Pakhawaj is played with Dhrupad, the oldest style of North Indian classical music.
He started to learn it since 2000 under the great pakhawaj player late Pt. Srikant Mishra who played with almost all of musicians of Dhrupad in his life.
Tetsuya has played pakhawaj as a solo player and an accompanist every year since 2002 at Dhrupad Mela, the biggest festival of Dhrupad in Varanasi, India and then he was awarded Gold medal in 2004.
Now he performs in all of India with great Dhrupad musicians.
In Japan, he plays actively as the only pakhawaj player and try always to play with the musicians of all kinds of genre