Learn Tabla

Tabla Lessons

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I have taught tabla in India and the UK since 2005 and enjoy making the subject accessible to all ages and abilities. I take a modern approach to this traditional Indian percussion instrument. It is a hugely rewarding instrument to learn, engaging mental and motor skills on many levels. Give it a go.. you’re guaranteed to learn something new about yourself!

photo by Anantharaman Iyer
photo by Anantharaman Iyer

I usually teach on a one to one basis from my home in Brighton, East Sussex. Lessons are usually an hour at a time. Other arrangements can be made if necessary, for instance, if you would prefer to learn on site / at home or within a group class.

I can be flexible and I’m happy to discuss your requirements.

The video below I created as an introduction and first lesson to the instrument.

It will give you an idea of my teaching style as well as giving you a head start in the subject.

Group Class or Course

Group classes or courses can be arranged at your venue or at my home.

Please fill in the form if you are interested in learning tabla and I will get back to you with some options.

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(from the short course I taught in the Harmonic Centre, South Goa.)

Excellent introduction to a complicated skill – good pace to learn at with lots of feedback – thanks for developing the five day course because I doubt I ever would have found the time to start tabla and I’ve wanted to for years.

Mark, UK

Excellent start to tabla – Marc is very well organised and I found with a little practice and with his hired tabla I progressed quickly. Definitely handy that he teaches from a western perspective.
All set to buy my tabla and use the CD Rom to help practice at home before I come back next year. 


Jonathon Rau, UK

Thank you so much for your excellent teaching. You are very patient and encouraging. Your step by step lessons are very comprehensive and easy to follow. As for your CD ROM – WOW! Keep up your brilliant work and best wishes for the future.
PS I’ll return for the masterclass.. soon.. ish.

Barney Rivens, UK

Great course! Great job on leading me through all the complexities of the tabla. It’s a very difficult instrument but the course definitely made me feel like I’m getting somewhere. And I have enough to work on for a very long time. Thanks for all your help.

Chris, San Francisco, USA

The five day course has been excellent. Marc is a fantastic teacher and I have been inspired to buy tabla and continue practising. A great course and I will thoroughly recommend it.
Many thanks for your time and patience, Marc.
All the best,

Anna Simmonds, UK

Goa lesson

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