A professional Carnatic Musician and vocalist, an “A” Grade Artist - All India Radio, Chennai, has been performing for the last 20 years in various sabhas within the country and abroad.He has rich experience in professing and training carnatic music to students at various levels. Few of his students have brought him accolades on many stage performances in various concerts.
- “Gana Praveena”– Post Diploma from Chembai Memorial Govt. Music College (7 years of intense training in advance levels).
- “TTC”– Teachers’ Certified Course accorded by The Music Academy, Chennai, Govt. of Tamil Nadu.
Guru Sishya Lineage
He was under the tutelage of Padma Bhushan Sri. P.S. Narayanaswamy, a Doyen of Carnatic Music (the disciple of Padma Bhushan Sri. Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer) for about 15 years.He is from the divine family lineage of the Great Musician Late Sri. Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavathar.
He has been performing at numerous stages, of which it includes the prestigious The Music Academy, Chennai, Narada Gana Sabha, Chennai, Canton Temple, Samagana Heritage Foundation, Detroit, USA, Sri Balaji Vedic Centre, Detroit, USA, Tamil Sangam, Michigan, USA etc., Shanmugananda, Mumbai, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Youth Association for Classical Music and many more.
He was fortunate to perform along with his guru on stage on quite a few occasions and has found the experience to be exhilarating and has enhanced his knowledge.
- Serving as Music Lecturer at Varaveena School of Music, Irinjalakuda, Kerala since 2021 till present.
- Serving as Music lecturer and tutoring in Swamy Haridos Giri School of Music, Narada Gana Sabha, Chennai from 2009 till present.
- Serving as Music Lecturer in Advance School of Carnatic Music of The Music Academy, Chennai from 2019 till present.
- Tutoring students at home since 1995 and abroad students at various levels.
- Served as Music lecturer in Teachers’ College of Music of The Music Academy, Chennai 2008 to 2011.
- Served Kalpana Swaram School of Music, Detroit, USA for a period of 6 months from March’ 05 to Sep’05.
- Served as Music Lecturer in Kalakshetra Foundation, Chennai from 2013 to 2015.
- Served in La Chatelaine Residential School for a period of one year
Awards and Achievements
- Recipient of the award Yuva Kala Jyoti given by Sri Sathguru Veda Parayana Trust
- Recipient of the title Kuralisai Selvar awarded by the Vizhuppuram Govt. of Music College
- Received Scholarship offered by Sri Ramanuja Iyengar Talent Scheme
- A – Grade Artist of All India Radio, Chennai.
- The Best Music Teacher award from Narada Gana Sabha 2010
- Asthana Vidwan of Kanchi Kamakoti Pitam
- The Best Music Teacher award KALACHARYA SIRONMANI from VDS ARTS ACADEMY CHENNAI – 2011.
- Maharajapuram Santhanam Award by Narada Gana Sabha 2018
- Nallor Virudhu by Sri Krishna Sweets and Sri Tyagaraja Sangeetha Vidwath Samajam, 2018
- Gana Kala Vipanchee Award by Vipanchee, 2018
Achievements as Guru
- Shishyas Siva Ganesh and Karthik have been awarded as the winner for “Times Tyag6araja Award” for the year 2015 and 2016 respectively
- Vivek Moozhikulam has been adjudged as the Winner for the “HCL Series” for the year 2017
- Students have been adjudged as the Runner Up 2016, for devotional music competition held at The Madras Music Academy
- Students have been adjudged as the Winner 2017, for devotional music competition held at The Madras Music Academy
- Students have been adjudged as the Runner Up 2017, for devotional music competition held at The Madras Music Academy
- Students have participated and have won many individual prizes in various sabhas.