About Tabla Guru

Tabla Guru Pandit Divyang Vakil

Tabla Guru Pandit Divyang Vakil is renowned for his teaching excellence and commitment to his students and art. He is not only a mentor but also incere well-wisher of his students. With his knowledge of music and kinship with and philosophy and spirituality, he teaches not only the practical aspects of tabla, but also the spiritual aspects of the art.

After performing for many years with stalwarts of Indian classical music and dance, he gave up his performing career to dedicate himself to his teaching and spiritual commitments.

For 30 years, he has produced innumerable music professionals and has students around the world. He founded the Indian classical music school in India called Rhythm Riders Music Institute. Students from all over the world come to Ahmedabad, Gujarat to undertake training at Rhythm Riders. In addition, with his blessings, many of his students teach tabla around the world. For more information on Pandit Divyang Vakil's music related activities, click here.

Pandit Divyang Vakil trained in the “Guru-Shishya Parampara” under great maestros of three gharanas: the late Pandit Sudhirkumar Saxena (Ajrada Gharana), the late Ustad Latif Ahmed Khan (Delhi Gharana) and the late Ustad Allarakha (Punjab Gharana). He carries on these musical traditions, in addition to his own modern rendition of classical tabla, in his teaching.
Tabla and Rhythm Composer Pandit Divyang Vakil Spiritual Guru Pandit Divyang Vakil
Pandit Divyang Vakil with tabla students

He takes his responsibility for his students very seriously.  He draws out the best in each student, expanding their personality and creating musicians with a unique style.
– Loren Oppenheimer, Faculty,
Taalim School of Indian Music (USA)