Kismat Shrestha

Kismat S.

Minneapolis, MN

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Kismat delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 50

Teaching since:
2012

Born in June 25, 1990 in Kathmandu, Kismat D. Shrestha started playing drums at the age of 6 and there has been no looking back ever since. It all started with a small step but an enormous aspiration.
A big change came in Kismat’s playing and musicality after he joined the Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory in 2008 where he was exposed to the best of jazz music.
Late in 2012, Kismat got an opportunity to get back to the genre he started off with. When Kismat got an offer to be a band member of “Albatross”, one of the most popular and influential rock groups in Nepal, Kismat wasted no time to grab this opportunity with both hands gleefully. Albatross in its decade long history has amassed a huge fan base in and outside Nepal with several of their songs firmly imprinted in the annals of Nepali rock music. With Albatross, Kismat has extensively toured Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Perth), the UK (London), India (Delhi, Silligudi), Bangladesh (Dhaka), the USA (Austin, Dallas, Houston, Boulder, San Francisco, Minneapolis, St. Cloud, Chicago, Boston, New York ) and played some of the biggest music festivals such as the South By South West (SXSW) in Austin, USA, South Asian Bands Festival in Delhi, South Asian RockFest in Dhaka to name a few.
Kismat endorses Vater drumstricks.
(Kismat was introduced to Vater sticks at an Ari Hoenig drum clinic in Nepal where Ari gave him a pair of his Sugar Maple Fusion sticks. Kismat has been an avid Vater player ever since! )

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Education

Clinical Psychology
Jan 2014 - Jan 2016
Tribuvan University
Jazz Drumming
Jan 2008 - Jan 2012
Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Hindi
Professional Proficiency
Nepali
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Newari
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Big Band Jazz
Live TV Show
Album Recording session in Austin, Texas (Live Music Capital of the World)
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