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Our Purpose & Activities

 

  • To teach tabla,vocal,instrumental and dance forms in traditional practice
  • Provide community service through lecture demonstrations,workshops and seminars.
  • Teaching sessions will be in Spring,Summer and Fall.
  • Conduct events like tabla workshop,student baithak and annual event(World Music Unleashed)
  • Invite great masters like Guru Sankha Chatterjee,Ustad Zakir Hussain,Swapan Chowdhury(2012),Pandit Anindo Chatterjee(2013) and others…
  • Provide Scholarships to students.
  • Online tabla lessons are available.
  • Tabla sets can be arranged by our maker from Delhi ( India ) 

 

Messages from Father & First Guru

IMG_0915 copy   It is a great pleasure for me to know that Sri Gouri Sankar Karmakar, my son and one of my most eminent desciples, is going to open a Musical   Institute in Austin . On this auspicious occasion, I most humbly remember our revered preceptor, Late  Ustaad Keramatulla Khan Shaheb and wished his blessings be showered on this Institute to make each one of its disciples eminent career to provide the heavenly pleasure of Indian music to millions of music lovers all over the universe.

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Shib Sankar Karmakar

 

Message From Guruji

GURU SANKHA CHATTERJEE.jpgI am happy to know that my dear disciple Gourisankar has organised to open school of Indian music -naming ‘The Austin School of Indian Percussion’. In India the Guru Sishya (disciple) relation is same as father and son and I love Gouri as my own son. We (me and his father) affectionately call him Madhu which is more intimate to me than Gourisankar! My heartiest blessings and good wishes will be always with Goursankar and his friends who are assisting/helping him to build up an Institution to study TABLA in proper way. I pray to God for the success of the school.


Sankha Chatterjee

 

 

Class Schedule

TRADITIONAL TABLA  LESSONS

Gourisankarji teaches tabla classes individually or in small groups arranged by the level of the students. Students of all levels are welcome to attend these classes. The yearly schedule is broken up into 3 semesters:

Spring Semester:

(Feb 15th through End of May)

14 classes

In addition to the classes, a Multi-day workshop will also be offered at the end of the Spring semester

This will be followed by a Recital performance of Gourisankarji’s students. In addition to the students, eminent guest artistes will also be invited and will perform at this recital.

Summer Semester:
(July1st through end of August)

8 classes

In addition to the classes, a Multi-day workshop will also be offered at the end of the Summer semester

This will be followed by a Recital performance of Gourisankarji’s students. In addition to the students, eminent guest artistes will also be invited and will perform at this recital.

Fall Semester:
(Sept 1 st through mid December)

12 classes.

In addition to the classes, a Multi-day workshop will also be offered at the end of the Fall semester.

This will be followed by a Recital performance of Gourisankarji’s students. In addition to the students, eminent guest artistes will also be invited and will perform at this recital.

Class Location:

All classes will be held at 6605 Serena Cove Austin 78730
(the residence of Mr. Dan Benkman)

Class Duration:

The duration of each Group & Private / Individual Classes are about an hour.

Class Format and Fees:

Private/Individual Tabla Classes:

Students of all levels are welcome and encouraged to take individual lessons. This is a great way to obtain exclusive training and close personal instruction based on your specific skill level and interest. The fee structure is based on the semester schedule payable in 2 installments during the semester as described in the table below.

 

Semester # of Classes

Total $$

Installment 1 Installment 2
Spring

14

$700

$350 in Mar $350 in May
Summer

8

$400

$200 in July $200 in Aug
Fall

12

$600

$300 in Sep $300 in Nov

 

Adult Group Tabla Classes:

Students of all levels are welcome and encouraged to take group lessons. A group tabla class usually consists of 4-6 students who are approximately at the same skill level. This is a great way to learn about the tabla and meet other tabla students in your area. The fee structure is based on the semester schedule payable in 2 installments during the semester as described in the table below.

 

Semester # of Classes

Total $

Installment 1 Installment 2
Spring

14

$420

$210 in Mar $210 in May
Summer

8

$240

$120 in July $120 in Aug
Fall

12

$360

$180 in Sep $180 in Nov

Private/Individual Tabla Classes not on a Semester basis:

If any tabla student is interested in classes but does not want to enroll in the semester system the fee structure will be $60 per class. Please contact Shri Gourisankar for scheduling an appointment.


Kids Group Class:

These classes are 30 minutes one on one. The monthly fees are $120.


Workshops:

In addition to classes, Multi day workshops for students of all skill levels (usually varies from 3 – 5 days) will be held at the end of every semester. The fees for these workshops will be announced at a later date during the semester.


Semester Course Structure:

A detailed course structure for every semester will be introduced.

There will be yearly examinations conducted by an external examiner which will be recognized by an accredited University


Student Performances/Recitals:

At the end of every semester, following the workshop will be a day where we host student performances and recitals. In addition to the students, eminent guest artistes will also be invited and will perform at this Recital. This will be a grand finale to every semester. Family and friends are all invited to this wonderful and informal event to enjoy and listen to all the hard work put in by our students during the semester.


Guest Performers:

During the course of the year, the aim of the school is to invite great tabla masters as guest speakers/performers to Austin to enhance the learning experience of our students. Please stay tuned for notices on this topic for the upcoming year.


Instruments:

Excellent Tabla’s are available for purchase if needed by any student. Please contact Shri Gourisankarji either by phone (979)402-3539 or by email at tunnake @gmail.com to check availability or to place an order.


Scholarships:

Limited Scholarships are available to students who are in need of financial assistance or face any other extenuating circumstances. Please contact Gourisankarji either by phone (979)402-3539 or by email at tunnake @gmail.com.


How to Enroll in the School:

Please contact Shri Gourisankarji either by phone (979)402-3539 or
by email at tunnake @gmail.com to enroll in any of the above classes.

School of Indian Percussion and Music

Austin, TX

Tabla Maestro Gourisankar

Remember to Practice (RIYAZ).

CALL US AT 979 402 3539 or Email Us.

Thank You
Gourisankar
www.gourisankar.com
www.austintabla.com