Mr Gopi - World Percussion
Gopi was born in a family of musicians, his father being a Mridangam (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 went on to formally study and play the Tabla. This gave him a firm foundation and confidence
to experiment with the 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 Gopi, has been fortunate to learn under the eminent guidance of teachers like Pandit Suresh Talwalkar &
the percussion maestro Trilok Gurtu. Today is considered one of the most accomplished percussionists in the
World Music category.
Mrs Sangeetha Srikishen - Carnatic Vocals
Sangeetha Srikishen a Carnatic vocalist and 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 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 the 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’ award.
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 Pndit Venkatesh Godkindi and Surmani Pandit Praveen Godkindi.
He's one of the most sought after flute player for classical and other alternategenres. 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 able 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 Saxophone, Western Flute, Recorder and Harmonica.
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. Also completed 8th Grade from Trinity college
of London. He have purused his music training from Communication Training Institute - Bangalore. He have worked in Air Force for 20 yrs as
a musician. He have worked with renowned conductorcise composers and performed in countries like Finland, Germany, Malaysia, Thailand,
Srilanka and in many more countries.
He has trained more than 500+ students and have created stage performers at many schools and have associated with Delhi Symphony Society. He composes and arrange
music for the Symphony Orchestra.
I’m 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 working in orchestra's like Zemkar
Melodies, Jai Melodies and Sangeeth Saurabha. Presently working as Zoner music activity trainer in Sri Chaitanya Techno School.
He is now running an orchestra called Cini Star Music Group. Several instrumental program is given by him. We are very glad to have him
in World Music Conservatory from past 7+ years as a Indo Western Keyboard Faculty.
Mr Satish G Dattatri – Art & Design
Satish G Dattatri He have 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's 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 He is basically from Chitradurga(D). He is always had interest in Arts.
Beginning with his career with street art wall painting & Flex design. Gradually then 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 past 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 based out of
Bangalore 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. Intermediate and advanced by himself and from workshops with one of the world's most
famous teachers Andy James. He has learnt both western and Indian classical. He teach from initial to 8th grade in Trinity. He compose
songs and play guitar in his own rock band Arha. He also play 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 the 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.
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 titled “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. Also conducted, Workshops, Seminars. She has also won the
competition at the academy of music, Chennai and Bangalore. She is presently getting trained under the able guidance of
Smt. Bhagyalakshmi Chandrashekar.
Ms Priya - Drums
Priya Andrews found her passion for music at the early age of 8. 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 rhythms.
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
He lives in Rajajinagar. Vidwan Shri Srimanth 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 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 musicians.
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 so many time in inter school solo singing competition and other competition 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 the 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 in life.
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
Have been conferred "Karnataka Kalashree" 2017, by Government of Karnataka.