Amarjeet Singh (He/Him)
The founder of Naad Arts Centre Amarjeet Singh started learning Tabla from his elder brother Mr. Deedar Singh and later from Guru Shri Thakur Kishan Singh Ji. In the thirty years of his teaching and performing career, he trained and mentored students in India, Germany, USA, Uzbekistan, and Canada, and has accompanied (on tabla) a myriad of leading musicians and dancers. He was appointed as a Cultural Ambassador by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) New Delhi, to teach and perform Tabla in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. From 1999 to 2001, he was employed as a staff artist at the Faculty of Music and Fine Arts at the University of Delhi. He immigrated to BC, Canada in 2001, and since then has been teaching Tabla, and has been devoted to promoting music and fine arts.
He has won a scholarship from the Music and Drama Academy of Rajasthan (India), and also have been awarded additional honours, such as:
- Sangeet Bhushan (music jewel) from the Rajasthan Education Department
- Leadership Circle Award by the Canadian Red Cross
- Heritage Defender Award by Darpan Magazine
- Innovation in the Arts Award by Drishti Magazine
- Nominated for the Surrey Mayor’s Arts Award, City of Surrey