Ms. Pallavi Mehta is a renowned sitarist and believes that the human qualities of humankind evolve with music and one gets humbleness and changes the attitude towards life.
Ms. Pallavi Mehta
Founder, Director
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Sitar institute for all ages & level

Ms. Mehta has also been a “World Music” mentor at California state university (east bay), Hayward, California, and a music instructor at better world music school, Hayward, California. Ms. Pallavi Mehta’s ultimate objective is to spread the knowledge of classical Indian music far and wide.
Back in Mumbai India, Ms. Pallavi had a large following of students. starting with 3 students in the year 1989, the student base grew until she had her academy of music.

Inspired by passion
Sitarsoor academy was conceived in the year 1989 by Ms. Pallavi Mehta at Ghatkopar, Mumbai, India. it started with 3 students and there has been no looking back since then. it has been 35 years of musical journey and service to music and covering the student base across the globe.​

Our Services

Sitar Lessons

Keyboard Lessons

Vocal / Voice

Harmonium Lessons

Why choose us?

Music by us is full of experience and knowledge. We have 35 years of industry experience, so you can be confident that our courses will help you grow as a musician.

Sitar lessons
for all



In response to the growing interest in Indian Classical Music from people outside the Country, Soor Academy has come up with an online training program through Skype.



Classes are conducted at the premises of Soor Academy at Ghatkopar. Each session is usually for an hour and a half. The timing of the sessions can be decided as per the convenience of the students.



Ms. Pallavi Mehta has given numerous live stage performances solo as well as with her students on stage. Some of the videos of the past feature performances are as below.

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What our students say about us

I am a French Mathematician, passionate about Indian culture and specially Indian classical music. I took some lessons of Sitar in Mumbai, with Pallavi Mehta, but as I live in Paris, 7000 km from there, I also wanted to practice when I was back home.
Christophe Beesau
I have been so impressed with Pallavi’s dedication, knowledge and commitment to teaching. Not only am I learning sitar playing techniques, but also the theory and the reason for why ragas are structured in a certain way and the stories behind them. This has been an invaluable and cherished experience that I am so grateful to have as part of my life.
Dr. Riddhi Neugebauer, Seattle, WA
Hello, I am Anuradha Shyam Joshi. I am a housewife and 44 years old. I am truly fond of music and love to play the sitar. guruma, Pallavi Mehtaji is training me in sitar since the last one and half years.
Anuraddha Joshi
I was always fascinated by the beautiful instrument that Sitar is, I started taking classes in the eleventh standard but that was for a short while as the pressure of my class XII board exams took over.
Gowathaman Ragnathan

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