Interview with American Sitarist Chris Stephens

Hi, I’m Jeff Starr, a sitar student and filmmaker. This is my interview with Chris Stephens, an American who has been playing sitar for 15 years. You will hear a 1 minute clip of his playing before we discuss learning the sitar.

Aside from occasional lessons with Ustad Imrat Khan, Chris is primarily self taught. He is extremely dedicated to Hindustani music and has spent countless hours learning about its deep intricacies.

You can learn more about Chris at the following links:

If you play sitar, please visit and contribute to the discussion on Reddit.

You can find the Bela Fleck album we discuss at this link:

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