Harmony Music House


Andy Skellenger - Tabla Drums

Andy Skellenger is a professional percussionist and teacher based out of Boulder, CO. Since the age of 18 when he visited India, he's dedicated his life to the study of Rhythm, specifically Tabla music from North India. While he is well versed in the music theory of the west, he teaches in the tradition of Indian Classical Music, beginning with vocalization of rhythms. This fun and unique method of teaching allows the student to learn with the language center of the brain, enabling easy memorization and fuller expression of rhythm. It also allows the student to simultaneously keep two different ideas going (one with the voice, and one with the hands), activating the brain in a powerful way and expanding the rhythmic horizons of any instrumentalist or vocalist.