Teaching and Outreach
With a lifelong passion for learning the nuances of different cultures, I have always been interested in sharing those nuances and promoting understanding between people of different backgrounds. I do this through my various performances, but also through teaching classes on Hindustani vocal and sitar, through community outreach programs, and also by visiting and giving lectures to schools and organizations throughout the world.
Music Lessons & Lecture Demonstrations
I facilitate students of Hindustani music in the discovery of this art form’s formidable challenge, transformative quality, and joyous inspiration. I strive to motivate students and nurture their confidence and creativity by providing situations for them to interact musically, sometimes performing together in public contexts.
My belief is that practicing this music and participating in its culture in diaspora will lead students from diverse backgrounds to improve their analytical, problem-solving, critical thinking, and communication skills, as well as broaden their global awareness and conception of sound and culture.
Community Outreach Education
I seek to re-present the music and culture of South Asia, in which I have been immersed for more than half of my life, in a manner that is accessible to people of diverse backgrounds, generations, and abilities. I use my grounding in this music and culture as a foundation on which to lead students and community members in the exploration of the rich diversity of music and dance in the world, thus raising people’s awareness and, ultimately, their respect for different types of this ultimate human expression.
Sangeet Millennium Music Academy
Dr. Amie Maciszewski, senior disciple of Ustad Aashish Khan and the late Padma
Vibhushan Girija Devi, with 35 years performing and teaching experience, offers
Hindustani music lessons to learners age 6.5 and up in Dallas, Austin, and online.
Private and small group (2-6 students) lessons are available as follows:
- Sitar – all levels
- Voice – beginner, intermediate
- Esraj – beginner, intermediate
- Hindustani musicianship on various instruments (No Indian music experience necessary, but intermediate skill level or higher required on your respective instrument is required.)
Monthly session consists of 4 weekly lessons in the Dallas metroplex area
or online, on Zoom or comparable platform.
Monthly or bimonthly weekend intensive (two 90-minute lessons) offered in
the Austin area. Lesson times arranged at the time of registration.
Workshops & Masterclasses
We also offer periodic workshops and master classes by distinguished visiting artists, as well as performances and lecture-demonstrations by accomplished local artists and esteemed touring artists. There will be one student recital per year, and/or selected students will be offered the opportunity to perform at appropriate community events. Lesson policies are as follows. Lessons last one hour for beginners; 1.25-1.5 hours for more advanced students.
Lesson policies are as follows:
- Lessons last one hour for beginners; 1.25-1.5 hours for more advanced students.
- 2-month minimum commitment is strongly recommended.
- 24-hour cancellation required; otherwise, no makeup for missed lesson.
Lesson fees payable in full at the time of registration.
- Classes are generally taught at Amie’s home studio in south Dallas. Outcalls in the DFW area are available for groups of two or more for an extra charge.
- Weekly lessons are strongly recommended; bimonthly lessons are recommended for adults and intermediate level children and youth only.
I’d love to teach you and your family/friends!
For information about fees, and to register, please fill out the contact form or book a free 15-minute consultation