Student of the Month for November 2013 is…

GEET SHUKLA!

Click on the photo to see a video of Geet playing tabla!

Click on the photo to see a video of Geet playing tabla!

Tabla is very important to me, because of the many things that it has given me and how much I adore playing the instrument. For all of you that do not know me, I am Geet Shukla and I am 15 years old currently studying in 10th grade. I started playing this magnificent instrument about 1 year and 4 months ago. Even though everybody else in my class could play better than me and knew more than me, I tried to do my best. Along with many cumbrances in my training, there were also achievements like catching up with other students and progressing quickly. Also, this instrument has given me the gift of playing such beautiful tones and awe-inspiring melodious rhythms, that I wish to impart knowledge to others by helping teach tabla to younger students in Long Island. My interest and vigorous training gave me the immense honor of being student of the month for november. It is always a difficult task due to other engagements, such as the heavy workload in school and being able to manage our busy schedules. After all, you can only fulfill your dreams by practice and having a passion for learning music. My interests include playing basketball with my friends and participating in the Boy Scouts of America program. In the future, I hope to get even better at tabla and achieve greater versatility in the art of this exotic and fascinating instrument. I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to Sejal didi for teaching me the intricacies of tabla and to my family members and friends for supporting me throughout my journey. – By Geet Shukla

 
Click here to see Geet play!