Pandit Nirmalya Dey is a committed and consummate teacher. In his own dhrupad gurukul in Delhi he teaches students on a one-to-one basis in the guru-shishya parampara, which is the Indian tradition of teaching based on the master-disciple long-term relationship. In this way, he continues to transfer the knowledge he received from his masters.

Nirmalya Dey has also taught in renowned institutions, such as the Faculty of Music and Fine Arts, in the University of Delhi as a visiting lecturer, and in the Shriram Bharatya Kala Kendra, a premium institution of performing arts in Delhi.

Nirmalya Dey gives lectures-demonstrations and regularly conducts dhrupad workshops and retreats in India and abroad, including the following selection:

In India:

  • Dhrupad retreat near Rishikesh, Himalayas (2018, 2019)
  • Dhrupad retreat in Dharamkot, Himalayas (2017)
  • Dhrupad Retreats in Varanasi (2016) / related video
  • Master classes organised by the India Habitat Centre in Delhi (2014)
  • Lecture on Sangeet Ratnakar organised by MAHAGAMI, Aurangabad (2014)
  • Lecture-demonstration for the research fellows and faculty members in the Faculty of Music and Fine Arts, University of Delhi (2012)

In Bangladesh:

  • Workshop organised by the Indian High Commission, Chittagong (2008)

In Europe:

  • Czech Republic (annually since 2016)
  • Lecture-demonstration of the national advanced music and dance conservatory of Paris (2014)
  • University of Amsterdam (2007)
  • Casa de la India in Valladolid, Spain (2007)
  • Workshops at the Rotterdam Conservatory of World Music (2003, 2005, 2007)
  • Cultural Centre of Chatillon Chalaronne, organised by the association Anaaghaat (2003, 2005)
  • London, organised by the Association Sargam (2002)

In the USA (since 2012):

  • Lecture demonstration at the Dept of Music, UCLA, 2014
  • Ali Akbar Khan College of Music, San Francisco
  • Workshops and conference-demonstrations in various places, including: the Vox Mundi Institute, San Francisco
  • Pen State University
  • Society of Indian Music and Arts (SIMA)

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