Private lessons with Trina

  • Adults and Children ages 4 and up

  • All Levels

  • Suzuki based

  • Variety of styles (classical, pop, jazz, fiddle)

  • Composition, improvisation, theory, note reading, ear training


Group lessons with Trina

  • Group classes are offered as a complimentary class to private lessons upon student interest

  • Group classes explore Suzuki repertoire, ensemble playing, improvisation, cross genre repertoire (ie. jazz, pop, folk, world, raga-inspired).

  • Special workshops available (see below)

 *Trina's classes are held in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn (11238)*



  • Adults and children ages 6 and up

  • All levels - In person & FaceTime/Skype classes

  • Voice lessons

  • Carnatic exercises (sarali varisai etc)

  • Compositions (geethams, varnams, krithis)

  • Ornamentation & technique (gamaka)

  • Raga development

  • Korvais (rhythmic patterns)

  • Cross genre applications of raga/tala for professional level musicians

  • Group classes available

  • Special workshops available (see below)

*Arun's classes are held in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn (11238) and Marlboro, NJ (07751)*


Arun and Trina offer a unique experience for students and professional string players - in creative and fundamental approaches to South Indian Classical music. The violin has been a principle instrument in Carnatic music for several hundred years and has evolved in technique, style and expression. Their workshop gives insight into historical and cultural contexts of the music, players who revolutionized the instrument, specific violin techniques (gamakas), compositional structures and approaches to Raga (modes) and Tala (rhythm). They also explore creative applications for students of all ages and levels.

As individual teachers and as duo, Arun & Trina have taught workshops for:

  • Carnegie Hall's Global Encounters - NYC

  • Mike Block String Camp - Vero Beach, FL

  • East-West Center - Honolulu, HI

  • Third Street Music School - NYC

  • Special Music School Orchestra - NYC

  • Christian Howes Creative Strings Workshop - Ohio

  • Brooklyn Songbirds - NYC

  • Folk College, PA


* For more information on rates for classes/workshops, contact us HERE >>>