Maz Karandish

Maz Karandish is a psychologist in training and multi-instrumentalist with in depth theoretical and practical knowledge of Eastern musical traditions. Maz was raised with eastern music ranging from Persian traditional music to North Indian Classical Music (NICM). Sitar, Oud, Saz, Dilruba, Tar, and Ney are a few instruments that Maz utilizes to capture the heart and soul of Eastern music. Maz has received his MA in Clinical Psychology and is nearing finishing his final year of his doctoral training. His Doctoral Dissertation focuses on Mindfulness practices to enhance human connection.

Workshops & Presentations

  • Mindfulness Meditation: Theory and Practice

    60 min | Sound AS Medicine

    A deep exploration into the theory and practice of mindfulness meditation as it is perceived from a lens of research and academia. The workshop will explore various experiential styles of meditation and further talk about how meditation is researched and applied in a clinical setting.

  • Eastern Music: Theory and Performance

    60 min | Sacred Frequency Sanctuary

    This workshop will utilize the Indian Sitar, Persian Tar, Ancient Oud, and a few other instruments to explore the eastern musical traditions in terms of theory and practice. The attendants can expect to leave the workshop with significant knowledge about the way these musical traditions utilize instruments to convey emotion and meaning. Furthermore, we will look at the dynamics that go into performing ancient ethnic music within the modern 21st century paradigm.


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