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Dhwani T.

12 Reviews
Piscataway, NJ
Starting at $22
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Biological Sciences - Cell Biology from Rutgers University
  • 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 gur

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Dhyey P.
Patient and informative with my 5 year old! Thank you
Varni
Very friendly & patient
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Jason M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
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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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Jason M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelors of Art in Music from University of North Texas
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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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Nabin S.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Urdu, Newari, Nepali, Hindi, English
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Nabin S.

25 Reviews
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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. Please check out some of the reviews for Nabin Shreshtha Tabla lessons of Google to see what current students have to say about his teaching techniques.

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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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!
Shubhakar
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. :)
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Karen D.

31 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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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

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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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Average Cost of Tabla Lessons in Scotch Plains, NJ

The average cost of 60-minute tabla lessons in Scotch Plains 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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"Very friendly & patient"
Varni
Took Tabla lessons from Dhwani T.
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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 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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"Nabin sir is very good and patient. He starts from the fundamentals and works his way up. One gets a good understanding of tabla playing and skills."
Raj
Took Tabla lessons from Nabin S.
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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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"Patient and informative with my 5 year old! Thank you"
Dhyey
Took Tabla lessons from Dhwani T.
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"Nabinji is an expert Tabla player who can teach with patience & emphasis on right technique. I am amazed at the progress that I have made in the last 6 months with him.We are lucky to find a teacher like him. Highly recommend !!"
Dwarkesh
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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"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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"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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