Tabla Live Session Details

Instructor - Brahmachari Harikesh

This is the first of a series of live Tabla 'Follow-Alongs' which will occur every two months. These sessions are open to current and new Tabla students, and all AVA Members. It's okay if you haven't started playing yet—this session is a great way to get started!

In this session, one by one, students will get the chance to demonstrate what they are currently learning and receive live feedback and tips from the instructor, Brahmachari Harikesh. This will be followed by a live question and answer session.

Although spontaneous questions are welcome, it's best if you submit your questions in advance in the AVA Music Community platform.

Ten years ago, there were only about ten westerners and a few children participating in the tabla classes held twice a week at Amritapuri. In 2017, Amma called Brahmachari Harikesh, one of the experienced tabla players at the ashram, and instructed him to begin expanding the tabla classes. Soon after that, eighty brahmacharinis registered for the classes under Amma's prompting. Then due to Amma's encouragement, almost all the children living in Amritapuri also asked to have classes. Many international residents and visitors also decided to learn tabla.

A big event took place in the main hall on the holiday, Vijayadashami, in September of that year. While Amma was giving darshan, about 100 of the tabla students, who had been attending classes for just over two months, gave a group performance. The synchronicity was truly magical, and this led to regular tabla performances in front of Amma on festivals.

This is the final live session for the season.

Please stay tuned for when the next series of live classes are announced!

Our Enrollment Process

  • Create an Account

    Sign in or create an account with Amrita Virtual Academy. It is free to do so. Afterwards, you can enroll in our AVA Membership or à la carte programs using your AVA log-in ID.

    • Enroll using our secure, encrypted payment system. We support most international credit cards through Stripe. Prices are in USD.

    • Check your email for a welcome letter and sign in to your Amrita Virtual Academy account.

  • Visit Your Student Dashboard

    • All learning materials and resources are hosted on the Amrita Virtual Academy e-learning platform. Simply visit your Student Dashboard. Here you can also access Zoom meeting links and orientation materials.

    • Video replays of all live sessions will also be posted to your Student Dashboard, to view at your convenience.

  • Enjoy Your Program!

    • This is a live workshop. Please join the live session as possible. Otherwise, you can watch the replay at your convenience.

    • Enjoy access to all of the course content as long as your AVA Membership is active. Stream anytime from computer, mobile or tablet without limit. The timing is flexible and self-paced.