SIPM, a 501(c)3 non-profit, was established in 2008 by Gourisankar as a vehicle for teaching, promoting and sharing the great Indian tradition of tabla and percussion with both kids and adults seeking to explore and develop their skills and talents and carry on the tradition as Gourisankar learned from his Gurus. Also, SIPM hosts and presents musical events to introduce the classical Indian musical tradition as well as to explore music played around the world.
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 such as Guru Sankha Chatterjee, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Pandit Swapan Chowdhury (2012), Pandit Anindo Chatterjee (2013), Pandit Kumar Bose (2104)
Provide Scholarships to students.
Online tabla lessons are available.
Tabla sets can be arranged by our maker from Delhi ( India )
It is a great pleasure for me to know that Sri Gouri Sankar Karmakar, my son and one of my most eminent disciples, 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.
Shib Sankar Karmakar MESSAGE FROM GURUJI
I 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.