Guru Ram Das
KIRTAN ACADEMY

Mata Mandir Singh is the musical director of Guru Ram Das Kirtan Academy. He teaches in-depth music lessons via Zoom and is now teaching in-person also through the auspices of the Guru Ram Das Academy.

Mata Mandir Singh is creative and masterful in tailoring the below techniques and skills to each student as per their interest and skill level from beginners to advanced players. He has studied and practiced the Indian music system for more than thirty years. He teaches Rag and Taal (melody and rhythm) and teaches tabla, harmonium, Rabab and Indian vocal practice.

He also teaches how to accompany kirtan using various non-traditional stringed instruments such as mandolin and Cittern. Although the system is classically based we practice and play shabds and mantra more in the folk and semi classical range rather than strictly classical practice.

Guitar and Kirtan

All manner of guitar techniques including chord structures, both conventional and unconventional, strumming and fingerpicking techniques, alternate guitar tunings, scales and basic music theory regarding melody and rhythm. These will draw upon both Indian and Western musical traditions. The classes begin with learning basic chants and compositions from Mata Mandir Singh’s extensive catalog of recorded music.

Vocal

Combined with the above will be basic vocal training to find one’s authentic voice, to practice staying on pitch and develop the ability to sing with power and relaxation at the same time.

Composition

The art of composing chants, shabds and songs is introduced early on to encourage each student`s own ability to create melodies and chord structures that enhance their creative and meditative abilities. 

Your Investment

Single Tuition Instrumental-/Vocal Lesson
– 45€
4in1-Ticket (valid for 3 months)
– 160€
6-Months-Ticket Beginner (single tuition 30min./week, 26x, plus 2 group classes/week on Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 5 p.m.)
– 95€/month (570€ total)
6-Months-Ticket Advanced (single tuition 1hr/week, 26x, plus 2 group classes/week on Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 5 p.m.)
– 150€/month (900€ total)

5:00 Sadhana
9:00 Breakfast
10:00 Rhythm of Gatka Class
10:30-13:30 1-on-1 Music Class &/or Personal Practice
13:30 Lunch
14.30-16:00 1-on-1 Music Class &/or Personal Practice
17:00 Riaz Group Music Practice
18:00 Dinner
19:00-19:30 Evening Kirtan

Full Day program at the Academy
– 80€ (plus 60€ Stay in Nivaas & Full Board/Day)

All requests for individually timed On-Site-Kirtan-Academy-Stays:
In addition to your course registration above, please always send us an email to inform us of preferred dates and duration of your stay. 

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Single Tuition/Instrumental/Vocal/Kirtan
4in1-Ticket, Valid for 3 Months
6-Months-Tuition-Ticket (1x1hr/Week, 26x), payable in 6 installments of 150€, including 2 weekly group classes & additional learning content
6-months-Tuition-Ticket (1x30min./Week, 26x), payable in 6 installments of 95€, including 2 weekly group classes & additional learning content
Kirtan Academy at Guru Ram Das Aquarian Academy (plus Ashram fee in cash: 60€/Day)
Kirtan Academy at Guru Ram Das Aquarian Academy (plus Ashram fee in cash: 60€/Day)
Kirtan Academy at Guru Ram Das Aquarian Academy (plus Ashram fee in cash: 60€/Day)
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Mata Mandir Singh

Mata Mandir Singh has been teaching Kundalini Yoga & Martial Arts (Gatka) internationally for decades and has dedicated his life to the practice and teaching of Naad Yoga, the yoga of sound. Mata Mandir Singh has practiced and taught Kundalini Yoga, Naad Yoga, Music and Gatka for decades. He has been a legendary Kirtan artist in 3HO since the early years, promoting a unique multicultural fusion style of composing, singing and playing. He is a refined and skillful musician (Singing, Guitar, Rabab, Harmonium,Tabla, Mandolin and Cittern) and an inspiring teacher.

Mata Mandir is a pioneer of the chant and mantra genre worldwide, having recorded around 30 Albums since the 1970’s. He is currently living in Montana and has started offering music classes and Naad Yoga workshops through Guru Ram Das Aquarian Academy. He is Musical Director of the Kirtan Academy program at Guru Ram Das Aquarian Academy.

Mata Mandir is also the author of the forthcoming book „Naad Yoga: The Yoga of Sound“ and a featured artist on Invincible Music.