Teaching and Learning

With the Guru’s kirpa, GSA is one of the largest Indian music schools in the UK. Our classes are mixed in age and differentiated by ability, with students supporting each other to learn and progress on their musical and spiritual journey. Classes follow an academic schedule, running for 12 weeks at a time followed by a short break.

Classes are focused with clear objectives that students work towards on a termly basis. There is group and one-to-one teaching with regular formative feedback to identify students’ strengths and weaknesses.

Student Requirements

Students with minimal/no musical and/or kirtan experience are welcome at GSA. Please contact us to discuss your previous experience.

Teacher Testimonials


Birmingham Classes:

University of Birmingham
Edgbaston Park Hotel and Conference Centre
53 Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham, B15 2RS

Coventry Classes:

Nanaksar Gurdwara

224-226 Foleshill Rd, Coventry CV1 4HN

Taster Sessions

Come and join a taster session and experience the classes in person. You will have the opportunity to participate, ask teachers and students questions, and start your musical journey with GSA.

Look at the class calendar and fill out the contact form to arrange a visit.

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For class and workshop registration please fill out the registration form.

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Class Fees

Fees 2022-2023

Employed: £211 per year
Students /Over 65 / Unemployed: £167 pa


Families of 3 can benefit from 8% discount off total fees due.

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Next Class Dates

October 2022
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More Information

If you have a question about our classes, see our FAQ or send us a message.

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Hiring an Instrument

You may have decided exactly which instrument you wish to learn, or have yet to explore each instrument and its unique personality. We recommend hiring an instrument from GSA to see how you get along with it. We encourage students to try a variety of instruments in order to make an informed decision about which one they commit to.

Our loan system means you have the flexibility of experiencing the instrument without financially committing to one long-term. At GSA you can hire an instrument across the year. The cost includes a deposit, which is refunded after the instrument is returned, and hire fee. To discuss hiring an instrument please contact us.

Instrument fees:

Refundable deposit: £100.00
Fee per term: £40.00

Buying an Instrument

When you decide to buy an instrument, GSA can draw on its experience and advise you on what to consider when choosing a saaj and supplier and the ordering process Please speak to us at your nearest class for more information.

Student Resources

When you become a student of GSA you will have your own account set-up within our Online Learning Centre and access to a high quality professional virtual learning content which offers weekly lesson plans, recordings (both audio and video) to support your learning

GSA Online Learning Centre

Term Dates

Term 1 (12weeks inclusive):  18th September 2022 to 4th December 2022

Term 2 (12weeks inclusive): 8th January 2023 to 26th March 2023

Term 3 (12weeks inclusive): 30th April 2023 to 16th July 2023
Note: No class bank holiday week TBC