INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Tabla Forum: Beginner/Intermediate Tabla students in Mass?


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Beginner/Intermediate Tabla students in Mass? Oct 02, 2003 10:46 a.m.

I am a sitar player that lives north of boston. I have been studying w/ a teacher for 6 months and can't get enough of the instrument.

I would love to start working with and playing with a tabla player. It would be fun, interesting and a great source of learning for both of us!


Re:Beginner/Intermediate Tabla students in Mass? Oct 07, 2003 12:08 p.m.

Hmmm...not much response! =)

Maybe I should add I have been a bass player for 30 years both electric and upright, so I am not learning an instrument for the first time, musical chops or playing to rhythyms. In fact, I would say my skills at bass have transfered very well to the sitar.....

Maybe this won't change my reply level but I figured I should include this info...

Re:Beginner/Intermediate Tabla students in Mass? Oct 08, 2003 04:22 a.m.

Dear J,
Sorry for the lack of real interest from my site.
I'd be glad to work with you. The actual obstacle is that I'm from Central Europe. (
Re:Beginner/Intermediate Tabla students in Mass? Oct 08, 2003 11:50 a.m.

yes, and I'm from London so look me up when you're here and I'd love to jam.

Have fun

Re:Beginner/Intermediate Tabla students in Mass? Oct 09, 2003 05:25 a.m.

If you visit France...
it will be a pleasure.
Re:Beginner/Intermediate Tabla students in Mass? Oct 11, 2003 01:00 a.m.

Me,too. I am looking for some "raga-player".
But here in Okinawa,a small isolated island between Taiwan and mainland Japan,it seems very difficult...
If you have a chance to visit Okinawa,I love to meet you!
Chris Pereji
Re:Beginner/Intermediate Tabla students in Mass? Nov 29, 2003 06:05 p.m.

I live in South Attleboro, Mass.

I offer lessons in Tabla and harmonium.

We can jam sometime.You are most welcome to contact me by phone or email. I also have a friend who plays the sitar, with whom you can exchange ideas.

Ph# 508-399-5875(Home), 617-283-9084(Cell)

Keshav Das
Re:Beginner/Intermediate Tabla students in Mass? Nov 30, 2003 10:37 a.m.

Hi Jay,
Here's a list of folks who teach in the Mass. area. Don't be shy dude. Call around and speak to teachers and tell them you are looking for a tabla player who wants the same as you do. Teachers are generally happy to have their students practice with other musicians as it improves their learning curve and makes for a much more rewarding teacher-student relationship. Don't just limit yourself to playing with tabla players - there are some killer pakwaj and khol players out there that can throw you some very interesting grooves that can take your music to different places.

Ekacakra Dasa - Khol / Mridungam
Northampton -MA. 413-586-6992

Hindustani Vocals
781-729-9170 fax 781-729-6353

Anirban Dasgupta - Sarod

Ramnath - Carnatic Flute
Ashland, MA
Phone: 508-881 3968

Aparna Sindhoor - Bharata Natyam, Carnatic Vocal

Kazi Jalal - Tabla and Harmonium - Medford

Pravin Sitaram - Mridangam

Soma Sarkar - hindustani-vocal
Boston - 617-948-9925

Mrs. Vijaya Sharma -SitarWest SpringField
(413) 827-0851 -

Dr Pradeep Shukla - LearnQuest Academy of Music - 781-891-8535
Waltham Education institution - providing formal instructions in Sarod, Sitar, Tabla,
Vocal Classical, Vocal Semi-classical and Folk Music, Mridangam and Veena
Mahalingam Santhanakrishnan - Mridungam

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