Aditya Verma

Raised in Montreal, within a family very respectful of Indian traditions, Aditya Verma began playing tablas (Indian drums) during his childhood under the teaching of his father, Dr. Narendra Verma, and the renowned Ustad Zakir Hussain. In 1987, Aditya moved to India where he studied North Indian classical music corresponding to the Maihar Senia Gharana tradition. He then followed the teachings of two prominent figures of Hindustani music: Pandit Ravi Shankar on sitar, and Ustad Aashish Khan on sarod. Aditya also studied with another great sarod player, namely Ustad Ali Akbar Khan.