Music Schools Offering Indian Percussion Instrument

List of Music Schools and Music Teachers Offering Indian Percussion Instruments' Classes

If you want to learn Indian Percussion Instruments in India or Abroad, we are listing down some sites which offer long and short term courses in Indian Percussion Instruments. Some of these also have e-courses and its worth checking them out. I am sure these courses must be designed to suit everyone right from someone who has some knowledge about these percussion instruments already to a fresher who is a first timer. I am listing down some of the major music schools in India along with their addresses and contact information. You can visit or write to the ones that you think suit your requirements in terms of location etc and find out which Indian Percussion Instruments do they teach and other details.

Tarang Indian dance and Music School offers teaching Programs in Some of the Indian Percussion Instruments. They offer you a fantastic 6-months tabla-video-course together with a comprehensive international tabla teacher index. A collection of different tabla-sets (from unique high five star quality to a student tabla-set for beginners) with all accessories and a wide range of other Indian drums and percussion instruments you will find in their shop. Last but not least students can find source of internal and external links which will offer them the facility and possibility sharing in depth information and knowledge about the tabla. Their contact details as they appear on their website is: School for Classical Indian Dance and Music, Manager: Marie-Louise Siebenkaes, Johannisstrasse 14, D-90763 Fuerth, Germany, Telephon: +49-(0)911-6708040, Fax: +49 (0)1212-512616701. Their E mail id is: Contact (at) tarang (dot) eu

Course by V. Raghuraman and Mr. Jatinder Singh for Exposure to Percussion instruments of India for Drummers at alapana Centre for Music and Danc | 375 Serangoon Road | Singapore 218122, Tel:  (65) 63963296 or (65) 98280418

Course Details: This is a hands on course that introduces the drummer to a variety of hand percussion instruments of India in the classical stream. The students are taught the basics of Mridangam and  Tabla.  A secondary focus is on  Ghatam , Kanjira, Mohrsing, Dolak & Naal.

Students are taught basic techniques on various instruments in order to practise and perform with students of other genere. Undergo training to perform in ensemble settings. In the process they will also be able to grasp the elements of similarities and differences in North and South Indian percussion approach.

Bhangra & Dhol Teacher (416-386 0314 / 416-5607038)
organization: Dhol Addiction
address: 21, 1338 York Mills Road, Toronto, Canada
zip: M3A 1Z1

Name Of Teacher: Vineet Vyas
Teaches: Tabla
Contact: CANADA : 1402/890 Mount Pleasant Rd. : Toronto, ONTARIO : : : INDIA : LD - 207, Sardar Patel Apts., : New Delhi : (011) 724-5122. Email:
Telephone: (416) 480-2525
About The Teacher: Exponent of the Benares Gharana, disciple of the legendary Tabla maestro, Pandit Kishan Maharaj. Have been performing worldwide with many of India's renowned musicians and dancers.

Name Of The teacher: James Kippen
Teaches: Tabla, Pakhavaj
Address: Faculty of Music : Edward Johnson Building : University of Toronto : 80 Queen's Park Crescent : Toronto, ON : Canada, M5S 2C5 Email:
Telephone: (416) 978 1842

Name Of The teacher: Prem Lata Mahajan
Field: hindustani-vocal, sitar, tabla, harmonium
Address: 16040 st. croix, pierrefonds, quebec, h9h 1g1
Telephone: 514 6201419
About the Teacher: Teaches Indian music as well as sells Indian musical instruments. Keeps stock of harmoniums, sitars, dilruba, tabla set, dhoki, pakhawaj, and spare parts. Music classes are one hour per week. Premlata belongs to kirana gharana.

Name of The teacher: Emam
field: Tabla, dumbak
organization: Emam & Friends
address: PO Box 2483
city: San Rafael
state: CA
zip: 94912
country: USA

name: Bubai Alias Debopriyo Sarkar
Teaches: Tabla
Contact Address: 24 ,Meadow Ave
City: San Rafael
state: CA
zip: 94901
country: USA
About the Teacher: Tabla /Percussions/Vocal

Name OF the teacher: Brad Van Cleave
Field: Tabla
Address: 2925 Haper St. #B, Berkeley, CA 94703
Telephone: 510-665 9423

Name of the Teacher: Akal Singh
Field: Tabla
Address: 16313 Gambale, Riverside, CA
Telephone: 909-776-0212
Misc. Info:

Name of the Teacher: Shaiq Chishty
Field: Sitar, Tabla, Harmonium, Dilruba, Flute
Address: 1515 East Bianchi Rd. #402, Stockton, CA 95210
Telephone: 209-478-6729 & 209-598-3055
About the Teacher: I have been teaching Tabla, Sitar, Harmonium , flute etc. in all forms of music for more than 30 years. Many of my students are among the 1st and second place awards winers of State and National music competitions.

Name of the Teacher: Montino Burbon del Monte
Field: Sarod, Sitar, tabla
Address: 825 Rock Bridge Rd., Montecito, CA 93108
Telephone: 805-969 2130

Name of the Teacher: Leonice Shinneman
Field: Tabla, Pakhawaj Ghatam, Thavil, etc.
Address: North Hollywood, CA
Telephone: 5

Name of the Teacher: Michael Robbins
Field: Sitar, Sarod, Tabla, Vocal
Address: 64 Melrose, San Francisco, CA 94131
Telephone: 415-585 1709
About the Teacher: studied sitar and sarod under Radhika Mohan Maitra of Calcutta, vocal under Sunil Bandu Bosu (Agra Gharana) and tabla under Jnan Prakash Ghosh.

Name of the Teacher: Ali Akbar College of Music
Field: Vocal, Tabla, Sarod, Sitar, etc.
Address: 215 West End Ave : San Rafael, CA 94901
Telephone: 415 454 6264

Name of the Teacher: Lowell Lybarger
field: tabla, ethnomusicology
organization: Sitar School of Toronto,
address: 188 Bridgport Way
city: Delaware
state: OH
zip: 43105
country: USA

Name of the Teacher: Haresh A. Bakshi
Field: Hindustani vocal, elementary tabla, sitar, violin, keyboard
Address: 4771 Silverberry LN NW : Acworth GA 30102-3559
Telephone: (678) 354-4678
About the Teacher: My gharana is Gwalior. Classes only one-on-one basis. Fee:$30.00 per session of 45 minutes.

Name of the Teacher: Patrick Marks
Field: Vocal / Sitar / Mandolin / Tabla / Keyboard
Address: Chicago
Telephone: 708 788 0072
About the Teacher: Former director of Cultural activities, St. Xavier's College, Ahmedabad, India

Name of the Teacher: Amit Pandya
Field: Tabla
Address: 1024 Coolwater Ct., Lexington, KY 40515
Telephone: 606-271-8076

Name of the Teacher: Nabaghana Shyam Singha
Field: Sitar, tabla, harmonium, dholak
Address: 574 Wilson Bridge Dr. #D2
city: Oxon Hill, MD 20745
Telephone: 301-749-9629

Name of the Teacher: Samir Chatterjee
Field: Tabla
Address: 11117 Candlelight Lane : Potomac, MD, 20854
Telephone: 301 983 8903 / 8870
About the Teacher: Farrukhabad Gharana Every third Sunday morning through afternoon group classes are held in three levels; Beginner, Intermediate, and group. Each class is of an hour and half duration and costs $40. More detail can be obtained from website

Name of the Teacher: Hamid Hossain
Field: Vocal / Sitar / Tabla
Address: Academy of Indian Music and Fine Arts, 1403 Woodcliff Ave, baltimore, MD 21228
Telephone: 410-747 3950

Name of the Teacher: Chris Pereji
field: Tabal, Harmonium, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocal
address: 35 Mendon Road
city: South Attleboro
state: MA
zip: 02703
country: U.S.A
phone: 508-399-5875
mobil: 617-529-6108
About the Teacher: Hindustani Classical, Semi-classical, Ghazals, Bhajans, & Contemporary. Lessons in Tabla and Harmonium

Name of the Teacher: Rajan Sachdeva, PhD (Music)
Field: Sitar, Tabla, Hindustani Vocal (classical and light) and Harmonium
Address: Institute of Indian Music : 6166 Wellesley Drive : West Bloomfield, MI 48322
Telephone: (248) 538-7358
About the Teacher: Fine instruments available for sale or rental (sitars, sarods, tablas, harmoniums, etc. electronic tabla, lehara and tanpura machines also available...) Instrument repair service also offered. Please email/call for fees, schedules and instrument inquiries.

Name of the Teacher: Shyam Kane
Field: Tabla
Address: Auburn Hills, MI
Telephone: 248-299 9409

Name of the Teacher: Sriram Natarajan
field: Mridangam
address: Eagan
city: Eagan
state: Minnesota
zip: 55123
country: USA
phone: 6514933062
mobil: 3123540033

Name of the Teacher: Rahul Deshmukh
Field: Tabla
Address: 10309 Tuxford Drive, #1 : St. Louis, MO 63146
Telephone: 314-993-6850
About the Teacher: I have been trained in Delhi and Lucknow gharanas. I have been performing as an accompanist with vocal and instrumental music since 1984 and have more than 300 concerts to my credit. : : I have been teaching students in India and the US. : : I am also interested in conducting workshops and lecture- demonstrations on Tabla.

Name of the Teacher: Taalim School of Indian Music
field: Tabla
organization: Taalim School of Indian Music
address: Lessons given in New Jersey & Long Island
city: Rutherford NJ, New Brunswick NJ, Towaco NJ and Long Island
state: New Jersey
zip: 07070
country: USA
phone: 201-933-8580

About the Teacher:
Tabla Lessons offered under the guidance of Pandit Divyang Vakil, of Ahmedabad. Visit for all locations and other details. Both group lessons and private lessons are given.

Name of the Teacher: SITA (School of Indian Traditional Arts)
field: Dance School, Music School
address: 56 West Somerset Street
city: Raritan
state: nj
zip: 08869
country: usa
phone: 908-218-5665
mobil: 908-256-0995
About the Teacher: Learn Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathak, Folk, Movie dances, Carnatic Vocal, Hindustani Vocal, Harmonium, Flute, Mridangam, Tabla, Yoga, Art all under one roof by very talented and experienced teachers.

Name of the Teacher: Satyan Shah
Field: Tabla
Address: 165 Morris Tpke : Randolph, NJ 07869
Telephone: 973-722-4372
About the Teacher: Student of Ustad Abdul Sattar Tari Khan :

Name of the Teacher: Mrinal K. Pal
Field: Tabla
Address: 141A Dayton Dr., Edison, NJ 08820
Telephone: 732-494 3716

Name of the Teacher: Samir Chatterjee
Field: Tabla
Address: 51 Union Avenue : Nutley, NJ, 07110
Telephone: 718 809 4666
About the Teacher: Farrukhabad Gharana $50 an hour for Private $25 an hour for group More details can be available from website

Name of the Teacher: K. Paramjyoti
Field: Tabla
Address: Piscataway, NJ
Telephone: 732-302 1063

Name of the Teacher: Stevan Landsberg
Field: Sitar, Surbahar
Address: 201 Double Arrow Rd,
Telephone: 505-983-2153

Name of the Teacher: sangeet vibhusan pandit kamal mishra
field: classical vocal,violin,sitaar,tabla. bhajan,gajals,
organization: shikshayatan cultural center
address: 146-29 hawthorne avenue
city: flushing
state: newyork
zip: 11355
country: u.s.a
phone: 718-461-4065,917-346-2362,
mobil: 917-346-2362
fax: 718-886-0015

About the Teacher: i am a world class violinist and vocalist.i have performed all over the world.i and smt. purnima desai take classess every day in vocal classical, violin. sitaar. tabla, flute, key board, haarmonium.flute, bhajans, geet, gajals, and hidi ,gujraati teaching classess. specially for children on saturday and sunday classess. we also performs in various occassions, and celebraties.

Name of the Teacher: Madan Madi
field: Punjabi Dhol, Bhangra, Gidha,
organization: Professional Dhol Master & Bhangra
address: 91-11 183 Street
city: Hollis
state: NY
zip: 11423
country: USA
phone: 718-454-9315

Name of the Teacher: Ghulam Mohammad Khan
Field: Sitar, Harmonium, Tabla
Address: 326 E. 11th St. #2, New York, NY 10003
Telephone: 212-475 2348

Name of the Teacher: Mulazim Hussain Khan
Field: Tabla
Address: Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY., NY 11230
Telephone: 718-421-6387
Misc. Info:

Name of the Teacher: Veena Chandra
Field: Hindustani Vocal, Various Instruments
Address: 25 Garling Dr., Latham, NY 12110
Telephone: 518-786 1309

Name of the Teacher: Samir Chatterjee
Field: Tabla
Address: 34-34, 77th Street, #6L : Jackson Heights, NY, 11372
Telephone: 718 335 3465
Misc. Info: Farrukhabad Gharana $50 an hour for Private $25 an hour for group More details can be available from website

Name of the Teacher: Rose Okada
field: sarangi, vocal, violin, trumpet, tabla
organization: Kirana West
address: 4130 SW 117 #443
city: Beaverton
state: Oregon
zip: 97005-8999
country: USA
phone: 503 -296 - 9650
infos: North Indian Classical Music - Education and Performance. Disciple of Ustad Hafizullah Khan, sarangi and Pandit Pran Nath,

Name of the Teacher: Hasu Patel
Field: Sitar, Tabla
Address: 27355 Pineview Dr., Westlake, OH 44145
Telephone: 440-835-1988
Misc. Info:

Name of the Teacher: Rose Okada
field: sarangi, vocal, violin, tabla
organization: Kirana West
city: Sw Portland
state: Oregon
zip: 97225
country: USA
phone: 503 -296 - 9650
infos: North Indian Classical Music - Education and Performance.
Disciple of Ustad Hafizullah Khan, sarangi and Pandit Pran Nath,vocal

Name of the Teacher: Pandit Jayawant Bantwal
field: Tabla, keyboard, harmonium
organization: Tansen Haridas Music academy
address: 1719 lafayette Dr
city: Jamison
state: Pa
zip: 18929
country: u.s.a
phone: 2153433887
mobil: 7329273246
About the Teacher: Pt. Jayawant Bantwal's training in Tabla and Vocal started at the age of 5 under Pt. A..K Kumar for several years until he became the disciple of renowned Pt Taranath Rao of Farukhabad Gharana. Pt Bantwal has performed at over 400 Concerts in different parts of the world and provided Tabla accompaniment to many renowned Artists like Pt Jasraj, Ustad.Salamat Ali Khan, Pt C.R.Vyas, Ut Vilayat Khan(pvt setting) Pt Vishwa Mohan Bhatt(Grammy Award Winner),Mrs Lakshmi Shankar, Dr Prabha Atre/ others.

Name of the Teacher: Mukul Goel
Field: Tabla / Harmonium / Keyboard / Vocal
Address: Morton, PA
Telephone: 610-541-0954

Name of the Teacher: Shafaatullah Khan
Field: Sitar, Surbahar, Tabla, Vocal
Address: 107 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore, PA 19003
Telephone: 610-642 0224
Fax: 610-642-5050
About the Teacher: Check out

Name of the Teacher: Ratnakar Navathe
Field: Tabla
Address: Philadelphia, PA
Telephone: 610-277 5900

Name of the Teacher: Christopher Pereji
Field: Tabla
Address: 85 Atrhur Street, Apt # 7 : Pawtucket, RI 02860 USA
Telephone: 401-724-925(H) 617-563-9460(W)
About the Teacher: Tabla - Individual and Group lessons : Accompaniment services - Tabla, harmonium,keyboard,guitar : Styles: Hindustani classical, semi-classical, light, ghazal, bhajan, contemorary & fusion : Interested in long term Recording and Composing projects

Name of the Teacher: Amjad Rahman
Field: Voice (Hindustani classical, semi-classical, modern song), Instrument: (Tabla, Harmonium, Keyboard)
Web site:
City: Austin, Dallas, Houston
Country: USA
State: Texas
Telephone: 512 731 4222
About the Teacher: Classical Ragas, Ghazal, Bhajans, Bollywood Film Songs, etc.
Lessons for Children and Adults

name: Rahul Deshmukh
field: Tabla
address: 11606 Aucuba Lane
city: Houston
state: Texas
zip: 77095
country: USA
phone: 281-304-4825

Name of the Teacher: David Courtney
Field: Tabla, Pakhawaj
Address: 3759 Ingold, Houston, TX, 77005
Telephone: 713 665 4665
About the Teacher: Disciple of Ustad Shaik Dawood Khan of Hyderabad and Zakir Hussain

Name of the Teacher: Gabe Halberg
Field: Tabla
Address: 77 Corbett Road : Underhill, VT 05489
Telephone: 802/899-1113
About the Teacher: Private lessons and classes available in Vermont and New Hampshire.

Name of the Teacher: Tanvi Srivastava
field: Hindustani Classical (Vocal), Keyboard, Harmonium, Tabla
address: 9105 Stonegerden Drive
city: Lorton
state: Virginia
zip: 22079
country: USA
phone: 7033397092
About the Teacher: Learnt 3 years of Hindustani Classical Vocal from Gandharv MahaVidyalay, Mumbai, India. I like to start with practice of basic notes (swaras) and simple alankaras before I can go to easy (or difficult) ragas. Depending on students' interests I can also teach light classical songs, bhajans, old and new Hindi film songs. I can play the keyboard, harmonium and tabla and I am willing to teach the same.

Name of the Teacher: Subhash Karmarkar
Field: Tabla
Address: 10622 Cavalcade Street : Great falls, VA 22066
Telephone: (703)759-3979
About the Teacher: ·Subhash is a deciple of late Tabla wizard Padmashree Ustad Ahmed Jan Thirakwa of Rampur. : He has accompanied great Indian classical music stalwarts like Padmavibhushan : Pandit Jasraj, Laxmi Shankar, the Dagars, Pandit V. G. Jog, Pandit Rajeev Taranath, : Ustad Asad Ali Khan Pandit Budhaditya Mukherjee, Buddhadev Dasgupta, : Asraf Sharif Khan (Sitarist from Pakistan), Pandit Sanjeev Abhyankar and many others. : He teaches tabla on Sundays and week days. Please call for fees and other information.

Name of the Teacher: Balathandan Pillai
Field: Tabla
Address: 921 W. Theresa Ln., Glendale, WI 53209
Telephone: 414-540-1234

Name of the Teacher: Daniel Mele
Field: tabla
Address: Estado de Israel 4621 14ºC, Buenos Aires, 1185 Argentina
Telephone: 4856-0601

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