A. Pavan, PhD, has studied tabla with several masters over the years and presently trains with Ustad Shabbir Nisar, the illustrious son and disciple of Ustad Shaik Dawood Khan. Dr. Pavan has been associated with the Indian Music Society of Minnesota (IMSOM) since 1989. He continues to be very active in IMSOM and presently serves as a member of the Advisory Board. Dr. Pavan was the Executive Director for several of IMSOM’s big concert productions in the past. Since 1999, he has provided tabla instruction to well over 200 students.