Tim Richards

Tim Richards, Tabla Performer

Tim became a disciple of the great tabla master Pt. Sharda Sahai of Banaras in 1972 and has been performing and teaching since 1976. His teaching experience includes Berklee School of Music (1976-80), New England Conservatory (1979-1981), Brown University Ethnomusicology Department (1976-1980), University of Miami School of Music Percussion Department (1981-1991). Tim still teaches students privately at his studio in Coral Gables, Florida.

Tim has made many solo appearances including:

  • Carnegie Recital Hall, New York City
  • American Institute of Indian Studies All India Tour, including New Delhi, Bubaneshwar, Nagri Natak Mandali ( Banaras) Prayag Sangeet Samiti (Allahabad), Lucknow
  • Pt. Ram Sahai Sangeet Vidyalay Productions, London University of New Delhi
  • Chennai
  • Gurukul, Kabir Choura, Banaras
  • Latur
  • Vindya Chal Ma Temple, Vindya Chal
  • Various US cities and major university concert venues including New College, University of Florida, Connecticut College, University of Chicago, Harvard University, New York University, University of Arizona, University of Wisconsin (Madison)

I would be delighted to hear from people who share my passion for this incredible instrument. I will keep you informed periodically of performances and events that may be of interest to you. Send me an email:


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“Beginner’s Mind” at CDBaby.com