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Student of Month | May 2015 | Jaiman Munshi | Tabla

By | May 7th, 2015|Blog, Student of the Month|

Congratulations to our May 2015  Student of the Month - tabla student Jaiman Munshi! 9 year old Jaiman Munshi has been learning tabla for less than a year at Taalim's Edison tabla classes with Jin Won. Jaiman was motivated to start learning tabla by his elder brother Janak, who was already learning tabla at Taalim for [...]

February 2015 Student of the Month | Akhil Cherukattu

By | February 4th, 2015|Blog, Student of the Month|

Congratulations to our February 2015  Student of the Month - Akhil Cherukattu!   8 year old Akhil Cherukattu has been learning tabla for one year at Taalim's Edison tabla classes with Jin Won.  Akhil became interested in tabla after hearing them played at a bhajan.  When his parents initially brought him to Taalim, he was told to do [...]

January Student of the Month – Ninad Sanghvi

By | January 13th, 2015|Blog, Student of the Month|

Congratulations to our January 2015  Student of the Month - Ninad Sanghvi!   Manhattan based financial analyst Ninad Sanghvi has been learning tabla from Mike Lukshis at Taalim's Manhattan classes.   When asked why he chose to start learning tabla as an adult and makes it a point to find the time to practice with [...]

2014 in Review

By | December 29th, 2014|Blog, Events at Taalim, General|

Some of our favorite memories of 2014 in the Taalim community. This year was marked with wonderful interactions with Guruji - Pandit Divyang Vakil, multiple gatherings of the community to share in the progress and dedication of our students through recitals, our students taking tabla to new communities with their own performances, and more! With [...]

December Student of the Month – Satya Kumaran

By | December 2nd, 2014|Blog, Student of the Month|

Congratulations to our December 2014  Student of the Month - Satya Kumaran!   13 year old Satya Kumaran is an 8th grade student who has been taking tabla classes at our Edison branch with Jin Won for over 4 years. His interest in tabla began when he saw someone playing it at a bhajan with speed and [...]

November Student of the Month – Sagar Vellalath

By | November 4th, 2014|Blog, Student of the Month|

Congratulations to our November 2014 Student of the Month – Young Tabla Player Sagar Vellalath! Sagar Vellalath is a 7th grade student who has been learning from the Taalim School for 2 years under the guidance of Kaumil Shah at our South Brunswick location. He developed an interest in tabla after watching tabla accompaniment in his [...]

August Student of the Month – Anna Sobel

By | August 1st, 2014|Blog, Student of the Month|

Congratulations to our August 2014 Student of the Month – Female Tabla Player Anna Sobel! Anna Sobel is a puppeteer and musician who bought her first pair of tabla when she was in India as a Fulbright scholar studying puppetry.  She first heard tabla a few years earlier at a workshop at Wesleyan University as [...]

Know your Indian Maestro Round #6

By | July 29th, 2014|Blog, Know Your Indian Maestro|

Here is a round six of our Indian maestro edition of Guess Who (or as we renamed it - WHO AM I?).  Scroll down for the right answer. Don't cheat! Share your memories or favorite songs by the maestro in the comments. If you haven't already, play all the other rounds here!   Pt. Durga Lal Durga Lal [...]

Know your Indian instrument #3 – Mrudangam

By | July 25th, 2014|Blog, Know your Indian instrument|

The Indian subcontinent is overflowing with instruments of all shapes and forms.  Certain instruments are used in a variety of musical forms and over a large geographic area, while others are well-known in a specific region for a particular style of music.  Through innovations by Indian maestros with regards to playing techniques and/or modifications to [...]

July Student of the Month – Aparnaa Muthaiah

By | July 3rd, 2014|Blog, Student of the Month|

Congratulations to our July 2014 Student of the Month – Guitar Student Aparnaa Muthaiah! Aparnaa Muthaiah is a 11 year old who has been taking guitar classes at our South Brunswick, New Jersey location with Mike Lukshis for 2 years.  Her interest in guitar began at the age of 5 when she heard a friend play [...]