Music Pedagogy and Workshops

As a practitioner of Hindustani music for more than three decades, Ranjani considers teaching as an extension of her practice. She has shared her music through lecture demonstrations, illustrative talks and workshops at prominent institutions and Universities nationally and internationally such as Department of Music, Durham University, Society for the Promotion of Indian Culture and Music amongst Youth (SPIC MACAY), Jadavpur University, Kolkata, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences (CSSS), Calcutta, Centre for Creativity, IIT Guwahati, SRFTI Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Kolkata (SRFTI). Since November 2013, she is a faculty member and assistant professor at the Department of Hindustani classical music in Sangit Bhavana at the Visva Bharati University in Santiniketan, West Bengal, an Institution of national importance and founded by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore. From developing Hindustani Music curriculum to creating teaching methodologies and sharing her practice with students at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, Ranjani considers pedagogy of music as an integral part of her work as a practitioner.

Gwalior Gharana: Multiple Voices; Lecture at Archive of North Indian Classical Music, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, 2019

Introduction to Khayal, Music Department, Durham University, UK, 2016

Interaction after lecture, Music Department, Durham University, UK, 2016

Hindustani Music: Nuances, Travels and Multiplicity. Illustrative talk, Bhasha Bhavana, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan, 2018

Hindustani Music: Nuances, Travels and Multiplicity. Illustrative talk, Bhasha Bhavana, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan, 2018

Forms of Hindustani Music: Diverse interpretations in performance; Dialogic: Visva Bharati Young Scholars' lecture series, 2021

Appreciation of Indian Classical Music, Department of Animation Cinema, Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Kolkata, 2019

In the Classroom, Sangit Bhavana, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan

Kashinath Bodas Sansmaran, Sudarshan Rangmanch, Pune, 2013; Audio-Visual presentation

Selected Published Articles

  • A Musical Polymoth. Tribute to Vidushi Giri Devi in Economic & Political Weekly. Vol LII No.46 (November 2017). Read Here

  • Stylistic Diversity within the Gwalior Gharana”. Ramyabina, Visva Bharati (2017)

  • Visual interpretation of a recorded performance: Raga Marwa”. Khyal: Music and Imagination (booklet) (November 2016). Published by Durham University , UK. Read Here

  • “Meticulous Performer, Dedicated Teacher” (Veena Sahasrabuddhe). Sruti Issue 383 (August 2016). Read here

  • Ramachandran Ranjani, “ Diversity within the Agra Gharana”, Punyaswar, University of Pune, 2013 

  • Doctoral Thesis 2013; Stylistic Diversity within the Gwalior Gharana: An Analytical study of the gayaki of some Gwalior gharana vocalists form the 20th Century. Author Ranjani Ramachandran.  

  • Ramachandran  Ranjani, “Gwalior Gharana of the Khayal Form: Origin, Development and Salient Features”, Samakalika Sangeetham, Vol. 2, Issue 1, 2012. Read Here

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Ranjani participated in a special podcast series on MS Subbalakshmi’s 105th Birth Anniversary produced  by NEWS9 Live, a digital Publication

Speaker at a Podcast hosted by Artify, Bangalore as part of their online series, Music: A listener’s perspective.

“Kumar Gandharva-A perspective by Ranjani Ramachandran”

Podcast