Meet 18-year-old drumming talent Samuel Pawar, who is part of Pune-based band NYASA and has bigger dreams to follow
Don’t dream your life but live your dream. Samuel Pawar, an 18-year-old drummer, firmly believes in this philosophy. What started off as an annoying habit of drumming on desks and clanking of utensils, according to Pawar’s mother, turned into an incredible talent. Pawar mentions that he was adjudged West India’s Topper in International Rockschool of London Board’s drumming examination.
Pawar recalls, “I developed my skills in church by playing the bongos,” and his talent was noticed by his mother’s friend who advised her to let him pursue a formal education in music, which he believes was just the beginning of his wonderful journey.
“Music is an important part of my life,” he mentions saying that music takes him into another world because of which he wants to play and learn more about it. Music has now become an integral part of Pawar’s life and he is thoroughly enjoying each and every moment. Pawar currently plays in a Pune-based band called Nyasa, which will be releasing their first album in a couple of months.
He believes that every song is different and the efforts taken behind making a song are too precious and breathtaking. To be able to play different styles of music, Pawar prefers following different artists like Gavin Harrison, Luke Holland and Thomas Lang, as well as a few Indian artists such as Karsh Kale and Amit Trivedi, to name a few.
However, Pawar believes that there is still a long way to go and this, for him, is just the beginning. “Learning how to play the drums has marked the beginning of a magical journey and has taught me so many things in life like patience, determination and overcoming one’s fears.”
From the beginning, Pawar never enjoyed being a part of the audience and always wanted to be on the stage to perform, but he suffered from stage fright. He eventually overcame it with his practice sessions. “There are days
when all that I do is practice but balancing it with other activities is a challenge,” he says.
For youngsters who would like to make a serious career in music, he says, “Practice and be determined to make something out of your passion. But above all, think out of this world.”
Looking back at his musical journey so far, Pawar believes that he owes everything to his mother who saw his talent and motivated him, even though she had to make several sacrifices in life. His mother has always been very supportive of his choice of career. “However, others have been quite judgmental about my choice of dreams,” says Pawar adding that negativity has never pulled him down. Instead he took the snarls in a positive way.
“I want to represent India in different cities across the globe and connect with people over the music I play,” says Pawar before signing off.