Keyboardist Jordan Rudess of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER recently traveled to India to join the Swarnabhoomi Academy Of Music in Chennai as a guest faculty member.
Prasanna, founder of Swarnabhoomi, commented: "Jordan and I are friends and he was quite excited when I first told him about Swarnabhoomi Academy Of Music a couple of years back just before the college started.
"A few months back, we met a couple of times and he was quite amazed at what Swarnabhoomi Academy Of Music stands for and what it has accomplished in its very short history and he connected with the concept instantly. We were both thrilled about getting him to Swarnabhoomi Academy Of Music.
"I must say that a lot of people in India still don't recognize how incredible a college Swarnabhoomi Academy Of Music is. But that will change soon and when people like Jordan come here to teach, it hits the point harder!"
A video clip of Rudess talking to a group of student musicians can be seen below. The video also shows the group working on an arrangement of "Breaking All Illusions", with Rudess guiding them.
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