Bala Skandan is a performer, educator and composer of Carnatic music. He performs both on the Mridangam (double-headed drum) and violin (Carnatic style). He also highlights the beauty of Kanjira (frame drum) and konnakkol (vocal rhythm) in his compositions as well as in performances. He is the lead artist and composer of Akshara Music Ensemble, a NY based Indian-classical music inspired band. Bala Skandan lives in Manhattan and teaches actively.

Latest News
Akshara Debut CD

Akshara Debut CD we did our recording in September 2016 and we are currently working with an excellent engineer mixing and mastering.  We will be launching the CD in March/April with an exciting Release Party.

BalaShruti is off to a great start

BalaShruti is off to a great start and we are promoting young talent in both music and dance through full concerts and mini concerts.  If you are interested in participating, do get in touch.

Cleveland Aradhana

Preparation is under way for the Cleveland Aradhana in April.

Classes in Manhattan

New classes in Violin and Mridangam are starting in Manhattan.  Contact us for more details.

Events
Akshara and Jiva Dance
11
Feb
17

Akshara and Jiva Dance will be performing at the brand new Salon Series curated by Parul Shah

Shivrathri - Violin concert by Bala Skandan
25
Feb
17

Ananda Ashram,
13 Sapphire Rd., Monroe, NY 10950

Sonali Skandan - From Heaven and Earth
02
Mar
17
Mridangam accompaniment
St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY
Akshara Concert
08
Apr
17
Akshara Concert
Geneva, NY