What does music mean to you? Is it an art, a pastime, or therapy? Whatever it means, the fact is that it is an important part of our lives. Like Friedrich Nietzsche, a 19th century German philosopher and classical philologist said, “Without music, life would be a mistake". So fill your life with the richness and divinity of music. MetroMela lists out some of the best music classes in Pune for you to choose from.
Indian classical music
Exemplary singer, Pushkar Lele has started Hindustani vocal music classes in Pune under the banner of Gandhar School of Music. Breaking the traditional norms of teaching, he offers basic and advanced levels in semi-structured curriculum which includes interactive sessions by renowned artists, movies and demonstrations incorporated with practical studies to make it more interesting.
Gandharva Mahavidyalaya at Shukrawar Peth in Pune started in 1932. It is dedicated to the spread of education in Indian classical music and is one of the finest music institutions in the cultural legacy of Pune. Spread over 5,000 square feet, the institute has outstanding teachers dedicated to teach vocal singing and instruments that include Tabla and Harmonium. The total student capacity is 200 for Vocal and Instrumental course each and is conducted in batches. They also teach classical dance here.
The street of Mayur Colony in Pune has a melodious hint to it, courtesy the Sargam Sangeet Vidyalaya. Started by Varsha Godbole along with her husband, music is taught here in three levels, i.e. basic, intermediate and advanced, for Hindustani classical music, harmonium, tabla, sitar, western classical synthesizer as well as light music.
If the sound of western musical instruments allures you, then there are various institutes in Pune, with accomplished teachers and performers that teach such music as well. For instance, the Institute of Modern Music in Model Colony, Pune teaches the accordion, electric organ, piano, Spanish guitar, bass guitar, Hawaiian guitar, mandolin, harmonium, drums, bongos, synthesizers and various keyboards. You can also learn jazz, rock, fusion, disco, and Latin, Arabic and Russian melodies apart from Italian folk and Spanish dance music here. Hindi music is also there for you to learn. In addition to this, they have speech therapies and voice training for aspiring presenters and singers.
Also check out Sattva, opposite Sun n Sand Hotel in Pune. The soul or sattva of this place is sheer music and it is visible in every nook and corner. Owned by renowned percussionist Tarun alias Dhyan Vatayan, Sattva not just sells musical instruments but also runs classes on weekends for drums, guitar and synthesizer. What’s more, their impromptu jamming sessions are a mind-blowing treat. To learn drums you can also join Varun Venkit’s classes. A drummer with the famous rock band Agnee, the artist shares his expertise with his students with as much enthusiasm as he plays the instrument. You can also try out the Drum Circles that he conducts every week.
For comprehensive education in contemporary music, the Cadenza Music Classes has guitar and Keyboard courses. There is a choice of various styles of music to learn from such as Rock, Country, Blues, Jazz, Pop, Contemporary and even Bollywood. These are tailored as per your preferences and requirements. There are four levels including Basic, Intermediate, Advanced and Composing, Recording and Performing, which help you graduate from being a beginner to an expert, to a performer and composer.