Pandit Shashank Katti, Head
Renowned Sitar artiste for the past 43 years, very accomplished music director known for his landmark work
in Ballet music of ‘Durga Zali Gouri’. A qualified engineer, who has conducted hundreds of lectures,
demonstrations, camps, seminars, therapy sessions, workshops for the development of Sur-Sanjeevan
leaving behind his active music career for the sake of Music Therapy. He has developed more than 10
therapeutic programs for various diseases, a set of 8 cassettes named ‘Garbhankur’ for antenatal care, a
memory improvement program for children, a program of underdeveloped neonates and overall well being.
Some of the other esteemed faculty are:
Dr. (Mrs.) Shubhangi S. Dhage, M.D. (Gynec.)
Practicing Gynecologist for past 30 years, has conducted over 15000 deliveries in the said period.
Associated with Music Therapy for last 8 years. She has also been involved in Counselling and treatment for
infertility as well as menopausal problems in women, inducing relaxation and enhancing mental function
with the application of Music Therapy.
Dr. Himalaya Pantavaidya, M.D. (Anesthetist)
Practicing anesthesiologist for more than 35 years, has assisted thousands of surgeries. Associated with
Music Therapy for the last 11 years in terms of conceptualising and conducting Music Therapy sessions and lectures.
Vaidyaraj Dr. Sanjay P. Chhajed, M.D. (Ayurveda)
Practicing Ayurvedic consultant for 16 years, internationally recognised Ayurveda teacher, Ex-Principal -
Ayurveda College, Aurangabad & Ex-Senior consultant, M. European Research University, Vlodrop and
Holland. Specialised in Rejuvenation Therapy; one of the very few teachers of Pulse Diagnosis. Presently
working as CEO, Baba Ramdeo Institute of Ayurveda, a multi faceted pioneer research institute of Modern
Ayurveda and involved in promotion of classical Ayurveda in its latest attire. Associated with Music Therapy
for last 10 years and has treated over 2000 patients successfully.
Dr. Shubhangi R. Parker, D.P.M., M.D., Ph.D.
A medicine professional with rich clinical experience and a Ph.D. to her credit, she had been actively
associated with Music Therapy. She is also a professor and Head of the Department - Psychological Medicine
and In-charge of Drug De-addiction Centre at Seth G.S. Medical College & K.E.M. Hospital, Mumbai.
Vinay Mandke, Coordinator - Certificate in Music Therapy
Vinay Mandke - the renowned singer has recorded more than 7000 jingles to his credit in all Indian
languages for the radio & television industry since 1986. Some of his well known jingles ring in our ears even
today, namely Hamara Bajaj, Kal bhi aaj bhi (VIP luggage), Mera Bharat Mahaan and many others. As a
playback singer, he has lent his voice to more than 100 feature films including regional films and television
serials. He is a proud recipient of ‘The Life Time Achievement Award’ from the Advertising Club of India. He
has also received various RAPA Awards. He has been nominated thrice as the best Playback Singer at the
Government of Maharashtra Awards. As the Head of the MET World of Music, he is the Coordinator for the
Certificate in Music Therapy Programme.