The tabla (Hindi: तबला, tablā, Urdu: تبلہ) is a popular Indian percussion instrument used in the classical, popular and religious music of the Indian subcontinent and in Hindustani classical music. The instrument consists of a pair of hand drums of contrasting sizes and timbres. The term tabla is derived from an Arabic word which means "drum".
Sejal Kukadia is a disciple of world-renown tabla master, Pundit Divyang Vakil, of Ahmedabad, India. Sejal lives in NJ and teaches at the Taalim School of Indian Music, a cultural institution which offers tabla classes throughout NJ and NY. She is the author of Rhythms of Tabla, a guidebook for understanding and learning the main rhythmic instrument of North Indian Classical Music.