Instrumental Musician, Percussion Instrument


Tabla player





Preferably 10thstandard pass and above

Will be updated

The tasks an Instrumental Musician, Percussion Instrument is expected to perform include:

Playing musical percussion instruments such as Tabla, Drum, Pakhawaj etc. by hands or sticks usually to provide rhythmic company to other musicians

Ability to tune instrument to required pitch by tightening or loosening cords holding leather pieces fixed atop or at both ends of instrument Proficient in playing instrument gently with hand or stick or both to provide rhythm, alone or in accompaniment to other musical instrument(s)Basic knowledge of singing classical or light songs while playing instrument

Training in

Performing Arts

Excellent communication skills

Creative skills

Interpersonal skills

Planning skills

Problem solving skills


Marketing skills


Aficionado of music and singing

Lot of patience

Highly developed musical sensibility and rhythm

Team spirit

It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Travelling is a part of the job

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option is available

Working hours

Working hours are 8/9 hours everyday for 6 days a week. This may vary from company to company

Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

Shift system maybe applicable

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards include fatigue, body ache, stress, strain on eyes, etc.

For freshers - INR 10,000 to INR 15.000 per month

For candidates with 2-3 years of experience or more- INR 25,000 to INR 60,000 per month or INR 15,000 to INR 20,000 per recording

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Media & Entertainment Sector in India

The current employment across Media & Entertainment sector is estimated to be over 1 million persons (in terms of direct employment only).The Private Final Consumption Expenditure (PFCE) on Entertainment17 has grown at a Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 12.5% between 2000 and 2008. It is expected that the PFCE on Entertainment would grow at a CAGR of 13% to 14% between 2008 and 202218. Accordingly, it is expected that the industry would continue to record growth rates between 13% and 14% till 2013. Furthermore, on a long term basis, we expect that the Media and Entertainment

industry to grow at a CAGR of about 12% to 13% between 2008 and 2022.

Keeping in mind the current employment, and the expected growth in different segments in the

industry, we project that the total employment in the Media and Entertainment industry would increase from about 1 to 1.1 million persons in 2008 to about 4 to 4.1 million persons in 2022, an incremental human resource requirement of about 3 million persons.

"In the next three and a half years, the majority of the revenue will come from an online brand consumer that partially listens to Bollywood, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, as well as indie-artists. We have shifted our base and today half our music is non-Bollywood tracks. We are ready for this next phase."


Film and Television Industry

Radio and Broadcasting Industry

Music Companies across India

Schools across India

Cities across India

Willl be updated

Government College of Dance & Music

Faculty of Arts in University of Mysore

Sangeet Natak Academy

Gandharva Mahavidyalaya

Suresh Wadkar's Ajivasan Music Academy

Divya Music


Ganga Trust

Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music NCTPL

Banaras Hindu University, Department of Instrumental Music

Trakadoom Institute of Drums & Percussion