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Indian Music Workshops, Tabla & Sitar, Stroud, Devon,

Indian Music Workshops

These Indian Music workshops for schools, colleges & universities are run together with Sitar Player Ricky Romain.

The workshops give a comprehensive introduction to North Indian music, through the experience of melody ( Raga ) and rhythm ( Taal ) and the relationship between the two. Workshops can have a focus on Rag Desh for GCSE Music syllabus if required.

Workshops can also include a professional Sitar & Tabla performance.


Indian Music Workshops are also available for Arts centres, festivals & cultural events & can be combined with performances.

Download our Indian Music Workshops information sheet.

These workshops can be tailored to the needs of various age groups and abilities. Available for students from Key stage 1 – BA Music level. If required, for GCSE level we can cover Rag Desh to meet with curriculum requirements.

Each workshop covers the fundamental principles of North Indian classical music and demonstrates their application on two of Indian music’s main instruments- Sitar and Tabla. Through the use of traditional oral teaching methods, participants will learn a Raga – Indian scale and a Taal – Indian rhythmic time cycle and learn how the two are interwoven to create a traditional Indian music performance.

Each workshop will cover:
Tuning & approach to pitch & scale
Structure of a Raga
Structure of a Taal
Indian music’s approaches to composition
Indian music’s approaches to improvisation
Application of oral notation – participation through traditional methods of speaking & singing
Rhythmic syllables & singing melodic scales & melodies.

We have delivered these workshops for over 10 years to schools, colleges & universities across the South West UK – click here to see a list of schools & click here to read reviews & testimonials from school workshops.

“Ricky and Jon delivered a first-rate workshop for Year 10 and 11 pupils in Sherborne, introducing traditional Indian music with obvious enthusiasm and expertise. Our students greatly benefited from hearing live performances, and from learning about the great musical legacy of that country.”
Simon Clarkson (Head of Academic Music, Sherborne Girls)

“Fantastic all-encompassing introduction to Indian music. Virtuoso performers – highly recommended to other schools.”
Mr. John Shooter, Head of Music, Colston’s School, Bristol.

Read more reviews and testimonials from workshops here