About Neeraja Aptikar

Worked as a Jury

1997, 98, 99 Pune festival, world’s biggest Ganapati festival in pune, 2004 to 2011 Purandar aaradhana classical contest by Kannad kuta, 2008 Bollywood ektara 2009, Bollywood ektara music contest 2013, Srgmp Seattle music contest.

Our Mission & Vision

Our Mission & Vision is sharing our precious hindustani music to all capacities in North America to keep our rich heritage alive. Empowerment for women through music. Stress management through music.

Students

Akhil Jobanputra, vocalist in hindustani classical music, Jugpreet Bajwa 2nd winner Zee srgmp 2017, Dr Timothy Van Cleave ( Portland) known percussion artist, Dr Shina Anderson ( circ the sole..world famous circus singer )

Language of Instruction

English, Hindi and Marathi

Albums

Collaborated with Canadian musicians and having 11 albums in world music Kamaljeet Kaur, Red FM winner, semi finalist of Artiste global competition 2021 Playback from last 17 yrs for Bard on the Beach Shakespeare plays, English theater, children's international theater festival and many more Well-known songs are South Indian passage, Jopoa. Apart from music Neeraja holds masters degree in microbiology and worked in it for 8 yrs in hospital and taught at the University students, done her Wellness counseling and life coaching certification from Vancouver and helping community from 2013.

Performance

Marathi, Hindi, Braj, Bhojpuri, Sanskrit, Rajastani, Bengali, Kannad, Punjabi, Odissy, Urdu, Konkani, Serbian, English

Other Education and Experience

Masters degree in Microbiology and 8 years experience in teaching Postgraduate,Graduate and diploma courses in Lab Tech, Affiliated to University of Pune 1994- 2001 Microbiologist, Immunology lab, Endocrine lab, IVF centre 1993-2001

Voice training and Raga compositions

Attended Music Workshops of: Padita Shweta Javeri, Pandit Rattan Mohan Sharma, Pandit Vinay Bhide, Dr Vikas Kashalkar, Dr Kala Ramnath, PJSOM, Vancouver

Community Involvement

Life Skills Counselor, Facilitator Women’s Support Groups, PICS Settlement Office, Vancouver

2013-Present

Therapeutic Relaxation Music Program for Old age Normanna home, Burnaby

2012

Therapeutic Relaxation Music Program for Geriatric Patients, St, Pauls Hospital, Vancouver

2001-2003

Therapeutic Relaxation Music Program, Cipla Palliative Cancer Center, Pune

2001

    Education

    Teaching Experience

    2004- Present

    Sangeet Sadhana Music Workshop Vancouver, Burnaby

    2001-Present

    Private and Group Music Lessons

    2002-2003

    Group classes, Round House Community Centre, Vancouver

    2002-2003

    Workshops, Round House Arts Center, South Asian Heritage Society

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