I started out on the piano when I was just a little boy, at the age of 8. My aunt used to be in the Church choir at St. Joseph Chaldean Catholic Church in Troy, Michigan, way back when Raed George was the instructor there. I would attend every weekly Sunday mass and listen to Raed play brilliant music. He saw that I enjoyed the piano and his music very much, and he told my aunt to start bringing me so he could teach me how to play the piano. I was very excited when my aunt announced she was taking me to learn the piano. Then a couple months later, Raed had to leave the U.S for multiple tours and shows he had to do in the Middle East. I continued studying until this very day, which I am still studying, and everything I have learned, I credit Raed George for it. When I turned 9, my dad entered me in the AGM competition in Dearborn, a.k.a the American Guild of Music Competition. I won first place in all my competitions, except when I was 12, I received second in two sections, which I don't regret very badly, but I wish I could have done better. Currently, I play the piano for St. George Chaldean Catholic Church in ShelbyTownship, MI. I play for the Children's Choir, with Uday Shammami. Uday has also taught me many of the arabi maqamat, and I thank him for that. He also aids me in performing for the Saturday mass at 5 pm. I recently performed on the keyboard for my cousin's wedding party, at which Tony Gabriel's band was there. He knows me personally and we are good friends. My favorite Assyrian singer is Ashur Bet Sargis, no doubt.
**If anyone is in need of a band for a wedding party, I have the equipment. I live in SE Michigan, just e-mail me @ [email protected] and mention the qeenatha profile. **