Fellow yoga teacher and lifetime musician, Ari was born with rhythm and percussion ingrained in his soul. Learning to play piano at age 5, drums at 8, guitar at 10, and later earning a degree in audio engineering and music performance at NYU, music has always been the driving force though his life. His career in the recording studio and in live entertainment afforded him the honor of working with great artists. As a professional in the music industry, Ari’s influences are vast, but his taste in music is always most influenced by the driving force of its rhythm. Though a multi-instrumentalist, he repeatedly returns to the Hang for new inspiration. He has had many years to refine his touch on these drums, and continues to joyfully explore their depth with each note. Those who have heard this relatively rare instrument know how special its percussive, melodic and ethereal sound is.