I was fortunate to have spent time learning music in the guru shishya tradition here in India. I really feel that anyone who is interested in learning a classical art form should get the same opportunity as me.
For the last four years, I have been getting emails from people outside India, who wished to take lessons from me. We discovered the online way of learning and teaching through Skype. I know that it’s not as good as the traditional way of Guru Shishya Parampara, but it’s the best possible way available to learn long distance.
I now have students in the USA, Australia, Middle east, Europe and UK and I love teaching them the Indian slide guitar along with a thorough training in the Raga and Tala system of Indian Classical Music.
Words from my Skype students
“I have been studying Mohan Veena slide guitar with Manish via Skype for four years. I find Manish to be a very patient, compassionate and understanding teacher. Being a teacher myself, I truly appreciate Manish’s attention to detail, his ability to break down complex musical ideas and his vast knowledge of raga and slide guitar technique. He is a wonderful teacher and highly recommended to anyone interested in Hindustani Slide Guitar.”
Donald Ivan Fontowitz (California)
John Greet. (New Zealand)
Tristan Dunn, Adelaide, South Australia
My experience studying was Manish has been incredible …He goes into such detail if required ..and plays in such beautiful patterns…varieties .I consider him to be 1 of the top 3 or 4 veena players alive…I love his playing style and his care with students ..His music abilities ,understanding and style and patience in teaching are so satisfying ..if anyone were to wish to study Indian slide guitar / veena I can feel quite sure in assuring them with dedication they will be so rewarded and fulfilled in their growth
J ai pris des cours de slide guitare indienne avec Manish par internet (skype).
Very good lessons which, of course, do not replace a face to face reality, but make it possible to have a good idea about what looks training of this instrument that Manish controls very nicely.
I am very happy with his teaching.
Manish is an extraordinary musician and teaches the Indian guitar superbly.
I regret only one thing…I have not still met him really and work with him this superb instrument!