Second Annual Summer Tabla Workshop with Shawn Mativetsky – July 2-8, 2012 – Montreal, Canada

Announcing the Second Annual Summer Tabla Workshop with Shawn Mativetsky
Hosted by the Schulich School of Music of McGill University
Montreal, Canada
July 2-8, 2012

 

 

 

During this intensive hands-on workshop, participants will learn tabla in the tradition of the Benares (Varanasi) gharana. The workshop is open to all levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced). The schedule includes daily group practice sessions, group classes, and two listening/repertoire sessions. Classes are scheduled during the daytime. Students will live and breathe tabla for the duration of the workshop!

 

Versatile percussionist Shawn Mativetsky performs in a variety of musical genres with dynamism and skill. Equally at home in Indian classical music, world music, and contemporary/new music, Shawn also composes and performs for dance and theatre. Exponent of the Benares gharana, and disciple of the legendary Pandit Sharda Sahai, Shawn Mativetsky is a highly sought-after tabla performer and educator. He is active in the promotion of the tabla and North Indian classical music through lectures, workshops, and performances across Canada and internationally. Based in Montreal, Shawn teaches tabla and percussion at McGill University. His solo CD, Payton MacDonald: Works for Tabla, was released in 2007, and Cycles, his new CD of Canadian compositions for tabla was released in the fall of 2011.
Tuition is 250$ and is due by June 1, 2012. Students must provide their own tabla. If you don’t already own a set, please contact Shawn, and he will be happy to assist you.

For more information, or to register, please contact Shawn Mativetsky.


“Guru-ji on the steps of the Schulich School of Music of McGill University, during his 25th Annual Summer Tabla Workshop in 2006. I endeavor to continue this tradition of annual summer tabla workshops, inspired by Guru-ji’s and percussionist Bob Becker’s initiative which began in the 1980s.” — Shawn Mativetsky

Summer Tabla and Kathak Camp 2012

TABLA CAMP with Deepak Sahai
July 23 to August 3, 2012
London, UK

A chance to immerse yourself in tabla and develop your playing and improvisation skills. Each day will begin with the traditional riaz (practise) in groups followed by performance workshops on different Taals and vocal accompaniment. Limited places will be available for Kathak accompaniment.

Venue:Harrow High School, Gayton Road
Dates: Week I – Monday 23rd July – Friday 27th July
Week II – Monday 30th July – Friday 3rd August
Time: Daily 9am – 1pm
Cost: Daily rate – £30 (£20 for Sangeet College students)

Places will be limited so please register your interest by return email so that we can book a place for you. All sessions must be booked and paid for by May 31st 2012.

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Kathak Accompaniment with Priya Pawar and Deepak Sahai

There will be 10 places for students attending the morning sessions to learn how to accompany Kathak dance.

Time: daily 2pm – 4pm
Cost: Daily rate – £10 (£5 for Sangeet College students)

All sessions must be booked and paid for by May 31st 2012.

Deepak Sahai
Deepak hails from one of the oldest and most respected music lineages in India. He is the direct descendent of the famed Pandit Ram Sahai and represents the sixth generation of the Benares Gharana of tabla playing. His great great great great grandfather was the legendary Pandit Ram Sahai and his Guruji and uncle is Pandit Sharda Sahai who passed away in November 2011. Deepak started his performing career at the age of 13 years accompanying various artists in India across the different musical and dance disciplines. He is well known for his wealth of tabla knowledge and his dynamic performances. He is a founding member of DHAMAKA, an innovative tabla trio with a new approach to tabla performance. He is currently in his third term as Resident Artist at Sangeet College, a department of Pandit Ram Sahai Sangit Vidyalaya in London.

Priya Pawar
Priya, an international artist with over 30 years experience as a teacher, will be the lead teacher at our first Kathak Camp. She was trained from an early age with the foremost gurus of both the Jaipur and Lucknow styles and began her professional career as a resident artist of the legendary Guru Birju Maharaj’s ballet troupe. Priya is renowned for her grace, technical ability, and stage presence as a performer. She has performed worldwide as both a solo artist and in collaborations with dancers from other traditions including flamenco, jazz and tap. And she has choreographed a number of critically acclaimed Kathak and Odissi ballets with themes drawn from Indian Literature and contemporary themes.

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KATHAK CAMP with Priya Pawar
July 23 to August 3, 2012
London, UK

A chance to immerse yourself in Kathak dance with workshops focussing on technique and abhinaya. There will be riaz (technique practice) and performance workshops with live tabla accompaniment.

Venue: Harrow High School, Gayton Road
Dates: Week I – Monday 23rd July – Friday 27th July
Week II – Monday 30th July – Friday 3rd August
Time: daily 10am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm
Cost: Daily rate – £30 (£20 for Sangeet College students)

Places will be limited so please register your interest by return email so that we can book a place for you. All sessions must be booked and paid for by May 31st 2012.

Priya Pawar
Priya, an international artist with over 30 years experience as a teacher, will be the lead teacher at our first Kathak Camp. She was trained from an early age with the foremost gurus of both the Jaipur and Lucknow styles and began her professional career as a resident artist of the legendary Guru Birju Maharaj’s ballet troupe. Priya is renowned for her grace, technical ability, and stage presence as a performer. She has performed worldwide as both a solo artist and in collaborations with dancers from other traditions including flamenco, jazz and tap. And she has choreographed a number of critically acclaimed Kathak and Odissi ballets with themes drawn from Indian Literature and contemporary themes.

To register, or for more information, contact Pandit Ram Sahai Sangit Vidyalaya at:
+44 772 395 8411
tablacamp@sahai.org

Summer Tabla Workshop 2006, Montreal, Canada

25th Annual Summer Tabla Workshop with Pandit Sharda Sahai
July 24th  through August 5th,  2006  in MontrealCanada

Presented in collaboration with the Pandit Ram Sahai Sangit Vidyalaya
Hosted by the Schulich School of Music of McGill University

Host: Shawn Mativetsky


Pandit Ram Sahai Sangit Vidyalaya

 

Spend two weeks with one of the greatest living tabla players. This extended tabla workshop will include lessons, group practice sessions, lectures, repertoire classes, and a concert and is appropriate for all levels (beginning, intermediate, advanced).

Pandit Sharda Sahai
Pandit Sharda Sahai was born in Benares, India in 1935. He is a direct descendent of Pandit Ram Sahai, the founder of the Benares style of tabla playing. As one of India’s pre-eminent tabla artists, Sharda Sahai has appeared at all of the important music conferences and festivals and has performed with every major artist of North Indian Classical music, including Ali Akbar Khan, Amjad Ali Khan, and Ravi Shankar. He is the director of the Pandit Ram Sahai Sangit Vidyalaya schools of music in Benares and inLondon. He has held appointments at the music faculties of WesleyanUniversity, Brown University, Berklee School of Music, Dartington College of Arts, Oxford University and at Leeds University in England. For more information on Pandit Sahai, please visit www.Sahai.org.

Dates: July 24th  through August 5th,  2006

Location: Schulich School of Music of McGill University, Montreal, Quebec,Canada

Instruments: Students should provide their own tabla for use during the workshop. A very limited number of tabla may be available to rent.
Daily Schedule: Students will be divided into classes based on ability level. Each class will meet eight times. Much of your time will be spent in individual practice and practicing with your classmates. Advanced Class time may change to fit the participants. Private lessons will be added on an individual basis.

Group Practice Sessions: Students of all levels practice together. This is a time for review and clarification of material covered in class. The group practice sessions are for technique practice.

Group Listening Sessions: This is a chance to listen to recordings of the masters to compare and contrast styles etc.

Lectures / presentations: To be announced.

Puja: Puja is a gathering to pay homage to the master tabla players and teachers of the past.

Gala Concert

Saturday August 5th, 2006

The concert will feature Pandit Sharda Sahai, performing a tabla solo in the Benares style. The concert will open with solo performances by Bob Becker and Shawn Mativetsky, accompanied by the McGill Percussion Ensemble.

Pollack Hall, Schulich School of Music of McGill University

Uthan Tabla Masterclasses in Leeds, UK

Uthan Tabla Masterclasses
Led by tabla maestro Pandit Sharda Sahai

29/30 March 2008, 26/27 April 2008, 24/25 May 2008, 14/15 June 2008, 26/27 July 2008

Times: 9:30am-5pm

Venue: West Park Centre, Spen Lane, Leeds LS16 5BE

For more information, email info@uthan.org.uk, or visit www.uthan.org.uk

26th Annual Summer Tabla Workshop with Pandit Sharda Sahai

26th Annual Summer Tabla Workshop with Pandit Sharda Sahai
June 22nd through July 5th, 2008 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

 

Presented in collaboration with the Pandit Ram Sahai Foundation

Hosted by Shawn Mativetsky at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University

 

 

Pandit Ram Sahai Foundation

Spend two weeks with one of the greatest living tabla players. This extended tabla workshop will include lessons, group practice  sessions, lectures, repertoire classes, and a concert and is appropriate for all levels (beginning, intermediate, advanced).

Pandit Sharda Sahai

Pandit Sharda Sahai was born in Benares, Indiain 1935. He is a direct descendent of Pandit Ram Sahai, the founder of the Benares style of tabla playing. As one of India’s pre-eminent tabla artists, Sharda Sahai has appeared at all of the important music conferences and festivals and has performed with every major artist of North Indian Classical music, including Ali Akbar Khan, Amjad Ali Khan, and Ravi Shankar. He is the director of the Pandit Ram Sahai Sangit Vidyalaya schools of music inBenares and in London. He has held appointments at the music faculties ofWesleyan University, Brown University andBerklee School of Music in the USA as well asDartington College of Arts, Oxford Universityand Leeds University in England.

Dates: June 22nd through July 5th, 2008

Location: Schulich School of Music of McGill University, Montreal, Quebec,Canada

 

How to register: Contact Shawn Mativetsky at the co-ordinates listed below. Please provide your full name, address, phone number, arrival and departure dates, and whether or not you require a room at the dormitory. Tuition payment will be accepted via Paypal (credit cards accepted).

 

Contact: Shawn Mativetsky, shawn@sahai.org

 

HousingAvailable in the dormitories of McGill University at 40$ per day (plus taxes). Breakfast is included.

 

 

Instruments: Students should provide their own tabla for use during the workshop. A very limited number of tabla may be available to rent.
Daily ScheduleStudents will be divided into classes based on ability level. Each class will meet eight times. Much of your time will be spent in individual practice and practicing with your classmates. Advanced Class time may change to fit the participants.


Group Practice Session:      

Students of all levels practice together. This is a time for review and clarification of material covered in class. The group practice session is for technique practice.

Group Listening Session:
This is a chance to listen to recordings of the masters to compare and contrast styles etc.

 

Lectures / presentationsTo be announced.

PujaPuja is a gathering to pay homage the master tabla players and teachers of the past.

Gala Concert – Sunday, June 22, 2008

The concert will feature Pandit Sharda Sahai, performing a tabla solo in the Benares style.

Three Tabla Lectures – July/August 2006

Presented as part of the 25th Summer Tabla Workshop with Pandit Sharda Sahai in Montreal, Qc, Canada:

Schulich School of Music of McGill University

Tanna Schulich Recital Hall

527 Sherbrooke Street West

Free Admission

Thursday, July 27 at 7:00pm – Tanna Schulich Recital Hall

Presented as part of the 25th Annual Summer Tabla Workshop with Pandit Sharda Sahai

Lecturer: Mr. Shawn Mativetsky (McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada)

Rhythmic Principles of North Indian Drumming

Percussionist Shawn Mativetsky, will discuss the rhythmic principles of North Indian drumming, many of which are unique to the Indian classical music tradition. The discussion will primarily focus on taal (rhythmic cycles), tihai(rhythmic cadences), and layakari (rhythmic subdivision/density).

Monday, July 31 at 7:00pm – Tanna Schulich Recital Hall

Presented as part of the 25th Annual Summer Tabla Workshop with Pandit Sharda Sahai

Lecturer: Dr. Frances Shepherd (Pandit Ram Sahai Sangit Vidyalaya,London, UK)

The Benares Gharana – Pandit Ram Sahai and his legacy

Pandit Ram Sahai is one of the most innovative Indian musicians of the 18thcentury whose art of tabla playing is now practiced by amateur and professional musicians all over the world. Dr Shepherd will provide an illuminating insight into the life of Pandit Ram Sahai and the contribution he made to the art of tabla playing which continues to this day through his descendants.

Wednesday, August 2 at 7:00pm – Tanna Schulich Recital Hall

Presented as part of the 25th Annual Summer Tabla Workshop with Pandit Sharda Sahai

Lecturer: Dr. Payton MacDonald (William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ,USA)

New Directions: America to India and Back Again

Composer and percussionist Payton MacDonald will discuss his growing body of works for tabla and Western instruments, as well as his unique Super Marimba project, where he amplifies a marimba and feeds the sounds into looping machines, using traditional tabla rhythmic structures as a basis for his pieces.

Stage d’été de Tabla avec Pandit Sharda Sahai 2006

Stage d’été de Tabla avec Pandit Sharda Sahai

25e édition

 Du 24 juillet au 5 août Montréal, Canada

Présenté en collaboration avec le ‘Pandit Ram Sahai Sangit Vidyalaya’

À l’école de musique Schulich de l’Université McGill

Organisateur: Shawn Mativetsky

 

Pandit Ram Sahai Sangit Vidyalaya

 

Ce stage intensif de deux semaines avec l’un des plus grands maîtres de tabla vivants comprendra leçons, séances de pratique de groupe, conférences, sessions d’écoute et concert. Ouvert à tous les niveaux (débutants, intermédiaires, avancés).

Pandit Sharda Sahai

Pandit Sharda Sahai, né à Bénarès en 1935, est le descendant direct de Pandit Ram Sahai, le fondateur du style de tabla « gharana » de Bénarès (Varanasi). Virtuose de grande réputation, Sharda Sahai s’est produit lors de rencontres et festivals musicaux les plus réputés, aux côtés de tous les grands musiciens classiques de l’Inde du Nord dont Ali Akbar Khan, Ravi Shankar, Vilayat Khan, Nikhil Banerjee, Amjad Ali Khan, etc. L’extraordinaire talent de musicien de Sharda Sahai n’a d’égal que ses dons d’enseignant. Peu de musiciens indiens de ce calibre ont occupé autant de chaires d’enseignement dans les universités prestigieuses d’Occident tels Wesleyan University, Brown University, Berklee School of Music, Dartington College of Arts, Oxford University et Leeds University en Angeleterre. Il dirige l’institut ‘Pandit Ram Sahai Sangit Vidyalaya’ à Bénarès et à Londres. Pour plus d’information sur Pandit Sahai, visitezwww.Sahai.org.

Dates du stage: 24 juillet au 5 août 2006

Lieu: École de musique Schulich de l’Université McGill, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Instruments: Les participants doivent apporter leurs propres instruments. Un nombre limité de tablas sera disponible pour location.

Pratique de groupe: Tous les participants de tous les niveaux pratiquent ensemble lors de ces séances. Ces moments servent à réviser et clarifier le matériel appris dans les cours, ainsi qu’à la pratique de la technique.

Sessions d’écoute: Moments pour écouter des enregistrements de grands maîtres et de comparer les styles, etc.

Conférences / présentations: à annoncer.

Puja: Un Puja est un rassemblement traditionnel lors duquel nous rendons hommage aux maîtres du passé.

Concert Gala

Samedi le 5 août 2006 – 19h00

Solo de tabla dans le style de Bénarès de Pandit Sharda Sahai. Le concert débutera avec des performances solos de Bob Becker et Shawn Mativetsky, accompagnés par l’Ensemble de percussion de McGill.

Salle Pollack, École de musique Schulich de l’Université McGill

New Music for the Tabla of North India: Issues of Composition and Performance Practice – Nov 3, 2005

New Music for the Tabla of North India: Issues of Composition and Performance Practice
Nov. 3, 2005 at 9:00am
Percussive Arts Society International Convention
Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio, USA

Shawn Mativetsky will speak on the subject of writing for solo tabla in the context of Western classical new music, with a focus on the issues related to performance practice, collaborating with composers, compositional approaches, and notation. With the use of both scores and live demonstrations, he will show the strength of the tabla as a contemporary percussion instrument, and to offer solutions to the challenges arising in writing new music for tabla. It is his hope that in the years to come, we will see more and more Western classical percussionists adding the tabla to their repertoire, and that more composers will be inspired to compose for this incredible, versatile musical instrument.

For more information on this event, visit www.pasic.org

Summer Tabla Seminar 2005, Tucson AZ

SUMMER TABLA SEMINAR with PANDIT SHARDA SAHAI
24nd Annual Summer Tabla Workshop with Pandit Sharda Sahai

June 27th through July 8th, 2005 in Tucson, AZ

Spend two weeks with one of the greatest living tabla players. This extended workshop will include daily lessons, performances and lectures, practice sessions, and concerts and is appropriate for all levels (beginning, intermediate, advanced).

Pandit Sharda Sahai
Pandit Sharda Sahai was born in Benares, India in 1935. He is a direct descendent of Pandit Ram Sahai, the founder of the Benares style of tabla playing. As one of India’s preeminent tabla artists, Sharda Sahai has appeared at all of the important music conferences and festivals and has performed with every major artist of North Indian Classical music, including Ali Akbar Khan, Amjad Ali Khan, and Ravi Shankar. He is the director of the Pandit Ram Sahai Sangit Vidhyalaya schools of music in Benares and in London. He has held appointments on the music faculties of Wesleyan University, Brown University, Berklee School of Music, Dartington College of Arts, Oxford University and at Leeds University in England. For more information on Pandit Sahai go to www.Sahai.org.

Location: University of Arizona Music Bldg., Tucson, Arizona
Fees: Cost of the workshop is $400. Private lessons will be available and will cost extra.
Registration: A deposit of $150 is due by June 2nd, 2005
Contact: Todd Hammes, tmhammes@aol.com, 520-886-9187
Mailing: Todd Hammes, PO Box 65617 Tucson, AZ 85728
Housing: Available in the Dorms of the U of Arizona, $28/night for single person and $40/night for 2 people in a shared double. Linens included.

Sponsored by the Percussion Studio at the University of Arizona

Daily Schedule:
Students will be divided into classes based on ability level. Each Class will meet eight times.

Much of your time will be spent in individual practice and practicing with your classmates.
Advanced Class time may change to fit the participants.
Private lessons will be added on an individual basis.

Group Practice Session:
Students of all levels practice together.
This is a time for review and clarification of material covered in class.
The Group Practice session is for technique practice.

Group Listening Session:
This is a chance to listen to recordings of the masters to compare and contrast styles etc.

Puja:
Puja is a gathering to remember the master tabla players and teachers of the past.

CONCERT – Saturday July 2nd