While completing 10 years, Gunjarav School of Music has grown to be one of the leading music schools in India that offer piano and western music lessons. It has been an incredible musical journey so far and we hope that it will continue to flourish in the future.
The word 'Gunjarav', originated from Sanskrit, has been metaphorically used in Indian literature for love songs hummed by a 'Bhramar' (Black Bumble Bee) while collecting nectar from flowers. It is a unique name that describes music making as a most natural, simple and yet beautiful activity.
Back in 1975, Nakul Jogdeo's maternal grandparents (Muralidhar and Jyotsna Gosavi) constructed a bungalow. Nakul's grandmother named it as 'Gunjarav'. Little did she know at the time, that the name will bear such a significance in the future. Nakul was 3, when his parents moved to this place and ever since 'Gunjarav' bungalow has been buzzing with music all the time.
During the years of his college, around 2005, Nakul had already started teaching a few students. In 2008, he founded 'Gunjarav Studio', a proprietary firm, working in music, graphics and multimedia. Nakul also worked as a music director for several projects including a Marathi feature film and produced 30 independent songs under Gunjarav Studio. Eventually, 'Gunjarav School of Music' was independently registered to focus on music education.
Till date, GSM has given music lessons to more than 250 students from age 4 to 70. Currently over a hundred students take music lessons at GSM. Vishwesh Majali, Yuga Savardekar, and Abhishek Shesh have been learning piano at GSM for over 9 years.
Since 2011, GSM has sent 92 successful entries for Trinity College London music exams, including 18 merits and 72 distinctions. Saniya Mohile, Ishaan Kulkarni, Abhishek Shesh, and Vishwesh Majali have received prizes in national level competitions. Hetal Gandhi, Hrishikesh Joshi, and Saniya Mohile have consistently been in the GSM's monthly top ten ranks for over the last 3 years. In 2016, Hrishikesh Joshi, and in 2017, Shweta Sathaye started teaching at GSM as junior teachers.
GSM has come a long way in a decade and we look forward to a brighter future!