Jeff's first recital performance

My student, Jeff, has recently performed in his first recital after learning with me for the past 10 months. He has been posting videos periodically charting his progress on his YouTube page and he posted a recording of this performance. I think he did great for his first time on stage!

I love accompanying my students on stage, but at the same time, it's nerve-wracking watching them and remembering what it was like for myself not so long ago. 

 

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Mat

Hi, my name is Mat. I am a mobile/ web design and instructional design consultant. I am also an Indian Classical Sitar player. I love tech and travel.

Up for Grammy Nomination - Melodic Intersect: Looking Back

Melodic Intersect: Looking Back is including in this year's Grammy Ballot under Best World Music category!

I'm honored to be a credited producer for this album and for the chance to be part of the group. Cross your fingers that it gets a nomination, please!

To hear some samples of the music from this album, click here.

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Mat

Hi, my name is Mat. I am a mobile/ web design and instructional design consultant. I am also an Indian Classical Sitar player. I love tech and travel.

Civilization VI Soundtrack Recording

Now that it has finally been released, I'm proud to say that I was involved in the soundtrack to the awesome computer game, Sid Meier's Civilization VI! It was a wonderful experience and I learned a lot from it. I'm a fan of the game series and have played the previous ones in the past, so I'm even more excited to check out Civ VI!

If you've never heard of Civilization VI, it is a strategy game for PC. You choose a Civilization and play through different eras in its history. I'm part of the in-game music for the India civilization soundtrack. 

 

 A behind the scenes pic from the recording session. The producer came down and tracked us in at my home studio. My friend Souvik Ghosh is on tabla.

A behind the scenes pic from the recording session. The producer came down and tracked us in at my home studio. My friend Souvik Ghosh is on tabla.

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Mat

Hi, my name is Mat. I am a mobile/ web design and instructional design consultant. I am also an Indian Classical Sitar player. I love tech and travel.

Lecture by Ustad Zakir Hussain at Berkley - 2015 Regents

I was watching this lecture given by Ustad Zakir Hussain with The Institute for South Asia Studies at UC Berkeley. It's very insightful, captivating, and filled with jokes. A must listen for any student of Indian Classical Music (regardless of instrument/ subgenre). 

The Institute for South Asia Studies at UC Berkeley was proud to announce that UC Berkeley's Regents' Lecturer for Spring 2015 was internationally renowned tabla virtuoso, Zakir Hussain. Zakir Hussain is one of the foremost percussionists of the contemporary world, not only of Indian classical music but also of jazz and world music.

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Mat

Hi, my name is Mat. I am a mobile/ web design and instructional design consultant. I am also an Indian Classical Sitar player. I love tech and travel.