HIREN CHATE, a classically trained tabla player's style has been influenced by the Punjab, Delhi and Ajarada Gharana (or musical school of thought). Whilst deepening his understanding and practice of these styles, Hiren Chate is energized about drawing upon a range of musical genres to create new sounds and musical repertoire. Hiren Chate has been learning tabla under the guidance of Pt. Yogesh Samsi since 2006. He also had the privilege of learning the Ajarada style of tabla from late Sudhir Kumar Saxsena.