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Sikh Music Training



Master learning Sikh Raags in a clear, jargon-free way so you can live aligned to your highest spiritual self.

Course Features

✓  Online video lessons to rewatch over & over
✓  Practice alongside your teacher
✓  Step-by-step guided videos
✓  Bite-sized and digestible content
✓  Self-paced course
✓  Personal & specialist tutor support
✓  Excellent student support & communication

Course Benefits

✓  No prior string instrument skills required
✓  Master verbal communication
 (speech & singing)
✓  Learn how to use Sikh Music as a healing modality 
✓  Understand the Raags and how they work
✓  No prior Kirtan experience or know-how required
✓  A strong supportive community
✓  Annual student-only camps
✓  Special access to Raj Academy events



What is Sikh Music Training?

What if you had the code where you could pick up any Shabad in raag and freely play and express your innermost love, happiness and hardships? What if you knew how to implement the spiritual master's timeless wisdom in the expression and tone, as if they were speaking directly to you in this moment?

Wouldn't your spiritual connection sound and feel much better and more special?

When your spiritual connection is enhanced, your mental state, career productivity, mental focus, relationship level, and aspirations for life all become enhanced.



"Tune yourself towards healing and bliss. Your body is an instrument and you are the composer."



Why is it relevant?

Sikh Kirtan (or Sikh Music) is not all about perfecting a talent or performing. Instead, it translates into growing your inner peace, spiritual connection and oneness between your mind, body and soul using powerful healing sounds.

What if you had the steps that easily broke down learning Sikh raags into a bite-sized formula, without the overcomplications of musical terms and supposedly hours of study? You could frankly start learning hassle-free, and with this Sikh Music Training, you can gain access to watch lessons literally at any time of the day to learn at your set pace.

Fortunately, you'll get instant access upon registration to such profound steps that require absolutely no experience, no prior musical (or Kirtan) know-how, no expected skill sets and no better entry-level training - why you may ask?

Because the Sikh Music Training follows core foundational beliefs:

  • Sikh Music enhances your connection to the timeless wisdom to colour you in ways you deeply desire and prioritises strengthening harmonious inner connections versus perfecting a talent or instrumental skills.
  • We believe anyone can do Kirtan regardless of age, gender, background, talent or know-how.
  • We believe the Sikh Masters have created the uttermost beautiful tones and emotional expression for their wisdom and they've shared it in this unique way, and overriding the context of their message with our chosen expressions as interpretations does not bring justice to the beautiful healing wisdom.
  • Inspires you to listen to the Shabad as messages and conversations by the Masters themselves for you to connect to the living Guru in the most powerful way.


Course Structure

The Sikh Music Training course has 6 grades. 

Each grade is made up of 16 weeks of step-by-step bite-sized practical lessons.



Grade 1 & Grade 2 

You will learn to sit, play, sing from scratch Shabads in raag on the Dilruba.

You'll gain a new perspective to your listening skills, easy-to-implement vocal training skills and develop instrumental practices to start building deeper focus and a connection to the Shabads.


Grade 3 & Grade 4

Develop your know-how, concentration and muscle memory skills to reduce stress and panic in order to welcome a healthier life and enhanced well-being. 

You will develop harmony and synchronicity with the support of your instrument and practical exercises.


Grade 5 & Grade 6 

Supports your progress towards composing Kirtan and learning how to communicate to your mind and body using Shabad and Raag. Bonus listening skills, vocal training and instrumental practice exercises are introduced to stretch your capacity mentally and emotionally.

The new musical concepts gained will advance your capability of Kirtan to support you on a deeper level.

This course is for you if you are looking to:

  • Learn how to enhance your spiritual connection through focus and concentration activities.
  • Whether you've never touched or played the Dilruba before, you'll learn to play the Dilruba to perfection.
  • The best practices to strengthen your focus so when you sit in any meditation practice, you are truly present to enjoy the full experience and never get distracted again.
  • The N.1 skill to shift from "knowing" Kirtan to "becoming" Kirtan.
  • The key framework to sing, perform and compose any Shabad all within a matter of weeks and with no previous musical experience.
  • How-to avoid the extra long hours of practice myth and accomplish harmony, inner peace and fulfilment all without the extra hours.
  • Learn how to cut out years of study and the need to be reliant on any external teacher other than the Spiritual Guru to evoke inner healing, contentment and feelings of happiness.
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Have a question? Book a free 1-1 discovery call with our Student Support Team to have your questions answered.


"I enjoy Sikh music and enjoy learning the instrument. This is the first time I learn music, which is very special for me. I find it very nice to sing in groups. If I miss my lessons I feel like something is missing in my life."


 - Rajbir Kaur, UK

"I never knew how emotions work. This is the most interesting part I enjoy about Raj Academy. When I now talk with people, I can hear what emotions they are speaking in. I have become more conscious and realize things in my life, and I have the feeling Guru is always with me. I can now stay positive and fearless in my daily life."

- Tejinder Kaur, USA

"Sikh Music plays an important role in every aspect of my daily life. I am now more conscious of my emotions and know how to gain another perspective on them. Sikh Music helps me understand better how to use my emotions rather than allowing them to take over my emotional state."


- Prabhnoor Singh, Canada

Let us guide you step-by-step to uncover the secrets to transformational Kirtan

Meet your teachers


Professor Surinder Singh

Founder and Director of Raj Academy

Meet your Key Teacher who will be taking you through all your weekly lessons and teaching content of the Course.


Veer Kaur

Inspirational Investment Officer

Meet your Personal Tutor, who will guide you with super supportive 1-1 Zoom sessions and answer any questions you may have via the online learning platform.


Ikjot Singh

Jori and Dilruba Teacher

Ikjot will be supporting you on a weekly basis with videos you can practice alongside him with as many times as you like.


Preetinder Singh

Chief Education Officer

Throughout your course, Preetinder will be providing on-hand support for you to easily get comfortable with your weekly lessons and practice alongside him for mastery.

 What happens next?

After you click 'Register Now' you will be taken through the next three steps.

Step 1

Complete your registration form

Step 2

Set up your best payment plan

Step 3

Click 'Accept Invite' on your private invitation email link and start your course instantly.

Want to watch your first grade for free?

Get ready to equip yourself with the tools, techniques and transformation from Sikh Music.

Sign-up for inside access to the first grade of the Sikh Music Training Course today.


Do I need to know about Sikhi or gurbani to start out?

No previous know-how is required because our course is built specifically to guide learners with all the terms and how-tos in the most simplistic and enjoyable way.

I have never played a string instrument before; how will I be supported?

You are in great care! Our Student Support Team is here to guide you every step of the way, from the point of registration to comfortably getting you started and familiarised with the online learning platform, Webschool. We will take you through step-by-step on how to hold, sit, tune and play the Dilruba in the most easiest way possible. 90% of our students now playing the Dilruba were once been in your shoes as complete beginners and have progressed through our orientation session and course with ease and excellence.

Do I need an instrument to start?

You can start learning while your instrument arrives; the first two weeks of the course are vocal and ear training exercises. If you do not have a string instrument yet, we highly recommend all our students to start with the Dilruba; it is by far the easiest instrument to play and will effectively support your vocal and listening skills. Each note is clearly set out for beginners to memorise and succeed on.

Once you have easily gained grounding with the Dilruba it is much easier to pick up another instrument to learn with much more ease, especially the 'blind instruments' (Saranda, Rabab and Sarangi) where ear training is required to find your basic notes.

How do I order an instrument?

If you do not have a string instrument yet, we highly recommend all our students to start with the Dilruba; it is by far the easiest instrument to play and can be easily found available in most Indian instrument stores with affordable options.

If you would like to invest in a high-quality instrument, that has better longevity we would recommend Sikh Saaj. They support students ordering instruments outside of India. If you are based in the UK, drop us an email, and we may be able to courier you a high-quality Dilruba from the UK or Europe.

Please note Raj Academy does not sell any instruments, only facilitates students in acquiring an instrument in the easiest way possible.

Instrument ordering process:

1. Place an order at your best instrument store


2. Upon completing the registration form select: 'I do not have an instrument, please send me more information'. Our Student Support Team will guide you in ordering your instrument. You can continue to start the Course while your instrument gets delivered directly to your home.

Where are the lessons held?

All our lessons are online pre-recorded to enable learners to re-watch again and again as they please so they don't have to worry about making so many notes or missing out on information.

Is the course easy to follow and understand?

Absolutely, we have built it keeping in mind the complete beginner who is learning Sikh Music or Kirtan for the first time from scratch. No previous musical understanding, santhiya, instrumental skills, vocal standard, nor extra talent is required to start the course. Sounds amazing right? If you are a complete beginner then we've got your back!

Our course is very hands-on and practical to give every student experience-based learning that can be implemented in their lives. The 24/7 bite-size lessons and practice-along videos are popular features enabling students to feel super supported and never feel confused or behind.

What makes this training different?

Kirtan, or Sikh Music as we refer to it, is meant to be lived. We are dedicated to ensuring every learner leaves with the know-how, tools and lived experience of how Sikh Music from the times of the Sikh Masters was used for enhancing our inner health and harmony. Through the course of 2 years as add-ons, learners will take away instrumental skills, vocal skills, and a vast range of playing and performance capabilities; however, as great these add-ons are, they are less effective without the fundamental key elements of Sikh musicology which enable learners not to play Kirtan but become Kirtan.

Have a question that was not answered?

Feel free to book a Zoom Discovery call with our Student Support Team to have your tailored questions answered or contact us and our team would be happy to reach out to help.


"Life coloured with Kirtan makes everything feel so more beautiful."


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