A Carnatic musician by profession, I started learning music from age 7 under the initial tutelage of my parents Sri. N.Kameswaran and Smt.Renganayaki Kameswaran. Later, Sri. Hariharan Master (Disciple of Sri M. Chandrasekharan – Violinist) started giving me vocal lessons on Carnatic Classical Music, where basics were thoroughly covered . Further vocal training on music was received from Sri.Vijayarajan Master of Kochi-Kerala, an exemplary musician who was the disciple of Sangeetha Bhushanam M. R Sivaraman Nair. Vijayarajan Master’s was a very traditional training giving focus on voice development and taught how to sing akArAs using the fundamental exercises that a student of Carnatic music learns initially. Sri. Vijayarajan Master introduced to various Raagas, their structure , the signature phrases , swara kalpana development and how to sing and modulate the voice for over 15 years . He had taught more than 50 Varnams and innumerable keerthanams. Sri. Vijayarajan Master is nearing 80 now and still training a lot of upcoming talents and musicians
Sri Hariharan Master and Sri.Vijayarajan Master – My Gurus who initiated me into Music
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Sri.Vijayarajan Master at his Music School
Later I went to Chennai and there I learned Music under the guidance of Sri. P.S.Thyagarajan at Mylapore. Here I learnt Navavarana Krithis and other famous Deekshithar and Thyagaraja Krithis. Smt. Radhamoni Natarajan -residing at Coimbatore also taught me lessons on Vocal Music.
Sri.P.S.Thyagarajan Master – Chennai
Started learning Veena at the age of 15 under the guidance of Sri. A. Remani- residing at Tripunithura. Other teachers who taught lessons on Veena include Smt. Jayalakshmi Suresh- (Retired HOD-Music Dept.Maharajas College EKM) , Smt. Chithra Subramaniam-Kochi, Smt. Gomathi Chidambaram-Trivandrum Dr. Padma Varma of RLV Music College Tripunithura.
It was a turning point when I met Smt. Seetha Balakrishnan-Coimbatore – a disciple of Sri Trivandrum Venkatraman who had taught me several krithis. At Chennai I was blessed to study under the tutelage of Smt-Rajeswari Padmanabhan – Kalakshethra, who was an exemplary musician and a superb human being. She taught me several krithis composed by Tyagaraja, Dikshithar and other great composers. Now continuing the lessons on Veena under the tutelage of Sri. A. Ananthapadmanabhan – Trichur.
I owe all my achievements till today to the Gurus who had taught me and still teaching me and to the bountiful blessings of my Parents and Almighty.
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