Our current artistic teachers

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P. Rajagopal

Principal teacher (Guru) and artistic leader of the Kattaikkuttu Gurukulam.


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Mukavinai teacher (part-time)

S. Sriram, B. Music

Karnatic mridangam and vocal teacher (Fridays & Saturdays)

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M.K. Palani

Nadaswaram vidwan/mukavinai coaching (part-time)

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R. Kumar

Kuttu teacher



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S. Tamilarasi

Kattaikkuttu Gurukulam graduate - Junior Kuttu & movement teacher

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S. Gobinath

Kattaikkuttu Gurukulam graduate - Junior manager KYPC & liaison

M. Duraisamy

Kattaikkuttu Gurukulam graduate - Junior Kuttu teacher

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A. Dillibabu

Kattaikkuttu Gurukulam graduate - Junior mridangam & dholak teacher

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R. Balaji

Apprentice teacher harmonium

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A. Selvarasu

Apprentice teacher mridangam & dholak

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P. Sasikumar

Apprentice teacher mukavinai




The Kattaikkuttu Gurukulam regularly hosts workshops for its students in a variety of performing arts forms by qualified Indian and international guest teachers. The Kattaikkuttu Gurukulam looks forward to sharing the expertise and experience, which our guest teachers bring in, with others. Guest workshops will be announced on our Home Page. Please feel free to contact us in case you are interested in accessing the skills of our Guest Teachers and organize a workshop at the Kuttu Kalai Kudam or at a location of your preference.


Rebekka Gather

Acrobatics & aerial silk

18 Oct 2018 to 17 Jan 2019

Rebekka completed her studies in physical theater at the Accademia Teatro Dimitri in Switzerland. This is Rebekka’s third time at the k Gurukulam as a guest teacher of acrobatics and her specialty: aerial silk. Rebekka works as a freelance actor and director in different classical and physical/circus projects and has realized projects on her own.



Hannes Achim Langanky

Acrobatics & juggling

24 Oct 2018 to 6 Jan 2019

Hannes completed his studies in physical theater at the Accademia Teatro Dimitri in Switzerland. This is his first time at the Kattaikkuttu Gurukulam where he supports Rebekka in teaching acrobatics and juggling. Like Rebekka, Hannes works as an actor and director in various classical and physical/circus projects.


Sue Rees

Video photography and light & set design

13 December 2018 to 20 January 2019

Sue teaches animation at Bennington College, Vermont, USA. She has been documenting the Kattaikkuttu Gurukulam, the daily life of its students, their performances and some of the annual festivals of the Kattaikkuttu Sangam since 2005. Sue is part of the crew of our latest collaborative production Karnatic Kattaikkuttu where she is responsible for the light and set design.




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Craig Jenkins

English storytelling

20 July 2018 to 17 August 2018

Craig is a professional storyteller and has an M.A. in Gender and Media Studies from the University of Sussex, UK. Since 2007 he has visited the Kattaikkuttu Gurukulam every year. Over the years he has been working with different groups of students and different age groups teaching them the sounds of English and the wonders that lie in the stories he embarks upon together with them.