“I simply wanted to know how to use my voice more powerfully as a vehicle for connecting with the Divine.
Not only is Tahir a master of his craft and his voice and a master teacher, but he is also deeply connected to the devotional traditions."
― Ashton Szabo, Alchemy Yoga & Meditation Center, Bali
Supercharge your musical creativity
Musicians of all skill levels and genres join us to unlock their creative potential through the vast systems of ancient music from the Indian subcontinent.
With over 1500 students in 70+ countries, we are passionate about helping our students navigate the vast worlds of Hindustani Classical Music. Tahir's approachable methodology inspires beginners as well as seasoned professionals.
Our students become empowered, creative musicians through the life-transforming power of devotional music.
You can do it too!
What You'll Get
Master Musical Creativity
Join a 4-week immersion through the ancient teachings of music as consciousness-shifting, transcendental medicine for the heart and mind.
Refine Your Voice
These courses are perfect for both professional and emerging musicians. It is a great place to start your learning journey with Tahir!
Learn Music - In Paradise
Study in-person with your music-loving community in Bali! Immerse yourself in the traditional wisdom of the ancient master musicians of the past millennium, on these sacred lands.
Master Your Musical Creativity
Join Creative Musical Mastery - A 28-day online immersion into music as consciousness-shifting, transcendental medicine for the heart and mind. Learn how to express creatively with your most authentic, refined voice and infuse your world with a creativity that will resound through all aspects of your life.Start Here: Creative Musical Mastery
What You'll Learn
Exercise the voice with scales and intervals; Stretching your vocal range, finding your natural strength, timbre, and projection.
Perfecting your pitch.
Music Theory & Raag
Deepen your understanding of universal music theory; harmony and melody; melodic development; ornamentation, augmentations & scales.
Developing your knowing.
Composition & Improvisation
Express creatively in the context of a traditional piece. Learn how to present a musical composition based on the practices we have covered.
Expressing your creativity.
Uplevel Your Harmonium Skills - From Scratch to Shred
Learn More: The Harmonium Mastery Course
Have you ever wanted to truly learn the skills required to play the harmonium the way the masters do? Do you want to accompany yourself or a group? Or do you dream of the perfect tool for expanding your musical creativity by learning music theory in a way that emphasizes the emotive universe of music?
Master the Art of Tabla
Learn all the essential rhythm cycles in Qawwali & Classical Tabla with tabla master Kash Qalandar in this 30-lesson course.
Whether you are a complete beginner percussionist or a seasoned pro, Kash's 25+ years of learning from the masters will guide you as you master your next level of tabla technique.Learn More: Tabla Mastery
The Structure of Each Level
Breathwork, Warm-up & Voice Stretching
Intervals & Melodic Patterns
(Alankara & Merukhand)
Deepening the understanding of the Tonal Framework, Mood, Poetry, Rhythm & Composition
(Raag, Rass, Taal & Bandesh)
The Musical Mastery Suite
Find Out More
For our most devoted students, we are opening up registrations for our Musical Mastery Suite: 28-Day Online Immersions for those of you who want to truly immerse yourselves in studying Indian Classical Music with Tahir Qawwal.
What Our Students Say
About Learning With Tahir
These forms of music are so sacred and so refined, and Tahir is able to bring you into this vast ocean and approach it step by step, so clearly."
— Sydney Leigh, Singer & Sacred Musician, Los Angeles, CA
I simply wanted to know how to use my voice more powerfully as a vehicle for connecting with the Divine. Not only is Tahir a master of his craft and his voice and a master teacher, but he is also connected to the devotional traditions."
— Ashton Szabo, Kirtan Leader & Yoga Teacher, Bali
I've studied with Tahir for over a year now. Studying with Tahir is very fun, and it's the perfect blend between devotion and playfulness. It touches my heart so deeply."
— Jasmine Nalaya, Singer & Yogini, Israel
I'm very grateful that Tahir awoke in me the capacity to trust my own voice, and to trust that my voice wanted to be heard."
— Alexandra Amie, Qawwali Student, Sweden
I can really see a marked difference in what I'm capable of doing vocally. Having the capacity to dive into this deep, devotional prayer with Tahir and the other ladies has been my favourite part of my week!"
— Krista Marie Starr, Yoga Teacher & Mystic, Canada
I believe very much in the main idea of Sufism, which is Peace, and I know that music is one way to convey the Peace around you, and also to convey the message of the great spiritual leaders."
— Athar Madhya, Student, Pakistan
I've been learning with Tahir for nine months. We've learned so much in such a gentle way. It's so beautiful to learn from someone with so much experience in a humble way."
— Pao Pamaki, Singer & Composer, France
I loved every part of it! I have experienced an improvement in my singing voice that I never thought I could develop."
— Jonathan 'Yo-yo' Fleischman, Permaculturist, Peru
I literally watched my range grow, I watched my strength grow and I watched my delivery become way more confident as a result of training with him."
— Vaidehi Amair, Bhakti Yogini, Nevada City, CA
It's been really beautiful, especially being in a circle with other people singing, it's so profound to feel it resonating in our bodies and to see the breakthroughs everyone is having."
— Scott Atkins, Marketer & Musician, Nashville, TN
I feel honoured to have studied with Tahir over the last ten years and highly recommend his teaching to anyone who is interested to learn music, whether you intend to sing in the Indian style or not."
— Barbi Joffe, Embodiment Coach, South Africa
I spent a month in Bali learning with him every single day, and it’s just opened my eyes to so much more of what harmonium is, what singing is, and what Kirtan can feel like and can be."
— Abhimanyu Das, Yogi, Australia
I’m so grateful to Tahir Qawwal for opening such a mystic path to learning the music; for his generosity to share the beauty of his talents with joy, and for all this sacred knowledge."
— Polina Magus, Singer & Mother, Russia
So profound, so beautiful - being present with this process of transformation and really letting spirit open my body through sound and music."
— Thatja Andrade, Women's Empowerment Coach, Greece
It was incredible, the power of the voice and the way we use our voice and get to levels I never expected!"
— Suzana, Student & Yogini, Brazil
It's delivered with so much joy and fun and with a really beautiful, opening, welcoming, encouraging attitude that makes you feel really safe to play and fail and expand."
— Haylee Clare, Artist & Healer, Bali
I'm really looking forward to diving deeper into it, it was such a powerful, mystical, amazing journey and I'm so grateful. It's opened for me a whole new world!"
— Joanne Martinache, Designer, France
I would recommend this to anyone wanting to deepen their voice and their devotion. I highly recommend all that these lovely people do, and I'll be back for more!"
— Levi Banner, Astrologer & Yoga Teacher, Costa Rica
The Qawwali Documentary Series -
Music of the Mystics
Immerse Yourself in the Music of the Sufi Mystics
Watch the Qawwali Documentary - Music of the Mystics
For centuries, Qawwali has been a treasure trove of wisdom and mysticism for all who have sought its transcendent secrets. So it's no wonder that the world's first eight-episode film series about Qawwali - Music of the Mystics - is so captivating. Journey deep into this precious music tradition through the eyes of Tahir Qawwal and Fanna-fi-Allah, as they take you on an intimate journey through some of Pakistan and India's most wondrous places.
Upcoming Workshops, Retreats & Pilgrimages
Vocal Artistry: Bali - Workshop Series
Join our weekly Vocal Artistry workshops in Bali this October!
Develop your voice like the Masters - These training sessions will help you excel in your own singing career, as well as give a solid foundation to one's singing practice for those just starting out!
We're hosting Vocal Artistry workshops in-person at The Yoga Barn by popular request.Book Your Package Today!
Voice of the Beloved:
Bali - December 2023
Explore the Ancient Secrets of Singing, in Paradise!
Join us on a 2-day weekend or 7-day Vocal Artistry retreat on the sacred island of Bali, at the iconic Yoga Barn. Unleash your creative genius with Tahir Qawwal and embark on a journey of self-discovery and communion with the Divine!
Mystical Music Pilgrimages: 2024
Apply for our Mystical Musical Pilgrimages
Join Tahir Qawwal & the Sama School of Music for an exclusive mystical pilgrimage to the heart of the Sufi music of the Indian Subcontinent.
The Official Qawwali Film Soundtrack is here!
The soundtrack to this series is now available, with over 14 hours of music!
We invite you to explore these mystical concerts with us through nine volumes overflowing with full-length tracks including cinematic alaps; live Qawwali from its original settings; remastered tracks from the masters of the last century; and our contemporary master musicians from Pakistan.Listen to the Official Soundtrack Now!
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