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Gopala B.
Los Angeles, California
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Learn Tabla fast and professionally with expert Tabla teacher Gopala!
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Gopala is an expert Tabla teacher with extensive experience teaching this instrument to students of all levels. Lessons are geared to helping the student understand the language of tabla, learn the proper technique, and become versed in the art of playing tabla. Gopala offers a unique step-by-step method of teaching tabla that will greatly help the student to become proficient in playing tabla at no time through regular devoted practice.
About Gopala B.

Gopala is a professional tabla teacher with over 7 years of teaching and performing experience. He graduated from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) with a BFA degree in World Music Performance specializing in tabla. He learned tabla professionally from world-renowned tabla master Swapan Chaudhuri, from world-renowned tabla expert Debashish Chaudhuri, and from master percussionist Randy Gloss. Gopala teaches tabla students of all different ages and levels and helps them to become versed in the art of playing tabla through a simple and effective systematic step-by-step method. Since tabla is a language-based instrument he first teaches students the basics of tabla which requires an understanding of the basic 'bols' (tabla strokes) which are syllables that the student has to first memorize in order to learn how to play them on the tabla with the correct technique. He also encourages students to follow a consistent program of regular devoted practice which he helps to facilitate for them during the lessons so that they can learn fast and advance in their playing. Since tabla is not an easy instrument he encourages the student to follow the step-by-step method that he teaches which, if followed correctly and with regularity, can guarantee the students' success in mastering the art of playing tabla. As the student advances he or she will come to realize that learning tabla is a great and fun way to improve one's concentration, memorization, and attention by learning the different fun patterns and tabla compositions that they will get to learn!

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 2015

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BFA in World Music Performance specializing in Tabla

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Teaches ages 5+

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Gopala B.
Los Angeles, California
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Learn Tabla fast and professionally with expert Tabla teacher Gopala!
Student Favorite
Student Favorite
Gopala is an expert Tabla teacher with extensive experience teaching this instrument to students of all levels. Lessons are geared to helping the student understand the language of tabla, learn the proper technique, and become versed in the art of playing tabla. Gopala offers a unique step-by-step method of teaching tabla that will greatly help the student to become proficient in playing tabla at no time through regular devoted practice.
About Gopala B.

Gopala is a professional tabla teacher with over 7 years of teaching and performing experience. He graduated from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) with a BFA degree in World Music Performance specializing in tabla. He learned tabla professionally from world-renowned tabla master Swapan Chaudhuri, from world-renowned tabla expert Debashish Chaudhuri, and from master percussionist Randy Gloss. Gopala teaches tabla students of all different ages and levels and helps them to become versed in the art of playing tabla through a simple and effective systematic step-by-step method. Since tabla is a language-based instrument he first teaches students the basics of tabla which requires an understanding of the basic 'bols' (tabla strokes) which are syllables that the student has to first memorize in order to learn how to play them on the tabla with the correct technique. He also encourages students to follow a consistent program of regular devoted practice which he helps to facilitate for them during the lessons so that they can learn fast and advance in their playing. Since tabla is not an easy instrument he encourages the student to follow the step-by-step method that he teaches which, if followed correctly and with regularity, can guarantee the students' success in mastering the art of playing tabla. As the student advances he or she will come to realize that learning tabla is a great and fun way to improve one's concentration, memorization, and attention by learning the different fun patterns and tabla compositions that they will get to learn!

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2015

Education

BFA in World Music Performance specializing in Tabla

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Has background check

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Gopala is a passionate musician. He is very attentive and easy to connect with. He is also a great music teacher, and really wants to make sure that you walk away having understood whatever he has taught. If you are looking for a tabla teacher look no further, you won't be disappointed!

Posted Apr 10, 2022
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I have taken several tabla lessons from Sergio and he is an amazing teacher! He is patient, thorough, knowledgeable and friendly-which is exactly what makes a great teacher! 🙌🏽

Posted Feb 5, 2022
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Es un Gran Honor, tener clases de Tablas con este gran músico y experto. Actualmente sigo tomando clases, desde hace ya dos años. Sus clases destacan por el énfasis y el cariño que dedica a sus alumnos con su gran sencillez y paciencia, son muy alegres, y eficientes. Por supuesto nos exige compromiso y respeto hacia este bello instrumento tan maravilloso como es las Tablas. Gracias Gopala no solo tienes una gran calidad como profesor, también como Ser Humano... Muy agradecida de ser uno de tus alumnos

Posted Jan 30, 2022
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Tabla Teacher
Jan 2015 - Present
Gopala B.
Extensive professional experience for over 7 years in the art of teaching and performing tabla. Having learned from some of the best tabla teachers in the world such as Swapan Chaudhuri, Debasish Chaudhuri, and Randy Gloss, Gopala provides an excellent learning experience for his students through his systematic and methodical step-by-step approach to teaching tabla.
BFA in World Music Performance specializing in Tabla
Jan 2017 - Dec 2019
California Institute of the Arts
AA in Music
Jan 2009 - Dec 2014
Los Angeles City College
English
Professional Proficiency
Spanish
Professional Proficiency

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Instructor details
Tabla
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
N Edgemont St
Student's Home
Student's Home
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$25
45 minutes
$50
60 minutes
$63
90 minutes
$94
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30