“Do the work that earns your livelihood with determination but do not stop at that. Befriend at least one of the arts, be it literature, music, painting, acting,… Your work will help you live but the art will give you a reason to live.”
- P. L. Deshpande
Trk DHOOM is a Pune based music academy. It is a place to learn to play Djembe, other percussion instruments and Indian vocals in a stress free environment. The Academy is run by Pallavi (Indian Vocals) and Nitin Satav (Percussion) and their passionate team. The students range from the ages of 6 to 70 years.
There is no age limit to learn music. Children’s intellectual, social-emotional, motor, language, and overall literacy development is enhanced by music. For adults, music acts as a stress reliever and a brain trainer along with many other benefits. For those who think they have missed out on learning music in everyday hustle bustle of life, we believe, you have not!
Djembe is a musical instrument from West Africa. The word Djembe comes from a phrase ‘Anke dje, anke be’ meaning ‘everyone come together in peace’. At ‘Trk Dhoom’, we strive to live by this message.
Ustad Taufiq Qureshi, in his pioneering work of taking the traditional rhythms of India to world music, popularized Djembe playing in India. He has developed a unique rhythmic language to adapt the Tabla syllables on Djembe. At Trk DHOOM, we attempt to teach this style along with rhythms and percussion instruments from around the world. Trk DHOOM’s Djembe unit is associated with Ustad Taufiq Qureshi’s Rhythun Academy of World Rhythm (RAWR). The name- Trk DHOOM that represents Tabla syllables is also given by Ustad Taufiq Qureshi.
The strengths of Trk Dhoom include-
- passionate and experienced team,
- individual attention to each student,
- natural and scenic learning environment, and
- affordable fee structure
Students of Trk DHOOM get opportunities to play in different events and programmes around the year such as the Lit Bug Festival, Chocolate Festival, during Ganesha festival and Durgapuja.
British Neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks said, ‘Nothing activates the brain so extensively as music’. There has been a huge research on power of music as therapy for neurological and behavioral disorders. Djembe is used as a means of music therapy too. At Trk DHOOM, parents of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have found it effective for strengthening attention and focus, reducing hyperactivity and building social skills.
We also have a unique method of teaching in which young children (4-6 years) accompany their parents who learn Djembe at Trk DHOOM. The children play around while listening to the parents play. These children then naturally start playing Djembe.
Introduction to music in early ages helps children in their cognitive development. At Trk DHOOM, we conduct workshops on ‘Introduction to Music’ for children in the age group of 4 to 6 years. In this workshop, we introduce children to different types of songs, musical instruments. We have activities such as singing simple songs, listening to songs, watching music videos and reading music related stories.
For children in the age group of 6 to 8 years, we conduct an activity called ‘Friendship with Music’ (‘मैत्री संगीताशी’). In this workshop, we have activities like introduction to Indian classical music, handling musical instruments, singing songs, knowing about different Taalas (rhythms) and Indian Ragas (melodies).
For girls and boys above the ages of 8 years, there are separate music classes. For women who like to sing but did not get time to learn music before, there are special classes. They are taught songs that they would like to sing. We arrange sessions for analyzing music videos and also attend music concerts together. This helps learning listening to good music.
Weekly classes for Djembe and Indian Vocals, Drum Circles (for corporate companies, housing societies and other programmes) Drum circle is an activity that …
Nitin Satav is a passionate teacher. He learnt Tabla from Shri. Sanjay Karandikar and Pt. Ramdas Palsule for several years. Since the year 2000, he has taught Tabla and …
Pallavi Satav has learnt Indian classical vocal music from Guru Manjiri Joshi and Guru Smt. Pratibha Karnik of Gwalior gharana. She is teaching music since 2004. Her efforts are towards taking …
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Checkout what our students say about us.
“My daughter and I have been learning to play the Djembe from Nitin Satav and his team for the last four years. At Trk Dhoom the mantra is learning should be unrestricted, fun and music should bring happiness! All Nitin and his entire team want, is to ensure no one is left out, everyone learns and enjoys. Not once in these four years have I heard a discouraging remark from anyone. In fact, Nitin believes in all of us more than we do in ourselves. It’s amazing how all the Dadas who teach us have imbibed all these qualities from Nitin. Hats off to everyone at Trk Dhoom for their dedication, passion and patience.”
Mrinalini Lele and Aditi Dixit
“Two years back, we experienced the exhilarating beats of Djembe for the first time. As we performed Kathak alongside this stunning instrument, all we both were thinking was, ‘can we also learn this?’ …And because of Nitin Dada’s support and motivation, here we are! The proud students of level three batch of Trk Dhoom Music Academy. Being trained classical dancers, we were already familiar with the magic of beats and fun of playing with matras. Djembe taught us to enjoy it even more. We had great pleasure in playing all the tukde, tode and tihais we perform with footwork in Kathak. This instrument has brought us closer to Kathak and Taal and we will always be grateful to Djembe, Nitin Dada and our Trk Dhoom family for that!”
“Me and my Son (Saumitra) are enjoying the journey of ‘Happiness, eternal bliss, state of meditation’ with Trk Dhoom since last 2 years. Even after the age of 40 years, the unique teaching style, in-depth wisdom of ‘Indian Classical Rhythm’ and professional yet personal attention to everyone, has helped me learn Djembe. Since last few years, my professional life has been hectic and stressful. I experienced sudden loss of beloved family members. The team at Trk Dhoom helped me through the tough time to bring out ‘only the best’. We have now become a part of this wonderful family and I also encourage people to join.”