A Guru passes on his knowledge of music to the disciples hoping that they learn to live the art.
The process begins with the simple act of tying the sacred thread around the disciple’s wrist thushaving taken the first step of his/her musical journey. The teacher promises to teach all that he knows, and on his part the student promises to learn all that he can.
During this exchange, the disciple constantly strives to appease the Guru by proving his abilities in music and by fulfilling his duties as a resident of the Gurukul. So alongside fervent Riyaaz, the disciple also performs the routine chores of cleaning and maintaining the Gurukul. The tradition ensures all-round development of the student while nurturing his sense of music.
After completing his share of learning, the disciple then assumes the status of an apprentice and passes on his knowledge to the next generation of students. Music is thus kept alive through the ages.
However, only a few institutions have been able to retain the essence of this tradition, Ajivasan being one of them. Ajivasan’s Gurukul is home to several music aspirants who receive scientific training in music from masters such as Sushri Prem Vasant, Shri Suresh Wadkar and Smt. Padma Wadkar. Co-existing with this ancient method of teaching is the contemporary method of institutional training that makes this eighty year old institution relevant even today.
Essence of Tradition
Only a few institutions have been able to retain the essence of this tradition
Ajivasan's Gurukul is home to several music aspirants who receive scientific training in music
Method of Institutional
The contemporary method of institutional training that makes this eighty year old institution