Sitar & Tabla Lessons

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John has been studying and performing classical Indian music for over 30 years. Now residing in York, PA, John teaches world music at York College and also offers private sitar and tabla lessons.


Reflections on Classical Indian Music

Excerpt from the essay "Passion for Music" by John Protopapas

"For many years, I had been developing ideas about music, self expression, and improvisation. What I found in Classical Indian Music was the culmination and fruition of all these ideas.

This musical system is not only spiritual, but is a complete musical system where through rigorous training, one acquires the necessary skills to go deep into one's creativity, touching on very deep elements of our human nature. It not only leads one to deep states of contemplation, but has the ability to touch on the most refined elements of sound and aesthetics."