While a postdoc at the University of British Columbia, I helped create the UBC Persian Music Ensemble. We had several successful concerts with hundreds of fans and dozens of members. While a graduate student, I was a member of the University of Chicago Middle Eastern Music Ensemble.
I started playing classical Guitar under Stephen Boswell a few years ago.
Riq is a percussion instrument of the Arab world. I started learning Riq under the Guidance of one my most important mentors Issa Boulos.