I was very fortunate to have studied tabla with Satwant Singh. Satwant studied with some of the best tabla players including Alla Rakha who recorded and toured with Ravi Shankar. I remember Satwant telling me about a recording session he did with Susan and Terry Jacks.  At the time they didn't have a bass player so Satwant played the bass parts with his left hand on the baya.  This gave the band a unique sound and these recordings went on to become number one hit singles.  Studying with Satwant was truly an honor and inspired me to keep on drumming.