My child is younger than 5 years.

At age 5, contact us to schedule their first class contact us. If you child is approaching age 5, you can schedule their class up to 4 months in advance.

Why is age 5 the starting age for tabla classes at ACIT?

Students who start at age 5 or 6 learn best and can focus through a 1 hour seated class time. Classes are formal and students are expected to stay on task and follow instructions during the period. Also basic reading and writing skills for taking notes and following handouts greatly speed up the learning process, and learning together as a group. 

How can I get my child ready for tabla class when they turn 5?

Listen: Play music for your child! Familiarize them with sound of tabla during playtime, mealtime or in the car.

Participate: ACIT offers many opportunities to see tabla played and performed live! 

Parents who study tabla give their children excellent exposure to the instrument! Visiting a class, or observing a workshop or concert will help prepare your child for formal instruction starting at age 5 or 6.