Steve Vai Guitar Scholarship Winner: Pritesh Walia

Guitar Program Chair Stig Mathisen (lt) with Pritesh Walia (rt)

Talented guitarist and native of New Delhi, India, Pritesh Walia has been named as winner of the fall 2012 Steve Vai Guitar Scholarship at Musicians Institute.

Pritesh decided to attend MI’s Guitar Program because “MI provides the best opportunities for emerging artists to learn, grow and show their creativity and talent.”

Pritesh sees his MI education as an important key to achieving his dream of one day being able to “put together a band of individuals who share my ambitions with the goal to deliver high-quality, innovative music. I’d also be interested in production/composition in partnership with other bands, and to eventually teach what I have learned.”

Everyone at MI welcomes Pritesh to the Guitar Program (GIT) at MI, and congratulates him on winning this very prestigious award!

Special thanks to Grammy® award-winning innovative guitar legend Steve Vai and his Make a Noise Foundation for generously sponsoring this scholarship, which helps to provide talented students like Pritesh with the support, tools and recognition they need to launch successful and creative careers in the music industry.

To learn more about the work of the Make a Noise Foundation click here.

To visit Steve Vai online click here.

(See MI’s website for details on how to apply for this and other scholarships.)
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