Guru Ram Das

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 Raag 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 & 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 catalogue of recorded music.


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.


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
– 54€
4in1-Ticket (valid for 2 months from the date of booking)
– 180€
6-Months-Ticket Beginner (single tuition 30min./week, 26x, plus 1 group class/week on Tuesdays, 5 p.m.)
– 108€/month (648€ total)
6-Months-Ticket Beginner/Advanced (single tuition 1hr/week, 26x, plus 1 group class/week on Tuesdays, 5 p.m.)
– 160€/month (960€ total)
Group Class on Tuesdays 5-6pm
– 15€/Single
– 120€/10x within 4 months from the date of booking

Kirtan Intensive Retreat program at the Academy Fri. 17:00 – Sun. 16:00 
Upcoming Dates: May 17 – 19, 2024  
– 190€ (plus 138/158€ Ashram-Donation for Stay in Nivaas & Full Board for 2 days)

Individual On-Site-Kirtan-Academy-Stays: 
– 108€/Day (plus 73€ Ashram-Donation/Day for Stay in Nivaas & Full Board)

This is what a typical day might look like:
5:00 Naad Sadhana
9:00 Breakfast
10:00 Rhythm Class
10:30-13:30 1-on-1 Music Class &/or Group Practice
13:30 Lunch
14.30-16:00 Personal or Group Practice
17:00 Riaz & Group Session/Music Practice
18:00 Dinner
19:00-19:30 Evening Kirtan

Mata Mandir will be back at the Academy from mid-May. All requests for individually timed personal On-Site-Kirtan-Academy-Stays or Classes: Please send us an email prior to booking to confirm with us 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 160€, including a weekly group class
6-months-Tuition-Ticket (1x30min./Week, 26x), payable in 6 installments of 108€, including a weekly group class
1-Day-Individual Stay Kirtan Academy at Guru Ram Das Aquarian Academy (plus onsite: Ashram-Donation 73€-83€/day FullBoard & Nivaas Stay) - Please confirm dates by email ahead of booking!
Kirtan Intensive Retreat May 17-19, 2024 at Guru Ram Das Aquarian Academy (plus Ashram-Donation onsite: 138€-158€/ Nivaas Stay & Full Board for 2 full days)
Tuesday 5pm - 6pm CET, Single Class, please type the date of participation under "Notifications", for Kirtan Academy students who are not enrolled in a semester program & interested Yogis/Musicians, no expertise required
Tuesday 5pm - 6pm CET, 10x, for Kirtan Academy students who are not enrolled in a semester program & interested Yogis/Musicians, no expertise required
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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 Germany & Italy and is offering music classes and Naad Yoga workshops through Guru Ram Das Aquarian Academy. He is the Musical Director of our Kirtan Academy program.

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