Instructor Ravi Albright, Founder of Seattle Tabla Institute in 2009, Ravi is a professional tabla player, the Executive Director of Seattle Tabla Institute (ACIT), and adjunct Faculty of Music at Lewis & Clark College. See

Instructor Pavan Kanekal

Pavan Kanekal was born in Santa Clara, California and started learning tabla at the age of 7 from Pandit Rajgopal Kallurkar. Pavan went on to learn from Shri Abhinay Padhye and Shri Satish Tare in both the Lucknow and Farukhabad Gharana styles. Pavan moved to Seattle to start a job at Microsoft in 2016, and has since been a student of Shri Ravi Albright at STI. He also has experience with accompaniment and has performed with both instrumental and vocal artists.

Weekly Tabla Classes in Bellevue, Seattle & Issaquah

Ages 5 -18 years

ACIT Tabla Curriculum

  • Public Performance
  • Small Class Sizes (less than 8)
  • Structured Curriculum
  • Key Educational Principles read more
Other Programs:

Ages 19 +

Students at the Institute study classical accompaniment

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