Learn. Improvise. Performm
Founded by Karan Khosla and Divya Gupta, The Goa Jazz Academy was created in 2018 to create a grass roots music education institute in Goa that caters to adults and professional musicians by making music accessible and fun.
We are deeply invested in community building and offer all our students a bi-monthly student jam where in they can find a safe space to try out new things that they are working on, and do so on the bandstand, live with other musicians. Concerts held at the Academy are deeply intimate – and focus on music and artists first – and have become very popular in Goa.
Prior to starting the academy, Divya ran her own successful insurance business which dealt with managing liabilities for some of the largest corporate houses in India. Her background in Economics and a deep understanding of business operations has allowed her to streamline and develop practical, administrative systems for The Goa Jazz Academy.
Originally trained as a physicist, Karan migrated to the world of finance and management consulting and spent over a fourteen years working with corporates, foundations and governments on projects related to infrastructure, education, environment and finance. Karan comes with substantial experience in operations, project management and systems analysis. Although Karan had been playing seriously as a musician (on the side) for many years, he decided, (in his mid 30’s) to get himself a proper music education, learnt the ropes and the foundations of the trade and industry and make the jump to being a professional musician. He hasn’t looked back since!
Karan and Divya saw a huge gap in the music education space and that was adult music education and performance based teaching. GJA believes age shouldn’t be a barrier to learn anything.
We want to make music a part of your everyday life. Come learn with us!
Our ensemble of passionate educators believe in the power a good education holds.