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Nabin S.

25 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Urdu, Newari, Nepali, Hindi, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1998
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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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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.
Neelima
Nabin is a wonderful instructor - my son has been taking lesson with him, and he's a great and knowledgeable tabla instructor. Would highly recommend him to anyone!
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Dhwani S.

Teaches Online
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  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2007
  • 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 ar

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Karen D.

31 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Karen D.

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Tabla:
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.

About Karen

Anyone Can Learn To Sing or Play Any Instrument With My Method! No End To How Good You Can Get! Become Better Than Anyone Out There! Vocal Therapist-Can Cure ALL Vocal Damage! Karen D. -Certified Teacher of the World Famous Dante Pavone Vocal Method -Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music

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Anthony F.
Karen is very patient & caring while teaching.
Gelaney W.
I will definitely be expanding my accordion skills & of music theory . I’ll also be adding some 😎 Jazz Standards to my repertoire ☺️.
Kelly S.
Karen was not prepared for the lesson. She spent 15 minutes trying to send me photos from a beginner Tabla book available on Amazon. She did not own a set of Tabla drums. She ensured me she could teach anything, but could not pronounce the words used for proper Tabla technique, knew no history and could not even teach me to tune. She literally was reading out of the book figuring it out along the way. I lost a lot of trust from this and asked for a full refund for future lessons.

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Colby B.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Awarded 1st Place from DCI World Championships, World Class
  • Teaching since 2003
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Colby B.

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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! 23 years of experience. My Guru is Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri.

About Colby

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

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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!

Dhwani T.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $22
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Dhwani T.

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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 guru

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Dhyey P.
Patient and informative with my 5 year old! Thank you
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Dhwani S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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 ar

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Average Cost of Tabla Lessons in Edison, NJ

The average cost of 60-minute tabla lessons in Edison is $74. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $65 and $84 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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"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!!!!!"
RandyGloss
Took Tabla lessons from Colby B.
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"As a continuing tabla student, having started the study of tabla and mridangam a while back, I am so happy to have found Nabin. Nabin Shrestha is a busy performing artist as well as a top-notch instructor. On the first lesson Nabin knew exactly where I was at and what I needed to work on. Nabin as a teacher challenges me to the point where I can’t keep up, then instead of letting me throw my tablas under a steam-roller, he backs it up a little bit and allows me to catch up. Nabin’s prolific mastery of tabla includes a vast repertoire of traditional and original compositions, endless variations of these compositions, thorough knowledge and application of a variety of styles and techniques, as well as the ability to transmit as much of this as a diligent student can assimilate. Nabin is extraordinarily patient as I struggle with basic concepts like how to count to three. Joking aside, Nabin is a top notch performer and instructor and I would highly recommend him to anyone who seriously desires to learn this art. Thank you Nabin for being so generous and taking the time to share with me the poetry that is the art of tabla!"
Nabin
Took Tabla lessons from Nabin S.
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"Nabin is patient, clear, and makes tabla both accessible and exciting!"
Ellen
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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"To attempt to put my experience with Nabin into words... very difficult! As a professional musician but a new tabla student, he knew how to begin with me and what standards to hold me to. I enjoyed how he set up the classes, we would would play together almost the entire time, focusing on several new or reviewed patterns. He would stop and give me points to focus on and continue. This approach allowed for so much memorization and focus on what would create a better result for me. Learning this instrument has literally changed my focus and grown my mind. When we were not playing he would be generous in his time by talking with me about his vast experiences as a musician and person in this world. With many things to share, Nabin connects with his students and is present in the moment from the first note to the last "see you next week". Although I have moved across the world, I will still continue to take online lessons with Nabin. I would and have highly recommended him as a wonderful tabla teacher for any and all levels."
Rory
Took Tabla lessons from Nabin S.
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"love learning from Nabin! He's very knowledgable, thorough, helpful & skilled."
Dorian
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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"Dhawani is very professional and go according to the speed of student.. Very accommodating and courteous.

Thanks glad to find him for tabla lessons"
Vikram
Took Tabla lessons from Dhwani T.
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"I’ve been a percussionist for decades and have been very fortunate to find such a great tabla instructor in the Denver area. Nabin is not just a great performer he is also an exceptional teacher. Even though my background is in rock and Latin music he has been able to help me understand the concepts of Hindustani music and rhythm and we are working towards developing a performance composed of all the major elements of a traditional tabla solo. It’s the most interesting style of music I have come across. I would imagine Nabin can teach to all skill levels and backgrounds as he has been able to tailor a program of study specifically to my abilities and even to my schedule. If you are interested I can’t recommend him enough...and you should do it! We need more tablas resounding in Colorado! (Image is of some of my tablas)"
Zach
Took Tabla lessons from Nabin S.
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