The School of Indian Percussion and Music (SIPM), a 501(c)3 non-profit, is based in Austin, TX. Under the direction of tabla Maestro Gourisankar, the school offers Individual and Group Lessons & Professional and Student Events throughout the year. Online lessons and tabla workshops offered as well.




Sign up now for Fall Semester Group Lessons. Orientation day will be Aug 22 from 10:30 to 12:00pm at the Live Oak Unitarian Church, Room 211. All levels welcome!

Lessons: 12 plus 3 workshops
Fall Semester dates: Aug 23 to Dec 5th
Fees: $450 for Lessons and $50 establishment fee (to cover room rental, recital costs, etc.). Full payment due at the Orientation day on Aug 22
Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-9pm; Sundays 10am-12pm (lunch break) then 2:00-5:00pm
Location: Live Oak Unitarian Church, Room 211

Full details on the Lessons page. Looking ahead, Fall Student Recital will be on Dec 6 at 2pm. For Intermediate and Advanced students interested in private lessons, please contact Gourisankarji directly for schedule and fees.



Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 7th…the date for the World Music Unleashed 2015 concert.  WMU will be held at the “usual” location, the Northwest Hills Church in Austin.

This year we are excited to announce that Grammy Award winning artist Mamadou Diabate will join as one of the featured performers!  Originally from Mail, Mamadou plays the kora, a 21- string instrument found throughout West Africa.  The kora sounds like a harp; yet it can produce the sound of flamenco and blues guitar when played with more traditional technique. Mamadou comes from a family rich in musical heritage. The family traces it’s musical origins back to the Mande Empire of the 13th century.  Gourisankarji met Mamadou when he was invited to play on one of his albums, “Strings Traditions”, released in 2009.

Enjoy the sounds of Mamadou on kora, Gourisankarji on tabla and others…click here to see the video from Strings Traditions.   Below is Mamadou’s instrument “singing”.



Ongoing SIPM Fundraiser

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Ecstasy of Tabla CD

Features Gourisankar on tabla
Pandit Ramesh Misra on sarangi
100% of proceeds go to SIPM

Buy Now (click here)

Or to make a General Donation
of any amount (click here)


Student Showcase

SIPM future tabla Maestros from the 2015 Spring Recital: Arnov (3.5 yrs) and Alaap (5+yrs) demonstrating their skill and composure!  
Fall Semester starts Aug 23…for information about how to enroll, visit the Lessons page.




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To learn more about SIPM Founder and tabla Maestro, Gourisankar, and sample his work, visit his site www.gourisankar.com

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