Training in music

Vrinda has been groomed by eminent gurus. After she graduated from the well known Elphinstone College in Mumbai, she became a pupil of Pandit Firoz Dastur in the music centre of the Mumbai University for several years. From him she imbibed the delicate intricacies of the popular Kirana Gharana.

Later she came under the tutelage of Pandit Batuk Dewanji, a veteran of the Agra Gharana, from whom she continues to learn numerous and valuable rare Ragas and Thumri forms such as Hori, Chaiti, Kajri, Jhula, Sawan etc. She has had the privilege of training under Smt. Shobha Gurtu a maestro and queen of Thumri.

She has received rigorous and advanced guidance from the eminent scholar- musician and composer of the Agra-Jaipur Atrauli Gharana, Pandit Babanrao Haldankar, from whom she has learnt several popular and rare Ragas and Taranas. She sings his unique and inimitable compositions with great fervour and spirit.

At present, she is imbibing the multi-faceted intricacies of the stylized ragas of the Hapur, Khurja, Sikandra and Delhi-Tanras gharanas from none other than the doyen and maestro Ustad Aslam Khan disciple of Gayan Samrat Ustad Azmat Hussain Dilrang.

Vrinda blends the intricate styles of Agra-Atrauli, Khurja and Hapur gharanas judiciously and innovatively.