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Performances Day - Indian Music

Tabla Works Limited

Sunday, 5 November 2017 from 10:00 to 13:00 (GMT)

Performances Day - Indian Music

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early Bird. This ticket is for all students who wish to perform a piece, regardless of age or ability.
30 Sep 2017 £12.00 £0.00
Early Bird. Purchase this ticket if you are a student but will not be performing on this occasion, if you are a friend or relative of a performer or you simply wish to attend and watch the performance.
30 Sep 2017 £8.00 £0.00
PERFORMING STUDENT - standard ticket   more info Not Started £15.00 £1.52
NON-PLAYING STUDENT, FRIENDS AND RELATIVES - standard ticket   more info Not Started £10.00 £1.21

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Tabla Works welcomes you to Stephens House and Gardens for our second Performance Day of the year held for the benefit of students of Indian music. This event represents a fantastic opportunity for those who learn vocal, harmonium and tabla to play live pieces in front of an audience of fellow students, friends and members of the public. Performance days have been running for over 7 years and in that time over 50 Tabla solo pieces and 100 vocal compositions of all types of genre have been played by absolute beginners through to advanced players.

The atmosphere is informal, comfortable, relaxed and friendly and many students have benefited immensely through regular attendance. 



This event is organised by Sulekh Ruparell, professional Indian musician and creator of Tabla Works. It's aim is to provide a platform for students to gain valuable live performance experience that is hard to develop in lessons alone. Sulekh believes that having the opportunity to perform regularly gives students of all ages and ability a very real sense of achievement.

Not only can it be rewarding, but students have also found that regular performances give lessons more purpose and help them to focus on continuously developing their music.  

Performance days are also a time when you can meet like-minded students and listen and learn from each other.

Award Ceremony

This performance day will be special as it marks the Tabla Works bi-annual award ceremony for outstanding students. Four awards are presented which are Young Musician of the Year, Tabla Player of The Year, Vocalist of the Year and Musician of the Year. There will also be several medals awarded for performances over a sustained period of time.


The format of the Performance Day is as follows:

Part 1  10.00am-10.10am Alaap by Sulekh Sulekh will begin with an 'Alaap'  which is a non-rhythmic vocal introduction in a Raag (scale in Indian music). It's a chance for everyone to join in and acts as a warm up. 

Part 2  10.15am-10.25am Tabla with Sulekh Sulekh explains a rhythm in Tabla for the students to speak and play to.

Part 3  10.30am-12.30pm Student performances Students perform a variety of vocal, harmonium and tabla compositions of their choice. 

Part 4  12.30pm-12.45pm Sulekh performs  An opportunity to accompnay Sulekh on Tabla who will sing some well-known and inspring compositions in a variety of genre such as bhajan, ghazal and bollywood film songs.

Part 5 12.45pm Award Ceremony

Past performances

Over the previous 7 years, students have played a number of wonderful pieces. Watch the compilation video for an idea of just how fantastic some of the performances have been.

Students perfoming at previous Performance Days 

What's special about the Performance Day?

Sulekh's belief is that playing live is integral to the ongoing musical development of a student. The fact that there are not enough outlets for students of Indian music to perform makes these events quite unique. But playing live is, of course, not only about the performer, but about the experience enjoyed by the listener too. So even if the student doesn't want to play a piece, simply listening to others can be both motivating and fun and these are key aspects of learning an instrument. Furthermore, the creation of a musical environment where students can learn from each other and enjoy playing and discussing music with people who share a common interest cannot be replicated in individual classes.

Who can attend?

The Performance Day is open to all students and enthusiasts of Indian music, regardless of age and ability. If you have never had a lesson with Sulekh, but wish to play a piece, then you will be most welcome to do so but you will need to send your name, email and a contact number by Sunday 13th March 2016 to Sulekh (subject line: Performance Day 2016) to We will then get in touch with you to finalise your request.

About Venue

Stephens House and Gardens is a grade 2 listed Victorian building. The Study Room, where the Performance Days are held, is fully carpeted and overlooks the extensive gardens that surround the property. Beautiful, quiet and easily accessible by road and public transport and with plenty of free parking on site, Stephens House and Gardens is the perfect setting to listen to a Sunday morning of Indian classical music. More details of the venue can be found here. 

Tickets and Refund Policy

All performing students are encouraged to purchase early bird tickets which are available at a discounted price of only £12.00 (£15.00 thereafter and on the door). Non-playing students, friends and relatives are also welcome to attend at a discount price of £8.00 (£10.00 thereafter and on the door).

Please note that early bird ticket sales will close on Saturday 30th September at 5pm. All those wishing to attend will still of course be able to purchse tickets at the door. 

Refunds are available by contacting Sulekh at Refunds will not be available under any circumstances.

Parking is free at the venue. Light refreshments including tea, coffee and soft drinks will be provided. Attendees are not allowed to bring their own food or drinks inside the venue.



Should you require any more information about this event,  please feel free to contact Sulekh at or call directly on 07748655362.

I very much look forward to seeing you there

Sulekh Ruparell


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The Dining Room
Stephens House and Gardens
17 East End Road
N3 3QE London
United Kingdom

Sunday, 5 November 2017 from 10:00 to 13:00 (GMT)

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Tabla Works Limited

Tabla Works Limited is a growing e-commerce venture which began in April 2015 and specialises in the promotion of Indian classical music by providing professionally recorded downloadable music lessons, high quality instruments for purchase and sponsoring events that help to promote the awareness of Indian music. Director Sulekh Ruparell is an expert Harmonium accompanist, singer and Tabla player with over 20 years playing experience. 

Tabla : A Beginner's Course was released by Sulekh in April 2015. In 10 simple, easy-to-follow lessons, he has created the first ever downlaodable Tabla course which makes it possible for anyone, anywhere in the world to learn authentic Tabla. The first lesson is absolutely free here along with several free instrctional videos here to get you started. You can also view all the latest videos on the dedicated Youtube channel and keep up with all the latest information on the Tabla Works blogIt is a truly revolutionary way in which Indian music can be learnt.

Buy and Download the Tabla Course here.

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