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Online Pakhawaj/Ukhli-Dhama(Jori)/Tabla Course

Pakhawaj is one of the oldest percussion instruments used widely since the 13th century.

It is the standard percussion instrument used as an accompaniment in Dhrupad and Gurbani Kirtan.  

Ukhli-Dhama (Jori) is the precursor of Tabla. It was played in Harminder Sahib but was replaced by Tabla few decades ago. 

It consists of a pair of drums, and traditionally players would put wheat dough on the one drum before playing.

The playing style of Jori is like Pakhawaj.


Tabla is a percussion instrument originating from the Indian subcontinent.


It consists of a pair of drums, used in traditional, classical, popular, and folk music.  

Nad Music Institute is pleased to offer an online course on Pakhawaj/Ukhli-Dhama (Jori)/Tabla.  The course will be led by  Prof. Harbhajan Singh Dhariwal who is an expert percussionist and has published several papers on the importance of rhythm, Tabla , and Pakhawaj.  

Whether you are a beginner or advance learner, you will enjoy your rhythmic journey under the guidance of a world-class expert. You can register for the Pakhawaj course here.  


The class format will be 1:1 based on the Master-Disciple tradition (Guru-Shishya parampara). The course is structured in weekly online lessons. Each lesson will cover theory as well as hands-on practice.


For any questions, please email:   


View one of the recent Pakhawaj performances of Prof. Harbhajan Singh at  

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