Jon Leadbeater

tabla player & teacher

 

Jon Leadbeater

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Jon Leadbeater is a tabla player and teacher offering one to one tuition, group tuition, workshops, performances and session work. He is based in Hampshire, UK.

He began his practice in 1987 working on the Banaras tabla gharana system of training inspired by Pandit Sharda Sahai. In 1990 Jon became a student of Pandit Sharda Sahia and was encouraged to spend more and more time developing his repertoire by the great tabla master.

Jon has performed a myriad of concerts, festivals, recordings, workshops and taught Tabla since 1998 in the South of England, the UK, Spain, France and Portugal in a wide variety of classical and fusion situations. His fluid and complex style is deeply connected to the improvisatory nature of both Indian classical music and the jazz form.

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Jon Leadbeater

Jon Leadbeater is a tabla player and teacher offering one to one tuition, group tuition, workshops, performances and session work. He is based in Hampshire, UK.

He began his practice in 1987 working on the Banaras Tabla Gharana system of training inspired by Pandit Sharda Sahai. In 1990 Jon became a student of Pandit Sharda Sahia and was encouraged to spend more and more time developing his repertoire by the great tabla master.

Jon has performed a myriad of concerts, festivals, recordings, workshops and taught Tabla since 1998 in the South of England, the UK, Spain, France and Portugal in a wide variety of classical and fusion situations. His fluid and complex style is deeply connected to the improvisatory nature of both Indian classical music and the jazz form.

Jon Leadbeater is a tabla player and teacher offering one to one tuition, group tuition, workshops, performances and session work. He is based in Hampshire, UK.

He began his practice in 1987 working on the Banaras Tabla Gharana system of training inspired by Pandit Sharda Sahai. In 1990 Jon became a student of Pandit Sharda Sahia and was encouraged to spend more and more time developing his repertoire by the great tabla master.

He has also studied other schools of tabla and is indebted to David Courtney, who taught him to read tabla notation, opening up a whole universe of tabla compositions.

Jon has performed a myriad of concerts, festivals, recordings, workshops and taught Tabla since 1998 in the South of England, the UK, Spain, France and Portugal in a wide variety of classical and fusion situations. His fluid and complex style is deeply connected to the improvisatory nature of both Indian classical music and the jazz form.