Nagaland Guitar Education



Nagaland Guitar Education

The Nagaland Classical Guitar Society (NCGS) is the sole body which was formed in the spirit to promote and share Classical Guitar music, they have so much talents among the young people yet they lack resources and infrastructures. Therefore, the Society aims to connect with international organizations, institutions to associate with expérience teachers and resource persons, performers and artists for workshops, concerts and festivals in the near future. They do have support from the Music Task Force (MTF) an initiatives of The Government of Nagaland under the Ministry of Youth Resource and Sports.

In India, Nagaland is the only State which gives importance to Western Music as a subject and trying to implement to make Music Compulsory in all the Schools and Colleges in the near future. Some of the Schools and Colleges has already introduced Music as a proper Subject. Nagaland follows International Examination Board for the preparatory of Grades and Diploma exams under the TRINITY COLLEGE LONDON, ASSOCIATE BOARD ROYAL SCHOOL OF MUSIC (ABRSM) and others to give an opportunity to everyone to learn music for those who don’t get an exposure to go and learn music abroad.




  • 2 National School : Patkai Christian College (Margaret Shishak School of Music) et Nagaland Conservatory of Music (NCM) avec préparation au “Bachelor of Music”
  • 20 private school
  • 40 students and 11 teachers at Dimapur (second city of Nagaland)
  • 30 students and 5 teachers in Kohima (the capital)


To develop the NCGS we organize a fundraising action : guitars, strings, scores, methods, tools … Everyone could help by giving something. You have a guitar you don’t use ? Send it to us. You have to many scores ? Send it to us. You want to contribute to the freight charges ? Do a donation or support the project on kisskissbankbank. The collect will be sent in India in 2016.
Training Teachers
We will train teachers in Nagaland during two weeks. We will improve the specific technical learning and increase competences of the teachers. Our main goal is to share a broad understanding of the teaching profession.
The Paris Guitar Foundation will organize in Nagaland during 2 weeks, with the partnership of the NCGS, at least 2 masterclasses with our guitarists (1 hour/students).


  • “This project will unleash the dreams of many young talents, giving opportunity to aspire the core-value of Classical music, sharing a true spirit without any boundaries, music as a universal language.”
    Zaren Mhabemo, Secretary and Public Relation of NCGS
  • “We believe the PGF’s Nagaland Guitar Education project will usher a new era for Classical Guitar music in the Northeast region of India and open a world of possibilities and ultimately it’s progress in the region.”
    Joey Woch, President of NCGS
  • “The NGE initiative of the PGF will not only be an opportunity for the present classical guitarists in Nagaland but more importantly serve as a wake-up call for the rest to join the global classical guitarist movement.”
    Norman Villa, Vice President of NCGS


Our Action

A short videoclip about the Nagaland Guitar Education




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