Online Dholak Course - Beyond the Basics









by Sanjay Karandikar

34 Years Experience

Selected by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), for deputation abroad as a Tabla teacher and performer, 2004.

US $24 per class |

for 1-on-1, 60 mins class

Pay as you go, 2 classes at a timePay as you go, 2 classes at a time

You can choose your time slots in the next step. ipassio has thousands of happy learners from the US, Canada, Australia, UK, Europe, UAE, and India.

Instruction Language

: English

Course Summary

Dholak is a percussion instrument that has always been very close to the heart of all folk music lovers and performers. The rustic sound of a Dholak compliments the high energy and exuberance of folk music. Essentially, the impact of folk music would get faded without the accompaniment of Dholak. 

This online course is for students who have learned the fundamentals of Dholak. This course will help them to take their journey ahead towards further proficiency. The students will get the confidence to play Dholak in front of an audience.   

Learn on

ipassio Video

ipassio Video

Google Meet

Google Meet

Teacher's Profile

Sanjay Karandikar

Sanjay Karandikar

Experience: 34 Years

From: India

  • Teacher Skill Keywords

    Teacher Skill Keywords

    Indian Classical Music, Experienced in Teaching, Drums, Tabla Indian classical music world music, Artist, Hindustani Classical Music, Classical Music, Dance, Guitar, Fusion Music, Can teach a student within short syllabus to make, Indian Music, Indian Rhythm, Light Classical Music, Knowledge, Good, Fast, Ghazal, Folk Music, Improvisation, Good knowledge, Discpline, Musicianship, Bollywood Singing, World Music, Improvisational Music, Expert, Basics of Tabla, Bass, Performances, Professional, Professional Music, Professional Teacher, Basics, Bhakti, Concerts, Music Therapy, Tala, Master, Music, Music Theory, North Indian Style, Performing Musician, Percussion, Positive Approach, Precursion, Punjabi, World Musician
  • Education


    12th from H.S.C. Board , Maharashtra

    Tabla Alankar from Akhil Bharatiya Gandharv Mahavidyalaya Mandal, Miraj

  • Work Details

    Work Details

    Tabla, Dholki Artist - Field of Music

    Founder, Princiapal & Tabla, Dholak, Dholki, Dimdi Teacher - Swar-Taal Sadhana, The school Of Music, Pune, India

    Researcher - Senior fellowship - CCRT, Govt Of India

About the Course

The highlights of the online Dholak course for the Intermediate level include - 

  • Theka of Taal Khemta (6 beats)
  • Theka of Taal Deepchandia (14 beats)
  • Laggis in Taal Dadra & Kehrva
  • Dholak accompaniment will be taught along with Bhajans, Qawwalis as well as Hindi film (Bollywood) songs.

About the Teacher

Sanjay Karandikar has trained under eminent percussion maestros - Late Pt. Madhav Karandikar, Late Pt. Shashikant Bellare, Late Pt. Vikas Datar and Pt. Ramdas Palsule, Pt. Dattatraya Bhave, Pt. Vivek Joshi. 

He secured the 2nd rank in the All India Ranking for Sangeet Alankar (Tabla) - awarded by Akhil Bhartiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal in 2003.

Karandikar’s illustrated career as a Tabla and Dolki player started in 1988. He is the Founder & Director of Swar-Taal Sadhana - The School of Music, Estb.1993. He has taught over 2500 students from India and abroad. An accredited artist at All India Radio and Television, Karandikar has also been selected by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), for deputation abroad as Tabla Teacher and Performer in 2004.

He has published a series of books [including audio-visual media] on Tabla, Dholki, Dholak & different percussion, which are extensively used by students.

Karandikar has performed as a solo and ensemble artist as well as an acclaimed accompanist with eminent artists in various musical genres. One of the noteworthy mentions here would be his accompaniment with Pt. Anand Bhate (Disciple of Bharat Ratna Pt. BhimsenJoshi) during the latter’s USA tour. He also performed as a Soloist and conducted Tabla Workshops in various cities across the USA.

... Read More

Available For All Age-Groups

Available For All Age-Groups

10 Online live sessions completed

10 Online live sessions completed

Our teachers recommend customized classes for an effective learning experience. Here's why!

Every individual

  • Has a unique learning style

  • Is at a different learning stage

  • Has different posture and instrument holding style

  • Has different mind-hand coordination

  • Has a different understanding of rhythm and melody

  • And a different GOAL!

What you get?

World-class  masters as  teachers

World-class masters as teachers

Personalized & Interactive 1-on-1 classes

Personalized & Interactive 1-on-1 classes

Course studio that amplifies passion learning

Course studio that amplifies passion learning

Access to  global creative community

Access to global creative community

Pay as you go - 2 classes at a  time

Pay as you go - 2 classes at a time

Milestone-based learning for best results

Milestone-based learning for best results

Statement of Accomplishment

Statement of Accomplishment

Teacher's performance bits for reference

Teacher's performance bits for reference


Contact us in case of any questions



Not able to decide on a teacher?

Take Our Help


What Makes ipassio Your Best Fit?

Online, real-time classes

Online, real-time classes

From the comfort of your home, 1 on 1 online interactive classes are scheduled at your convenient time.

World class performers as educators

World class performers as educators

Award-winning teachers customize the course just for you. Their structured learning methodology lets you always track your progress.

Pay as you go

Pay as you go

No long-term commitment. Pay for as few as 2 classes at a time. When you can't make it for the class, you can mutually reschedule with ease.