History and Mission of Navadhara School of Music

The Founding Journey of Navadhara School of Music

Founded by the accomplished percussionist Sri. Vinod Navadhara (Vinodkumar Sukumaran), Navadhara School of Music is a testament to the rich legacy of South Indian percussion music. Vinod's musical odyssey began at the tender age of 9, under the tutelage of esteemed masters in Kerala, India. Mastering instruments like Tabla, Mridangam, and Chenda, he flourished at Poonjar Navadhara, contributing as both a musician and a manager. His relocation to the UK in 2012 marked a pivotal expansion of his career, where he passionately continued to teach and promote traditional Indian percussion.

Sri. Vinod Navadhara: A Legacy in Indian Percussion

Celebrated for leading the MAUK Chenda group during the 2012 London Olympics Torch Rally and the 2015 Queen’s New Year Parade, Vinod's leadership at Navadhara School of Music has nurtured over 200 students across the UK in the art of Tabla, Mridangam, and Chenda.

Our Mission: Connecting Cultures Through Music

Navadhara School of Music is more than an educational institution; it's a cultural bridge. Our mission is to connect children and Indian expatriates with their cultural roots through the vibrant rhythms of South Indian percussion music. We aim to instill a deep appreciation and understanding of this rich musical heritage, fostering a sense of identity and belonging within the Indian diaspora.

Bridging Generations with Traditional Indian Percussion

We are committed to creating an inclusive environment where students of all ages, especially children, can explore and master traditional instruments. Through a blend of expert instruction and immersive cultural experiences, we bridge generational and geographical gaps, ensuring the spirit of Indian musical traditions continues to resonate.

Navadhara's Global Community: Uniting Through Rhythm

Navadhara School of Music stands as a cultural haven, where music is not just learned but serves as a unifying force. We connect individuals to their heritage and each other, cultivating a global community united by the love of traditional Indian percussion.

Want to know more? Feel free to contact us for personalised help.