Come and explore the magic of traditional Indian drums and how they have influenced modern music in so many different ways. Leading music producers across the globe have sampled the mystifying vibrancy of Indian rhythm. At ‘Beats of India’ you will be introduced to the world of authentic Indian drumming and the skills to master the amazing musical instrument that is the Indian drum!Detailed description:
Feel energised by a fun, friendly atmosphere where sound and history merge. Drumming is an integral part of many traditional celebrations. I will teach a few of the most popular songs and styles with funky modern flair. Whether you’re a beginner or have played for years, this experience will put a smile on your face, introducing you to like-minded people. The class will follow authentic teaching techniques to produce powerful and uplifting sounds from Punjabi to Bhangra grooves …and more! Guests will learn playing techniques, getting to know the function and history of each instrument in a lively and uplifting format.
If looking for an interactive experience, you’re in the right place! Jump into the diversity of Indian music and some of its surrounding regions, with a chance to try traditional percussion instruments, from the Dhol and Tabla to the Thavil and Chenda. With roots dating back 5,000 years, these drums play important roles in Indian music history; hopefully igniting a passion in you to carry the legacy on!
Hi, I’m Paul! I moved to Delhi from London 15 years ago after discovering my love for India during a gap year aged 22.
India has such a magnificent range of percussion instruments; something that always captured my attention. A rich variety of playing styles across the different regions is a testament to the diverse and exciting nature of the drums. I immediately fell in love, and once I learned the skills, was excited to share them.
I’ve been teaching the drums for the past 10 years, and feel I too am still learning a thing or two even now. My teaching style is relaxed and all levels of skill are more than welcome to each lesson, but I also host advanced workshops & classes available to those that have a few more beats under their belts
My experiences are interactive so people feel comfortable enough to play freely around each other. I always say that the workshops end up feeling like family get togethers. We are a supportive community who encourage new drummers to play openly - This is a judgment free zone!
My wife Gauri and I are also part of a local music troupe as traditional drum players and are both lecturers at the university in the city. I’m a musician at heart but I also have a deep passion for technology which is what I teach at the university.
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