Our Mission, Vision, and Commitment

Our Mission, Vision, and Commitment

My name is Happy Singh.  I’ve been a professional Tabla player and instructor for over 20 years. The commitment to regular Riyaaz (practice) and performance has enriched my life and the lives of my students, but that commitment is only possible with access to high quality instruments.  

That is why I created Riyaaz Music Shop and Riyaaz brand Tablas. Riyaaz sources instruments directly from instrument makers on the subcontinent who meet our specific quality standards. 

At Riyaaz we inspect all our instruments to ensure that they are worthy of the investment of your time, money and effort. Whether you are just starting your journey in Carnatic, Hindustani or other South Asian instrumental music or are a committed professional, we have an instrument to suit your practice and performance needs.

If an instrument is not up to my personal standards as a professional musician and instructor, it doesn’t make it into the shop. If I wouldn't play it, you won’t play it. You might be able to source Indian instruments elsewhere, but you’ll have no idea what compromises were made to the materials or craftsmanship along the way. At Riyaaz we work directly with reputable instrument makers, not middlemen, to ensure we are supporting the artisans who handcraft instruments of the highest quality.”

At Riyaaz we want you to find just the right instrument that will provide you with a sweet sound, and an amazing touch. Nothing feels better than an instrument that feels like it was made just for your hands. When you visit our by appointment boutique you won’t be left to wander the store alone, we personally invest time in each customer. You can try our instruments, ask questions and customize your order. At Riyaaz we put the musician first, our customers are like our family and we are committed to helping you find an instrument you will enjoy playing for years to come. If you order online, we will work to match you with an instrument that will suit your interests and skill level. We can ship anywhere in North America.