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Average Cost of Tabla Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute tabla lessons is $73. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $67 and $84 per hour.

30-min $40
$43 average
45-min $50
$56 average
60-min $67
$73 average

For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute tabla lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute tabla lessons are 24% less expensive at $56, and 30-minute lessons cost 42% less at $43.

Curious how much tabla lessons cost in your area? Do a quick search to get local prices for the best tabla teachers .

Popular Tabla teachers

Karen D.

Somerville, MA

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Gurmeet K.

Portland, OR

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Renee U.

Portland, OR

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About Karen D.

Somerville, MA
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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.

Catherine February 17, 2019
· Viola · In home
I thought I wanted to take viola lessons. Then I read her website and I realized that she might be able to help me get my voice back! I thought there was no hope ever. She has been extremely generous with her time, and I haven't seen her yet, but I'm not buying the viola I was planning on buying. I play cello, and piano still, but I am going to see if she can help me with my voice. She sounds incredible. I never dreamed that I could even have HOPE like this!
Ferrari February 5, 2019
· Classical Voice · Online
She sounds like she is amazing
Olive January 23, 2019
· Guitar · In studio
Karen is a great teacher! I love her!

About Gurmeet K.

Portland, OR

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I grew up in India and started studying when I was 14 years old. I went to school at California Institute of the Arts where studied under the world renowned tabla player, Swapan Chaudhuri. When you study with me you will not only learn the language and technique of the instrument but also a deep understanding of the music.

About Renee U.

Portland, OR
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I have tabla available for students to use during lessons. I have 17 years of tabla learning and playing experience under the traditional style of learning in India--the guru-shishya parampara system. I do my best to give each student the same authentic experience I was lucky to have. My lessons are geared towards being fun and informative at the same time. I love sharing knowledge! My love of tabla and of playing tabla is what I live for. I also have a lot of experience with playing tabla as a profession, since I have been doing so for the past 7 years. I have a unique perspective of having lived in India for ten years, and having come back to the states and work as a professional tabla player :)

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Tabla Lessons

Do you want to learn how to play the tabla, the ancient drums from India? If yes, then you’ve come to the right place. Private tabla lessons and classes with a TakeLessons Certified™ teacher near you or online accelerates progress, increases enjoyment, and improves every beginner's chances of becoming an expert player.

The tablas are one of the most fun instruments to play, and can be very easy to learn! Whether you are a beginner or well into your craft, it never hurts to take professional tabla lessons. By doing so, it will only help you in becoming a better tabla player and musician.

With our certified tabla teachers, students will learn fundamentals such as tabla-related terminology, tabla posture, basic strokes, parts of the tabla, and more! We can customize your lesson plans depending on your age and experience level. Our lesson plans are flexible, so you coordinate the time that fits best in your schedule. Play classical, folk, or pop music with the tabla.

If you meet with your tabla teacher and find he or she does not mesh with your style or personality, we will be glad to schedule you with another certified instructor. All of our instructors are thoroughly screened and complete an extensive background check to ensure your safety, so you and your kids will always be safe investing in our tabla lessons.

The benefits of our tabla lessons include: • 100% Money Back Guarantee with your first lesson • Lesson schedules are completely flexible and customized to fit your needs. • All instructors are prescreened and certified.

Our tabla instructors work with students of all ages: kids, teenagers, adults, and even seniors. We guarantee a customized experience that will exceed your expectations.

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