Bali's Profile

Bali has established himself as one of the most versatile session guitar players and guitar tutor in the Mumbai circuit. He began his study of Music and Guitar in VES college under the guidance of guitar pedagogue Mr Peterson for two years, where he focused primarily on rhythm guitar techniques used in rock and flamenco genres.

In the final year he won the first prize for guitar instrumentals at SIES (visions2004), NM (Umang 2004), Bhavans and VES (Talentia 2005). After that he was recommended by Mr Peterson to take advanced lead guitar lessons from Mr. Jayanti Gosher.

Later, he studied the Blues Guitar techniques with the help of E-books by Dave Celentano, Robben Ford and Guthrie Govan. He has also learned under Roland Gear demonstrater, Mr. Vinit Dave . His broad musical background and wide ranging musical interests have led him in many different musical directions forging a unique career rooted in performance and composition.

Initially, Working as a guitar tutor with Various guitar institutes, also conducting corporate guitar training in Mumbai, He has successfully trained more than 1200 students in his span of 7 yrs. He enjoys teaching and sharing his passion for music with each and every student learning with him. Emphasizing the student's strengths, Bali has helped even struggling learners to achieve a high level of proficiency on the guitar.

He has developed a special guitar curriculum that is aligned with international Standards. Many of his young students studying in school have won first prize in their schools, have jammed with legends like Buddy Guy at Mahindra Blues festival and have scored distinction marks in Rockschool Guitar Exams.

Currently he is working as a Session guitarist for 9X , Jai hind TV show and working on original Guitar instrumentals . His favorite guitar players are Eric Johnson, Andy Timmons, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, David Gilmour, Joe bonamassa , Guthrie Govan, Vince Gill, Robben Ford.