FAQs for Courses

A: Navadhara specialises in traditional South Indian instruments such as Chenda, Mridangam, and Tabla. Our classes cater to various skill levels, from beginners to advanced musicians.

A: We have multiple centres across the UK. Each centre has its own specific location, which can be found on our website or by contacting us directly.

A: Our classes are open to all ages. However, we particularly encourage children and teenagers, typically starting from age 10, to join and explore our courses.

A: Fees vary by centre and class type. We recommend contacting your nearest Navadhara centre for detailed information on class fees.

A: Class schedules differ from one centre to another. Please check with your local Navadhara centre for specific class times and dates.

A: While having your own instrument is beneficial for practice, it's not a requirement. Our centres can provide guidance on acquiring instruments and may have some available for use during classes.

A: Yes, beginners are welcome! Our experienced instructors are skilled at teaching students with no prior musical experience.

A: Yes, many of our centres provide students with opportunities to participate in performances and cultural events, showcasing their learning and progress.

A: You can register by contacting the Navadhara centre nearest to you. Contact details for each centre are available on our website.

A: Navadhara combines traditional teaching methods with a contemporary approach, tailored to each centre's unique community. We focus on not just teaching music but also on celebrating and preserving the rich cultural heritage of Kerala's music.

Yes, students are welcome to explore different courses and instruments, subject to availability and instructor guidance.

A: The first lesson is typically offered free of charge, allowing new students to experience the course before committing.

A: Yes, we offer online courses, especially beneficial for students who are not able to attend in-person classes.

A: Yes, we are currently developing a grading system for our students. This system is in the pipeline and aims to provide a structured assessment of progress and skill level in our courses. Once implemented, it will offer students a clear pathway for their learning and achievements in traditional Indian music.

FAQs for Live Events

A: We perform at a variety of events, including cultural festivals, weddings, corporate events, and more.

A: Yes, we can tailor our performances to meet the specific needs of your event. Contact us to discuss your requirements.

A: Yes, our performances are designed to be enjoyed by both local and international audiences, showcasing the universal appeal of Kerala's musical heritage.

A: Chenda Melam is perfect for a wide range of events, including cultural festivals, weddings, corporate events, and more, adding a traditional and vibrant touch.

A: Performance lengths can vary based on the event's requirements. Typically, they range from 60 minutes to 2 hour, but we can adjust to suit your specific needs.

A: Our Fusion Chenda Melam is an innovative blend where traditional Chenda Melam meets contemporary instruments like violin, saxophone, and keytar. This fusion creates a unique and modern musical experience, merging Kerala's rhythms with global musical styles.

A: Our orchestra is versatile, covering a range of genres from traditional Indian to contemporary fusion, catering to diverse musical tastes.

A: Absolutely! Our orchestra is equipped to perform in various settings, whether it's an intimate indoor gathering or a large outdoor event.

A: Yes, we welcome song requests and will do our best to accommodate them in our performance setlist.

FAQs for Other Services and Hire

A: We offer a range of event equipment for hire, including professional sound systems up to 10000 W, lighting, LED walls, and DJ setups.

A: Yes, we provide skilled technicians to set up and manage the equipment, ensuring your event runs smoothly.

A: Yes, we offer traditional Kerala dance artists for hire. Our dancers' expertise in Kathakali, Ottamthullal, Mohiniyattam, and other dance forms is perfect for adding a cultural dimension to your event.

A: We specialise in the repair and restoration of traditional Indian instruments, particularly Chenda, ensuring they retain their authentic sound and quality.

A: You can book our services by contacting us through our website or by phone. We'll discuss your needs and provide a customized service package.

A: Yes, we offer customised packages if you're looking to book multiple services, such as performance, equipment hire, and artist hire.