Education – Tuition & World Music Workshops

Education – Tuition & World Music Workshops

Tabla lessons, World Music, Indian Music & World Rhythm Workshops, school workshops, Stroud, Gloucestershire, Swindon, Cheltenham, Devon, Bristol

World Music Workshops, lessons & Tuition – Tabla, Percussion, Indian Music


World Rhythm workshops

Indian Music Workshops with Sitar & Tabla.

Indian Music & Song workshops with Tabla, Voice & Harmonium.

Rhythm & Dance workshops.

Tabla & percussion lessons in Stroud, Gloucestershire, Bristol, Cheltenham, Swindon & surrounding areas.

Tabla & World Percussion Tuition
As a tabla and world percussion teacher, Jon is available for individual or group tuition for beginners to more experienced players.

Jon currently works as a percussion teacher at Wynstones School, near Stroud / Gloucester & as an instrumental tutor ( tabla & world percussion ) at Wynstones School, Thomas Keble School, Stroud, Sir Thomas Rich Grammar School, Gloucester & Pate’s Grammar School, Cheltenham.

Jon was the tabla teacher for the South Asian Performing Arts Centre in Swindon 2016-2018. Jon now runs these classes independently – Classes are held weekly on Saturday mornings at the Lawn Community Centre, Swindon. More info here or Contact for more information, or to join the class.

“Jon has been working with SAPAC since 2016. He teaches regular weekly Tabla classes for adults and children in Swindon.
We have found him to be talented, patient, co-operative and an overall pleasant person to work with.
All students like his teaching style and appreciate his dedication in providing excellent Tabla teaching to the students in Swindon. Jon is also a board member of SAPAC.
Indu Sharma – Deputy Chair SAPAC.

Jon has worked with a variety of age groups and ability levels, ranging from pre-school to university students and has a current Enhanced DBS certificate (auto update). As a member of the Musicians Union, Jon has up to £10 Million Public Liability Insurance.

Jon has completed the Educare ‘Child Protection in Education – Level 2’ and the ‘Safeguarding Young People’ courses.



Jon has a BA (Hons) Music from Dartington College of Arts ( 2000).

World Rhythm & World Music Workshops for schools, colleges & universities.

For over 10 years Jon has delivered World Music, Indian Music & World Rhythm workshops to schools, colleges, universities & festivals.

Jon was an Associate Lecturer at the University of Plymouth from 2003 – 2017, teaching modules in Ethnomusicology, World Music & Composition with the BA Music students. Jon has also delivered workshops & masterclasses to the BA Music Technology Students at the university.

“Jon Sterckx has been an inspiring and highly popular associate lecturer in the University of Plymouth Music department for a number of years. His inputs range from workshop/recitals in classical Indian music, the exploration of Middle Eastern percussion via a more world music dynamic, through to exciting demonstrations involving live sampling and music technology.
Jon is sensitive to the leanings of the contemporary music student and also understands the requirements of the university system, having directed sizeable elements of taught modules, individually and with a sitarist.
He is 100% reliable and we always look forward to his various inputs.”
Phil Hull, Head of Music, University of Plymouth, Devon.

Since September 2012, Jon has been a regular music teacher at Wynstones Steiner School in Gloucestershire. Jon teaches weekly Rhythm classes to the Upper & Middle school students & also works as a peripatetic tutor giving individual instrumental tuition.

“Jon Sterckx is a very professional and gifted teacher who has inspired our young people. He has helped them to transcend their rhythmic capabilities through engaging them in every lesson, creating an atmosphere of focus and enthusiasm. His students produce excellent work reflecting fine teaching”. Caroline Thompson, Head of Music, Wynstones School, Gloucestershire.

In recent years Jon has worked as a tutor or delivered workshops at:

WOMAD, Drum Camp, University of Plymouth, Rolle College Exmouth, Dartington College of Arts, University of the Highlands & Islands – Scotland, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama – Cardiff, Somerset College of Arts & Technology, Planet Drum Centre – Camden, South Devon College – Torquay, Wynstones School – Gloucester, Thomas Keble School – Stroud, Sir Thomas Rich School – Gloucester, Sheldon School – Chippenham, Hestercombe Centre for Young Musicians (Division of Guildhall), Pate’s Grammar School, Cheltenham, South Asian Performing Arts Centre – Swindon (SAPAC). City of London School, Aiglon College, Switzerland. Tribe of Doris Summer School, Dorset Music Hub. Gloucestershire College, Gloucester.

Jon has also delivered school workshops across the South West region as an independent artist & through the organisations: Plymouth Musiczone, DAISI, SPAEDA, Gwent Music Support Service.

To see a list of some of the schools where Jon has delivered music workshops, click here. For reviews & testimonials from schools, click here

Music Workshops can also be booked for Arts centres & festivals & can be combined with performance