Teaching

Private Studio 2015 – Present 

Please write to utsavlal.ragapianist@gmail.com for details regarding private lessons in person or online.

 

Teach to Learn; 2018 – Present

Member of the non-profit initiative founded by Derek Beckvold. Teach to Learn brings together humans from around the world to engage in a cultural exchange through music.

Responsibilities include tutoring and lesson exchanges with students from Indian classical traditions wishing to learn about western musical traditions and broaden their horizons.

 

Boston Philharmonic Orchestra Teaching Artist; 2017 -2018

    • Hyde Square Task Force – Group and Private Piano Lesson Instructor

Multidisciplinary Youth arts initiative that primarily targets children and youth from  underprivileged backgrounds in the latin quarters of Jamaica Plains, Boston.

Responsibilities included beginner and intermediate piano and basic musicianship skills including technique, notation and reading, ear training skills and composition.

    • Epiphany School – Piano Lesson Instructor and Ensemble Coach

Independent charter school for children of economically disadvantaged families with financial aid for all students.

 

Just Intonational Video Tutorial Series; 2017 to Present

    • Produced a 5 episode Just Intonational video series in associated with Warren Senders (New England Conservatory Faculty)
    • Work included extensive research into pedagogical techniques for intonational systems, filming, scripting and editing the series. Scheduled for release in late 2018.

One World College of Music; Gurgaon, India; 2015 to 2016

    • Founded the jazz program at one of the leading music education centers in Delhi.
    • Composed curriculum for program including elements of jazz history, composition, harmony, analysis, arrangement, ensemble skills, ear training and improvisational techniques.
    • Students from 14 to 35 years of age with intermediate to advanced musical skills.
    • Curating school concerts once a semester with entirely original music composed by the students.

 

Workshops Conducted 

Breaking Boundaries-Solo Workshops Introduction to different perspectives of improvisation mainly focusing on Indian classical, jazz and contemporary improvisation

    • Community Music Center of Boston (Boston, USA) 2018
    • Hong Kong Baptist University (Hong Kong), 2017
    • Toledo Technology Academy (Toledo, Ohio, USA)2015
    • Vibrations Music Academy (Ahmedabad, India) 2014
    • Irish Academy of World Music (Limerick, Ireland) 2009
    • Furtado’s Music (Delhi/Bangalore/Mumbai, India)2009

Music Appreciation Workshops with Fat-Suit (Instrumental collective)

    • Dornoch Primary School (Dumfries, Scotland, UK) 2013
    • Tain Academy (Tain, Scotland, UK) 2013

 

 

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