Basic Tabla Lessons for Beginners

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by Unmesh Banerjee

20 Years Experience

Performed with late Padma Bhushan Ustad Rashid Khan. An empanelled artist in ICCR, Govt. of India.

US $30 per class |

for 1-on-1, 60 mins class

Pay 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

‘If it weren’t for the masters, we wouldn’t have audiences for Indian classical music across the world.’- Zakir Hussain.

Learning to play the tabla might seem intimidating, but learning becomes fun under proper guidance! These classes by the young, well-trained, and talented tabla maestro, Unmesh Banerjee, are an ideal bid for beginners wishing to learn tabla playing from scratch. Expert Unmesh will customize the learning journey to each student’s progression to trigger an everlasting interest in his students.



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Teacher's Profile

Unmesh Banerjee

Experience: 20 Years

From: India

  • Teacher Skill Keywords

    Indian Rhythm
  • Work Details

    Percussionist/Tabla player - Professional Music.

    Teacher - Tabla

About the Course

The short-term course will cover the following concepts in a step-by-step way:

  • Introduction to the parts of the tabla
  • Learning and playing some basic Bols
  • Learning and playing different compositions like Kaida, Rela, Tukra, and Chakradar 
  • Concepts of Taal and Theka 
  • Learning to play some common taals like Teen Taal, Keherwa, and Dadra

After successful completion of this course, students can gear themselves for advanced level courses by Unmesh Banerjee: Tabla Lessons for Advanced Students and Learning Classical Indian Rhythm | Konnakol

About the Teacher: As the child of prominent North Indian classical musicians, Unmesh Banjeree has been playing tabla since early childhood. He began performing at age six and has been playing solos and in accompaniment with prestigious artists across India, including artists from the Sangeet Research Academy and Kalashree Music Circle.

Unmesh is an alum of St. Xavier’s Collegiate School, Kolkata, and a recipient of the CCRT Scholarship for Young Musicians. He is deeply interested in fusion music, Carnatic rhythm, and challenging Taals and Nadais. Unmesh endeavors to infuse interest and respect for this traditional art form in the hearts and minds of all his students.

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Available For All Age-Groups

221 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

Personalized & Interactive 1-on-1 classes

Course studio that amplifies passion learning

Access to global creative community

Pay as you go - 2 classes at a time

Milestone-based learning for best results

Statement of Accomplishment

Teacher's performance bits for reference


Oral notation of tabla comprises onomatopoetic syllables called bols. It was Vishnu Digambar, Vishnu Narayan who created the notation system. These notations are preference based and not standardized.The systems have bols written down in a script such as Devanagari.

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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.