Raj Academy

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Professor Surinder Singh

  • Raj Academy of Asian Music, founded by Professor Surinder Singh in 1994, is the world's largest school for Sikh and traditional Indian music.

  • Our educational guideline and source of inspiration is the sacred scripture Siri Guru Granth Sahib, first compiled in 1604 by Guru Arjan, the fifth Guru of the Sikh lineage.

  • Our pathway is Gurmat Sangeet, the sacred art and science of singing and playing hymns from Siri Guru Granth Sahib in the prescribed rágs using the original string instruments.

  • Our goal is Nád Yoga, the union of soul and destiny by experience of the eternal sound current nád in order to elevate, heal, live happily and serve.

Our Mission

The Mission of Raj Academy is to teach and promote the sacred art and science of singing and playing the hymns from the Holy Scripture Sri Guru Granth Sahib, adhering to the prescribed Rágs and original instruments for elevation, holistic healing, and spiritual growth worldwide.

This discipline, known as Gurmat Sangeet, is an essential but widely ignored and forgotten part of the spiritual heritage we have been given as humankind. By spreading this timeless wisdom, we aspire to heal and awaken the highest potential in the human being in order to live a happy, healthy, prosperous, and fulfilling life, to manifest a bountiful future for our children, and to merge our consciousness in the undying essence of truth and love.

We are reaching our goal by focusing on training teachers all over the world through workshops, academic education, our online school, and Nád Yoga Teacher Trainings. The legacy we want to leave behind is a living sacred science carried by awakened teachers, yogis, healers, and leaders for the sake of the best possible future.