Tabla Lessons

Instrument Tabla
Length 30 / 60 minutes
Age +8 years
Locations Online
Start Date Throughout The Year
Term 4 Lessons/1 Month or 12 Lessons/3 Month or 24 Lessons/6 Month
Admissions Open admission
Genre Traditional, Hindustani Classical

Program Information

We will offer you many new and exciting musical opportunities. We would love to help you learn the tabla from our certified educators. We provide private lessons through an innovative and engaging curriculum for our students. Our unique approach to musical education facilitates a fast and practical learning experience for students of all ages. You’ll find all of the typical features of a tabla lesson program here.

Each online lesson takes place between one teacher and one student for either 30 or 60 minutes. While our tabla sessions are all private, parents are more than welcome to attend their child’s lessons.

 

Goals:

We can help you take your understanding of the tabla to a new level and make you a better musician. Our goal is the development of our students to their highest musical level through private lessons. Creating the correct foundation for technique and appropriate repertoire is of utmost importance.

Beginner students will start to understand and practice the seating posture when playing the tabla, rhythm pattern, ear training, the basics of tabla notations, etc. Intermediate students will learn how to play odd time signatures and how to develop finger control. Terms like matra, vibhag, taali, khaali will be discussed with students to enable a clear understanding and interpretation of notations. Students get to learn about teen taal, a 16 beat rhythmic cycle. Teen taal, also referred to as the king of taals, is a preferred tala for musicians, especially the solo artist. Students also learn how to develop speed and endurance and how to apply all of this to music. More advanced students will develop proficiency in technique, articulation, texture and complex compositions on tabla. Our drum curriculum covers the following subjects:

  • Note reading and recognition
  • Counting, rhythm reading
  • Technique
  • Sight reading
  • Rudiments of theory
  • Memorization
  • Ear training

 

Repertoire

Selecting repertoire is one of the most challenging and important tasks that we take on in the development of our students’ musical education. Each coach is ready to tailor-make a lesson plan for you while still following the curriculum principles that have always led to success.

 

Important Facts & FAQs

  • Highly recommended for students of 8 years or older
  • Offered but less recommended for students seven years or younger
  • Extremely useful for young and adult learners
  • The most effective format for learning technique