Kamran played with Green Day, see the story & video.
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“Mark has been giving our son Kamran guitar lessons every week since February 2007. Mark’s knowledge of music and theory has helped him progress beautifully. His dedication to teaching has inspired Kamran to want to learn more about music and the guitar. His recent successful debut on the biggest stage under incredible pressure has put him on the map in our small hometown and we could not be more proud ! Thank you Mark for your guidance and inspiration. Terri & Sabahat Imran”

Student Hits Stage with Green Day !

JULY 3, 2009: Not only did (my) 16 year old student Kamran Imran get his chance to join his favorite band on stage, but in front of 18,000 screaming fans at the Key Arena in Seattle he withstood the immense pressure of the situation and shined (and it was all filmed and uploaded to You Tube!). He aced every guitar chord and riff, including the perfectly on key vocal spot near the end of the 9 minute opus “Jesus of Suburbia”, as Billy Joe Armstrong held the microphone right to his face. Kamran was rewarded with backstage time and gifts from the band. More kudos followed: a home interview on the SF Bay Area’s ABC Nightly News broadcast, a drive time interview on Seattle’s top rock station KISW, and a front page blurb on the local pages of Santa Rosa’s Press Democrat!

Here it is on You Tube:

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