I have been learning to play bansuri at the Nandavana Bansuri Music Academy under Venugopal’s guidance for more than a year now and I feel like wholeheartedly confirming what my fellow students have already so brilliantly emphasized about him as a teacher. Being located in Europe, living a rather hectic and erratic life and taking on-line lessons, what I particularly appreciate is Venugopal’s flexibility and patience with my frequent requests to reschedule our planned lessons. I would highly recommend his expert and friendly tutorship to anyone interested in approaching this fascinating and enriching instrument.
I have been learning at Nandavana Bansuri Academy for more than 2 years via online lessons. I am a busy neurologist based in Arizona USA and Venugopal has always adjusted my schedule. Always patient and smiling. He has taken me from basic sargams to now though many ragas. He has amazing ear, even on Skype he can catch small tonal errors and corrects them. This has not only improved my bansuri playing but I am able to appreciate music better as well. He is as amazing player as amazing he is a teacher. I look forward to learn from him for many years to come.
Learning flute is made easy by your unique approach of teaching even online. Classes are very useful for a beginner, for an advanced learner and for an expert artist. Hope we all students make the best use of your sincere efforts of serving Ma Saraswati.
Radhe Khatwani Being a student of Venugopal since the past few years I can boldly claim that he is one of the best teachers of music that I have known. I started having a desire to learn flute but no previous knowledge or training. Venugopal has continuously and patiently guided me throughout these years and because of him I am able to play this wonderful instrument. Last year I did my first public performance and it was with immense pride I was able to say thanks to my teacher Venugopal Hedge. For me a big plus point was his perfect English, honestly I was almost surprised by it, so he has always been able to explain to me all doubts or queries I have. For anyone having an interest to learn flute I would highly recommend Venugopal as your teacher. ‘At last the notes of his flute come in, and I cannot stop from dancing around on the floor’… Kabir
It is been three years that I have been taking lessons from Venugopal, but I already enjoy some of the music that I can play. This for me is a lot, considering that I am just a beginner with this beautiful instrument. His intentional, patient and kind way of teaching is also training my musicality in an unexpected way. I highly recommend his lessons to anybody who wants to learn Bansuri.
It is been a year learning with Nandanavana Bansuri Sangeet Academy. Venugopal is a wonderful tutor and a patient trainer. Being interested in bansuri without any music background, Gopal has encouraged me to learn the passion of my heart. He teaches simple techniques that boost the confidence of the learner. He is a friendly guru, very much open to questions, doubts and discussionsIt is been a year learning with International Bansuri Music Academy. Venugopal is a wonderful tutor and a patient trainer. Being interested in bansuri without any music background, Gopal has encouraged me to learn the passion of my heart. He teaches simple techniques that boost the confidence of the learner. He is a friendly guru, very much open to questions, doubts and discussions.
Mr. Venugopal S. Hegde is a passionate Bansuri teacher with extraordinary talents. I have been learning from him for only a several months now, yet my playing has improved unimaginably. His knowledge, teaching methods, and keen ears complemented by his polite, pleasant, and friendly personality create an ideal atmosphere for my learning even though we are physically located thousands of miles away. I feel lucky to have the opportunities to learn from him and I look forward to continuing it. All the best, Gopalji!
Still I Remembered My First class….they started with very basic thing, including how to hold the bansuri. I appreciate the patience of venu sir, his incredible talent, limitless passion about the bansuri, and wonderful sense of humor made them as a Good teacher…I found guidance, friendship, discipline , everything, in one person, that is our beloved venugopal sir…:) Wherever I go in my life, I will always remember that I had an excellent guide in the form of a teacher, You’ve made a real difference in the lives of the students and coming to this online bansuri site… Am very Happy about this site.. venu sir is giving so many information about bansuri through this site including audio clips and notes for practice. am very happy for being student of him. I am learning bansuri from past one year. Thanks for being my teacher and guiding me towards the right path of life. I am grateful to you forever sir..Hope this relation will continue throughout my life… 🙂
I wanted to say that learning bansuri from venugopal and simply knowing him with his patience towards me and his ability to make me feel comfortable in the classes in such a way that makes the learning efficient and joyful (and what is Indian music if not joy?)Makes me think that the world of music has opened to me and if I might add India has opened to me although I was never there but always had an interest in its culture. I love learning flute with venugopal and am making good progress more then ever in the feel of the music and its structure.
First of all congratulations to Shri Venugopal Hegde on hosting this wonderful web site. I appreciate his efforts put in building this website and I am sure there will be lot more resourceful information in the coming days for all of us to refer and learn from this site.I have been learning Bansuri from Venugopalji via Skype from several months. He has incredible knowledge in music and mastery on the instrument. He teaches traditional classical music with modern approach without any compromise to the quality of Hindustani classical music. For my so long research on the web I am glad to say I found Shri Venugopalji highly skilled and dedicated teacher!
I have been a student with Venugopal now for several months, having studied briefly with 2 teachers before him. I can say with confidence that Venugopal is an excellent teacher – he uses the perfect methods for teaching this beautiful instrument. I feel that I have progressed a lot since learning with Venugopal and I have enjoyed lessons very much. He takes much care in explaining the music and is always happy to answer my questions about the intricacies of classical Hindustani music and the bansuri. I am enjoying lessons very much and I can’t wait to learn more and eventually perform. I highly recommend Venugopal for anyone wanting to learn the bansuri and its beautiful music.
I have been learning under Venugopal ji for almost a year now and it has been a beautiful journey. Venugopal sir is a great artist and a teacher. He has been a great inspiration and my playing has improved a lot since i started. His humility portrays his knowledge in music and willingness to share it with the student. Gratitude fills me when I realise how lucky i am to have such a wonderful guru. I would recommend any aspiring flautist to join his classes to understand what music is all about.