Alice Yeadell – Head of the Section(Volunteer – specialises in theory and string ensembles)


Alice grew up with a love of Classical Music from an early age and started taking violin lessons at the age of 14. She completed her bachelors and masters degrees in music at Canterbury Christ Church University, U.K, specializing in violin performance. She particularly enjoys playing the violin in chamber music, and is also interested in music theory, history and analysis. Alice joined the BSM faculty for the second time in September 2014 as a volunteer


Anup Abraham

anupAnup Abraham is multi-talented – singer, Violinist, Violist & Cellist. He has been learning the Violin since 1996 trained under Peter Appaji, Amarnath, Manoj George, Carol George, Jody MaComb (USA), Stefan Pontinen (Sweden) & Arun Rosario.

He started learning Cello in the year 2004 under the guidance of Ashis Biswas. He joined the Junior Orchestra in the year 2005, & soon started playing the Viola in the Senior Orchestra also trained by Carol George & V. Narayanaswamy.He has passed Senior levels from the Royal School of Music, London in Violin, Viola – Cello, Singing & Theory. Anup is full time musician & uses his free time teaching children the Violin.


Peter Appaji


Despite working as an engineer for Indian Railways, Peter makes the time to take violin classes in the BSM once a week.  He has completed Grade examinations of Trinity College and well as of the Associated Board.  Peter was influenced by excellent teachers such as Peter Coelho, Jerome Davis, and Jody McComb.  His interest in the comparison of Western and Carnatic styles of violin-playing led him to study Carnatic music also.  He regards opportunities to play in orchestral concerts, at Church services, and in recording studios as valuable learning experiences.  Peter plans to continue his efforts to be a better teacher to his students, irrespective of their age or their level of ability.


Shyamal Biswas


Shyamal teaches violin and viola at the BSM, and also plays with the School’s Chamber Ensemble. Early encouragement from his mother was reinforced by the exposure to music he received at the Oxford Mission School in Calcutta where he studied. Performing has taught him that it is a honour to be able to play to an appreciative audience. From teaching, he has been able to learn better ways to handle students with sensitivity, and he has also received the opportunity to hone his own skills. He looks forward to equipping his students with the latest techniques and to working on his ability as a good orchestral player.