About Gandharva

Based on the ideals set forth by saint musician Pandit Vishnu Digamber Paluskar 1872- 1931, Gandharva Music Academy is dedicated to promoting and providing authentic training in Indian Classical Music among the masses. Our mission is to create disciplined, dedicated and characterful students and performers upholding highest Indian music values. 

Gandharva Music Academy offers instruction in Hindustani Classical Vocal, Voice, Tabla, Harmonium, Sitar and holds bi- annual recitals to motivate and monitor student progress. We offer personal as well as group lessons for both kids and adults in San Diego area. 

Pandit Vishnu Digamber

Paluskar 1872 – 1931

Founder's Notes

Being a Disciple of Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar and a product of Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, I recieved tremendous support from the people and communties of Southern California and specially San Diego. In 1901, The great Saint Musician Pandit Vishnu Digamber Paluskar broke free from the royal patronage of Indian Music and opened the first Music School ‘Gandharva Mahavidyalaya’ in India which was open to public. His efforts and legacy inspired me to carry on what he already started long ago. Gandharva Music Academy is an honest effort to the cause of Indian Classical Music and Culture in Southern California.