants, is another pillar of SaReGaMa Academy. Having worked as a music director in the erstwhile pair of Nagendra-Santosh for many Hindi Films and as the lead singer of the famous band of Varanasi Rudraksh in 90’s, Nagendra knows what it takes for a young talent to hone his/her singing skills and transform him/herself into confident performance.

Dhananjay Bhatt (Bollywood Mentor)

Dhananjay Bhatt is well-known Singer and Music Mentor of Various big reality Shows of Indian Television like Hero Honda Saregama, Rising Star, The Voice, and India Raw Star. He has groomed various celebrities like Shaan, Papon, Jazim, Kamal Khan etc.

Dhananjay Bhatt

Brecilla D’Souza

Brecilla D’Souza a young vocalist and songwriter and front woman for an indie band called ,”My Kind Of Blue” and a trio vocal project called ,”Queendom”. She has been active in the scene since 2014 and has performed at esteemed venues around the country like The Royal Opera House, Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory ( Nepal), The Pianoman Jazz Club (Delhi), HardRock Cafe, Sofar( Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Goa, Chennai), Soul Sante Festival (Bangalore), The Little Door and many others. She has a keen eye for details and an array of vocal textures that she uses tastefully. Her stage presence is unparalleled and she will make you groove with her soulful voice. Currently she is a vocal coach teaching at SA re ga ma pa academy and taking private lessons.

Dipti Freedom Sharma (Western Vocal Mentor)

Dipti Sharma belongs to the family of Musicians. She has singing experience of more than 10 years. She Attained advanced diploma with merit and gratified with ‘The most improved Student of the Year’ title during her western music course in London Music School – London.

She is well known as ‘Freedom Sharma’ from Reality tv show ‘India’s Raw Stars’ (one of the saaibaba production shows)

Dipti has years of experience as a Western vocal coach. She is a versatile coach who has been training singers – performing, recording and speech level singing for many years. With many other awards, she has been successfully secured her position as 100 influential women of Gujarat in 2015.

Dipti Sharma
Manoj Oberoi

Manjot Oberoi (Administrative Director / Vocal Coach)

With a brain of an experienced marketing executive, Manjot Singh is a versatile singer having a strong background in the music industry for last 10 years. He is been training for the different genre with careful grooming from many famous gurus. Throughout his career as a freelance vocalist, he has given his voice to many films, recordings and shows in various languages with commendable control and won many awards. The Punjabi devotional album ‘ Satguraayo saran tuhari ’ with DravitaChoksi is his humble attempt to pay tribute to both his culture and relegion. With his deep voice and engaging personality, enjoying his music is a treat to both mind and soul.

Aditya Pushkarna

Aditya Pushkarna, a big name in the bollywood music industry known as a programmer, music producer for over 24 years now.Started off as a drummer in Doordarshan and went on to produce AD films for Maruti, Airtel, Dish Tv, IPL Set Max, feature song for radio one Delhi, worked on launch promos for Sony and Star etc. A part of Indian Rock band “Agnee” for 6 years as music producer and live keyboardist. Currently one of the famous music producer and programmer of the bollywood music industry.

He has worked with music producer like Pritam, A.R.Rahaman, Clinton Cerejo, and many more,His most recent worked featured in SRK’starrer Dilwale.

He is been featured on the shows like MTV Unplugged and sound trippin on MTV and also worked on the entire season of the show The Raw Star where he completely rearrange and produce every bit of music on the show along with forming and conducting the band for the show.

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