We’re thrilled to introduce you all to the Azim Khan Music Academy, based in the Sugar Land Art Center & Gallery! As a resident artist of the Sugar Land Art Center & Gallery, Azim Khan has been a skilled musician for over 50 years and enjoys teaching violin, guitar and singing to a new generation of students. Read on to learn all about the academy and Azim’s life in Sugar Land!

Where are you from originally and how long have you lived (or worked) in the Houston/Sugar Land area?

I am originally from Pakistan and I have lived in Houston since 1980. 

 

Kids/Pets?

I have 3 kids. 

 

One thing about living or working here that has surprised you the most?

Something that surprised me the most was living in a new environment. 

 

Can you provide me with a description of your business?

I have a music studio where I teach violin, guitar, and Bollywood singing. 

 

How long have you been in business?

I just opened my business, but I have been playing music for 50 years now.

 

What made you decide to be an entrepreneur and open your own business?

I have more time to teach music than I did before.

 

What do you enjoy the most about running a business?

The most enjoyable thing about running a business is sharing my music experiences with the new generation. 

 

Have you always been entrepreneurial and a risk-taker?

Yes, I believe in your life you have to take some risks to be successful. 

 

What did you used to do before you opened your own business?

I had a full-time job at an engineering company, but on the side, I taught music on the weekends and did concerts. 

 

Why is your place of business different from the rest?

My business is a quiet learning environment where students can enjoy. 

 

Favorite restaurant to eat at in Sugar Land?

My favorite restaurant in Sugar Land is Aga’s. 

 

How do you unwind after a long week of work?

After a long week of work, I spend time with my family. 

 

What would be one fun fact that would surprise people about you?

A fun fact about me is that I play old Indian pop and classics as well as English classical on the violin.

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