Your Instructor

Paul Livingstone

International performing artist and educator Paul Livingstone is one of the few American disciples of Pt. Ravi Shankar, the legendary 'godfather of world music'. Growing up with blues and rock music, Paul became mesmerized by Ravi's music at the age of twelve and moved to India three years later, beginning a lifelong journey with the traditional classical music of India. Paul has studied raga music for over thirty years and is recognized as one of the leading sitarists in America today. He received his MFA at CalArts and is now expanding his musical vision to combine raga, jazz, and Latin music. He has recorded and toured across the world with a number of popular artists such as Alanis Morrisette, Beck, Rubén Albarrán, Juan Gabriel, and Build an Ark.

What you'll learn

The Ragas and Rhythms pro courses demystify the concepts of raga and tala in an approachable way with progressively challenging material. Perfect for intermediate to advanced musicians, singers, and composers.

Participants receive:

  • over 20 video lessons and demonstrations
  • an in-depth exploration of four ragas
  • an introduction to tala and tehai
  • explanation of the Indian solfege & rhythmic language: sargam & solkattu
  • PDF sheet music transcriptions
  • Many hours of learning content

Begin exploring the fundamental concepts of classical South Asian music today!