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Mukta Raste - Director

Mukta began her musical life as a student of Indian classical vocals and harmonium, before switching over to the tabla, an instrument which has earned her nationwide acclaim. Consistently rated as a top performer at national tabla competitions, Mukta has earned prestigious awards from the Indian Ministry of Culture, Joan Memorial Scholarship and other nonprofits. “In tabla playing, each ‘Taal’ is set in a rhythmic cycle yet it grants immense scope for improvisation and sets free my imagination. I feel this should be relevant to our society also,” explains Mukta, who continues to search for new ways to engage her community through the arts. Along with her constant gigging, Mukta has worked extensively with many eminent musicians in India and abroad. To read more click here

The correct technique and correct practice in the traditional style are the keys to master any art form and that is what one gets to learn at Taal Matrix School of Music and Dance


  • The School has two terms in a year : January to April and June to December.

  • Classes are once in a week in different batches. (Thursday, Saturday and Sunday) Each session extending for 1 hour.New admission fee Rs, 100/-

  • Students can learn Classical/Light Vocal, Tabla, Flute, Harmonium/Keyboard and Kathak Dance.

  • Classes are taught in a friendly environment, giving the student a comfortable learning atmosphere. Teacher to student lineage is an integral part of traditional study methods. Classes introduce and develop understanding in Tabla stroke techniques, recitation (the fundamental spoken tradition that goes hand in hand with the playing technique) and rhythmic theory. Each class focuses on underlying techniques/mechanics for mastering either Tabla Taala (rhythmic cycles), phrases, or compositions with the use of Padhant, concentration on Laya (tempo), Nikas (clarity of sounds), and focus on maintaining a required posture.

  • Class levels, which are available from introductory to professional levels, allow for the student interested in studying Tabla as a means of hobby / relaxation, or those who wish to become professional musicians. Hence, students are grouped by age and skill level

  • Group lessons and one-on-one lessons are also available and virtual classes available via video-conferencing.

  • The unique opportunity to attend various workshops conducted by the Great Tabla Gurus such as Pt. Amod Dandage etc

  • Classes are conducted once a week, one hour per class.

  • Nagma (Lehra) is used as learning aid.

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