Deodhar’s School of Indian Music

Deodhar’s School of Indian Music was established in 1925 by Prof. B. R. Deodhar, who was deciple of Pt. Vishnu Digambar Paluskar. Panditji insisted Deodharji to start music school in Mumbai to take his tradition ahead and with his blessings the School was initially started at Prarthana Samaj, Girgaum. Later on it moved to Opera House around 1940 and since then the school is running at the same premises till date.

Deodhar’s School of Indian Music was established in 1925 by Prof. B. R. Deodhar, who was deciple of Pt. Vishnu Digambar Paluskar. Panditji insisted Deodharji to start music school in Mumbai to take his tradition ahead and with his blessings the School was initially started at Prarthana Samaj, Girgaum. Later on it moved to Opera House around 1940 and since then the school is running at the same premises till date.

For promotion of School, Deodharji started conducting Music programs of the then renowned artists. Khan Mehboobkhan,Muratkhan,Ustad Vilayat hussain, Shri.Ganpatrao Purohit,Shri.Govindrao Tembe,Pt.Ramkrishnabua Vaze, Ustad Faiyaz khan to name few. Later after demise of Pt.Vishnu Digambar Paluskar, Deodharji started organizing music conference on the occasion of his death anniversary. Almost all the celebrated and renowned artists all over India used to participate in this conference. All the music lovers still have memories of these conferences. The tradition still continues.

Pandit Kumar Gandharva is the product of this school.Pt.Sharad Sathe, Pt.C.P.Rele, Dr.Ashok Da.Ranade, Pt.Shyam Gogate, Pt.Pandharinath Kolhapure, are few other deciples of Prof. Deodhar. Deodharj’s grandson and disciple Pt.Shyam Gogate carried the work of Deodharji ahead. Currently Board of Trustees(Sangeeta Shyam Gogate, Girish Shyam Gogate , Shailesh Patkar, Prakash Ashtewale, Deepak Velenkar) are managing the school activities.

Currently School is conducting Classical Music course in Hindustani Vocal, Harmonium, Sitar, flute, Violin, Tabla.Kathak and Bharatnatyam dance. Recently School also started classes of Light music, Key board and Guitar looking at current demand. School conducts course set by Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal up to Sangeet Visharad (six year).

The School is affiliated to Akhil Bhartiya Gandharva Mahavidyala and conducts various exams of Gandharva Mahavidyala.