Rahul Deshmukh


Fortunate to be born into a family of connoisseurs of Indian Classical Music, Rahul commenced learning “Tabla” from the age of nine. He was initiated to the art by Shri. Kamalakar Redij of the Delhi gharana. Since 1982, he has been learning advanced techniques in tabla from Pundit Gyan Shankar Ghosh of the Lucknow gharana and a highly respected teacher in India.
Rahul has been performing regularly since his age of 15.  He has performed on prestigious platforms both in India and abroad.  He has accompanied several leading vocalists and instrumentalists of the country. For the past several years, Rahul has been regularly conducting lecture-demonstrations and workshops at various schools and universities in India and the US.
Since 1998, Rahul has been living in the US. He has been regularly accompanying local and visiting artists from India.  Rahul has been featured in several music festivals in the US and has got involved in studying comparative drumming styles from around the world.  Rahul has also trained several students in India and in the US in the art of playing the Tabla.
Rahul holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Bombay, India and a Masters in Business Administration from Olin School of Business, Washington University in St. Louis.