Top 10 Music Schools and Colleges in Kolkata

Kolkata is the second biggest city of India and also 350 years old. The city is alive with its rich art and cultural heritage. The people are friendlier and even in the gloomy weather they are happy. It is filled with many music schools and colleges engraving their art in the soul of young kids. So i have compiled a list of top ten such music institutions:

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Rabindra Bharti University
  • Rabindra Bharti University: This is the oldest university which is known for its  best fine arts course in dance, drama and music. They follow the education system as lay down by Rabindranath Tagore. The courses they offer are: Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Musicology, Percussion and Rabindra Sangeet.

Address: Emerald Bower Campus, 56A, B.T. Road, Kolkata – 700 050.

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Phone Number: 033 2558 4443

Bengal Music School
  • Bengal Music School: This institute was established in 1940 by Nanigopal Bandopadhyay to train people in music. It is affiliated with the University of Calcutta. They offers undergraduate and post graduation degrees on Indian Classical Music. It is one of the best music college in Kolkata with an excellent faculty.

Address: P-1, C.I.T. Scheme LXXII, Gariahat Road, Kolkata – 700029, West Bengal, India

Email Id: 24662692, 2465 9738

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  • Taranga Dance Music And Acting Institute: Amyt Dutta ( Guitarist ), Nondon Bagchi (Percussionist), Bikram Ghosh (Percussionist), Usha Uthup (Singer) are some of their visiting faculties. The institute was founded in 1995 by Rajiv Bose to take contemporary music and dance to another level. The courses they offer in music are: Drums, Guitar, Electronic Keyboard & Vocal. They also conduct jam sessions, live performances and many more activities for teaching.

Address: Greenfield City, Maheshtala, Kolkata, West Bengal,

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Phone Number: 91-33-65390915


  • Calcutta Music Academy: They have ties with various colleges like Trinity College of London, London College of Music, ABRSM, London and Rabindra Bhatrti University, India. The courses they offer are: Piano, Violin, Drums, Keyboard, Tabla, Vocals and Guitar.

Address: 455 Parnashree, Behala, Kolkata-60, 230B NSC Bose Road, Tollygunge Bansdroni, Kolkata-40

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Phone Number: +91-9007469506


  • Banichakra Music & Dance Traning College: This institution was established in 1957. It holds around 7000 students and 285 reputed trainers. The courses they offer are Vocal (Classical, Rabindra Sangeet, Nazrul Geeti, Atulprasad, Rajnikanta, Folk, Ragpradhan, Adhunik), Dance and Instrumental Music [Sitar, Guitar {Spanish}, Guitar {Hawaiian}, Violin, Mandolin, Piano, Piano-Keyboard, Tabla].

Address: 95/1A,Rashbehari Avenue,Kolkata – 700029, West Bengal (India)

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Phone Number: +9133 2463 4208


  • Academy for Musical Excellence:  Founded by Mr. Surendranath Majumda who is the best music teacher and also the representative of  International Music Education Board in India, the institution is known for its excellent method of teaching and faculty. The courses they offer are: Piano, Guitar, Drums, Keyboard, Violin, Western vocal and Rabindra Sangeet. They also organize many events for its students.

Address: 43/1, Chandi Ghosh Road, Beside Netaji Metro Station, Kolkata – 700040, West Bengal, India

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Phone Number: +91 98312 48801, +91 98366 85536


  • Visva Bharti: “ Visva-Bharati represents India where she has her wealth of mind which is for all. Visva-Bharati acknowledges India’s obligation to offer to others the hospitality of her best culture and India’s right to accept from others their best ”~ Rabindranath Tagore. It was founded by Rabindranath Tagore, the institute is one of the best in India for arts. It offers various courses in music, dance and painting.

Address: PO : Santiniketan, West Bengal, India, Pin 731235

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Phone Number: +91(3463)262751


  • The Calcutta School of Music:  It was established in the year 1915 AD by Dr. Phillipé Sandré, a musician and friend of the famous composer Saint Saëns. It is probably the only school in the country which has a wide rang of musical disciplines covering all Western music disciplines, dance, speech training, elocution, and drama. It also has an Indian Music Section which was inaugurated by Pandit Ravi Shankar in 1975.

 Address: 6B Sunny Park, Kolkata-700019, West Bengal,

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Phone Number: +91 33 2461 5375

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  • Sparsh Music Academy: The director of Sparsh is a renowned musician in the music industry and has worked with many artist like Kumar Sanu, Udit Narayan and Asha Bhosle. They provide many courses to groom both the singer and musician. Their faculty is filled with professionals having a good experience and vast knowledge of music.

Address: 66, Dumdum Park, Kolkata- 700055

Email Id: 9831775000 / 9830975310

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  • London College of Music: The London College of Music(LCM) is the largest  Music and Performing Arts institute in the UK. It has a long history of music education dating back to 1887. The Kolkata Centre follows the same syllabus and has become a known name there for learning music. Their course contains the following content:  From Fundamentals to Various musical pieces composed by the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary composers, such as compositions by Bach and Handel, Mozart and Beethoven, Schumann and Tchaikovsky, Bartok and Debussy. Also includes technical works, such as scales and arpeggios , studies and other finger exercises. Jazz pieces and Improvisation techniques, Music Appreciation , Aural Awareness , and Sight Reading.

Address: 1/C, Jamini Roy Sarani, Ballygunge Pl, Ballygunge Place, Ballygunge, Kolkata, West Bengal 700019

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Phone Number: +91 09830976481



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