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RAMYA SHANKAR

FOUNDER / DIRECTOR

Fondly known as "Moo Moo" by the children, Ramya is the founder/director of 'the Raga Monsters'. With a haunting and captivating voice, she is known for her signature style of seamlessly combining genres of music while staying deeply rooted in Carnatic Music. With vocal training for over 25 years in  traditional Indian classical music and jazz, Ramya's independent music includes collaborations with Grammy award winning musicians.  To know more about her musical journey visit www.ramyashankarmusic.com.

Ramya's life purpose is to spread the love of music - making indian classical music accessible to children, whether it is in urban cities globally or in rural areas where music education is limited.

Ramya is also often the target of pranks by her two boys 10 and 7 and her pup "Laya" a tricolor Saintberdoodle. Her favorite living beings are cows and mostly prefers the company of cows than humans. Ramya lives in Palo Alto, Ca with her husband, two sons and a dog.

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SHALINI PRAVIN

TEACHER

Shalini was born and brought up in Bombay. She was fortunate to receive training in vocal Hindustani and Carnatic classical forms of music. She enjoys different styles of music, including western classical, rock, jazz. Music for her is a happy state of mind that she constantly wants to be at, it’s kind of meditative. She refers to music as “ Shambala”- A place of peace and tranquility (in Sanskrit)