A Little About the Founders of Nik'n'Nat Music!
Natasha Parikh attends high school in Fremont, California. At the age of six, she started playing piano, triggering her interest for music. Since then, she has performed in children's Broadway musicals as well as Indian music concerts and programs. She enjoys being with children and has combined this love with her passion for music. For the last two years, Natasha has assisted her mother in teaching Indian songs to young children at the India Community Center. Currently, she pursues her training in Hindustani vocal music and Kathak dance along with her rigorous academics. Besides being a high achiever and recipient of several academic awards, she likes to read, compete in debate competitions, and represent her school in varsity track and field. But most of all, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family.
Nikita Parikh received her BA in Hindustani classical vocal from Allahbad University in India while pursuing her B. Com and M. Com degrees from Bombay University and later a M.A. in Applied Economics from San Jose State University. She has settled in the San Francisco Bay Area since 20 years. She has been deeply involved with the music scene in the Silicon Valley either performing, teaching or attending concerts, concurrently with her professional career as a research analyst for a UC Berkeley based Economist. As a program manager for the India Community Center (ICC), she organized various classes in music, dance, language, sports and also taught Gujarati language to children and adults. She has performed at several concerts around the Bay area, specializing in semi classical film songs, ghazals and garba and has arranged musical shows for kids and adults at local organizations. Currently she teaches Indian music to children at ICC, and continues her advanced training in Hindustani classical music.