String Theory: Channel Your Inner Santana Over The Weekends At These Guitar Classes In Kolkata

Raisa posted on 18 August

Always wanted to string along on an acoustic or have your own garage band? Pick up guitar skills at these classes in Kolkata.

Academy Of Music Excellence

AMEC has state-of-the-art facilities and classes in four kinds of guitar streams {classical, acoustic, electric and bass} in different genres including Bollywood! Both theory and practical guitar are taught.

Music & Dance Academies

43/1, Chandi Ghosh Road, Beside Netaji Metro Station, Tollygunge, Kolkata

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Calcutta School Of Music

Western music in Kolkata is synonymous with the Calcutta School of Music. All the classrooms are air conditioned and you can even access their one-of-a-kind musical library. Fees start at INR 430 and can go up to INR 13,000 depending on the level and frequency of classes you opt for. The institute has been making musical prodigies for more than 100 years so you can be rest assured you are in good hands. Bonus points for being conveniently located!

Community Groups

6-B, Sunny Park, Ballygunge, Kolkata

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Bickram Ghosh Academy Of Performing Arts

Individualised attention and specialised teachers teaching specific parts of music is what maestro Bickram Ghosh’s Academy offers. They have an eclectic mix of age-old teaching techniques and modern methods of understanding music. If retro blended with trendy is your thing, sign up for a class. They are open every day of the week and have students ranging from 5 to 50. For four classes a month, the fees are INR 800 and for eight classes, they are INR 1,200. 

Online Shopping Sites

P-504, CIT Scheme 47, Hindustan Park, Gariahat, Kolkata

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Calcutta Music Academy

The Calcutta Music Academy conducts guitar classes along with other western instruments. The website is really comprehensive – you can take a look at the teachers teaching in specific courses – and one of their instructors, Souman Mukherjee, has over 40 years of experience. They even have special sessions if you want to be pick up jazz guitar! They are closed on Fridays so schedule classes keeping the other days free.

Community Groups

230-B, NSC Bose Road, Bansdroni, Tollygunge, Kolkata

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Kolkata Music Academy

Not just looking to learn but itching to perform as well? Kolkata Music Academy is where you need to head. The academy aims to preserve Western classical music – and they describe themselves as an “extraordinary family of music”. They also conduct music workshops where you can meet and practice with western music fans like yourself. You might even catch a glimpse of one of their practice sessions of their chamber orchestra. Fees differ according to frequency of classes and the instrument you chose, but you can expect a monthly pocket pinch of INR 2,000+.

Music & Dance Academies

1/24, Chittaranjan Colony, P.O. Jadavpur, Kajipara, Kolkata

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