Formerly known as Sai Sruthilaya Music Academy

About Us

Who are we?

Gaayak began its musical journey in 2017 as a completely virtual online school to impart Carnatic Music. Till then such a system was unheard of as most music schools believed in group and face to face musical sessions. With time Gaayak has grown by leaps and bounds and added short and long term vocal courses for Semi Classical Music, Shlokas, Hindustani and Western Vocal music. We also conduct instrumental music courses for Carnatic Veena, Violin, Flute and Mridangam followed by Western Piano/Keyboard and Guitar. As a virtual school today we have over 30 teachers that continue to teach students across wide age group ranging from 6 years to 60 years. With our creative and diverse range of talented professionals we have managed to create a talented pool of students from across the globe, that are regularly evaluated through progress reports and exams to enhance their ability to sing and play musical instruments professionally. Apart from regular classes, we conduct periodic reviews, assessments and contests that make our students on par with any physical school.

Founder's Note

This innovative online music school was developed by our founder Mrs. Vijayalakshmi Venkatraman, who herself has a background in classical music for over 15 years. She established the school with just three teachers and 10 students drawn from India and overseas. During her struggle as an ardent Carnatic music student to find good music gurus overseas , she learnt how important it is to have good Guru accessible. Her vision is to reach out to any student with a passion for music and make the best music teachers readily accessible to him/her .