Online Foundation Course In Tabla

Learn the basics of Tabla in a self-paced, three-month course

Introduction to the Tabla

The Tabla is a pair of twin drums played with fingers and palms. Originating from the Indian sub-continent, it is used as a percussion instrument in a variety of genres of Hindustani classical music. Traditionally, it is played as a part of devotional musical ensembles like bhajan and qawwali. However, its versatility has allowed it to build popularity among diverse music styles all over the world.

About the course

You will learn the introductory techniques of playing the Tabla. At the end of the course, you will learn a short piece and would have gained an understanding of this art form. Those with other instruments like drums and Cajon can join in too as the techniques taught will help you play these instruments too.


The self-paced three-month course is designed to teach you the nuances of this unique instrument. You will have access to:

  • 16 recorded sessions
  • 10 practice videos

Level: Beginner


  • A practical experience of learning the Tabla 
  • A short Tabla music piece  
  • A certificate of completion

Know your teacher

Amit Mishra

Amit Mishra is an exponent of the Benaras Gharana of Hindustani Classical Music. He has learned classical vocals and later on, developed a keen interest in playing tabla when he started learning it under the guidance of his father, Pt. Kishor Kumar Mishra ji. As he began to devote himself entirely to tabla playing, he was both inspired and blessed by his maternal grandfather, the late Tabla  Maestro  Pt. Samta Prasad Mishra Ji . He then received advanced instruction from his Guru (teacher), the internationally acclaimed late Pt. Sharda Sahai Ji  (a direct descendant of Pt. Ram Sahai ji, the founder of the Banaras Gharana).  

Amit has accompanied some of the finest artists of Indian classical music  like: Vidushi Girija Devi ji, Pt.Birju Maharaj ji, Smt Sitara Devi ji, vidushi Sonal Mansingh ji,  Pt. Ajay Pohankar ji, Pt. Channu lal Mishra ji, Smt Sunaina Hajarilal ji to name a few. He has also toured almost all over India and also toured extensively in France, Japan, Belgium, USA, Columbia, Singapore, Thailand, Maleshiya, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Switzerland, Spain, UK, Sri Lanka, Peru, Argentina, Holland, Thailand, Nepal, Hong Kong for concerts, courses and collaboration with musicians of these countries for world music and Indian classical music.

Artists share their experiences

“It was an honor to perform Kathak under the guidance of Pandit Birju Maharaj and team. So grateful for this opportunity when you find an audience of more than 2.5 lakh applauding you.”
Manita Gauba, 38
“It was like a dream to perform on that magnificent floating stage, in front of such a mammoth audience. I was a part of Cosmic Rythym - a yoga dance, at the World Culture Festival 2016. There were many hitches before going in for the finale. But, in the finale, it was perfect.”
Jayashree Prabhakar, 50
“We had started practicing ahead of the grand event. The entire Gujarat team was preparing for traditional Garba. It was a visual treat to see 1500 Garba dancers performing together. The performance was received with a standing ovation. I loved it.”
Ronak Pala, 32