About Tabla

Tabla is a pair of drums from the Indian subcontinent. The name Tabla likely comes from tabl, the Arabic word for drum.

Tabla consists of two small drums, slightly different in size and in shape. Each drum is made of hollowed out wood, clay, or metal. The smaller drum (Dayan) is used for generating treble and tonal sounds, while the larger drum (Baya) is used for generating bass sounds.

The technique of playing Tabla is difficult and involves substantial use of the fingers and palms in various formations to create a great mixture of different sounds and rhythms.

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About TAAL

Taal – The Tabla Academy’s vital strength lies in formal Tabla edification based on traditional method of teaching i.e. The Guru – Shishya (Teacher – Student) principle.

At Taal, both Theory & Practical lessons are tailored to the needs, personality, & skills of each student. Hence at Taal the student gets more personalized coaching.

Taal offers both basic and advances training along with in house practice sessions and exams to assess skills and progress of each student.

The classes are at weekends with convenient timing.

About Arshav

Arshav is a Tabla Visharad (Graduate) from Akhil Bhartiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya. He has been playing tabla since the last 20 years. He has extensively studied classical tabla with Indian Tabla maestro Pandit Divyang Vakil and his disciple Shri Vithal Powar. With their guidance he has created his unique set of tips and techniques that makes learning tabla easy.

Arshav is professional IT Trainer and passionate about teaching Tabla. He loves to share his understanding for rhythm by actively engaging with students and musicians with diverse influences. He is open minded and is always willing to go to lengths to help students become the best Tabla players.

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