Booking

The Sitar is a beautiful instrument with a unique and unforgettable sound (as well as high visual impact) that is perfectly suited for occasions you’ll never want your audiences to forget.

I am available to play Sitar for concerts and recording sessions, weddings, parties, corporate events, workshops, lecture demonstrations, and Fusion & World music events. I have also performed at meditation and healing retreats, ashrams, care homes, hospitals and hospices.

I can offer the following options. All options include a PA system, so all you have to do is provide the space where I/we can perform.

  • Solo: Sitar (one musician (myself!) offering an authentic traditional North Indian classical recital that is refined, soulful, and a memorable accompaniment to any event.
  • Duo: Sitar and Tabla (two musicians) offering an authentic traditional North Indian classical Sitar and Tabla recital, with a Tanpura backing track. Together, the Sitar and Tabla create an elegant, ambient atmosphere which is perfect for every occasion.
  • Trio: Sitar, Tabla, and Tanpura (three musicians) offering the ultimate experience of a traditional North Indian classical Sitar, Tabla, and Tanpura recital. The addition of a live Tanpura player enhances the distinguished quality of this ancient and graceful music, and the three instruments in harmony weave an authentic sound that is truly unforgettable.

If you would like to talk to me about an event, please use the form below and include as much information as possible.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Testimonial

Vijay is one of the best teachers I have ever had. He has a deep-rooted understanding of every aspect of Sitar music which he offers generously to all his students
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Incredible sitar playing. I love the sensitivity of your playing, and I would love to come and watch you play very much. Please let me know the next time you’re performing
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Colin Gall, London
London
Vijay is an excellent teacher and great artist, and I was impressed by his style of teaching
5
Prachi
Ipswich, Suffolk, England

Thank you very much for the lesson - it was great and I learned loads.

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Mahrey
UK

Vijay is a truly wonderful sitar player! He creates a very beautiful sound that was perfect for our event. Our guests were all very complimentary of his music and Vijay was professional and organised to work with.

5
Anna Beketov
London
Thank you for all your invaluable lessons. I totally enjoyed learning and performing my Tabla skills in various performances. Thanks for being my favorite music teacher. I will miss you!
5
Laxman
London
My 10-year-old daughter and I have been learning Sitar from Pandit Vijay Jagtap since November last year. From the very first lesson, we both came away feeling very peaceful.  He’s kind, tolerant, patient, cultured, expert in his field and enjoys what he teaches. As for myself, have learnt a lot more in the last few months with Pandit Vijay Jagtap. I would most definitely recommend this teacher. We are both really enjoying our lessons… so much so that I’m waiting for my next child to be old enough to learn from him too!
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Vrinda Kishori
London
I regularly attend the weekly online Riyaz group class, and I have seen a huge improvement in my learning and understanding of various techniques
5
Tehreem Atif
Product manager, London
Vijay Bhai is the most amazing person/guru I have ever known. The way he teaches the Sitar is beautiful, and very calming and easy to understand. Each process is taught so well. I feel so lucky to have him teach me!”
5
Priya
London
Vijay is patient and takes you through each step. I like the way we sing together following the notation, just like reciting a song. It helps me to play the instrument better”
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Mohan
Medical professional, London
I found the first lesson very relaxed and focused. The teaching style was friendly and I was very pleased to have been able to learn a scale within the first session
5
Gurpreet G
Medical Professional, Cambridge, England
One of the most highly acclaimed British-based Sitar artists. He is renowned for both his technical excellence and brilliance on strings
5
Swarupam,
London, England
Thank you, Guruji, for continuing to teach the children via Zoom during this pandemic. The kids have thoroughly enjoyed your Tabla lessons
5
Sai School London
UK
Learning the Sitar with Vijay is always a high point of my week. It is a real privilege to have such a talented and committed musician as a teacher
5
Jimmy Pitt-Watson
London
I found Vijay’s style of teaching very clear, his manner very encouraging, and the atmosphere totally comfortable. I thoroughly enjoyed it
5
Karmjit
London
Vijay is a committed artist who infuses sheer magic in his performance and mesmerises listeners with his beautiful compositions
5
Narendra Kumar
England
Learning to play the Sitar from Guruji has been one of the most rewarding aspects in my life. Now my son has also started to learn to play the Sitar from Guruji
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Bimal
London

When I had my first lesson with Vijay my intention was to have a one off class, but in that first hour I learned so much and I understood there was so much more to learn that I immediately signed up for 10 classes.

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Santiago Alegrett
Sound Engineer UK
Tonight, I had my first Sitar lesson with Vijay. It was one of the most amazing hours of my life. I wish more teachers out there could be like him
5
Adam
London
Guru Vijay Jagtap-ji’s patient hands-on teaching makes music really accessible. Being able to receive one-to-one instruction over nearly two decades has been a privilege
5
Dr Ondrej Pribyl
IT company director, London
I highly recommend Guruji to any parent keen on introducing Hindustani music to their child
5
Krish Vasudevan
Software engineer, Bushey England
It was an amazing performance leaving an everlasting impression over our minds.
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Dr Prakash Kumar
Medical Specialist, Reading England

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