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TAAQADEMY Founders Bruce & Rajeev

on stage, opening for Guns N' Roses

The 'TAAQ' in TAAQADEMY

For those of you who haven't figured it out yet, the 'TAAQ' in TAAQADEMY comes from 'Thermal And A Quarter', one of Bangalore's favourite rock bands and an acknowledged pioneer in the Independent music scene in the country. You can read more about the band here. Bruce Lee Mani (Vocals/Guitars) and Rajeev Rajagopal (Drums) founded TAAQADEMY circa 2010.

Bruce started teaching music in 2002 (while he also taught English & Media Studies at institutions like Christ College (now Christ University), Wigan & Leigh and others). Rajeev has been taking private 1:1 drum lessons since 2007. And this while TAAQ was touring the world, releasing award-winning albums and being an inspirational band for a multitude of young musicians in the country.

The story of Taaqademy is thus tied inextricably with the story of one of India's best bands. And much like how a long-standing ensemble of musicians works, Taaqademy prides itself on its equitable, democratic, fair and 'music-first' culture.

ESTD. 2010, TAAQADEMY SERVES MUSIC ENTHUSIASTS ACROSS...