Events at Taalim

/Events at Taalim

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 [...]

3 Reasons to Attend a Sitar / Tabla Concert in New York City

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

In New York City, the options are endless - be it in restaurants, museums, concerts, or gatherings.  There can always be something to do or see, especially when it comes to entertainment.  On any given day, you'll find dozens of options in live music, theatre, comedy, and dance! Add the summer sun and weekends, and the [...]

How Vegetables Helped 400 Students Learn Tabla

By | June 13th, 2014|Blog, Events at Taalim|

While the First Lady Michelle Obama was harvesting vegetables from the White House garden with school children, last week, 400 students at Eisenhower Middle School learned learn about tabla (Indian hand drums) using vegetables in an assembly on Indian music by Taalim School. As the main drum of north Indian music, tabla occupies a large [...]

Tabla Masterclass Recap

By | May 13th, 2014|Blog, Events at Taalim|

 Over the last three weeks, Pandit Divyang Vakil (fondly known as Guruji) has been teaching masterclasses for Taalim students from New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. The workshops have been full of lessons, stories, and inspiration.  Here one attendee shares her experience at one of his masterclasses. Last week, I had the privilege to [...]

2014 Pledge for Practice Participants

By | March 16th, 2014|Blog, Events at Taalim|

Taalim’s Pledge for Practice is an annual 6-week pledge drive in which Taalim students dedicate themselves to a target practice goal in order to raise money to support financially disadvantaged musicians in India. In 2013, the Pledge for Practice participants collectively raised over $4500 and the 2014 batch looks to surpass that mark. Meet the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Pledge-for-Practice Fundraiser

By | March 4th, 2013|Blog, Events at Taalim|

  Make a $1 Pledge ( To make a $1 pledge, send an email to info@taalim.com, so that we can send you a pledge form. And thank you!)  “Pledge-for-Practice”!  A 7-week pledge drive in which young Taalim students practice hard to complete a set numbers of hours of practice, in order to raise money for financially [...]