Indian Music Education System: A Fascinating History from the Beginning to the Present

The Gurukul system, which was common in ancient India, involved students living in the home of the guru and working for the guru for years while receiving education. However, as the schooling system spread throughout India, learning through it became simple and open to all.

It is known from the history of ancient India that music teachers were appointed to teach in schools even in the kingdoms of Maharaja Chandra Gupta Vikramaditya. The music departments at the universities in Taxila and Nalanda were separate from one another. The school was established by Maharaja Mansingh Tomar of Gwalior in order to teach Dhrupad singing.

However, none of these efforts were particularly successful, and the Gurukul system continued to be used.

Two of these musicians were born in India during the British era, and their contributions helped Indian music education reach new heights.