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Tabla Drumming Workshop

Brooklyn, United States

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Experience hosted by Siddhartha

60 mins
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Art of Tabla is a class designed to explore music, movement and meditation. Tabla is considered to be one of the most expressive melodic percussion instruments known to man. Its tonal qualities range from an array of subtle micro-tonal textures, melodic water-like resonance and pulsating walking bass lines. This course is geared towards the exploration of mnemonic syllables as a musical language, observation of movement by developing left/right brain independence, hand/finger touch sensitivity and inducing relaxation/re-calibration by melodic and rhythmic entrainment. Our mission is promote wellness and healing through music while preserving the original teachings of Dhrupad Music and practices of Shabd & Nāda Yoga.
Other things to note
No need to prepare or bring anything; Please wear comfortable clothing :)
Art of Tabla is a class designed to explore music, movement and meditation. Tabla is considered to be one of the most expressive melodic percussion instruments known to man. Its tonal qualities range from an array of subtle micro-tonal textures, melodic water-like resonance and pulsating walking bass lines. This course is geared towards the exploration of mnemonic syllables as a musical language, observation of movement by developing left/right…

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Sat, 5 Dec
18:00 - 19:00
£46 per person
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Sun, 6 Dec
18:00 - 19:00
£46 per person
£46 per person
Mon, 7 Dec
19:00 - 20:00
£46 per person
£46 per person

Meet your host, Siddhartha

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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Siddhartha is a teacher and founder of Surya Records located in Brooklyn, NY. His organizations Art of Tabla & Khartal are devoted to teaching wellness and healing through music while preserving the teaching and practices of Shabd & Nāda Yoga. Sid's newest invention is the Electrobones; a hybrid percussion instrument fusing hardwood and sensor technology to create a self-charging, wireless, pocket-sized drum-set.

www.khartal.com
@khartals

www.artoftabla.com
@artoftabla

www.suryarecords.com
@suryarecords

www.electrobones.com
@3lectrobones
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Where you'll be

The workshop will be conducted at a private studio in Bushwick called Surya Records, the homebase of Art of Tabla

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 12 reviews.

Sarah
October 2020
Such a unique space for a unique music lesson. Siddhartha is very kind and is very talented. Great instructor to have if you're a beginner. Also, this activity is great for just relaxing and is safe as a social distancing activity since the class is small (one or two students).
Such a unique space for a unique music lesson. Siddhartha is very kind and is very talented. Great instructor to have if you're a beginner. Also, this activity is great for just re…
Simone
March 2020
Siddhartha was an amazing host and instructor. We learned about the tabla and the Khartal with no prior experience. It's much harder than it looks but Siddhartha was patient and kind. He wove stories and instruction while blending in relaxation. My partner absolutely loved the experience and it definitely brought us closer. I highly recommend. To be honest, I want to go back for some much-needed meditation and sound therapy. Good vibes all around.
Siddhartha was an amazing host and instructor. We learned about the tabla and the Khartal with no prior experience. It's much harder than it looks but Siddhartha was patient and ki…
Sven & Ellis
January 2019
Siddharth gave a thorough lesson on the tabla drums. He is very skillful musician and artist. Our session included also an introduction in khartals, another percussion instrument. His playing ability is astounding and the design of his music studio is fabulous. Brace yourself for this unforgettable dive into the world of a multi-talented Brooklyn-based artist.
Siddharth gave a thorough lesson on the tabla drums. He is very skillful musician and artist. Our session included also an introduction in khartals, another percussion instrument.…
Antia
December 2018
This was a gift for my boyfriend and he really enjoyed his time with Siddhartha. Amazing instrument and a lot of knowledge about music. Very recommended if you are visiting or if you live in NY, like us!
Sophie & Max
December 2018
Siddhartha is a passionate and excellent teacher. We had a very interesting evening listening to great music and learning knowledge about Indian music instruments. Thank you.
Nirui
August 2018
It was a great experience. The studio is very cool with a stunning set of Indian / western instruments. The host was very nice, patient and super talented. The Indian tea was great too. I’d recommend it to anyone that’s looking for something unique and exotic in the city.
It was a great experience. The studio is very cool with a stunning set of Indian / western instruments. The host was very nice, patient and super talented. The Indian tea was great…

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Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 10 and up can attend.