Mr Gopi - World Percussion
Gopi was born in a family of musicians, his father being a Mrudangam (Indian percussion
instrument) player. Even as an infant, Gopi showed keen interest in music and used to accompany his father to
temples, concerts where he played the cymbals. He later on went to formally study and play the Tabla. This gave him
a firm foundation and confidence to experiment with other percussion instruments from different parts of the world.
He has a wide collection of percussion instruments that he has acquired while traveling for performances all over
the world. In his musical journey, he has been fortunate to learn under the eminent guidance of Gurus like Pandit
Suresh Talwalkar & the percussion maestro Trilok Guru. Today he is considered to be one of the most accomplished
percussionists in the World Music category.
Mrs Sangeetha Srikishen - Carnatic Vocals
Sangeetha Srikishen a Carnatic vocalist and an entrepreneur, began her musical journey at the
tender age of 5 when she used to lead SAI BHAJANS at various religious gatherings along with her mother, a violinist.
Inspired at a very young age, she went on to learn music and during her musical journey she had the great opportunity to
be tutored under some of India’s finest musicians. She is a post graduate in Music from the Mysore University.
Mrs Geetha Gopal– Carnatic Flute
Born in a family of musicians, Geetha Gopal was acquainted with music at the age of eight through
her father, the late. Gamaka Kalarathna Sri. H. Sheshagiri Rao, a renowned Gamaka and Harikatha Vidwan of Karnataka.
After learning devotional songs, light music and gamaka, she was fascinated by the melody and magic of flute. She is
the disciple of Flute Maestro of Karnataka, Late. Vidwan Sri B. N. Suresh. She had her initial training from Late.
Vidwan Sri. B. Shivaramaiah, a close associate of the Great Flute Maestro Padmashree T R. Mahalingam.
She is a recipient of Government of Karnataka Scholarship from Sangeetha Nrithya Academy. She has been performing
concerts all over the country and Akashavani & Doordarshan. She visits ‘Prabhodini Gurukula at Haiharapura near
Shringeri (Karnataka) for conducting free coaching classes in flute to the students of Gurukula as part of her
social responsibility. She is a nominated member of the Expert Committee of Carnatic Music (Instrumental) Department
of Culture, Government of India. She has been felicitated by various organizations and also honored with the titles
of ‘Venugaana Visharade’, ‘Nada Kokila’ & ‘Sangeetha Shri’. She is also a recipient of the prestigious ‘Arya Bhata’
Mr H L Gopalakrishna – Mrudangam
Born in K R Nagar Vidwan Shri Gopalakrishna started learning Mrudangam when he was barely six years
old. He started his basic lessons under the guidance of Guru Shri Shivakolande. Goplakakrishna performed for the
first time when he was just ten years old by accompanying the legendary R R Keshavamurthy & P Keshavamurthy at
Rudrapatnam. There was no looking back after that. He had his advanced Mrudangam training under
Vidwan P G Lakshminarayana of Mysore and continued his lessons with Vidwan T A S Mani. Shri Goplakrishna has
traveled to almost all the countries for performances. Interestingly he has accompanied renowned artists of
different genres like musicians, dramatists of repute like Master Hiranaiah and Harikatha Vidwans in both
Tabla & Mrudangam.
Mr Mahesh Kumar Heroor – Hindustani Vocals and Harmonium
Hailing from a place called Heroor from Gulbarga Shri Mahesh Kumar Heroor is one of the most
promising young Hindustani vocalists of Karnataka. He is an exponent of Hindustani Classical music and Light
Classical music. He is blessed with a great voice. He was trained in the Guru – Shishya Parampara system of music
under none other than the Sangeet Shivayogi Ubhaya Ganaacharya Dr. Pandit Puttaraja Gavai. He has been performing
in all leading organizations and music festivals. Shri Mahesh Kumar Heroor is a faculty at the
World Music Conservatory for the past two years and trains students in Classical and light forms of music.
Dattatreya Mutalik – Bansuri
Dattatreya is a young musician trained under Pandit Venkatesh Godkindi and Surmani Pandit Praveen
Godkindi. He's one of the most sought after flute player for classical and other alternate genres. He was approved
as a child artist by the prestigious All India Radio Dharwad & Bangalore. He has been performing in various
platforms in different genres apart from classical music.
Mr Anthony Raj – Saxophone / Western Flute
Mr. Anthony Raj did his diploma in Electrical Engineering in 1973 and worked in Bangalore
Baptist Hospital for 37 years. During the course of this period his desire was to learn the wind instruments.
He was formally trained to play the Saxophone under the guidance of the renowned music conductor Mr. Narayana Swamy.
He later on diversified into other wind instruments. He plays Saxophone in Church and has been giving public
performances. He has been training students at the World Music Conservatory and teaches the wind instruments.
Suneesh Thomas – Piano / Western Keyboard / Western Violin
Suneesh Thomas He is basically from Kerala-Kannur. He is a Pianist and Violinist par excellence
and have over 20+ years of experience in music as a performer. He has completed his post graduation in Sociology and
also completed 8th Grade from Trinity college of London. He has pursued his music training from Communication
Training Institute - Bangalore. He has worked in Air Force for 20 yrs as a musician, and also with renowned
conductorcise composers and performed in countries like Finland, Germany, Malaysia, Thailand, Srilanka and many
He has trained more than 2000+ students and has created stage performers at many schools and is associated with
Delhi Symphony Society. He composes and arranges music for the Symphony Orchestra. He is happy working in WMC as a
faculty from 3 years.
Mr Shyam Sundar – Indo Western Keyboard
Mr Shyamsundar Dage is from Bangalore. He is specialized in Indo Western Keyboard and has been
teaching for almost more than 2 decade that enables students to play the popular Indian music like the Film songs,
Patriotic songs and Light music. Shyam Sundar has trained more than 2000+ students. He has worked in Taal music for
4 years and worked in orchestra's like Zemkar Melodies, Jai Melodies and Sangeeth Saurabha. Presently working as
Zone music activity trainer in Sri Chaitanya Techno School. He is now running an orchestra called Cini Star Music
Group. Several instrumental programs is given by him. We are very glad to have him in World Music Conservatory from
past 7+ years as an Indo Western Keyboard Faculty.
Mr Satish G Dattatri – Art & Design
Satish G Dattatri has completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath - Bangalore
and has completed his diploma in Graphic designing and Animation in Animaster. For his further studies he went to University
of Hull - UK for his post graduation in Fine Arts. He is passionate about teaching and one of the most sought after mentors
and he is a person engaged in an activity related to creating art, practicing or demonstrating an art and has trained more
than 800+ students and now working as an Art faculty in Ovya Art Academy from past 5 year.
Mr Narasimha Murthy – Art & Design
Narasimha Murthy R is basically from Chitradurga who is interested in Arts. He started his career
with street art wall painting & Flex design and then gradually learnt Mural arts and completed his diploma in
Fine Arts from Vani Chitrakala college - Tumkur. This created an opportunity to come down to Bangalore in search of
building his career and now working as an Art faculty in Ovya Art Academy from a year.
Mr Amar Gulecha – Guitar
Mr. Amar Gulecha was born and brought up in Bangalore. He has been playing guitar for more than eight years
and teaching from past four years. He has learnt from various music schools in Bangalore. He has completed his
Trinity grade 8 from the TRINITY COLLEGE LONDON. He has tutored 700+ students and has guided them for various
performances and guitar exams from initial grade to 8th grade. He teaches various genres like rock, hard rock, pop,
western, blues, heavy metal, classical, etc. He plays for bands and does regular shows in and around Bangalore.
He is also a session guitarist and has worked on different music projects. He has been composing and recording his
own music for three years. He has been playing keyboard also from three years. He has been tutoring at
World Music Conservatory for more than two years.
Mr Shiva Tej Manohar – Guitar
Shiva Tej Manohar has been playing guitar from the past 10 years and teaching from more than 4 years.
He learnt the basics from Mr.Ramnath Sharma who is an Intermediate and advanced by himself and learnt from workshops with
one of the world's most famous teachers Andy James. He has learnt both western and Indian classical. He teaches from
initial to 8th grade in Trinity. He composes songs and plays guitar in his own rock band Arha. He also plays guitar as
session artist for some music directors in sandalwood.
Ms Sindhu Putturaya - Carnatic Flute
Sindhu Puthuraya, a Carnatic Violinist, has been trained under the world renowned Musician
Vid. T.S. Krishnamurthy from 13 years. She is the recipient of the Kousthuba scholarship, awarded by
D. Subbaramaiah Fine Arts Trust, Bangalore. She has won various awards from reputed Sabhas like Gayana Samaja,
Swararnava Sangeetha Shaale, etc. She performed in many concerts, both as an accompanist and a solo artist. She has
been teaching from the past 4 years. She is also learning Western Violin and Piano in World Music Conservatory.
Mr Pranav - Sitar
Pranav has been learning sitar from the past eight years under the tutelage Shri Vijay Gonahalu. He secured
distinction in the examinations conducted by the Government of Karnataka. He also received a scholarship at the
competition conducted by the Kannada and Culture Department. Pranav has also recorded for a few films and devotional
albums. His concerts have received much appreciation. He has performed in many classical - solos and jugalbandis -
as well as fusion live concerts, and kathak concerts, but his passion lies with pure classical music. Academically,
Pranav has completed his Masters in Applied Geology from Bangalore University.
Ms Vidhya Natarajan - Veena
Dr. Vidya Natarajan, a Veena artist and a Vocal teacher learnt to play Veena under the eminent Veena Exponent,
Dr. Suma Sudhindra. She finished her PhD from Bangalore University with the title “Veena and its scientific aspects” She
has performed in a lot of panchaveena concerts in the Madras December season festival, Ramanavami festivals and
Gokulastami Festivals. She has also performed in the 25 Veena Concert under the tutelage of Dr. Suma Sudhindra. She has
also conducted Workshops, Seminars. And has won the competition at the academy of music, Chennai and Bangalore. She is
presently getting trained under the guidance of Smt. Bhagyalakshmi Chandrashekar.
Ms Priya - Drums
Priya Andrews found her passion for music at the early age of 8 and was inspired by her father Mr.Andrews who was
a musician, She not only Started to accompany him but also play percussion for the live stage shows. At the age of 10,
she had already assimilated a stern grip over the sticks and performing well with the composer and the rhythm pad.
By the time she was 18, she had already played for 600 live shows and had been asked to be a session drummer for
well-known country artists. Having finished her Indian classical Grade in Mridangam from Vidwan.Sri.Jayachandra and also
having Procured grades from Trinity School of London under the guidance of Vidwan.Sri.Babusukumar from Babu School of
Passion for music and dedication towards her trait resulted in Priya Andrews performing with Legendary singers like
S P Balasubrahmanyam, S Janaki, L.R Eswari, Rajesh Krishanan, Anuradha Bhat, Shamitha malnad, Archana Udupa,Hemanth and
Usha Kokila, to name a few. Having won the Nadopasana Award, She regularly performs for major TV stations.
Mr Srimanth – Tabla
Vidwan Shri Srimanth lives in Rajajinagar. He started learning Tabla at the age of 12 years. He started his
basic lessons under the guidance of Guru Shri Vidwan Puttaraj Gawai till 14 years. He has completed his SSLC. He is
also awarded as Tabla Chatura in Raichur and Tabla Vidwan in Kopal. Shri Srimanth has traveled to almost all the
States in India for performances. Interestingly he has accompanied renowned artists of different genres like
Ms Samteina – Western Vocal
Samteina, was born and brought up from Peren Nagaland India. From the very young age she started singing and
performed in different occasions and also won in inter school solo singing competition and other competitions as well.
She went to Patkai Christian college and did her B.A in music, in western.
Then she joined Bible College in southern Asia bible college Bangalore. She did her master of divinity for three years.
For one year she got an opportunity to teach the choir and the workship team as well. She has performed in several
occasions even in Bangalore. At present she is still doing her special course in western classical voice and other
genre as well. Learning music is never ending. When a person has a desire to do something he or she can always achieve
Ms Kusuma K M – Light Music
Smt.K.M.Kusuma, Born in the capital city New Delhi. She is trained in Carnatic classical music for
over 13 years under various eminent gurus like Smt. Lalita Pantulu, Smt. Gyanam Subramaniam, and
Sri.V S K Chakrapani. Smt. KM Kusuma has embraced music as her full time profession.
She is a veteran Playback Singer and has sung in more than 100 Kannada Films in the past 30 years for famous music
directors like Illayaraja, Vijaya Bhaskar, Hamsalekha, Upendra Kumar, Rajan-Nagendra, Deva, Keeravani, Sadhukokila
etc alongside legendary singers Dr. SP Balasubramanyam, Dr.S Janaki, Vani Jayaram etc. She has performed in more
than 2000 “Live concerts” in 7 different Indian languages all over India and Abroad in Sugama Sangeeta,
Dasavani & Bhajans. She has sung in more than 700 Cassettes / CDs in Sugama Sangeeta. She has released many solo
albums on Dasavani, Devotional music & Sai Bhajans. Music Direction, Composing and Singing by herself a Bhavageethe
Album - "Antaranga". She is a “B high” Grade Sugama Sangeeta Artist with All India Radio and Doordarshan.
She has been awarded with Aryabhata award in the year 1994 and has been conferred "Karnataka Kalashree" 2017, by
Government of Karnataka.