Sudha Subbaraman (Sudha Kumar) is a versatile musician, originally from Mumbai. She was initiated into music with Carnatic music training from her sister Shanti Subbaraman, and she later trained with Guru Anuradha Krishnan. She has always connected with bhava and the soul of music. Being drawn into Hindi/Hindustani classical and semi-classical music by legends like Gaan Saraswati Kishori Amonkar, Asha Bhosle and Lata Mangeshkar, she further pursued training in Hindustani vocal with Guru Smt. Swati Panda (Raganjali School of Music) since 2004 in accordance with Gwalior Gharana.
She is fortunate to also receive mentorship and Hindustani vocal training from Vidushi Arati Ankalikar-Tikekar.
Sudha finds her niche in classical and spiritual music. Her passion for sounds and alaaps was deepened with basic Dhrupad training from the Padmashri Gundecha Brothers.
Sudha has performed Hindustani classical, devotional bhajans, abhangs, bhavgeet and Hindi film music actively in the Boston area for several prestigious events.
Sudha is also a certified Vocal coach and Vocal Yoga instructor using the Heather Lyle VocalYoga Method®️. She runs the SwaraYogaShala®️ school which offers private holistic voice lessons and music training for teenagers and kids. She has composed a healing Album "Sounds for Healing", and teaches Vocal Yoga, meditation and chakra-clearing workshops incorporating Indian classical music at Yoga studios and wellness centers.
Sudha has been practicing Yoga on and off the mat for a few years and has been studying about Relaxation response and stress-relieving techniques using breath and voice. She is a firm believer of Ayurveda and Dinacharya practices and believes that the body can heal with it's own mechanics. Voicework is a product of Yoga, pranayama and vocal physics. When the human body is free from encumbrances, it's vocal potential is limitless. Not only can it sing, but it can also heal.
For voice lessons, Vocal Yoga and concerts, Sudha can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org