Online Tabla Lessons for Beginners - Tabla - Level 1

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This course for beginners teaches students the art of playing the tabla, an Indian percussion instrument, which is also an important accompaniment instrument in hindustani classical style of music. This course has a discounted fee on the condition that the student will attend 8 sessions every month.  This course will teach students the basics about the tabla such as the make and different parts of the tabla like the chati, syahi, maidan, gajara etc.

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26 Weeks
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20 Years Experience
From: India
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Professional Music
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B.COM (Honours)
Calcutta University
MBA (Marketing)
Heritage Business School
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Course Details

This long term course for beginners wishing to learn the Indian percussion instrument tabla, will be an extensive course in basics and elementary compositions. This course will familiarise the students with the different parts of the tabla such as chat, syahi, maidan, gajra etc. Further on students will be taught the posture when sitting in front of the tabla. Subsequently, they would be taught the hand positioning on the tabla. The training on playing the tabla will commence with the introduction of different bols or syllables. Students will be taught the exact hand positioning and the finger striking at different places on the face of the tabla to produce particular sounds referred to as bols or syllables. Further on in the course students will in the guidance of the teacher, go through extensive practice to master playing the syllables or bols on the two drums also known as the dahina (one that is placed on the right side of the tabla player and is used for treble) and bahina (one that sits on the left and is used for bass)  that constitute the tabla set. The exercise will provide students the understanding on the finger movement and the different bols emanating from the different drums, in a tabla set. Students hereon will practice the different bols in phrases also known as theka, an arrangement of common bols played on the tabla. Students through the duration of this course will be taught finger and wrist exercises to erase the fatigue and strain caused due to playing the tabla.

After successful completion of this course, students can gear themselves for the next course by Sourabh Goho: Tabla Basics | Hindustani Classical | Level I

About Sourabh Goho: Music is in his genes. Born to an acclaimed musician father, Harmonium Maestro Pandit Jyoti Goho, Sourabh entered the world of music at the tender age of five. A couple years later Sourabh was training with renowned Tabla Legend, Late Pandit Shankar Ghosh and also took talim from Eminent Percussionist and Composer, Maestro Bickram Ghosh. Another couple years and the young tabla player was performing for his master’s orchestra at the age of nine. Sourabh’s undoubted talent kept evolving complimented by his perfecting skills, leading him to earn a National Scholarship Award from the Government of India in 2010. The scholarship, is not the only feather in his cap as he has accumulated awards and accolades aplenty. Sourabh as a young exponent of tabla, has been enchanting audiences, at home and abroad, with his skillful mastery of the tabla. Sourabh currently teaches Tabla in five continents and in 10 countries around the globe. He has successfully taught more than 50+ online students and 100+ students physically at his institute Indradhanu in Kolkata. He has recently been a participant in the coveted Latin Grammy award winning album "70 Veces 7" of a famous band from Latin America called Alfareros. In his late twenties, Sourabh has a bright distinct future in front of him with every possibility he gets his name etched in the history books as one among the illustrious tabla artists of his generation. 

The ipassio Edge

The ipassio edge: Students enrolling for this long term course on ipassio can be sure that they receive individual attention from the teacher, as the class strength is limited to 3 students. It also gives teachers the opportunity, to gauge their students progress in depth and make changes whenever and wherever required, to ensure the student gets the maximum out of this course. Since, long term courses are detailed, students get the advantage of learning intricate details about this art form. The limited strength of the class also ensures that there is a strong bond between the students and their teacher clearing out any inhibitions that the student might have. The sustained guidance available from the teacher ensures that the student does not deviate from set goals or targets. Learning from a revered, experienced exponent of this art form, through the long duration of this course, keeps the student inspired and motivated to achieve more.

Course Specific Benefits

Course specific benefits: The course taught by Sourabh Goho is sure to help students establish a firm foundation in the basics of tabla. An experienced tabla exponent Goho imparts his knowledge the same way that he received it from his guru adhering to the guru shishya parampara. Students can be sure that every aspect of the basic course is detailed out and that they are made to practice for perfection.


About Teacher

Son of Harmonium Maestro Pandit Jyoti Goho, Sourabh started learning under the Tabla Legend Late Pandit Shankar Ghosh from the age of seven and also took talim from Maestro Bickram Ghosh. He has received guidance from both these great maestros for two decades (20 years).

He has received the golden opportunity to become a Gandabandh- Shishya of his Guru Late Pandit Shankar Ghosh, in September 2007. In the year 2010, Sourabh received “National Scholarship Award” from The Ministry of Culture, Goverment of India & performed a Tabla Solo at the prestigious ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata.

In June 2013, he made his International Debut at Shanghai, China and also performed a Tabla Solo at the prestigious Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Kolkata.

He has performed in various reputed venues / organisations like: Royal Opera House (Mumbai), Ramakrishna Mission (Mumbai, Delhi & Kolkata), India Habitat Centre (Delhi), Epicentre (Gurgaon), The Oberoi (Delhi), All India Tabla Conference (Secunderabad), Phoenix Market City (Bangalore), Pracheen Kala Kendra (Chandigarh), Legends of India (Delhi), Maihar Palace (Madhya Pradesh), Baba Allauddin Khan Sangeet Samaraho (Maihar, Madhya Pradesh), HCL Concerts ( Delhi & Gurgaon), Delhi International Arts Festival, Hampi Utsav (Karnataka), 100 years of Maihar Band Sangeetotsav organised by Sangeet Natak Academi, New Delhi among many others.

Besides music, he has completed graduation in B.COM, Accountancy Honours from the University of Calcutta. Thereafter, he pursued Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Marketing from Heritage Business School, Kolkata.

Apart from performing in Indian Classical Concerts, Sourabh also performs regularly with Indian Classical & World Music Fusion Band, Indian Blue.

Besides being a performer, he also teaches tabla regularly at his father Pandit Jyoti Goho's music institute Indradhanu in North & South Kolkata. Sourabh also offers private Online Classes to students from five continents and various countries across the globe. He teaches privately as well as joined hands with Ipassio - a hobby learning platform which operates from Bangalore, South India. In March 2018, he conducted four days of Tabla Workshop and performed a Tabla Solo at Tansen Sangeet Mahavidyalaya in Solan, Himachal Pradesh. In 2019, he has conducted Tabla Workshop in the state of West Bengal in two towns: Bhadreswar in Hoogly district and Kalyani in Nadia district.

Sourabh currently teaches Tabla in five continents and in 10 countries around the globe. He has successfully taught more than 50+ online students and 100+ students physically at his institute Indradhanu in Kolkata. Recently, Sourabh has played for a famous band "Alfareros" in their album 70 Veces 7 which has won the coveted Latin Grammy award for best album in Latin Music.


This course is available to anyone interested in learning the popular Indian percussion instrument tabla and does not require students to have any prior knowledge about the instrument. This course requires a tabla set in good condition, a notebook and pen to write the lessons.

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Will students receive course material such ppt’s and PDF’s related to this course?
Students will get written notations of compositions being practiced during the class, through mail, on request.
Will students be assessed during this course? Will they get a certificate on completion of this course?
Yes, students will be assessed every month to gauge their progress. No, students will not receive any certification.
How long should students practice everyday?
Students should look at investing a minimum of an hour or 1 hour everyday for practice.
How long does a student need to practice before presenting a solo performance?
It is a long process. Students need to be diligently practicing and perfecting their skills. It can be a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 3 years before a student can present a solo performance in front of an audience. A lot depends on the student's capabilities too.
What if the student is unable to attend an upcoming class?
The student is required to inform the teacher about his absence from a particular session, two days prior to the class. In such a case, the teacher will reschedule the class and conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student. In case the student misses to give two days prior notice about his absence to the teacher, then the decision to conduct another class for that student is completely based on teacher’s discretion.
What if the teacher wishes to reschedule a class?
In case the teacher is unavailable for the scheduled class, he/she will inform the students two days prior to the class. The teacher will conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student.

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