Gus Bhatia (’25)
February 15, 2023
Gus Bhatia (’25) said he began playing guitar, bass guitar, piano and tabla because his mother encouraged him to try several activities from a young age. While he tried sports such as baseball and soccer, Bhatia discovered his true passion when he picked up an instrument.
“Music is just something that I ended up getting really attached to,” Bhatia said. “I used to spend all my free time just downstairs like messing around and playing with my instruments, and it just kind of grew.”
Bhatia said his favorite moments throughout his musical journey are when he can perform in front of an audience.
“[I love] those times when you get to play up in front of your entire school, you know, it sounds quite glorious,” he said. “I remember playing in Princeton town center, back where I’m from which is sick. I got to play for university students and stuff like that was really fun.”
Bhatia also said he would advise students who are interested in music to jump in and attempt to pursue it.
“It’s hard at the start,” Bhatia said. “The start can make it really frustrating when you’re beginning, but if you’re really interested, I feel like there’s always room to move past that starting block and just give it a shot and persevere through it.”