Roopam Garg is a Guitarist and Composer from Boston, Massachusetts. He began studying guitar at the age of twelve. In 2015, studied at Berklee College of Music, for guitar performance including music business and marketing. During his time at Berklee, Roopam received several awards and scholarships such as the 2018 Berklee Guitar Performance Award, 2018 American Crew-Elvis Presley Award, 2018 Rod Nordell Scholarship, 2018 NAMM President’s Innovation Award, and 2017 Henry Grossman Marketing Award. He has studied with Kimberley Perlak, David Newsam, Mark White, Curt Shumate and Andrew Maness.
Upon graduating from Berklee in 2018, Roopam went on a European tour with his experimental-metal band The Surrealist, playing at notable festivals such as the UK Tech Fest 2018 and the Italian Dissonance Festival. Ever since the inception of The Surrealist in 2016, the band has amassed tens of thousands of fans around the world and has been featured on several press sites such as Guitar World, Metal Injection, The Circle Pit and Rocking Charts. Roopam is also endorsed by Kiesel Carvin Guitars and Stone Age Guitar Picks.
One of Roopam’s main ambitions in life is to wake the musical giant within others through teaching. To him, every student is a potential artist who has their own unique voice in music. The first time he experienced the profundity of teaching was when he travelled to Cambodia in 2013 to teach music. This experience revealed to him the transformative power of music education, which he now wishes to reach more people with.