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Jason M.

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Starting at $42
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches students 10 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.

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I took drum lessons from Butch Trucks from the Allman Bros band when I was 15. I have a B.A. in music from the Univ. of N. Texas. I specialize in drum set and tabla, but I can also teach beginner acoustic guitar, piano, and djembe. I have played drums professionally for 35 years— most notably wit

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Dhwani S.

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Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2007
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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

Dhwani T.

14 Reviews
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Starting at $22
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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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Armaan S.
Very cordial with child. Calm, reassuring tone.
Surinder
Muhammad J.

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Dhwani S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2007
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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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Nabin S.

27 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Newari, Nepali, Urdu, English, Hindi
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Master's of Music (Tabla) from Gandharva Music University
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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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Tanya Coen
Nabin is a professional tabla player from Nepal. We are blessed to have him here and to be blessed with his incredible lessons— both in person and on-line lessons. He ordered my tabla for me directly from India so that he could be sure of the quality. Nabin is also just a great person, a great teacher... It s such a pleasure to take lessons from him.
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.

Dhwani T.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $22
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Biological Sciences - Cell Biology from Rutgers University
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Dhwani T.

16 Reviews
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Online Tabla Teacher

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

Recent Reviews
Armaan S.
Very cordial with child. Calm, reassuring tone.
Surinder
Muhammad J.

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Average Cost of Tabla Lessons in Dumfries, VA

The average cost of 60-minute tabla lessons in Dumfries is $71. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $65 and $75 per hour.
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$43 average
45 min
$56 average
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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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"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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"Dhwani has been great in getting our 4 year old son to become interested in tabla."
Sharad
Took Tabla lessons from Dhwani T.
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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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"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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"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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"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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"Nabin is an amazing tabla player and a gifted instructor. I feel lucky to have found someone to learn from who has such deep knowledge and passion for this beautiful music."
Stephen
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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"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."
Ben
Took Tabla lessons from Nabin S.
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