Kirtan Camp


31st July - 4th August 2023

Ilford, UK      |      10am - 5pm

Welcoming all Kirtan lovers who want to start learning Shabad Kirtan on a Sikh string instrument but in only 5 days.


Learn with ease using the best Kirtan structure

But feel you don’t have the time for a weekly commitment? Then this 5-day camp has been built for you. This dedicated camp will enable anyone to learn Kirtan from scratch. Where you are a complete beginner or want to expand your learning of Shabad Kirtan, this camp will provide a deep dive into learning your first Shabad in raag on the Dilruba Sikh instrument, all within 5 days.

When is it happening: 31st July - 4th August 2023

Timings are: 10am - 5pm UK

Where do I attend: Karamsar Centre, Ilford, London, IG11TP UK

How do I register: Attendees must register for this event. Click to register.

Top Camp Takeaways

💫 Understand how raags help you in Kirtan

💫 Learn effective exercises to help develop your vocal skills

💫 Connect with Shabad Gurbani

💫 Learn Shabad santhiya

💫  Learn how to be mentally strong with Kirtan

💫 Learn the Sikh string instrument, the 'Dilruba' from scratch

💫 Start playing/ singing your first Shabad in raag

💫 Discover how a raag is made

Meet your Camp Instructor

Rajinder Kaur

Lead Teacher on the ground for UK activities and events.

She completed her Masters in Indian music and came first in state Tabla competition while growing up in India. She completed her bachlors degree in Sikh Music from Professor Surinder Singh at Thames Valley University, in London UK in 2010. Since then she has taken on the role as Director of Raj Academy and has been dedicated to sharing her passion for Guru's Kirtan using the Sikh string instruments across the UK through community outreach events, camps, workshops and public events.

Her highlights have been seeing her son engage in Kirtan and play alongside her, as well as share Kirtan for the London Mayor at City Hall and Mansion House and perform at the Ministry of Defence for Vaisakhi.

Her favourite instrument is the Saranda instrument, which you'll see her mostly playing. She is also equipped to train and play the Dilruba, Rabab, Jori and Sarangi.



frequently asked questions

Can I attend if I do not have any previous kirtan know-how or instrument skills?

Absolutely, this camp is for those wanting to learn a shabad in raag on the dilruba instrument. You do not need to have previous Kirtan knowledge, nor any instrument skills. You will be comfortably guided step-by-step over the 5 days.


Is there a age requirement? 

Anyone aged 10-years-old and above are welcome. Parents for younger children are welcomed to attend alongside their child free of charge.


What is included in the Camp price?

In the Camp price of £300; the 5-days of teachings, instrument and voice training, daily lunch and snacks. 

What will the activities be?

Group activities on shabad santhiya, singing exercises, smaller group activities for instrument tryouts and practice session, daily leg stretching & active sessions (so you won't be sitting down for too long), 2 snack and water breaks and a lunch break are a few of the overall activities held in a day. 

Will instruments be provided?

The Sikh string instrument, the Dilruba, will the instrument you will be getting to know and play. Instruments will be provided at the camp and if you have your own Dilruba, feel free to bring along too.

Meet current students

who once started out in your same shoes.

Register your place today to receive Early Bird Offer. 10% off Early Bird Offer ends on 30th June 2023.


"Wow! Where do I start. I’m very blessed that on my spiritual journey I have found my path. Learning about Sikhi and its history. How sound and music play a major role In connection to the Divine Source of Oneness and healing of the mind, body & soul. The original instruments used to play Shabad. How vibration energy affects everyone And everything. My dad was a musician, and played the vibes. I use sound vibration and music in my energy-healing sessions for animals and people. How so crucial to understanding what vibrations to let or not into your sacred space. Thank you for this amazing opportunity to learn this wonderful art form of sound therapy/healing."

- Robin B.

"Sikh Music is more of a spiritual experience and has a specific purpose of enhancing the spiritual aspect of the listener and performer. The goal is to essentially have a better understanding of our mood, emotion, thoughts and essentially ourselves."

- Rupinder B.

"Everything was interesting, from beginning to end. We learn so much from the gurus and the raags they gave us."

- Harmanpreet S

"Music has always been a healer to our emotions. it's amazing to connect sacred verses with these amazing tools like rhythm, instruments, raags in the form kirtan."

- Parkash S.

"Music has a powerful effect on the human mind. This is why the gurus chose to write their teaches as Shabads so that it influences us and also helps us understand what the Guru is trying to tell us."

- Gurkaran S.

Enhancing Connections

At Raj Academy, we believe in enhancing connections be it spiritually, mentally, physically or emotionally. It's through these special connections we gain the secrets to know ourselves on a deeper level. As the world's leading educational institution for Sikh Music to heal the mind, our mission is to inspire, empower and connect people to themselves through sound.

Learn more about Raj Academy here.


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