Learn to Play the Tabla- Intermediate Level









by Anuradha Pal

31 Years Experience

Internationally acclaimed as ‘the female equivalent of Ustad Zakir Hussain’ (Hindustan Times). She has performed over 5000 concerts across 30 countries and won over 108 awards.

US $48 per class |

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Instruction Language

: English, Hindi

Course Summary

If you want to fast-track your Tabla learning from intermediate to advanced level, take this unique opportunity to learn from Tabla phenomenon Pandita Anuradha Pal, who is internationally acclaimed as ‘the female equivalent of Ustad Zakir Hussain’ (Hindustan Times). Tabla Queen Anuradha Pal has designed specialised training modules for students to easily learn the language of Tabla with beautiful and advanced traditional compositions like various Talas, Kaidas, Peshkaars, Gats, Tihais and Relas etc. Anuradha’s training modules logically build a firm foundation of sound tonality, balance, Layakari and posture. 

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Anuradha Pal

Anuradha Pal

Experience: 31 Years

From: India

  • Teacher Skill Keywords

    Teacher Skill Keywords

    Indian Classical Music, Artist, Hindustani Classical Music
  • Education


    MA Music from Bharati Vidyapeeth

  • Work Details

    Work Details

    Director - Anuradha Pal Cultural Foundation

    Principal - Anuradha Pal Cultural Academy

    CEO - Sur aaur Saaz

About the Course

Besides, finger and wrist exercises and the proper technique of doing riyaaz (practice), the classes will cover the following concepts:


  • Wrist and finger exercises for warm-up before riyaaz
  • Learn proper technique, posture and finger positioning
  • Ways to get a nice tonality & balance in Tabla and Baya
  • Foundations of Layakari - Dugun, Tigun, Chaugun, Athgun and aad Laya
  • Building the Foundation to play different kinds of compositions.
  • Art and science of Percussion instruments with a special focus on Tabla


  • Important finger and hand exercises to facilitate flexibility and the right development of small and big muscles to play Tabla and Bayan effortlessly & fast
  • Important methods to warm up before riyaaz and cool down after riyaaz to ensure progress and continuity of riyaaz
  • Learn how to play different light classical & classical Talas with variations


  • Learn to play appropriate content in different Talas - Kaidas, Peshkars, Gats, Tihais and Relas in different Talas
  • Health tips and mental conditioning to ensure continuity and progress
  • Learn how to accompany all kinds of music seamlessly
  • Training the mind to anticipate, create and present as per the situation and music
  • Anuradha will share her rich experience of performing Tabla solo and accompanying various vocalists, instrumentalists and dancers since she was 9 years old. Students get to learn finer aspects and be inspired by her body of work and collaborations

About the Teacher: Anuradha Pal has been widely hailed for her 'profound creativity, tremendous clarity and a fine tonal quality', which coupled with her musical spontaneity, distinguishes her as 'one of the world's leading, most innovative and celebrated percussionists and composers' (Bangkok Post 2006). 

Through her many vibrant rhythmic innovations (like her interactive Anuradha's Tablas Sing Stories), unique bands like Anuradha Pal's Stree Shakti and cross-cultural collaborations(Jazz, African, Latin, Flamenco, Western Classical, Choral music). She has captivated International audiences by performing over 5000 concerts across 30 countries and is a President awardee of the First Ladies National Award (among 108 awards and citations) for being the first and youngest female Indian musician to perform at Woodstock and WOMAD festivals for 400,000 & 150,000 fans respectively.

A Masters in Music – University topper, Anuradha Pal is globally recognised among the most astute and articulate torchbearers and ambassadors of Indian music. She has also been involved in research on ‘Relationship between Music, Language and the Brain’ and various therapeutic benefits of Indian Classical music at Harvard Science Centre and Neurosciences University in the USA.

She was invited as an Artist-in-Residence by the New England Conservatory, USA and has taught and conducted workshops at Harvard University, Carnegie Mellon, MIT, Berkeley School of Music, Cornell University, John Hopkins Institute, UCLA, Mills College, University of Pennsylvania (in USA), Melba Conservatory of Music, Monash University (Australia); at the Festival Musicale del Mediterraneo (Italy), WOMAD (UK), Woodstock Festival (Poland) & with the Vienna Boys’ Choir (Austria).

Immerse yourself in the magical world of Rhythm with the truly unique pedagogical approach and training module specially designed by Tabla Maestro Anuradha Pal. 

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Available For All Age-Groups

Available For All Age-Groups

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9 Online live sessions completed

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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!

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Personalized & Interactive 1-on-1 classes

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Access to global creative community

Pay as you go - 2 classes at a  time

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