Before I joined SACAC I had been studying chemistry and was pursuing to be a scientist. It was in my first year of my master’s degree at MSU, Baroda when I decided to take my musical passion and skill set a notch further.
I dropped out the following year, 2013, and went back to Ahmedabad, my hometown, to figure out a way to make this happen. I had been playing the guitar for a few years and owing to my parents’ love for music, had been listening to a huge variety from early childhood. Also, I dabbled in poetry.
I realised I have something to say and the best way for me to do that was to make songs and records. But due to the lack of knowledge and skills necessary to produce record, my tracks never sounded that good and wholesome.
As an artist/composer/songwriter, all I wanted was to be weaponised with the tools and skills of this trade, in order to best express myself. That is when I started looking for a music production school and ergo SACAC came into my life.
As of now, I freelance as a music producer, composer and a session guitarist-bassist in Mumbai. Also, I have been teaching music production at Mumbai Music Institute for a few months. When I’m not working for other people, I work on my own music.
Honestly, I don’t feel any radical change in my person after SACAC. As far as personal evolvement and professional growth, I have learnt more from just working in the industry than I did at SACAC. That being said, I wouldn’t be where I am without SACAC, but as far as growing as an individual and a professional, there is much more one learns out in the field. But school is still very important. And since I have been teaching music for a while now, I can totally vouch for the high quality SACAC brings to the table when compared to other music institutes. Nowhere have I seen education to be so holistic while maintaining a high quality standard at affordable rates.
There is still so much to learn and so much to do. While I work for others to pay the bills, my ultimate goal is to see myself as an independent artist one day. Yet still, I don’t want to limit myself to only one field. I love making background score and playing the guitar and composing jingles and writing songs and the list goes on. Having worked with a few directors, I would love to make a film too one day, perhaps write a script or maybe start a production house. Like I said, there is so much to do!
The great thing about the creative industry is that everything is interesting and interconnected as long as you’re interested. I have begun to see myself as a creator, whether it be art, business or science.
There more I know about stuff, the more passionate I get.
So it’s very hard to say where I see myself going but I’m definitely going! 🙂