Ritvik Yaparpalvi is a 15-year old high schooler in New York. Ritvik is a tabla disciple of Pandit Nayan Ghosh, learning under his guidance for the past 8 years. Ritvik began his formal music education at the age of 3 from Mrs. Chander Ahuja, a well-known music educator in the Westchester County of New York. In addition, Ritvik is being trained in Western Classical Percussion and Piano and is hoping to audition at The Juilliard School of Music in the near future. Other than music, Ritvik has a love for science. He is currently researching the combinations of music therapy and neuroscience disabilities.