Rajeswari’s teaching career started in 1992. Her approach integrates an unwavering adherence to the core values of Carnatic music that she imbibed from her gurus, with her contemporary approach of imparting it to students of today. She considers it a great privilege to have had the opportunity to train many students who started their very beginning steps with her, to concert level performing artists. Rajeswari firmly believes in organically shaping a student’s musical growth, where fundamental lessons and exercises are never compromised, and compositions are carefully selected for each stage of musical growth.Her approach is to develop a student’s improvisational skills in an unforced manner, allowing inquiry and experimentation within the tradition. Rajeswari’s students have achieved top honors in many prestigious competitions and continue as concert performers in their own right. Among her students are her two daughters, Shyamala and Srinidhi Ramakrishna.
Rajeswari’s student Aisvarya Chandrasekar was awarded the New Jersey Arts Council’s Folk Arts Apprenticeship grant for two consecutive years. Enjoy this video that they produced for NJTV: