2013 Yuva Workshops 13Yuva

Rhythm of Tabla with Love: Workshop by Muthu Kumar

A tabla workshop was conducted by  Muthu Kumar and his wife Priya Kalyanpur. It was an interactive and entertaining session. They spoke about the need to respect our own individuality and respect our personality. They urged the youngsters to never doubt oneself since it leads to one’s own destruction. They also said that the happiness found in dedicating oneself to achieve one’s real goal of life is much greater than the happiness that we receive by following the shortcuts to our goal.



Love your passion. To attain greater heights of levels in the passion, you need persistent practice with patience and devotion.
– Aswathi TS

He brought us to a rhythm. From it, I understood that anything thing which has a rhythm will be beautiful.
– Shruti Sreevalsan

It was super, both madam and sir too. I always like these kinds of instruments, like tabla, band etc and I was very excited in that session.
– Amrita Sindhu M

It was nice to hear about how he reached his goal and how he was happy about it.
– Thiru Ramakrishnan T

He showed the basics of life by changing it in a proper way, which makes the rhythm of life beautiful.
– Prabu Vignesh S

It made me realise the importance of practice and the extent of clarity you can have about your passion.
– Jayadev HR

Work hard, and be rhythmic with the environment.
– Mopuri Saitheja

Was taught to yearn for efficiency in the life and never let down our own self. Belief in our own self is the most important aspect of our life. Belief and dedication for the goals are inevitable.
– Aiswarya PL

I love music but don’t know how it will be in terms of rhythm. It was so good to learn it from him.
– Priyadharshini J

Dha de ki na !!! It was an amalgamation of music and tabla. Leant how, without practice, nothing can be achieved.
– Daamini Visaalaakshi

It was very entertaining, it has to be. His determination and handwork set an example to me.
– Neeraja Valsan

Apart from entertainment, I learned to break the boundaries (he ran from home and came to Mumbai for the sake of his goal). I also learned to have the courage and be ready for the amount of dedication needed to achieve your goal.
– Prarthana Shedge

It was amazing. After hearing his playing I understood if we work hard we can achieve anything in the world.
– Ruxana VP

Music, the crescendo, it was like Zakir Hussain, when he played the tabla, we were transported into a magical world. The basics, the logic behind were explained nicely and it was really fantastic.
– Geethanjali VS

The passion, dedication, and hard work are important in our life to achieve our goal in life and to be happy.
– Akhila A

It was very awesome. I learned to be passionate like him, and dedicate ourself. Practicing is important, then only we will achieve in life.
– Aarathy ER

Was just a mesmerizing performance by him and his wife. Got introduced to the rhythms of tabla. Such a humble couple, they helped a lot during our recording sessions, am really thankful for that.
– Aswathi Krishna RL

Superb, amazing performance, nice.
– Silpasree SJ

Muthu sir, You showed us the power of music. Music is also my passion. I dropped music somewhere over the years and you inspired me to take back the divine art form to which I was fortunate to be born with. You showed us the necessity of practice, and thank you so much for helping us out with the album.
– Arjun CB

Tears came down my eyes, when he spoke about his passion. I still wonder if he is a musician from the heavens.
– Harisankar KH

I learned that I should run after my passion no matter how difficult it is and that I should have my own identity and have no doubts in my life.
– Sujith P Shaju

Great fan of him and loved the way he gave us the pinch of rhythm.
– Dilip Kumar B

We learnt a few basics of tabla. By the life of the speaker, we can know that we can attain heights only if we have the dedication to learn and put our efforts.
– Nishanth Bhat K

I learned a new language with lots of concepts.
– Sathyamoorthy A

I learned how to learn the tabla rhythm in the songs.
– Ram Prasath VR

Music in those tablas still comes to my ears. Really a great person, happy to meet him.
– Prashanth S

I feel honored to see him. I’m very proud to say that I know some basics about tabla after this class.
– Divyaprasaath S

He thought us how to create an identity for us and how to believe in ourselves.
– Balakrishnaveni A

Such humble and amazing personalities. I felt the rhythm. I learned that I should believe in myself.
– Gayathri PS

I am a great fan of tabla in terms of listening to it . I enjoyed every bit of it and felt so blessed and thankful when I got to do the recording with them. I don’t think I would have got this chance from anywhere else! Thanks again
– Medhini Menon

It taught us to follow our passion and strive for it with full dedication.
– Parvathy Venugopal