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Colby B.

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Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • MFA - North Indian Classical Music from California Institute of the Arts
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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

Experienced Percussion teacher since 2003 with Master's Degree from California Institute of the Arts. Accepting students of all ages and levels. Learn drums such as Snare Drum, Tabla, Riqq, Atsimevu, Kanjira, Frame Drum, Talking Drum, Quads, and Snare Drum! My teaching style is patient, frien

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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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Jason M.

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Starting at $42
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1995
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Jason M.

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I've been playing tabla professionally for 25 years. I've trained with the best tabla teachers in India. I've taught drum kit/ drum line for over 20 years. I strive to get to know what my students want to get out of their lessons and where they want to be and teach a strong foundation of Indian classical music. I'm a compassionate person with much experience. I can also help my students obtain a tabla set.

About Jason

I've been playing tabla professionally for 25 years. I've lived in India and have trained with Aloke Dutta and Gourisankar Karmakar. I love world music and have performed with various world music bands and artists internationally. I enjoy teaching and sharing the culture of tabla with my students.

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Karen D.

31 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 1980
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
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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 Musi

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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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Karen D.

31 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Teaches Beginner
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Karen D.

31 Reviews
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Online Tabla Teacher

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 Musi

Recent Reviews
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
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • MFA - North Indian Classical Music from California Institute of the Arts
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Colby B.

4 Reviews
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Online Tabla Teacher

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 Insti

Recent Reviews
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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Dhwani S.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • 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 a

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Average Cost of Tabla Lessons in Haledon, NJ

The average cost of 60-minute tabla lessons in Haledon 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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"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!"
Neelima
Took Tabla lessons from Nabin S.
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"Pleasant, supportive, good with our 7 year old daughter. Will continue lessons!"
Ellora
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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"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 helped me realize one of my dreams of being able to play Indian percussion instruments. Being an absolute beginner, helped with my instrument purchase and started me on the basic notes and rhythm patterns. Under his direction, I maintained steady practice habits and was able to progress quite well in a relatively short amount of time.

Nabin ji has a structured curriculum and overlays one simple concept on another to deal with complex topics. Time signatures in Indian music can be tricky and with Nabin’s help I was able to understand the nuances of many different taals over time.

The lessons and one-on-one interaction (pre-pandemic) were great. Material presented was simple and easy to understand and practice at home. Nabin ji certainly had the patience to deal with a complete beginner like me which really helped. :)"
Shubhakar
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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"Nabinji is a great Tabla player himself and a great teacher. He is a gifted teacher who is able to work with students at various levels of exposure to Tabla and is able to explain the concepts in a clear easy to learn style. I have been his student for a while now and am grateful to have a teacher like him who makes learning Tabla fun. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is interested in learning Tabla, whether a newbie OR a experience player wanting to improve the skills."
Sunil Oliver
Took Tabla lessons from Nabin S.
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"Nabin is an Excellent Teacher. My son Pranav is taking Tabla lessons from him past 2 years and he really enjoys it. Nabin is very skilled, both as a musician and as a teacher, and I notice progress for every lesson. Nabin is not only good with music but also a very warm person with a great sense of humor and he really has a way with kids, which makes the lessons even more enjoyable. I can give my warmest recommendations for Nabin."
MALLIKARJUNA SINGARAJU
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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"Nabin is very patient with his students. He also knows when to challenge them and when to hold back."
Sabiha
Took Tabla lessons from Nabin S.
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