Mahesh, born and brought up in the family of music lovers. Since childhood he is fond of classical music, especially Tabla. His father Pt. Ramesh Kanole was wellknown personality in Marathwada of India. Mahesh is fortunate to receive lessions from Dr..Annasaheb Gunjkar and achived “Sangit Visharad”. Later he became a Gandabandh Shishya of Pt. Bhai Gaitonde who has impartied lessons of Solo Tabla very affectionately for more than fifteen years.
Mahesh is an excellent solo Tabla player and performed in many well known conferences. He is not only an excellent solo Tabla player but an equally excellent Tabla accompanist also. He has got opportunities to accompany with Padmabhushan Pt. C. R. Vyas, Padmabhushan Begum Parween Sultana, Padmashri Shobha Gurtu, Pt. Prabhakar Karekar, Pt. Suhas Vyas, Smt.Devaki Pandit etc. He has also traveled all over the country and U.S. for performances. Mahesh has also conducted successful workshops on ‘Solo & Accompaniment of tabla’ in U.S.