Tabla Lessons

Music Academy
Miles Shrewsbery
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Course Description

LEVEL 1 This course is designed to get you started and familiarize with the bols of Tabla. A student will learn compositions like a Farrukhabad Laggi, Kaida and basic north Indian tala ‘Teental’ plus develop a sense of Rhythm (laya) and control over left and right drum. Designed for beginners and returning students, this course is perfect for someone willing to take the first step and develop understanding and appreciation.


    1. First lesson offered free when you register and login your credentials
    2. Buy the entire course for $99 (bundle of 10 video lessons)
    3. Every lesson comes with notes and exercises for practice
    4. Schedule 2 video sessions/guidance for free, live with the Guru/ Teacher (up to 30 min) Additional sessions are charged
    5. Certification available for interested students, subject to evaluation


  • Tabla lesson 1
  • Tabla Lesson 2
  • Tabla Lesson 3
  • Tabla Lesson 4
  • Tabla Lesson 5
  • Tabla Lesson 6
  • Tabla Lesson 7
  • Tabla Lesson 8
  • Tabla Lesson 9
  • Tabla Lesson 10

About Instructor

  • Miles Shrewsbery

    Miles Shrewsbery III is a Tabla artist and percussionist based in Southern CA.  A disciple of Sri Abhiman Kaushal and Pandit Nandkumar Bhatlouande of Hyderabad, India, Miles is trained in the Farukhabad Gharana of his teachers and is a respected performer of its rich, aesthetic repertoire through his years of dedicated study and practice. Miles has performed all over the world in prestigious venues such as the Symphony Space (New York City), Smithsonian Museum (Washington D.C.), Tokyo Museum of Modern Art (Tokyo, Japan), Royal Horticultural Hall (London, England), and St. Paul Cathedral (New York City). He has performed with top musicians such as Shujaat Khan, Deepak Ram, Googoosh, Cheap Trick, and Yusef Lateef.  Some notable soundtracks and recordings where Miles’ tabla and percussion can be found are, Sinbad (Dreamworks 2003), The Rundown (Columbia 2003), The Riches (FX 2007), Yusef Lateef and Adam Rudolph – Into the Garden (Meta Records 2003), Dave Stringer – Divas and Devas (Spirit Voyage 2007), and Dave Stringer – Yatra (Silenzio 2011).  In 2004, Miles earned a B.A. in ethnomusicology from UCLA, and in 2009, he earned an M.A. in ethnomusicology from UCR.  In 2012 Miles was awarded the American Institute of Indian Studies’ Senior Performing Arts Fellowship, which supported Miles to further his studies and practice in New Delhi, India for one year.  Currently, Miles is an artist-teacher in residence for the Center For World Music in San Diego, CA.