Our Director of Music Leading by Example
As a school that focuses on an interdisciplinary approach, using experiential learning in a child centric environment, it is one of our constant key targets to see our students excel in academics, arts, sports and any other forms of activity that they choose to undertake. We were delighted to see our students shine at the ‘Digital Inclusion Challenge’, an initiative run by Convergence.Tech and Trybe, where students from across the world unite to solve global problems identified by the organisers of this initiative.
We also believe that our teachers need to lead by example, so that students can have role models not just in the outside world, but in the school where they spend so many hours of their day. It gives us immense pride to witness our Director of Music, Mr. Prafull Jadhav, fondly referred to as Prafull da at school, pick up the ‘BEST MUSIC DIRECTOR’ in the experimental play category for ‘Our Play J4U (Musical)’, a musical play of MaTa Sanman.
MaTa Sanman is the marquee annual awards function organized and operated by Maharashtra Times, where they recognize excellence in the areas of film, television and theatre. This was the 21st year of their award function, which is soon to be telecasted on the television channel Colors Marathi.
Having started his journey with music aged 5, Prafull is a qualified and professional music teacher with a phenomenal level of experience and a zest for sharing his passion with youths, a segment he really enjoys working with. He holds a strong belief that music can change lives for the better and relentlessly seeks to equip students with the performance, composition and theoretical skills that will see them do well in life, regardless of the path they choose to take in future. His classes are a combination of innovative one-on-one and group learning deliveries, focused on getting students to express themselves through music.
Some of Prafull’s achievements :-
- Secured All India Rank No. 1 in the Tabla VIsharad exam held by Akhil Bhartiya Gandharv Mahavidyalaya Mandal
- Released a song called “Hey Morya” for Zee Company
- Released a song called “Bachpan” for Bollywood Ultra
- Won “Best Music Director” award at the Rang Sangeet 2018, Cy-Fi Karandak 2018-19, Ahmednagar Mahakarandak and many more
- Lead performer at the “Taal Ninaad”, organised by Art of Living in 2012 – where 1m500 percussionists performed together to make the Guinness World Records.
- Performed as a singer, percussionist and music composer in the Thespo Festival at Prithvi Theatre in Mumbai
- Receiver of the “Sinhgad Karandak”, “Firodiya Karandak” and many more state and national level competitions
- Founder of Swaraas Academy of Performing Arts
- Composed and arranged many songs as well as performed at numerous plays and shows
As an individual who has achieved a collection of accolades through his passion and commitment towards music, Prafull sets the perfect example to our students that a lot can be achieved as long as there is a barbaric drive towards realizing their goals.
We at The Wonder School are great believers of holistic development of our students, and with passionate people like Prafull in our team, we are confident about what our students will go on to achieve in both academic as well as non-academic disciplines.
In Prafull’s own words, “if a student wishes to pursue music as a career in future, he or she should be equipped with all the proficiencies required to progress and achieve in the field”
As part of our endeavour, we have a very powerful ‘WAP’ program, WAP being the abbreviation for ‘Wonder Art N’ Play’. In this programme, we have fully committed teaching staff in the field of sports, dance, music, theatre and fine arts that specialize in designing tried-and-tested curriculums with goal-oriented training programs that enable our children to reach the pinnacle of their art and sporting aspirations.
We have opened application interviews for this academic year, for students who would like to go through an IB-curriculum, in a unique teaching and learning environment, at a school situated at a central and conveniently accessible location. Contact on 8999089849 or firstname.lastname@example.org