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Student of the Month – March 2014

By | March 5th, 2014|Blog, Student of the Month|

Congratulations to our March Student of Month - Joanne Mathew!   Twelve year old Joanne Mathew loves music, dance and singing. She started taking keyboard lessons at a young age. In October 2012, when she got serious about playing the keyboard, she joined Taalim and has been learning under Mark Buccheri in Piscataway, New Jersey.  [...]

Know your Indian Maestro Round #2

By | March 1st, 2014|Blog, Know Your Indian Maestro|

Two weeks ago, we launched the Taalim version (and highly modified edition) of Guess Who? - now named Who Am I?  to know our Indian music maestros. Here is a round two . Hover over the image for the right answer or scroll down. Don't cheat! Share your memories or favorite songs by the maestro [...]

Know Your Indian Maestro #1

By | February 15th, 2014|Blog, Know Your Indian Maestro|

Time to learn more about the legends who nourished Indian music and dance in a highly modified version of Guess Who? Guess who the maestro is based on the clues.  Hover over the image for the correct answer or scroll down below.                 USTAD ALLA RAKHA KHAN Also [...]

2014 PAS KOSA NYU Weekend of Percussion

By | January 29th, 2014|Blog, Events at Taalim|

Taalim is thrilled to be a part of of the 2014 PAS KOSA NYU Weekend of Percussion! This 2 day FREE event is is “15 hours of percussion clinics, concerts, and competitions from the hottest percussionists, drummers, and industry heads in the country….” Pradhanica, our Kathak dance and world drum ensemble, will be conducting a workshop/ performance on the Application of Indian Rhythms [...]

Tabla Summer Camp 2014 Dates!!

By | January 24th, 2014|Blog, Events at Taalim|

To forget about the cold, why not start planning your summer with our fun-filled tabla camp? Due to popular demand, we have extended our tabla camp from one week to two weeks in New Jersey, and will also be hosting a tabla camp in and Long Island!! Camp activities include intense group practices, outdoor games, workshops [...]

Call for Participants for Pledge-for-Practice 2014

By | January 15th, 2014|Blog, Events at Taalim|

To All Taalim Students:  Would you like to help raise money for a good cause while improving your own tabla playing? Taalim’s “Pledge-for-Practice” is an annual 6-week pledge drive in which Taalim students practice hard to complete a set numbers of hours of tabla practice, in order to raise money for financially disadvantaged young tabla [...]

December 2013 Student of the Month

By | December 11th, 2013|Blog, Student of the Month|

Congratulations to Vinit Shenoy! 9 year old Vinit Shenoy has been playing tabla for almost 3 years now. To begin with, tabla was his mom's passion. Since she could not learn it in her childhood days, she insisted Vinit to fulfill her dream by learning tabla. Vinit started getting interested in playing tabla. This is [...]

2013 Highlights

By | December 7th, 2013|Blog, Events at Taalim|

Here is a look at some of the stand out moments from 2013 for Taalim (in no particular order). Highlight 1 | Female Tabla taking over Taalika - Women of Tabla on the front page of India Abroad. Highlight 1 | Female Tabla taking over Highlight 2 | Mike & Talavya Faculty member [...]

November 2013 Student of the Month

By | November 2nd, 2013|Blog, Student of the Month|

Student of the Month for November 2013 is... GEET SHUKLA! Click on the photo to see a video of Geet playing tabla! Tabla is very important to me, because of the many things that it has given me and how much I adore playing the instrument. For all of you that do not [...]

October 2013 Student of the Month – Neel Prabhu

By | October 8th, 2013|Blog, Student of the Month|

Congratulations to Taalim School's October Student of the Month - Neel Prabhu. Neel learns tabla from Jin Won in Central New Jersey. Watch a small performance by Neel below or click here. Here is what Neel has to say about his journey with tabla. Hi. My name is Neel Prabhu, and I am 11 years [...]