Learn the piano with Daahoud and Kayla

We are keen on providing the best education we can on all of the myriad of instruments we teach here. We have teachers available for instruments like the trumpet, saxophone and trombone too. These instruments are not accessible in Nepal even though they are standard curriculum in every other part of the world.

Most of our students opt to learn instruments like the guitar, vocals or the piano. We already have international standard artists teaching them this year. Our academic coordinator, Nirantar Yakthumba, who is the behind-the-scenes person making magic at KJC happen, is heading the piano department. Starting December he will have support from two international level artists Daahould Salim and Kayla Scales.

Daahoud Salim is a pianist from Seville, Spain. He has travelled many countries like France, Portugal, Spain, Denmark, Belgium, Morocco, Taiwan through his music. In  the Netherlands, he performed in some of the most prestigious halls for both jazz and classical music scenes  (Concertgebouw, Muziekgebouw, Tivoli Vredenburg, Bimhuis, etc). He performed for the Dutch National Radio and Television, and won international prizes (Grachten Festival Conservatorium Concours, Carlet International Piano Competition). In 2015 he founded the Daahoud Salim Quintet, with which he participated in some of the most important jazz festivals in Spain, and won the prize for the best band and best soloist in Getxo Jazz Festival. More recently, in 2016 he released three albums: “La Llamada”, with the Daahoud Salim Quintet, (Blue Asteroid Records); “Forbidden Music” with classical solo piano repertoire; and “Abdu in Blue”, with Abdu Salim (Black Stamp Music). Call us at 01-5013554 to register classes now!

There will also be another pianist who will be here with us, Kayla Scales who is from the US. She is known for her musicality and expressiveness at the piano. She attended Tarrant County College and studied under the tutelage of Ukranian pianist Alona Wise and earned the Ruth Bost Piano Scholarship. Upon graduation, she was admitted into the University of Texas at Arlington where she studied classical piano under international contest winners Dr. Young Hyun Cho and Dr. John Solomons and earned the Reel Music Scholarship.

Ms. Scales has also been teaching private piano lessons for nearly seven years. In her spare time, she enjoys writing songs on her guitar and mandolin as well as recording music for other artists.

We are currently accepting applications for students who want to take classes from our esteemed international and national faculty. Seize the opportunity and call us at 01-5013554 / 9813556945 or write to us at info@katjazz.com.np to apply. There are only limited seats available.

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