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