INSTRUCTOR PROFILE

  George Ruckert
   
  GEORGE RUCKERT--performer, composer, arranger, author, teacher —has an extensive background in the disciplines of both western and Indian classical music. He earned his masters degree in western music theory and composition from Queens College (New York City) in 1967. As one of the senior-most disciples of Khansahib, he focused his attention on sarod and vocal music for nearly thirty years. During this period he earned the Gayan and Vadya Bid degree in 1975 and also served for many years as teacher and Director of the Ali Akbar College of Music near San Francisco. As a solo artist on the sarod, he has performed, recorded, and taught in India, Europe, and the United States. He has also recorded and performed with several of India’s finest vocalists on the harmonium.
   
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