Prepare To Experience…
If your goal is to learn bansuri and the classical music of northern India, you are in the right place!
Bansuri Bliss was founded by Dr. Kerry Kriger as a means of spreading the musical knowledge he has acquired since beginning his bansuri journey in 1996.
Regardless of your age, cultural background or musical experience, you can learn bansuri through the clear and concise teaching you will find within the Bansuri Bliss website and in the live online classes Dr. Kriger gives every week.
Dr. Kerry Kriger and friends at the Calcutta Music Academy, March 4th, 2018.
If Your Goal Is To Play Amazing Bansuri…
If your goal is to learn bansuri and the classical music of northern India, I can teach you using the same structured approach I acquired from my guru (Pandit Vijay Raghav Rao) and that I have used to teach hundreds of bansuri students of all ages.
At Bansuri Bliss, you will find thorough online courses in over 40 ragas, covering beginner through advanced levels. We hold multiple online private and group classes via Zoom every week, and have an active worldwide community of bansuri enthusiasts on Discord, enabling you to connect with other bansuri players and get your questions answered between classes.
Get started with our free Getting Started With Bansuri course. Then become a Bansuri Bliss Member if you are truly dedicated to creating Bansuri Bliss for yourself and your audience.
How does it work?
There are lots of ways to learn bansuri. We’ve simplified it into three steps that are virtually guaranteed to bring you success.
Buy A Well-Made Bansuri
There are hundreds of flute makers, and the quality of their flutes varies significantly. Take our free course called the “Bansuri Buyer’s Guide” to ensure you know what to look for in your next bansuri.
Practice What You Are Taught
Make bansuri practice a part of your daily routine and you will experience the multitude of benefits that bansuri has on your mental and spiritual well-being.
The Bansuri Bliss Difference
Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger studied under the great flute master Pandit Vijay Raghav Rao for nearly a decade and passes on to his students pure Indian classical music: ragas (melody) and talas (rhythm).
Dr. Kriger has taught over 1,200 hours of bansuri lessons, to hundreds of students of all different backgrounds. You will benefit from his ability to rapidly identify the simplest ways for you to improve your music.
Don’t go at it alone when you can learn from, connect with and be inspired by a worldwide community of flute players, beginner through advanced, all on the same basic musical journey as yourself.
Attend Bansuri Bliss Office Hours
We cordially invite you to attend Bansuri Bliss Office Hours! During these FREE online sessions led by Dr. Kerry Kriger and his most advanced bansuri students, you will learn a raga, meet other bansuri players, get your questions answered in a live setting, and even experience some of that sweet Bansuri Bliss.
Dr. Kerry Kriger enjoying a flute melody and the surroundings at Itacoatiara, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, January 2020.
Take The Free Course:
Getting Started With Bansuri
The perfect starting point for anybody new to bansuri, the Getting Started With Bansuri course was created by Dr. Kerry Kriger with the specific goal of ensuring that you have an understanding of the fundamentals of bansuri and Indian classical music. The course is included with your free Bansuri Bliss account.
Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger plays a sunset raga at Piratinanga, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, January 2020.
You Can Become An Exceptionally Talented Bansuri Player!
If you are serious about improving your musical skills and understanding of the bansuri, you should explore private bansuri lessons and Bansuri Bliss Memberships. The two in combination — along with daily practice — will make you an exceptionally talented bansuri player.
Dr. Kerry Kriger sitting in on Bashir Ahmed Khan’s sitar class at the Badruka College of Commerce and Arts in Hyderabad, India. January 2019
Dr. Kerry Kriger plays an afternoon melody at Angkor Wat, Cambodia, March 1st, 2019.
About Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger
I began playing the bansuri (bamboo flute from northern India) in 1996 and have been fortunate to study, rehearse, perform and record with some amazing musicians from all over the world — including one of India’s greatest flute masters, Pandit Vijay Raghav Rao, who taught me most of what I know about the bansuri and Indian classical music.
I have taught hundreds of bansuri players from an array of backgrounds and cultures, including young kids, retirees, absolute beginners and professional musicians. Whatever your musical experience is, I am certain that you will succeed on your bansuri journey if you follow my advice and take advantage of the multitude of materials on this website.
I look forward to passing on the tradition and the bansuri knowledge to you!
Dr. Kerry Kriger enjoying the rainforest in Parque Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 16th, 2020.