Dhol Lessons

The Dhol is a primarily Punjabi instrument that dates back to the 15th century. Today, Dhol has become very popular among music and dance lovers globally.


Primarily, DHOL playing is used for wedding occasions at the time of Baarat, Receptions, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Community and Corporate Events. SIMDA can teach you to play the Dhol at such events and DJ Events.


Dhol being a folk instrument has had no set methods and theory of teaching in the past. But SIMDA, through

its years of experience in Indian musical instruments and arts, has developed a systematic syllabus to train

the students.


Private Lessons

Private lessons are offered on a one to one basis on Dhol. We have found that private one on one instruction allows students to progress at their own pace and gain the best understanding of Dhol. Students are encouraged to start Dhol lessons after the age of ten. Prior to that age, a mix of music, Tabla and Dhol is recommended.


However, it all depends upon the capability of the student. Students may start lessons at any time of the

year or month, so there's no reason to wait to get started.

• One Lesson of 30 minutes – Costs from $17 to $27

• One Lesson of 45 Minutes – Costs from $27 to $37

• One Lesson of 60 Minutes – Costs from $37 to $47


Group Lessons

Our group classes follow a different curriculum to our private one-on-one classes in Dhol. They are run in a

fun, relaxed, format with a strong emphasis on teamwork and support from your classmates.


All of the important principles covered in our private Dhol lessons will be covered in group classes. These include: pitch and ear training, confidence building, correct technique, stage presentation, audience

interaction and performance skills.


Through group Dhol classes, all students will be given the correct warm up techniques and a regimen to

practice at home together with their DJ music, Boliyan, Tappe and Punjabi Geet.

• $16 x Session of 10 = $160 for under the Age of 16 (sixteen) per person

• $19 x Session of 10 = $190 for over and inclusive the Age of 16 (sixteen) per person


Online Lessons

Century and is primarily associated with Punjabi Music and SIMDA assures you that we are keeping up with

the latest groundbreaking technology so we can give you the highest quality Dhol lessons online. Our Dhol lessons

conducted online are no different from our private Dhol lessons in our Melbourne locations.


All you need is a good computer or notebook, a good internet connection -preferably wired- a set of

headphones or a pair of speakers with a web cam.


Online lessons are perfect for you if you live too far away from our locations or if you cannot spare

time from tight schedule to attend a lesson.


Comprehensive Half Day or Full Day Workshops

It’s perfect for people who live interstate or cannot find time in their schedule who want to cover a large amount of training in the Dhol.


The course will start with a brief chat and discussion about what you want to achieve out of the course in

Dhol and then a thorough assessment. The rest of the course will then be customised personally to work on

the points that are most clinical to achieve maximum results in the allocated time.


The choice is always yours of what you want to learn in the class; though our teachers will give you their professional opinion about what should be done and where the class should be heading to achieve maximum

Dhol results.


Now available, Online Workshops

  • Punjabi Folk Music
  • Chak De Dholi!
  • Hindi Film Songs