Musicians

Smt. Geetha Navanithan - Vocal  

Smt. Geetha had her formal training of Carnatic music initiated by her mother Rajalakshmi at a tender age of 5. Smt. Geetha’s outstanding ability to absorb & deliver vocal music combined with her golden voice earned her awards and fame during her school & college days. After marriage, Smt. Geetha migrated to Mumbai where she began serving the local music community. In 1972, Smt. Geetha moved to New Delhi for higher studies in the field of Carnatic music. In 1974, Delhi University of Music recognized her efforts and conferred her with the title "Sangeetha Siromani". Her enthusiasm and commitment to music attracted the attention of various senior faculty members like Sri. T.R. Subramaniam, Smt. Gomathi Viswanathan and Smt. Leela Omchery. This motivated her to pursue Graduate research in the field of Carnatic Music. She obtained her Graduation from Delhi University in 1976 with a Master's Degree in Music. Her enthusiasm to learn Hindustani light music was fulfilled by obtaining training from Sri.Surinder Soni (Delhi) and Sri. Srinivasa Rao (Chennai). 


Smt. Geetha has been performing on All India Radio (AIR) since 1976. Her outstanding ability in delivering vocal music has given several opportunities to perform vocal concerts in India and abroad. Her sweet voice & command on Carnatic music fascinated various leading Indian Dancers around the World. This brought in an Era where Geetha was invited to work with the leading dancers like Dhananjayan's, Raja & Radha Reddy, B.Bhanumathi, Radha, Kamala Narayanan, Menaka Thakkar etc. In addition to working with leading dancers, Geetha has sung in group audio CD by name “Divyagananjali” and also released a dance audio CD by name “Nrithyageetham”. 
Smt. Geetha is currently residing in the United States of America. Her vision for future is to share her divine gift of Carnatic and Hindustani light music with the upcoming talented students of this country. As a first step towards this goal, she has initiated music classes in Indianapolis & Columbus locations. Smt. Geetha currently serves as a Senior Adjunct Faculty at the Jayamangala School of Music and Dance, Maryland.

Sri. Sai Rathinasabapathi, Vocal

Shri R.Sai is the vocalist who had an enlightening exposure for around six years from his guru Shri .V.Ananthan who in turn is the disciple of the renowned Shri Palghat K.V. Narayanaswamy and  performs for various leading Bharath Natyam dancers and solo concerts. He has done his Master of Computer Application and pursues his passion towards music. He has performed many times at Indian Dance Festival-Mamallapuram,Natyanjali (Chidambaram, Mayiladuthurai, Thiruvarur, Tanjavur, Kumbakonam, Pandanallur, Salem),Natiyal Mayil (Switzerland -2011,2013,2015),Concerts at Bahrain, Dubai and in many renowned sabhas. 

Sri. G. Ganesan, Mridangam artist

G. Ganeshan had his training in Mridangam from Guru Hanumanthapuram R.J. Bhuvaragan for more than 20 years. His dedication and hard work & impeccable work ethics enabled him to climb the ladder of success at a very young age . He was awarded the Govt of India Scholarship, and the Best mridangist award from the VDS Arts Academy, Chennai, India. Ganesan has accompanied on the Mridangam to all the leading Dancers in the Bharathanatyam field. He has accompanied leading dancers like Uma Dhandayuthapahani, Parvathi Ravi Ganta Sala, K.J.Sarasa, Indra Rajan, Venniradai Nirmala (Film Actress) He has also accompanied with Haridwara mangalam A.K Palanivel (Tavil) & toured with him to Srilanka.He has also participated in all the prestigious Dance and Music Festivals in India and Abroad. 
He has toured Bangkok, Canada, Mauritius,Dubai & Srilanka. Ganesan has been featured in all major Tamil TV Channels like the Sun TV , Vijay TV , Raj TV & is a graded artist if All India Radio & Doordarshan. He also holds a bachelors degree in Music from the University of Madras. He has more than 15 years of teaching experience and has worked d a music instructor in Kola Saraswathi Higher Secondary), Papanasam Sivan Fine Arts Academy and at AVM Rajeswari Higher Secondary School. He has also trained several students privately who are performing musicians now. Ganesan’s creativity has enabled him to create his own style. His crisp tonal quality and modulation of sound production is musical and guarantees an artistic contribution to the Dance performance. After gaining experience for over 25 years, Ganesan received many accolades and awards and has also performed in many prestigious centers.

Sri. Amudhan Venkateswaran, Tabla

 Dr. Amudhan Venkateswaran, a Scientist by profession, is an avid music lover who started learning classical Tabla at the age of 10 from his Guru Shri Anil Rai in Pilani, Rajasthan in India. While he grew up in North India primarily training in Hindustani music, Amudhan is heavily influenced by his family background in Carnatic music, giving him this unique opportunity to indulge in both genre of Indian classical music. He moved to USA in 1999 to pursue higher education. Since then he has had the privilege to accompany visiting professional artists from India including Shri Sounak Chattopadhyay and renowned violinist Dr. M. Narmadha. Apart from playing in the Indian classical musical setting, Amudhan enthusiastically explores the role of Tabla in Western musical genre including Jazz, Country and Blues.  He has been an active member of various Jazz bands and the Carnatic fusion band Jugal Vandy. 

Sri. Nataraj Gunda, Flute


Nataraj is grandson of the celebrated musician and musicologist Srr. N.Chenna Kesaviah who was in the court of Mysore king . Nataraj had a passion for music even as achild. He was initiated by Sai Kumar amd then came under the tutelage of renowned gurus Sri. N. Swaminathan, a staff artiste at All India Radio, New Delhi. He joined the Tamil Nadu Misuc College in 1992 and successfully completed the Vadya Visharadha diploma. Nataraj has had advanced training with numerous floutists to further improve his technique and intricasies of presentation on the flute. He has performed regularly in Chennai, India and has accompanied many dancers both in India and abroad. He has toured Reunion Islands, Martinique, South Africa and Malaysia.

Sri. Jayaprakash Pakala, Violin

Jayaprakash has been accompanying vocal concerts, instrumental concerts, solo performances, bharathanatyam ,kuchupudi ,and mohiniattam for top grade artists for the past 15 years. He has won 11 times 1st prize in state level competition Over 3 times 1st prize in south zone inter University competition. He has won national level 1st prize once and received best violinist award in 2009, in the music festival, Vijajanagaram, Andhrapradesh. Jayaprakash is running a successful music Institute for more than 100 students in Chennai as well as in online through Skype