"A teacher takes the hand, opens the mind and touches the heart" - To the teachers who have made me who I am today.

Sri. K. N. Raghu

Sri. K. N. Raghu was a disciple of late Lalgudi Sri. V. R. Gopala Iyer. Sri. Raghu is a complete musician - a violinist, vocalist, veena artiste and a composer to mention a few. His admiration for the Lalgudi Bani has always reflected in his teaching, performing and composing styles. He has given several violin and vocal concerts for All India Radio and various other events. He currently resides in India.

Smt. Balasaraswathi Radhakrishnan

Smt. Balasaraswathi started learning music from Sri. A. Sundaresan and continued learning from Sri. T. S. Vasudevan and Sri. Thulasiram. She completed her Vidwan course at the Central College of Carnatic music for both vocal and veena. She was also the college topper in the teacher training course at the Music Academy. She had further training from eminent musicians like Sri. K.V. Narayanaswamy, Sri. T. M. Thyagarajan, Mudikondan Sri. Venkatrama Iyer and Sri. Ramnad Krishnan. She also had the privilege of learning to play the veena from Smt. Kalpagam Swaminathan, Sri. Ramachandra Iyer and Dr. S. Ramanathan. She has been teaching Carnatic music since 1976 and currently resides in India.

Smt. Sulochana Pattabhi Raman

Sangita Kala Acharya late Smt. Sulochana Pattabhi Raman was a disciple of late Semmangudi Sri. Srinivasa Iyer. A well known musicologist, she was a teacher par excellence, a store house of knowledge and an epitome of patience and kindness, who had a deep impact on all her students. She was associated with the popular daily newspaper 'The Hindu' for many years, giving out weekly concert reviews.