Steve Oda is a sarod player, composer and teacher of the Hindustani classical music. A Canadian of Japanese ancestry, Steve Oda, began his musical education at the age of seven, learning to play slide guitar and then jazz guitar. His love of creativity through musical expression led him to the classic music of North India and the sarode. His classical training started in 1971 under the guidance of Aashish Khan, and from 1973 under Aashish’s father, Ali Akbar Khan. In 1996, Steve received a Canada Council Artists Grant to pursue intensive studies at and advanced level with Ali Akbar Khan and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1998. The demand for his playing, continues to increase in places like Chicago, New York, Paris, Amsterdam, Spain, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand and now in Japan. He currently resides in San Rafael, California, actively teaching and performing music of North India.