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 [...]

June Student of the Month – Devyani Mishra

By | June 10th, 2014|Blog, Student of the Month|

Congratulations to our June 2014 Student of the Month – Female Tabla Player Devyani Mishra! Devyani Mishra is a 10th grade student who has been taking tabla classes at our Piscataway and Edison locations with Jin Won since 2012.  Devyani was inspired to take tabla lessons after seeing a concert by Talavya and has been [...]

Know your Indian Maestro #4

By | May 31st, 2014|Blog, Know Your Indian Maestro|

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

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 [...]

May Student of the Month – Nitin Dhar

By | April 30th, 2014|Blog, Student of the Month|

Congratulations to our May Student of the Month – Nitin Dhar! Nitin Dhar is a software engineer who has been taking classes at our Manhattan location with Sejal Kukadia since August 2012. Nitin wanted to learn tabla as a child, but did not get an opportunity to do.  He fulfilled his childhood wish as an [...]

Student of the Month | April 2014

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

Congratulations to our April Student of the Month – 13 year old tabla student Nikhil Rao! Thirteen year old Nikhil Rao has been taking tabla lessons for one year at the Taalim School, formerly with Kaumil Shah and now with Mike Lukshis at our Piscataway location. Nikhil got interested in tabla when he attended a [...]

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 [...]

Student of the Month: Jan 2013

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

Congratulations to Nikhil Gupta for becoming the January 2013 student of the month! Nikhil is 8 years old and has been learning from the Taalim School in Manhattan for about one year. Below is Nikhil's hand-written note on his relationship with tabla, which is very sweet.  Seeing his goal, which is to play as well [...]

Free Event: “Tabla Accompaniment”

By | January 2nd, 2012|Blog, Events at Taalim|

Free Monthly Workshop Series: "Accompaniment” Workshop<! Participants will learn about compositions played in tabla accompaniment, and the role of Indian rhythms in popular songs. Conducted by professional tabla player and Taalim School musician PRASAD JOSHI. Sunday, Jan. 22, 2011, 5:00pm Taalim School of Indian Music 10 Fox Rd. Edison, NJ 08817 See Prasad Joshi in [...]