When asked about why his institute is called the Gurukul, Abhishek had something very interesting to say. In the olden days, gurukuls were places where a student would stay with his teacher till a certain amount of knowledge was achieved and then go out and pass it on.
He also mentioned that in other classes that students take or even if there is a teacher coming home once a week, students forget what they’ve learnt, being engrossed in their day-to-day activities. This usually gets them back to square one, with them having to practice all over again.
Hence, the term Gurukul, where serious students, who really want to learn how to play, spend some time and pick up these skills till the muscle memory kicks in and they’re able to recall it on their own.
Abhishek’s home is in the midst of nature, surrounded by lush greenery and mountains. So, you’re sure to have a soulful experience here, and you’re promised a lot of peace and quiet, ideal to pick up those skills. He also plans activities that help you open the emotional section of your mind so that you are open to receive music. Once you’re done with your training, you can visit him whenever you like to learn something new.
Also, at the time of your training there, he goes about preparing meals for you and listening to you practice till you get it right. He also makes video logs to show you how you can improve your style; so that once you go back, you have your conceptual understanding in place and get your internal timing correct.