Salem Jayashree

A qualified civil engineer, Jayashree Bala's tryst with music started at a very young age. Her initial training in music was under Smt S Vedavalli (daughter of Salem Doraisamy Iyengar). Later she learned the nuances of classical singing from many eminent personalities. With an experience of performing for various cultural organisations, Jayashree has won many awards, including Sangeetha Vidwa Shironmani by Sri Ramakrishna Gana Sabha , Namakkal ( 2005) and Isai Vani by Deiveega Iyal Isai Mandram , Chennai (2006). And she has released many albums too, including Thiruvarutpa, Arule Ramana, Classical Songs, Kala Vardhini and Aishwaryam Tharum Hayagreevar. A music teacher too, her vision is 'to teach theory and practice of indian carnatic music,for students to be able to sing at various music festivals and competitions in the country and to make them understand the nuances of such an age-old traditional art form.'

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