Using the performing arts as a tool for conversation and exchange, Taalim offers a variety of educational programming for all communities to learn and experience Indian culture and come to recognize our shared human experience. Our professional and experienced artists and teachers conduct workshops, lecture-demonstrations, assemblies, and residencies for K-12, colleges and universities, community events, and more.

Taalim’s educational programs are customizable to curriculums, and audience demographics.

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K-12 Indian Music Outreach

K-12 Programming

In order to promote a better understanding of Indian art and culture, we conduct fun and educational assemblies, workshops, lectures, and demonstrations for K-12 in schools.

Taalim’s in-school programs use Indian music and/or dance specifically catered to the curriculum and age group. Our K-12 programs address the need for culturally specific arts programming within a school environment and offers reinforcement of the core curriculum.

Contact us to see a sample lesson plan, schedule an assembly, or get more information.

CURRICULUM LINKS

  • Social Studies (geography, world history)
  • Math (fractions, rhythm, time)
  • Language Arts (literature, storytelling, and drama)
  • Physical Education
  • Cultural Understanding
Our students thoroughly enjoyed learning about the tablas and Indian rhythms. The presenters were wonderful with the children and helped them realize that Indian drumming is accessible to every person, regardless of cultural knowledge and background. The interaction during the assembly was not only fun, but also educational for our students.
Colleen Grzywacz, General Music Educator, Eisenhower Intermediate School
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Taalim at Universities

Universities and Colleges

Taalim offers interactive programs for universities and colleges at the undergraduate and graduate level.

While Taalim’s artists are multi – faceted artists, who can understand and speak the language of other music and dance forms, including western classical music. Our expertise is North Indian classical music (rhythm and melody) and the dance form of Kathak. The depth of our artists’ understanding of different music traditions makes it easier and more effective to communicate the applications and nuances of Indian music and dance to those unfamiliar with it.

The workshops, masterclasses, and residencies are customized to the needs of the university / college. Duration of activities can range from 1.5 hours to several days. Intended audiences include, but not limited to, university percussion ensembles and other musical groups, as well as for classes and student clubs with no drumming or musical experience.

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Universities and Colleges we’ve worked with:

WHAT FACULTY HAVE TO SAY

Their obvious joy in performing, but also in teaching and thinking about the art and craft of tabla, illuminated everything they did… To hear musicians of their caliber is always… a pleasure, but the combination of that artistry with a genuine passion and flair for teaching is a joy all too rarely experienced.
Dr. Christopher Macklin, Associate Professor, Townsend School of Music, Mercer University
Playing in incredible tandem, the tabla players make it possible for the untrained western ear to hear the nuances of this most subtle of percussion instruments in a way that is not usually the case. A highly recommended aural experience for all.
Dr. Roopen Majithia, Mount Allison University
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Community Events

At Taalim School, we are passionate about spreading the rich and enthralling music and dance of India to the diverse community of USA.

Our entertaining and educational programs revolve around India’s music and dance. Programming includes concerts, workshops, lecture-demonstrations and more by our professional artists as well as our student ensembles.

TYPES OF ORGANIZATIONS

Libraries, Community Centers, Museums, Places of Worship, Workplaces, Festivals, Community Gatherings

Organizations we’ve worked with:

WHAT ORGANIZERS HAVE TO SAY

Everyone loved the tabla performance. It was such a wonderful experience working with Taalim.
Kavita Pandey, Librarian, North Brunswick Free Public Library
The workshop was enjoyed by all. The performance was excellent! I was so impressed with the artists’ amazing skills. The commentary during the performance was excellent and ideal. We need to educate people on this art form (kathak and tabla).
Richard Tangyuk, Artistic Director, The Princeton Festival
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