I began with the Sitar in 1973. My story is a rare exception to the rule, in that I am almost completely self-taught, and also left-handed!
My Music of Sitar is driven by an intuitive and emotive approach that is deeply personal, and yet displays elements of classical form and style.
My original, and primarily spontaneous, compositions for sitar are freely interpretive, and yet rooted in the Hindustani ragas of India.
While I have great respect for the classical traditions, I do not necessarily adhere to any of them. I allow free rein to my own musical instinct.
I am dedicated to raising awareness of the sitar, and the genre of music for which it was created.
To serve that purpose, I maintain a relaxed schedule that includes performances, private lessons, and lecture-demonstrations for schools and other organizations.
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