Neil Nayyar at 16 years old plays and owns 117 musical instruments from around the world.
Chances are if you love a particular type of music, Neil plays it, and he plays it well. Classical, Bollywood, jazz, rock, and sounds from all over the globe flow from this musician, but this is not the only amazing thing about him.
Neil’s parents credit much of his ability and love of music to Mozart classics he listened to while still in the womb. However, his talent didn’t surface until he was 5, when he took a drum class and wowed everyone. And this was just the beginning.
A lot of Neil’s talent and abilities as a multi-instrumentalist are natural, but he leaves nothing to chance. He practices music six hours each day, and receives training from 25 musical professionals both locally and internationally.
Neil holds the Assist Foundation’s world record as the youngest person to play all those instruments from all parts of the planet. The foundation provides resources for secondary education opportunities for young people around the world.
Neil sings in six languages. He is releasing his first music book and music album next month. Neil is also selected for Grammy Camp (Recording Academy/Grammy Awards), recently featured in two Honda H-RV commercials, is scoring two films, and will represent KIDS Music Day as the spokesperson on Oct. 7, when more than a thousand locations will offer special events for kids playing music in 50 cities. More information: Kids Music Day | KeepMusicAlive.