Carnatic Music School

Carnatic Music School is run by Sudha Sowmya Iyengar. Sowmya established her school over 15 years ago and continues to teach Carnatic music to several aspiring students!

Currently, Carnatic Music School is based out of the Bay Area in California. Sowmya teaches classes for both kids and adults.

Classes are presently conducted over video conference due to the COVID pandemic.

Sowmya has been learning vocal Carnatic Music since her early childhood from various gurus.

She recieved advanced training in Carnatic music from Smt. Akhila Krishnan -- a senior Carnatic vocalist from New Delhi, India.

Sowmya has performed several times in local events and concerts in New Delhi, Miami, & the Bay Area!

She has performed regularly in the Yuva Vani section of the All India Radio and given many public concerts in India, which include the Sahithya Kala Parishad's 8th Yuba Mahotsava (1993).

Sowmya has also participated in competitions, winning numerous awards including the first prize in Sangeethayan's All India Music Competition (1992).

Throughout the years, Sowmya has conducted Annual Student Performances. Students get the opportunity to sing on stage and learn all of the elements required to do so (such as practicing their song, singing with a microphone, stage presence, and more)!

Although for the past two years she has been unable to host an Annual Student Performance due to the pandemic, Sowmya hopes to continue this tradition once it is safe to do so!