Teaching since 1980
Teaches students 3 and up
Private Tabla Teacher
A South Asian percussion instrument similar to bongos, consisting of a pair of drums, used in traditional, classical, popular and folk music. The tabla consists of two single headed, barrel shaped small drums of slightly different size and shapes. Learning starts with basics or hand technique, rhythms, and playing along with songs.
Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.
She didn't have one, so she could never demonstrate anything I asked about. She didn't know the key layout. She didn't know the conventions for numbering fingers. She didn't know the basic home key scale pattern.
I waited until I'd finished four classes with my new teacher before writing this so I'd have a good basis for comparison. He is immensely better at teaching this than she was. It further convinced me that she never should have represented herself as competent to teach this particular instrument.
Teaches students 5 and up
Teaching since 2007
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Private Tabla Teacher
I have been teaching Tabla for the last 13 years in Chicago, New Jersey, and the San Francisco Bay Area.
The initial few years of Tabla is focused on proper hand/finger placement and technique. Starting with few simple letters and building them into phrases, sentences, and full compositions. I try to exposure students to the language of the music. Therefore, I give students a general framework and ask them to compose themselves. As I guide them through the process, this exercise empowers students to create on their own and strengthen their logical thinking process.
Once students are able to produce desired sounds and play certain compositions in a Tabla solo repertoire, I introduce accompaniment material which can practically be applied when performing with singers, instrumentalists, and dancers.
Along the way, I share historical information on the art as well as recommend resources such as books, recordings, and websites for a well-rounded learning experience.
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Having learned from several teachers over the course of my training, I've been fortunate to learn Tabla in a diverse manner. Although growing up in USA, I visited India every two or three years for intensive training. These experiences have helped me gain and retain the traditional aspects of the ar
Awarded 1st Place from DCI World Championships, World Class
Teaching since 2003
Private Tabla Teacher
Serving students of Humboldt County and Online.
I am accepting students of all levels, ages, and instruments. No experienced required. I teach rudimental percussion including quads/tenors and snare drum as well as many world percussion instruments such as Tabla, Atsimevu, Kanjira, Frame Drum, and Riqq. I also teach an extracted language of south and north Indian drumming which includes exercises and ideas that will broaden the rhythmic palette of any instrumentalist. In addition to serving any instrument through a conceptual mind expansion, I teach a universal hand drumming technique that can be imposed on any percussion instrument.
My teaching style is rooted in a traditional and flexible approach designed to serve the needs and goals of my students. From that, I wish to have a fun and relaxed environment for my students to learn. My approach is positively-minded and geared towards developing your own unique voice.
I have been teaching for over 18 years and
I am accepting students of all levels, ages, and instruments. No experienced required. I teach rudimental percussion including quads/tenors and snare drum as well as many world percussion instruments such as Tabla, Kanjira, frame drum, and riqq. I also teach an extracted language of south and north
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Thanks glad to find him for tabla lessons"