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Dhwani S.

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Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Dhwani S.

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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.

My overall ...

About Dhwani

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 a

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Colby B.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded 1st Place from DCI World Championships, World Class
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Colby B.

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My teaching style is patient, friendly, and geared towards you, while rooted in tradition!
Experienced Percussion world percussion teacher with Master Degree and Bachelor degree from California Institute of the Arts. Accepting students of all ages and levels. You will learn to play and recite traditional tabla repertoire of the Lucknow Gharana as well as learn to tune, maintain, and repair your tabla...and much more!

About Colby

My teaching style is patient, friendly, and geared towards you, while rooted in tradition. Learn drums such as Snare Drum, Tabla, Riqq, Atsimevu, Kanjira, Frame Drum, Talking Drum, Quads, and Snare Drum! Experienced Percussion world percussion teacher with Master's Degree from California Institu

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Verdant Nolan
He is a lot of fun and very patient!
RandyGloss
Colby is very knowledgable and highly skilled. He is incredibly clear and extremely patient in his approach. Excellent for any age or skill level and experience. Highest recommendation!!!!!
Krishna
Colby is methodical, organized, and very creative. He is immensely helpful and patient with his students. Colby is an excellent listener, highly professional, personable, and I can't recommend him more highly. My son really enjoys his class and developed an everlasting interest in the art of tabla. Excellent teacher!
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Nabin S.

26 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Urdu, Newari, Nepali, Hindi, English
  • Master's of Music (Tabla) from Gandharva Music University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Nabin S.

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Nabin is one of the best Tabla players in the US. He has been performing and teaching for the past 25 years. Nabin is able to customize lessons based on interest, age, and learning ability of the students.

Nabin, a renowned face amongst the Coloradans is a classical tabla virtuoso of the highest order. His consistently brilliant and exciting performances have not only established him as one of the prominent musicians in his own country, Nepal but gained him worldwide fame. His deep understanding of different traditional styles of tabla playing, tonal quality, clarity and ability to collaborate with different genres of music makes him different from regular percussionists and it’s no surprise that he’s the favorite accompanist for many musicians and dancers.

About Nabin

Nabin is one of the best Tabla Players residing in the US. His consistently brilliant and exciting performances have established him as one of the prominent musicians in Nepal and gained him popularity in the US. His understanding of different styles of Tabla playing, tonal quality, clarity and the

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Tanya Coen
Nabin is a professional tabla player from Nepal. We are blessed to have him here and to be blessed with his incredible lessons— both in person and on-line lessons. He ordered my tabla for me directly from India so that he could be sure of the quality. Nabin is also just a great person, a great teacher... It s such a pleasure to take lessons from him.
Tanvi B.
As a beginner with zero experience playing any instruments, I am so grateful for Nabin's expertise, patience, and natural ability to instruct. Nabin makes it easy and fun to learn playing the tabla. He sets reasonable expectations, creates a fun and low-stress environment, and is lovely to work with! I look forward to continue working with him and would highly recommend him!
Ben
Nabin is not only an incredibly skilled musician, but he is incredibly skilled at teaching music in a cohesive way. His perspective on music as a whole, as well as tabla, has expanded my learning greatly. I am grateful for every lesson as I know I will come out of it with new valuable information to instill in my practice.

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Dhwani S.

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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2007
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Dhwani S.

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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.

My overall ...

About Dhwani

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 a

Dhwani T.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $22
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Biological Sciences - Cell Biology from Rutgers University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Dhwani T.

16 Reviews
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Hello,
Thank you for visiting my profile.
I started learning Tabla when I was 5 and still remember vividly when mum took me to classes 3 times a week for several hours. I used to sit, listen and play with my classmates during those hours and that experience has left an indelible mark. My fingers are 'hard-wired' to play and create sounds on the tabla. Every teacher will tell you, in order to play properly and create perfect sounds, everyday practice is the essential component.

Currently, I teach 17 students at BAPS temple in Edison and have been teaching there for the last 6 years.
I also have 3 students who visit my home weekly.

Please contact me for additional information.
Thank you.
Dhwani

About Dhwani

Tabla is a language which a tabla performer conveys with crisp, clear sounds for the audience to listen to and feel at one with. Essentially, the rhythm of the universe should resonate when a shishiya (student) or guru (teacher) play tabla either for a crowd or in a room. I learned tabla from gur

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Armaan S.
Very cordial with child. Calm, reassuring tone.
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Nabin S.

27 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Urdu, Hindi, Nepali, Newari, English
  • Master's of Music (Tabla) from Gandharva Music University
  • Teaching since 1998
Teaching Locations:
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Nabin S.

27 Reviews
Book Now
Online Tabla Teacher

Nabin is one of the best Tabla players in the US. He has been performing and teaching for the past 25 years. Nabin is able to customize lessons based on interest, age, and learning ability of the students.

Nabin, a renowned face amongst the Coloradans is a classical tabla virtuoso of the highest order. His consistently brilliant and exciting performances have not only established him as one of the prominent musicians in his own country, Nepal but gained him worldwide fame. His deep understanding of different traditional styles of tabla playing, tonal quality, clarity and ability to collaborate with different genres of music makes him different from regular percussionists and it’s no surprise that he’s the favorite accompanist for many musicians and dancers.

About Nabin

Nabin is one of the best Tabla Players residing in the US. His consistently brilliant and exciting performances have established him as one of the prominent musicians in Nepal and gained him popularity in the US. His understanding of different styles of Tabla playing, tonal quality, clarity and the

Recent Reviews
Tanya Coen
Nabin is a professional tabla player from Nepal. We are blessed to have him here and to be blessed with his incredible lessons— both in person and on-line lessons. He ordered my tabla for me directly from India so that he could be sure of the quality. Nabin is also just a great person, a great teacher... It s such a pleasure to take lessons from him.
Tanvi B.
As a beginner with zero experience playing any instruments, I am so grateful for Nabin's expertise, patience, and natural ability to instruct. Nabin makes it easy and fun to learn playing the tabla. He sets reasonable expectations, creates a fun and low-stress environment, and is lovely to work with! I look forward to continue working with him and would highly recommend him!
Ben
Nabin is not only an incredibly skilled musician, but he is incredibly skilled at teaching music in a cohesive way. His perspective on music as a whole, as well as tabla, has expanded my learning greatly. I am grateful for every lesson as I know I will come out of it with new valuable information to instill in my practice.

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Average Cost of Tabla Lessons in Pleasanton, CA

The average cost of 60-minute tabla lessons in Pleasanton is $71. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $65 and $75 per hour.
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"I started taking classes with Nabinji beginning of 2020 and it has been such a great experience. He has wealth of knowledge in this field and it shows when he teaches his students. He is very methodical and emphasizes on getting the basics right which helps in the long run.
I would highly recommend Nabinji to anyone who is planning to give tabla a try and to those who need to take there skills to the next level."
Amit
Took Tabla lessons from Nabin S.
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"Awesome experience so far with flexibility to learn in person or online."
Sarath
Took Tabla lessons from Nabin S.
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"Patient and informative with my 5 year old! Thank you"
Dhyey
Took Tabla lessons from Dhwani T.
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"I started taking lessons from Nabin from the age of 12 till the age of 19. I was encouraged by my father to take lessons from him as he saw it as a great opportunity. At first, I was not the most enthusiastic about it since tabla was an instrument I had never heard about. After taking lessons from him, not only did I fall in love with tabla, but I became obsessed with it. Nabin teaches tabla in such a way that it is extremely difficult to not be intrigued by it. He is the most patient teacher and will teach you in a personalized manner. It does not matter who you are, what your skill level is, if there is anyone that can teach you the tabla in the most complete way, it's him. Tabla is a difficult instrument to master. Thus, it is important that you find a teacher that is understanding, patient, and works with you carefully to master the smallest details. Nabin is that person. He never gets frustrated with his students and encourages them in every part of the journey.

It's not just tabla skills you will gain from Nabin. You will gain appreciation for music, the ability to become more confident in yourself, the desire to become a hard worker, and gain numerous valuable life lessons as I have. He is the greatest teacher I have had without a question and there is no other guru I would recommend."
Brindan
Took Tabla lessons from Nabin S.
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"We are so glad that we found Mr Nabinji Shrestra. We started tabla lessons with him for our 2 boys recently, he has been an excellent teacher for them. He is process oriented and a professional tabla teacher. Importantly, he is very patient and caring with the boys , which was a must requirement given their ages. We would highly recommend him as a tabla teacher."
Deepali
Took Tabla lessons from Nabin S.
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"Nabin is not only an incredibly skilled musician, but he is incredibly skilled at teaching music in a cohesive way. His perspective on music as a whole, as well as tabla, has expanded my learning greatly. I am grateful for every lesson as I know I will come out of it with new valuable information to instill in my practice."
Ben
Took Tabla lessons from Nabin S.
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"As a beginner with zero experience playing any instruments, I am so grateful for Nabin's expertise, patience, and natural ability to instruct. Nabin makes it easy and fun to learn playing the tabla. He sets reasonable expectations, creates a fun and low-stress environment, and is lovely to work with! I look forward to continue working with him and would highly recommend him!"
Tanvi
Took Tabla lessons from Nabin S.
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"I took about 10 online session with Dhwani Sir. His teaching style is super comfortable. He was always patient and accommodated with my learning style. He was quite flexible in scheduling classes as per my work schedule. Overall, a great experience learning Tabla from amazingly skilled and talented guru."
Ishan
Took Tabla lessons from Dhwani T.
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"Started my class six months ago and I must say a brilliant tabla instructor I could ever ask for. His way of teaching is just fabulous. He always keeps in mind how the class can be made interesting and gives the same. I am so fortunate that I am learning from him."
Aasna
Took Tabla lessons from Nabin S.
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"I am honored to be learning from Pandit Nabinji. He is one of the best tabla players. His vast knowledge, expertise, dexterity in playing combined with patience and pleasant personality is a rare and wonderful combination. Each class is combination of technique, wisdom, and soul soothing in an otherwise chaotic and stressful world. I eagerly looked forward to my weekly class. I have always wanted to learn tabla and it took me 35 years to find an excellent teacher and fulfill my dreams!. Many more years with Nabinji on this incredible journey.
Cheers,
Balaji"
Balaji
Took Tabla lessons from Nabin S.
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