Chaitanya Natu's Profile

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Teaching Instruments & Levels
  • Tabla - Beginner to Pro to Pro
  • Djembe - Beginner to Advanced
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I am a percussionist from India, my principal instrument is tabla and have been learning it for last 14 years. I was born in a musical family learning Indian classical music. My love for percussion was developed as I started listening to various sounds from nature and great maestros playing different instruments. I have completed my Master’s in Music (Contemporary Performance and Production Concentration) from Berklee College of Music 2021, Advanced Diploma in music (specialization rhythm) from Bhartiya Vidyapeeth, Master of music degree in “Tabla” from Gandharva Mahavidyalaya in 2018 and on academic side have earned Master’s in Computer Applications from Pune University in 2019. Learning music since I was 9yrs old have given me lot of opportunities to play, observe and seek more. I have performed in different festivals in India, performed in a Guinness world record event which was organized by “Art of Living” in 2012. I have been playing percussion in various devotional and folklore music in India. I got an opportunity to compose for different musicals in a social organization “Jnana prabodhini”. I performed in Madrid, Spain – sala de clamores, Percussionist in a concert organised for turkana people. I have also performed in Barcelona for different events like sufi indian electronic music organized by Indian Cultural Centre, white summer festival, hindi language day organised by Indian Cultural Centre in collaboration with Embassy of India, Dhrupad (Ancient Indian Music) organised by gungur arts. I did perform in various events organised by Berklee College of Music like Festival Musaico, Lagos Concerts. It’s my pleasure to record cajon, tabla and other percussion for different artists around the world. I am glad and feel honoured to be a part for Gilberto Gill tribute where he got an honorable doctorate from Berklee College of Music. I was responsible to play percussion in two of the beautiful songs by Gilberto Gill namely Rafazenda, Palco. As a research on my musical innovation I have been working on different instrumental tracks based on different meters combining African polyrhythms, flamenco music, latin, middle eastern rhythm with a foundation of indian tala system. I have been teaching Indian rhythm in different countries like Canada, Australia, India & Spain. I have specialized in Indian, Middle eastern, Flamenco & African polyrhythms.

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