Subhadra Natarajan is a senior music teacher at the Samskriti Academy. She began her musical journey at the early age of three and has trained for several years with many eminent Gurus.
She has acquired a rich and varied repertoire of songs, many of them rare compositions handed down by yesteryear musical stalwarts of Carnatic Music.
With her eclectic taste for music of all genres, she has learnt bhajans in several Indian languages and is also fond of singing film songs in Hindi and Tamil.
Subhadra is also a creative music composer. She has composed music for dance productions like Kalidasa's 'Meghdoot' and 'Ritu Samhaar', and Kavi Kunjara Bharathi's 'Azhagar Kuravanji.' She has also created several musical arrangements for orchestras (Indian and Western) that play Indian music.
In addition to being an accomplished musician, Subhadra has had several years of dance training under the doyen of Bharatanatyam, Pandanallur Chokkalingam Pillai. She has performed lead roles in the dance-dramas 'Bharathi Kannan' (based on Subramanya Bharati's Kannan pAttu), Jayadeva's 'Geetha Govindam,' Tulsidas 'Ramayan,' and Tagore's 'ChitrAngada.'
She is also a Tamil scholar and has conducted in-depth research on 'Musical forms in ancient Tamil literature.' In her spare time, Subhadra enjoys oil-painting and designing/creating one-of-a-kind handcrafted jewelry.
Subhadra Natarajan's Gurus:
Semmangudi Narayanaswamy Iyer
Bharatham Nallur Narayanaswamy Iyer
Maharajapuram Vishwanatha Iyer
Kallidaikuruchi Ramalinga Bhagavathar
Thoothukudi Krishna Bhagavathar
Musiri Subramanya Iyer
Coimbatore Rajappa Iyer
Kalidas Neelakanta Iyer
Oothukadu Muthukrishnan (rare Oothukadu krithis)
Vaithi - disciple of Ariyakudi Ramaja Iyengar (Padams & Javalis)
Shah Mohammad, Kelkar & P.S Srinivasa Rao (Hindustani & Bhajans)
Dr. N. Ramani (Flute)
Sundari Seshadri, her older sister (a child prodigy and