Gurukul is one of the great traditions in the Indian culture. Since ancient ages, the rishis and munis have been passing on their valued knowledge to the next generation through the gurukul system of education.
In a gurukul, the students come and stay with their guru and learn from them in the ashram. Here, since the guru and his disciples stay together, the education is not time bound. Along with the training in the specific field, music, spirituality, medicine etc, the guru also inculcated certain values in his students through his own practice.
Hema Neralkar - Upasani, daughter and disciple of Pandit Nathrao Neralkar has learned music from her father in his gurukul. Pt. Neralkar, who started his musical gurukul, Anant Sangeet Vidyalaya, in the historic town of Aurangabad in Maharashtra, India nearly 60 years ago, trains his young and old disciples in it even today.
Following this tradition, since last 21 years Hema Upasani has been imparting her knowledge by starting her own musical academy and has trained many students in hindustani classical vocals.
Hindustani Classical Vocal course is designed as per the syllabus of Akhil Bhartiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal.