Vocal Contemporary – Smt. Anindita Roy

Anindita Roy (anindita.sroy@yahoo.com) has an extensive background in various genres of Indian music including Hindusthani Classical, Semi-Classical, Rabindra Sangeet, Nazrul Geeti and Modern Hindi/Bengali music. She was born into a musical family and was introduced to Hindustani Classical music at an early age by her grandfather, Sri Nitya Gopal Roy who was a renowned music teacher in West Bengal. Later on, she took Hindustani Classical music lessons from Professor Achintya Roy Chowdhury of Kolkata, a senior disciple of Ustad Amir Khan Shahab of Indore Gharana. She learned Rabindra Sangeet and contemporary Bengali Music from Smt. Mandira Chatterjee, disciple of Smt. Kanika Banerjee. She moved to the USA in 2005 and later became a disciple of Padmashree Pta. Tripti Mukherjee, the senior most disciple of Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj and founder of Pandit Jasraj Institute of Music and Research,USA. She started performing at a very young age in various venues, participated in numerous competitions and won a number of awards, including intercollege and district level. She has also performed in different prestigious places in India and USA. She enjoys sharing her passion for music with the next generation Indian Americans and music loving adults. She is the artistic director of Alankaar School of Music which she founded in 2015. She is also a faculty in Pandit Jasraj Music Institute, New Jersey. She teaches all genres of Indian music, including classical, semi-classical, Rabindrasangeet, Nazrulgeeti and modern Hindi/Bengali music. She has students from all over the USA and teaches in-person in Fulshear, Katy, Houston and online. Anindita is married with two loving daughters. She strongly believes in treating kids with compassion and loves to engage them in the learning process. She seeks to equip students with the theoretical, compositional and performance skills to improve their overall confidence. Her goal is to help students read notations, get a good knowledge of rhythm and understand the language of music. Her training in western music helps her to connect with her younger students while emphasizing basic voice training and voice development.