July 2010 Workshop with Anubrata Chatterjee

ACIT Executive Director & Instructor

Ravi Albright

Current Board Members:

Marita Diaz

Brennon Murphy

Nandu Kumar

Sandeep Misra

Gaurav Oberoi


An inclusive learning community, ACIT admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin to all classes and educational programs.  Read ACIT Non-Discrimination Policy

ACIT Mission

    Founded in 2009, the Anindo Chatterjee Institute of Tabla is a incorporated 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Our main mission is to encourage and support the art of tabla drumming and Hindustani music through public educational programs and events in the state of Washington. 

How was ACIT founded?

    In 2009, a small group of tabla students, teachers, musicians and tabla enthusiasts came together with the idea of creating a learning community in Seattle. In the Spring of 2010 ACIT launched its website, held its first workshops, tabla solo performance and master class at the University of Washington in Seattle. The majority of our activities, including our website, are organized and produced entirely through volunteer hours and other donations. Since 2010, ACIT has provided over 6000 participants with over 20,000 hours of educational music programming.

Who are we?

   ACIT is made up of a diverse group of tabla students, musicians of many genres, teachers and other community members.

Some of the projects we've done so far...

  • Master Classes with Senior Musicians in Seattle UW
  • ACIT Annual Youth Tabla Exams in June each year
  • Annual Tabla Workshop with Pt. Anindo Chatterjee at UW Seattle
  • March, 2012 Pre-concert soundcheck/ Q&A with Zakir Hussain for ACIT students
  • Annual ACIT Children's Music Recital in December 2011 -2015
  • June 2011 Pt. Anindo Chatterjee & Lecture Demo w/Alam Khan at UW 
  • June 25th, 2011 ACIT Inaugural Concert: Pt. Anindo Chatterjee & Alam Khan at UW Brechemin Auditorium
  • 2011, 2012, 2013  ACIT holds TABLA CAMP !, a Free Kids/Teens Workshop! Thanks to all our volunteers!
  • December, 2010  ACIT raises $1465 for Tabla Camp: Free Non-Profit Drumming Workshop for Kids!
  •  Master Class & 2nd Workshop with Pt. Anindo Chatterjee September, 2010 at UW Seattle View Pics
  • 1st Tabla Solo with Panditji in Seattle at UW in June, 2010! See the documentary...
  • Zakir Hussain Masters Class at Moore Theater was a great learning opportunity for Director Ravi Albright & ACIT members, who attended this invitation-only event. See the STGPresents Blog

Can I get involved?

Yes! Take a Tabla ClassContact us to learn more about internship, teaching positions & volunteer opportunities or consider giving  a tax-deductible donation to ACIT 

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