Established by the initiative of Jay Dabgar to promote the art of beautiful North Indian Percussion “Tabla” and other percussions. The centre provides the following services in Melbourne and surrounding areas.
For more information about the founder and the services provided, please refer to the respective link from the top.
MSIM provides the systematic training in the music, according to the learner’s specific needs and requirements.

Group lessons

MSIM provides group lesson (Min 4) where all the students of the same standard are working and learning the same composition. Learning in a group is fun and enjoyable activity, where all the students are sharing the same goal of learning a specific composition…it gives lot of confidence to the students to work in a group and to accept the responsibilities. It also develops students ‘social skills and ives an idea as to how to work as a team. Group lesson also motivate the students to compete with each other, which in a way boosts the skills and learning of all the students

Individual lesson

Individual lesson focuses on one learner at a time, focusing on many aspects of tabla playing. Such as, technique of playing tabla, tonal quality, Balance and timing of playing compositions and other very fine and important things of playing tabla. The objective of having individual lesson would be, learner will have a very deep and clear understanding of concepts of tabla such as different speeds (laya), very clear understanding correct way of playing (Nikaas) and all the other aspect of tabla playing.

The only thing you need is a computer with the webcam and a mic and a speaker.

In both the styles of learning, Jay focuses on teaching playing technique, the tonal quality of the compositions, the balance and over all clarity of the tabla strokes (bols). Jay believes in teaching tabla as to how it works in Classical as well as non classical music. (Be it Indian or Western) instead of teaching bunch of rhythms and compositions.
Please contact Jay for more details on the fees and the registration for the music lessons or for any other inquiry.
Jay belongs from a family of tabla makers and brings a very rich culture and art of Benaras Gharana with him. After studying tabla for more than two decades from his guru late Pt.Shri Nandan Mehta (Founder of the famous Saptak School of Music) and great Pt.Pooran Maharaj jee (Son of great tabla maestro Padma Vibhushan late Pt,Kishan Maharaj jee).
The school provides the systematic training of tabla to the beginners, intermediate and to advance students aging from 4 and above. While focusing mainly on the Indian Classical tabla, students also learn the different style of tabla for accompanying semi classical, light, spiritual and World music.
The school has its centres in Berwick, Richmond and Truganina, for catering the students from different areas of Melbourne.

MSIM also arranges an Annual tabla concert where the talented students are given the opportunity and exposure to perform the tabla solo and accompaniment on the stage.