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The Changing Face of Tabla : TransTabla by David Yovino

David Yovino is a student of tabla maestro Pandit. Swapan Chaudhuri at the Ali Akbar College of Music in San Rafael, California. He has applied his creative design skills in redesigning the most crucial aspect that tabla performers face: tuning the instrument.

Tabla being a sensitive instrument easily goes out of tune. Tuning it time and again becomes a tiring job. David has worked on this aspect and made it simpler. At the same time, he has addressed the issue of resonance or "Aas" as it is popularly called in India.

Check out more in this video.

Arvind Academy of Tabla turns 5 today!






It was Gudhi Padwa (first day of the new year according to the Hindu Calendar) of 2008 when we took our first step.

Today we have proudly turned 5! And the journey couldn't have been any better.

We have been supported by many since our inception. I take this opportunity to express my gratitude.


Thank you for your continued support and love.



He has always supported us through his inspiring thoughts
and guidance on promoting this art form.








    Prof.Rashmi Desai
Daughter of the well known vocalist Suman Warerkar, she has supported us
by donating a Tabla pair which was used by her 
mother, during Riyaz, in her early days.
We are fortunate to have received such a treasureable gift.




Heramb S.
The site designer. 
Researches and contributes content to this website. 
Maintains our social profile to increase outreach.

Also, I am grateful to friends, family and well-wishers without whom this wouldn't have been possible.
And most importantly,
my Gurujis

Pandit.Eknath Pimpale


      Pandit.Vibhav Nageshkar




We need your blessings!
-S.Arvind

Celebrate this Gudi Padwa with a musical treat from
Ustad.Bismillah Khan

With my students


Time flies by with my students.

Some incidents take you back to long-forgotten moments.
Here's a moment which took me back to the days
when I played the syllables (bols) on tabla for the first time.