Discover the ancient and complex Percussion of India - Music Department

Learn traditional approaches to compositions and improvisation, and how to apply them to other rhythm and melody instruments and styles of music. Along with hand drumming, students will learn an exciting form of vocal percussion (Indian "beatboxing").

Students will enhance their sense of rhythm, learn new approaches to rhythmic theory and notation, learn ideas for composing and improvising in different styles and genres, and develop performance and creative skills to contribute to many vibrant music scenes in the Bay Area.

Drums provided, you can bring your own, or just use your own voice!

Ensemble open to students of all skill levels.

  • Spring 2017 semester
  • Thursdays 6:00pm - 9:10pm
  • Classes begin January 26

  • Performance Ensemble: MUS-351-02
  • Units: 1 unit; transferable for CSU and UC credit
  • Instructor: Dr. Rohan Krishnamurthy

  • Ohlone College
    Room SC-144, Smith Center, first floor,
    43600 Mission Boulevard, Fremont

Register for this class (MUS-351-02).

Download the Spring 2017 Percussion of Indian flyer (PDF).

Dr. Rohan Krishnamurthy Biography.

(Video is not captioned; no transcript.)

For more information, please contact the Division office at (510) 659-6216.

For information on Rohan and his music, visit

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