Avijit Sarkar is the founder of Natraj Academy. With over 40 years in the entertainment and arts industry, he has a footprint on every form of creativity in Australia. In his classes, Avijit teaches batches at various levels covering every style of Indian music (film, pop, classical, folk, ghazal, thumri, devotional).
Darshik Bhagat – Keyboards
Darshik Bhagat initially trained under Avijit Sarkar in keyboards/harmonium. Later he was appointed as a music teacher at the academy. In his class, Darshik covers the essentials of music (chords, theory) and then focuses on teaching students to play popular Bollywood and Indian songs
Abhijit Dan – Tabla
Abhijit Dan wwas trained by Indian tabla maestro Pt. Swapan Chaudhury. Abhijit is one of the most accomplished Tabla players of Australia. He was Awarded ‘Sangeet Bhushan’ from Prachin Kala Kendra of Chandigarh, one of the reputed organisations of music in India, Abhijit has accompanied many artists of international fame . His notable contribution in involving himself in promoting multi-cultural music has been participation in the National Multicultural Festival 2009 in Canberra. Besides being an outstanding performer as a Tabla player, Abhijit has been a keen music composer and has been a part of several music albums launched in India.
Jyotsna Sharma – Drama/Acting
Jyotsna Sharma is a trained actor, dancer and singer. She has acted on stage with, and worked under some of the biggest names in the Delhi. Before relocating permanently to Sydney she taught drama at The British School, at Musicology affiliated to Trinity London (Drama) and film acting at T series Stageworks. She is also currently teaching drama to children at Helen O Grady Drama Academy in Sydney.