India Arts and Culture Council
501(c)(3) Non profit cultural education organization
PO Box 91294, Portland, OR 97291
Phone: 503-446-8123 | Email:


Rasika School of Music and Arts


Locations at Portland, OR & Seattle, WA

Professional School of Carnatic music in Northwest
Music: Violin, Vocal, Keyboard, Guitar, Mandolin
Percussion: Mridangam, Ghatam, Kanjira, Konakkol

Professional full-time teachers dedicated to the formal teaching curriculum

One of the largest schools of its genre in the Northwest

Enrolling students now: Contact: or call 503-446-8123

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Full time faculty
Music faculty: E. B. Jayaprakash (Music, Previous faculty Sanskrit University)
Percussion faculty: B.S. Anand (Carnatic Vocal and  Mridangam)

Classes are held in Hillsboro and Corvallis in Oregon and Bellevue/Redmond in Washington. More branches in Oregon or Washington soon to be announced. If you are interested to have group classes in Vancouver, please write to the present at:


Jayaprakash (disciple of N. Vaidyanathan, B. Sasikumar and Puthupally Divakaran) - Classical Carnatic Violin, Vocal, Keyboard, Guitar and Mandolin.

Jayaprakash is born in a family of musicians. Music has always been a integral part of his life.
Jayaprakash is a post Diploma (Gana Praveena) in karnatic Violin with first rank, from Sree Swathi Thirunal College of Music (S.S.T.C.M.), Thiruvananthapuram. He was awarded scholarship from Human Resources Development (H.R.D.), Govt. of India and is a graded artist by All India Radio, Thrissur.

He has accompanied several renowned artists like T. K. Govinda Rao, K. J. Jesudas, Trichi Ganeshan, Visalam Veketachalam, V. Dakshinamoorthi, Sreevalsan J. Menon to name a few. Jayaprakash along with performing enjoys teaching as well. He has been teaching at as Kochin Refinery School, The Village International School, Thodupuzha and Sree Sankaracharya Sanskrit University.


Bangalore Sheshadri Anand (B.S. Anand), is a multi talented Vocalist cum Mridanga artists of  Carnatic music tradition and an experienced teacher of this art form.  He hails from a musical family. B.S.Anand  is an accomplished Mridanga Artist and has accompanied many Maestros worldwide.  Anand started his mridangam lessons under paternal uncle, Karnataka Kalashri, Vidwan Sri B.K.Chandramouli and had advanced tutelage under Ganakalabhushana, Vidwan Sri C.Chaluvaraju. He has been performing in many prestigious national and international venues with great stalwarts like Vidwans R.K.Padmanabha, Vidyabhooshana, Mysore M.Nagaraj, T.M.Krishna, Madurai T.N.Sheshagopalan, Vidushis Dr. T.S.Sathyavathi, Dr. Nagamani Srinath, Dr. Suma Sudhindra, Dr. Sukanya Prabhakar, Dr T.S.Rama, Dr. R.A.Ramamani, Dr.A.Kanyakumari and many more. His International tours include Tanzania (2007), USA (during Summer of 2009 and 2010).  He is a "A" grade artist of  A.I.R BANGALORE.

B.S. Anand is equally well versed in Carnatic vocal.  He was introduced to Karnatak Classical Music by his grandmother, Vidushi A.Rajamma Keshavamurthy who is a well-known Vocalist and Rajyothsava Awardee in the State of Karnataka, India.  He also trained under his father, Vidwan Sri B.K.Sheshadri who is a well-known vocalist and a violinist. He was blessed to have his higher tutelage under Sangeetha Vidyasagara Vidwan Sri R.R.Keshavamurthy. Anand is a child prodigy and gave his first Karnatak Classical vocal performance at the age of 10.Since then he has performed in many prestigious national and international venues.  He has been recommended and applauded by many stalwarts as an accomplished and talented vocalist.

He was appointed as a Karnatak Classical Vocal and Mridanga Tutor in Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society, SIFAS (2014-15).



Guiding souls of our music school:

Mandolin Maestro Mandolin Shrinivas (1969-2014) who shall forever live in our hearts, supported Rasika and our school.

Violin legend Sri Lalgudi Jayaraman (1930-2013) who provided support and good wishes along with his son Sri Lalgudi Krishnan when we founded the school in 2011.

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