Sounds of Students – Kiran Shahi, Rock, Jazz & Latin drummer based in Nepal

Each week we feature one of our current students or alumni, and chat to them about their AMS Online experience and the cool projects they’re getting on with alongside their degree. They tell us about their Online learning experience, how they work and perform alongside a degree, and their current musical endeavours. This week I chat to Kiran Shahi who is based in Nepal and completed his AMS online BA (Hons) Performance Industries Top-up with a First class honours. 

What do you study with AMS Online?
I am currently enrolled on the BA(Hons) Performance Industries

Where are you from, or studying from?
I am from Kathmandu, Nepal.

What drew you to study with AMS Online?
I was actively involved in the music industry for so my years but my academics were always left behind since there aren’t many music colleges in Nepal but after I found out about AMS Online course I was very excited to continue my studies since it was very flexible and that’s exactly what I was looking for.

What do you do alongside / in addition to your music degree?
I was working as a drum teacher at The British School Kathmandu.

What is your instrument / skill / profession?
I am a drummer (Rock, Jazz, Latin and Fusion)

How do you fit study into your day-to-day work and life?
I used to study after my work and in the weekends.

What have been the benefits of online distance learning for you?
I have a music degree now which is always a good thing to have. I was able to study while working full time at the school which was very helpful.

Are you in a band or currently working on any cool projects?
I had few gigs with my rock band Jindabaad this year besides that I am mostly gigging with Jazz Band recently with Le Piro and Madjazz Quartet. I also got an opportunity to perform with two time Grammy Award Winner Marlow Rosado who plays with Tito Puente.

You can follow, listen and find out more about Kiran’s projects on his professional Instagram and Facebook pages.

Keep your eyes peeled for our next Sounds of Students blog post!

22/04/2019
Words: Izzy Trott

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