Tabla course in the USA is one of the most popular and sought after courses in the USA. The Tabla  classes are conducted by all major stalwarts through various tabla and music academies. Some accomplished tabla artist teaching in the USA are:

  • Pandit Divyang Vakil
  • Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri ji
  • Keyur Ghanekar


Tabla is a versatile percussion instrument, which can be played independently or with almost any musical instrument.. The training provided by classes in the USA are of top notch. 


The students of these schools get the opportunity to participate in local events and competitions which gives them a first hand experience of stage performance.


What are the best Tabla music schools in the USA?

The most famous institutes/ universities and tutors offering Tabla courses in the US are: 


1. School of Indian Percussion and Music (SIPM)- Austin, Texas, United States

2. Das Tabla School- Newton, Massachusetts, United States

3. Dhwani: Academy of Percussion Music- Corona, California, United States

4. Taalim School of Indian Music, in New Jersey NJ, New York NY, Connecticut CT, Virginia VA

5. TablaNiketan- Cupertino, Bay Area, California, United States


In addition to these, there are several online courses available for Tabla courses in the US.


What is the cost of Tabla classes in the USA?


Listed below is the price of a few popular tabla classes in the USA. Many more universities provide fees information upon enquiry. The prices vary between group classes and personal classes.




Ali Akbar College of Music

$400-$900 (per class)


3000 -5000 USD (Per Year)


What is the duration of Tabla classes in the USA?


The tabla classes have levels from beginner to advanced. It takes almost 8 years to complete all levels. The duration of the classes at various institutes are listed below:




Ali Akbar College of Music

1 class per week for 1 hour


30 hours to 36 hours per year

Tabla Niketan

1 class per week for 1 hour

Talim School of indian Music

1 class per week for 1 hour


What will I learn from Tabla classes in the USA?


Tabla courses in the US consist of several levels, after learning the basics of music theory students can 


choose any of the specializations listed below:


  • Beginner Carnatic Tabla Course: Focuses on teaching the students to play the fundamentals of tabla music upto the Geetham and Swarajathis.
  • Intermediate Carnatic Tabla Course: Training the students to play Aadhi thala and Ata thala varnams in different speeds and Intermediate level Krithis on the Tabla.
  • Advanced Carnatic Tabla: In depth Tabla training that includes playing complex varnams in different speeds, advanced level krithis (including 1 Pancharathna Krithi) and techniques to achieve dexterity over the instrument. This course also focuses on Kalpana swara training and Raga Alapana training. 


What jobs can I get as a Tabla player in the US?


Students can opt for the following career options after pursuing  Tabla courses in the US: 


  • Start a successful cover band
  • Professional songwriter for television and movies
  • Work as a studio/session Tabla player
  • Play in a backing band
  • Start a business teaching Tabla
  • Freelance Tabla Player
  • Tabla teacher at a school or university
  • Music composer
  • Musical Therapy Aid

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