Academy Overview

Aarohan was founded by a multi-faceted performer, singer and a successful teacher, to bring high quality Indian music education for the first time in Charlotte. Amrita's vision for the Academy is to share her love for music with people of different age group and genre across the area and to make learning music easy and fun.


About Amrita

Born in Bilaspur M.P (now in Chhattisgarh) Amrita’s vocal music training started at an early age of 3yrs from her aunt Smt. Maya De. She earned her Visharad (Bachelor in Music) Degree from university of Khairagarh M.P at the age of 15.

Amrita has had the good fortune to study music under the tutelage of some of the greatest musicians in her field - including Mr. Pradip Biswas , Mr. Ratan Basak. She is a student of renowned classical vocalist Dr.Smt. Swapna Chakraborty (doctorate from BHU).

Amrita completed her Masters training under Dr. Chakraborty’s supervision in 2001.

Experienced in both classical, semi-classical styles, Amrita enjoys singing khayal, bilambit, dhrupad, dhamar, tarana, Geet, Gazal, Bhajan, Bengali and other folk songs. She also plays Harmonium, keyboards and other instruments.

Amrita has received numerous prestigious awards, and always remain a sincere, hardworking and favorite disciple of her teachers. She offers all her credits to her dedicated parents Mrs. Subhra Roy and Mr, Aloke Bandhu Roy. She believes parents constant support and dedication, is so required for a kid to prosper.

She has successfully performed across India and United States and won several competitions.


Performance in US

  • 2002, Annual program by Probasi Of Charlotte
  • 2003, In Pittsburgh cultural evening by BAPS
  • Festival of India 2005,2009
  • Guest artist for BSGC (Bangladesh Society of greater Charlotte)
  • 2004-2010 in various cultural programs by Srishti Of Charlotte


Teaching Style

Amrita’s teaching style focuses on mastering the fundamentals to establish a strong foundation, while at the same time introducing "real life" applications at an early stage to keep students motivated. She applies her unique ability to make learning of Hindustani music fun and accessible to students of any age, from young children (5yrs and up) to adults. Her music lessons are designed using traditional classical instruments like Tanpura, Tabla and Harmonium. Levels and assessments enable students to pursue serious learning of music.