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 Brooklyn and teaches actively.

Latest News
Flute Raman’s Concert

I have the pleasure of accompanying Flute Raman and Srikanth Malla on Violin at the Chinmaya Vrindavan on Saturday 28th at 3.30 pm.  For more details please visit www.chinmayavrindavan.com

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 at the CT Indian Music Festival
05
Oct
19

Akshara will be performing at the Ferguson Library in Stamford

Flute Concert
28
Sep
19

Flute Raman with Srikanth Malla on Violin and Bala Skandan on Mridangam

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