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

Gopala is a professional tabla and harmonium 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 and harmonium students of all different ages and levels and helps them to become versed in the art of playing tabla and harmonium 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 and harmonium are not easy instruments to learn he encourages his students 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 and harmonium. As the student advances he or she will come to realize that learning these instruments is a great and fun way to improve one's concentration, memorization, and attention!

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Teaching since 2015

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BFA in World Music Performance specializing in Tabla

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I have taken tabla lessons from Sergio. He is not only very knowledgeable and skilled in proper tabla techniques, but is very patient when teaching these techniques to students. I definitely recommend him as a tabla instructor.

Posted Aug 14, 2022
Teacher's Studio

Sergio is an excellent patient teacher. I really enjoyed how he broke down the different sounds or notes of the tabla. Who knew tabla has notes

Posted Aug 9, 2022
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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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Tabla and Harmonium Teacher
Jan 2015 - Present
Gopala B.
Extensive professional experience for over 7 years in the art of teaching and performing tabla and harmonium. Having learned from some of the best world music 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 and harmonium.
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
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