Born and raised in UK, Gurdain Rayatt is one of the leading tabla players and teachers in UK and Europe performing internationally with renowned Indian Classical musicians as well as world/crossover and fusion projects spanning several genres.
A formidable solo tabla player, Gurdain’s journey began at the age of 3 taking taleem from his father Ustad Harkirat Singh Rayatt and his grandfather Bhai Gurmit Singh Virdee where he imbibed the tradition and material of the Punjab and Benares Gharanas. He then became a disciple of world renowned tabla maestro Pandit Shankar Ghosh of the Farukhabad Gharana.
An avid teacher, Gurdain has decades of experience in music education, providing one to one and group teaching with a specialism in online tuition, workshops and lecture demonstrations.
He has performed with the likes of Anoushka Shankar, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Ustad Shahid Parvez, Pandit Birju Maharaj and many more…