INTRODUCTION

Lessons are given personally (currently located in gossau, St. Gallen, Switzerland) or also online and sometimes in the form of workshop for groups.

 

If you are interested in applying to learn with Manish Vyas, please send us a email. In order for Manish to consider your application, please include in your email the answers to the following questionnaire:

1. What would you like to learn?
2. Do you have any basis of music learning?
3. Do you play an instrument?
4. If there is, what is your connection with India and Indian music?
5. Why you would like to learn Indian music or/and sacred Indian music?
6. Are you already performing?
6-A. If previous question is yes, Since how long? What genre? (you can send a link of your live performance if you are currently publicly performing)
7. Are you learning with a goal to perform, or for personal enjoyment/practice?
8. Have you learnt before with a teacher from India - if yes, who?

namaste@manishvyas.com

Manish Vyas Harmonium referent in Switzerland

 
indian-music     vocals     singing     mantras  mantra-pronunciation   harmonium    tabla    santoor    music-for-mantras   kirtan

 

"Since 2019 I have been allowed to take harmonium and mantra lessons with this wonderful person and teacher, Manish Vyas. Again and again I am deeply touched by his presence, patience and calmness. This peaceful energy is already noticeable when entering the room. Throughout the hour Manish is so present in the here and now and all his attention is always full of what he is doing. He doesn't make me feel better anywhere else than teaching right here with me. A phenomenon that I wasn't allowed to experience so intensively with any other person. Infinitely grateful to learn from him. Thank you!" Yvonne 




Also ONLINE lessons worldwide: you can book your first trial lesson here

Mantra gatherings wih Manish Vyas



Based in Switzerland since a few years, Manish actively offers private and small-group lessons in Switzerland and workshops as general introductory sessions.
He also gives music lessons online live, to students around the world.

 
Manish Vyas is one of the well known musicians from India who has been present in the west with his music for about 20 years. Even though his music has a touch of fusion, the beauty is that he always composes based on Indian music or Indian ragas, in this way not loosing the right elements and the appropriate approach to this ancient musical tradition from India. Relaxed and luminous, he reveals a unique style, which is a synthesis of his rich musical experience, his creativity and his spiritual inclination. As a performing artist for over 25 years now, Manish has traveled extensively in his career having been featured in many of the prestigious venues of Indian music and sacred music (such as mantra and kirtan) and festivals around the globe. His music has the quality of being uplifting always focused on self-elevation and not on entertainment - and this is one of the main differences between eastern and western music, that every student must understand. (More details about Manish in his biography.)

Learning  Indian music from a professional musician and teacher from India is an entirely different experience and it can give a complete different approach to the learning process  and mainly to the understanding of this rich and complex system. Indian music is 'like a different language' in which not only the words have to be understood, but its frame and the culture behind play a key role in the learning and performing of Indian music.

Manish started teaching music in Pune about 20 years ago, to students from all over the world, so he has a vast experience and a patient approach to each student and each class - knowing exactly where the student is standing and giving a program individually, from the place where he or she is standing. Indian music is not only putting a Sanskrit text to a melody. One has to understand how to treat the notes, the voice, the rhythms, the rasa (spirit) and most important, one has to present Indian arts (dance, music, mantra, etc) with the feeling of India. Then one has succeeded. If you sing a mantra and sounds like it is coming from Ireland, then your singing is missing the main ingredient, it is not conveying its essence and true source. And as he always tells all the students: IF YOU WANT TO LEARN SOMETHING, WHATEVER IT MAY BE, LEARN IT FROM THE RIGHT SOURCE, OTHERWISE IT WILL TAKE YOU DOUBLE TIME.