Think djembe, think Taal Inc. The term djembe classes in India has become synonymous with Taal Inc. and I could not be happier. So if you are passionate about the rhythmic beats of African drumming and eager to learn the art of playing the djembe…, Look no further. We are a renowned school that offers djembe lessons since 2006. As Covid hit the whole world, we all found ways to cope and move our work online. We tried the same for djembe classes and realised that it works in some ways and does not work in some ways. The dilemma many aspiring drummers and djembe students now face is whether to opt for online lessons or traditional in-person classes. In this blog post, we will explore the advantages of both options to help you make an informed decision.

Djembe Lessons Online

In recent years, post Covid, the popularity of online learning has soared, and music education is no exception. Taal Inc. has adapted to this trend, offering Djembe lessons online to cater to a global audience. What works is that we can do one on one classes following the call and response methodology of teaching. Even the fastest internet connections don’t allow us to play together unfortunately. Having said this if you are a non -beginner, this will work well for you. If you have a teacher from whom you have always wanted to learn, it is now possible! Having said this, group online drumming classes just don;t work. Here’s why you might consider this option:

  • Flexibility: Online Djembe classes provide the flexibility to learn at your own pace and schedule. Whether you are a student, working professional, or a busy parent, you can fit your drumming lessons into your routine.
  • Accessibility: Regardless of your geographical location, online classes eliminate the barriers of distance. Taal Inc.’s online platform ensures that you have access to quality Djembe drum classes from the comfort of your home.
  • Interactive Sessions: Taal Inc. leverages modern technology to conduct interactive and engaging online sessions. Through live classes, you can receive real-time feedback from the experienced team of Taal Inc. instructors.

Djembe Drum Classes In-Person

Let me reiterate, you cannot learn the djembe without a Guru. And even though things are super modern now and we can learn by ourselves online, traditionalists might argue that there’s no substitute for the authenticity of in-person Djembe drum classes. Learning in a group and playing together is an experience that is parallel to none and Taal Inc. offers this option for those who prefer a more hands-on and immersive experience:

  • Personalized Guidance: In-person classes allow for immediate feedback and personalized guidance from our experienced Taal Inc. drumming instructors. This direct interaction can significantly enhance your learning experience, especially if you are a beginner.
  • Community and Networking: Attending classes in person provides the opportunity to connect with fellow drummers, fostering a sense of community. You can share experiences, collaborate on rhythms, and grow together as musicians. The most memorable part of a class (apart from the rhythm taught) is the ‘group-hang’ after. The coffees, the conversations and sharing of gossip all make for a wonderful bonding experience.
  • Instrument Interaction: Learning to play the djembe involves understanding the nuances of the instrument. In-person classes allow you to physically interact with the drum under the watchful eye of an instructor, ensuring you develop the correct techniques and also feel the energy (and vibrations) of the rhythm being played live. (No points for guessing that we are biased and leaning towards this option).

Choosing the Right Path for You

Whether you opt for Djembe lessons online or in-person, Taal Inc. has your back. For those searching for ‘djembe classes near me,‘ our institution offers both options to cater to diverse learning preferences. In addition to our monthly community drum circles, we’ve added a monthly beginner djembe introduction workshop as well. So you can first start drumming the tradiiotnal waym learn the basics of the instrument and then express yourself freely in the community drum circle that will follow. Follow us on Instagram @ taalinc to know more about the next event in Pune. When starting your djembe learning journey, consider your lifestyle, schedule, and personal preferences when making your decision.

Exploring More with African Drumming

Taal Inc. goes beyond basic djembe lessons, offering comprehensive West-African drumming courses suitable for beginners and seasoned players alike. I teach the TTMDA curriculum which covers a range of aspects which are important in case you want to be a well-rounded player like our founder the Late Mamady Keita.

Embark on your rhythmic journey with Taal Inc., where tradition meets modern convenience. Whether you choose online or in-person classes, our commitment to delivering high-quality West-African djembe drumming education remains unwavering. Join us and let the beats of the djembe resonate with your passion for music.

Come. Drum. Be One. 
Varun Venkit
Team Taal Inc.