Mira is trained in Hindustani classical vocal and belongs to the Patiala-Kasur Gharana of the immortal Bade Ghulam Ali Khan Sahib.

She had her maiden nurturing in music from her grandfather Sunil Sengupta. Later she learned with Anirban Chatterjee, Brajeswar Mukherjee and Kaushiki Chakraborty under the music school Shrutinandan and subsequently also at the ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata.

Since November 2013, Mira is being brought up in the traditional Guru-Shishya Parampara lifestyle and taalim by Shantanu Bhattacharyya, the renowned classical vocalist and Guru. Under him, she is enriching herself in the subtler aspects of this gayaki, as incomparably illustrated by Shantanuji’s unmatched Gurus Prasun Banerjee, Meera Banerjee and Ajoy Chakrabarty.

Mira is a Graduate with a First Class Honours in Hindustani Vocal Music from the Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata.

She has been the recipient of the ITC Sangeet Research Academy Junior Scholarship (2010 – 2013); Annual Scholarship from Sri Aurobindo Ashram Delhi Branch (2014 – 2016) and a stipend from Roy Poribar, Naseebpur (2015).

Mira is a much appreciated performer and her many recitals for the music institution Aalor Pathe Raga Dhwani have won her memorable accolades from the topmost Gurus Late Shankar Ghosh, Vijay Kumar Kichlu, Sanjukta Ghosh, Ajoy Chakrabarty, Tejendranarayan
Majumdar and Samar Saha; as also regularly from the Press.

Lijo. K. Jose, Voice Trainer , joined KMMC as a Western Classical Music faculty in 2015. He has completed his Foundation & Diploma Certificates with Distinction in Hindustani and Western Classical Performance from KM Music Conservatory/ Middlesex University and Specialist in Vocal Performance course from KM Music Conservatory. He has been trained in Hindustani Voice under Dr. Shruti Jauhari and Western Classical Voice under Ms. Namrata Shah & Dr. Gilles Denizot. During this time, he has been a two-time winner of the A.R. Rahman Foundation Scholarship. He has been a soloist for KMMC’s annual Opera Scenes events for three consecutive years and has performed in events like Fête de la Musique ’15 & 10th International Film Festival of Chennai ’13 as soloist and performed along with the Foundation and Chamber Choirs for many events such as Queens Birthday at British High Commission ’14.

Lijo has composed the ‘Bay Leaf’ ringtone for Nokia/Microsoft Lumia, after winning the ‘Sounds of The World’ Project. He has composed music for Ads, music videos like, ‘Acceptance’ which was an official selection for Screen Dance Film Festival, Spain and a few short movies/documentaries in collaboration with LV Prasad Film & Television Academy, such as: ‘This Is The Moment’, which was selected in the ‘Focus’ Category for the International Documentary & Short Film Festival of Kerala and the Pondicherry Short Film Festival & Mumbai International Film Festival.

Lijo’s work as a singer and keyboardist, both before and during his pre-degree course at Calicut University, afforded him prestigious opportunities such as participating in the Republic Day Parade in Delhi in 2001, and in other cultural events as part of the National Integration Programme where he represented the National Cadets Corps. While pursuing his degree in Homoeopathic Medicine from Kerala University, he participated in several music competitions and conducted a musical ensemble which represented the college at Homoeo Fest ’08, where he also won the Best Western Classical Singer Award.

Lijo was the lead vocalist for a multi genre band ‘Aver’ based in Chennai and recorded an International Album named ‘Indie100 International’ in 2016. His continuing work involves teaching at KMMC, singing for various composers, independent projects and doing keyboard programming and composing for upcoming Films and Jingles in the industry.

As a young man, Munna Shaokath Ali studied Hindustani classical music under the Gurukul tradition and was trained by Mohammed Abdul Baki for over 15 years in the Agra Gharana Gayaki, of Faiyyaz Khan fame. At the tender age of seven, Munnaji started to give performances and came to be affectionately known as the ‘Munna Qawwal’. He chose to specialise in the genre of Qawwali, which was perfected by Shankar Shamboo, the celebrated Sama Qawwals at Hazrat Moinnuddeen Chishti, Ajmer. While he had rigorous training in this medium, he also had extensive lessons in Urdu and Arabic. This stood him in good stead and he emerged as poet and a lyricist of note, having written the soul-stirring Piya Haji Ali for the Bollywood Film, Fiza; and Zikr Ahle talab A Jao Zikr Mein for The Forgotton Hero by Subhash Chandra Bose, both under the direction of A. R. Rahman.

Munnaji went on to establish the Bharat Qawwali Sangam in Bangalore and trained many students in Indian classical music. During this time, he gave over 2,000 sama performances at the various dargaahs all over India. He also performed at the palace of Nawab Safdarjung in Hyderabad, for the Mysore Maharaja, and in the presence of Indira Gandhi at Nagpur.

Today, Munnaji is President and a founding member of Amir Khusro Sangeet Academy, a non-profit trust that promotes Hindustani classical music in the South of India.

A regular artiste with All India Radio Bangalore, he has recorded more than 100 devotional cassettes and trained some of the best known play-back singers. His repertoire includes extensive raga delineations in the traditional Dhrut pieces and the light classical modes like the Ghazal.

At KMMC, Munnaji teaches Harmonium on the Preparatory, Foundation and Diploma courses.

Meera Savoor, a senior vocalist of the Agra Rangila Gharana, is a senior grade All India Radio artiste and a regular performer on Doordarshan Chennai. She is a disciple of Pandit Rama Rao Naik of the Agra Gharana. Through her years studying under the tuteledge of Naik, she became well versed in Khayal, Thumri, Dadra and Bhajans vocal genres. Meera has given numerous private and public performances in India as well as abroad. She has performed at Sabhas and Sammelans at The National Center for the Performing Arts in Mumbai as well as at Tansen Samaroh at Gwalior. She has several albums to her credit, featuring Hindustani classical music and Bhajans.
At KMMC, Meera teaches Hindustani voice on our Preparatory, Foundation and Diploma programmes.

Currently doing Bachelors in Music at Madras University. Started learning music at the age of 6.Trained under the legendary Mr. Abdul Sattar who was felicitated by Trinity College London as one of the best Piano Teachers in Chennai. Has finished Grade 8 in Piano and Grade 5 in classical guitar under Sattar’s mentorship and in addition learnt Advanced Theory and Harmonization. Worked as an Assistant to Mr. Abdul Sattar for 2 years at Armonia Music School after completing Grade 8 in Piano. After his assignment at Armonia Music SchooI, he enrolled at KMMC for a summer programme in piano training under the expertise of Dr Adam James Greig, a prominent pianist from Lancaster Univerity. Is on the verge of completing his ATCL Piano Studies pertaining to Trinity College of Music, London. Also underwent Hindustani Vocal Training for 4 years and is currently working at KMMC as a Preparatory Western Classical Piano Faculty.

Humble Shine is a Carnatic and Hindustani vocal performer, ghazal singer and voice trainer who has been active since 1997. He is a PhD Research Scholar on the topic of ‘Experimental Vocological Training’ at the Sree Sankaracharya University, Kalady, where he also completed his MPhil in the ‘Need of Vocological Training’, he also has an MA and BA in Indian Music from the Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam.

He was selected for the Rotary Club Award and Parat Narayana Menon Endowment for securing the highest mark in MA Music 2004. Also he has founded a music foundation at Kottayam for the promotion of Hindustani classical music named ‘Sursagar Foundation’. He is recognized for performing in various music genres all over Kerala, Ahmedabad, Chidambaram, and Kolloor. Besides his activities in performance he has participated and presented papers in national seminars on Indian classical music conducted at various Universities.

Sachin started singing at a tender age of four and his early musical aptitude is not surprising when one considers the musical background of his father. At that age, Sachin’s talent was recognised by prominent Indian film composer G Devarajan who gave him first music lessons.

Sachin continued his studies in both Carnatic and Hindustani music under the tutelage of great masters like Neyyatinkara Mohanachandran, Parassala Ponnammal and Ustad Ghulam Akbar Khan. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Western Classical Vocal Performance trained under Gilles Denizot and Mark Oldfield from KM Music Conservatory (India) and Middlesex University (London) respectively. His desire to work on the music education scene in India made him carry on taking a Masters degree from Kingston University (London) in Music Education with a minor specialisation in Film Scoring.

He scored his first major success as a singer when he released his solo album Bhasmatheertham at the age of 13. Sachin was honoured with CCRT Talent Scholarship (1999-2007) by the Ministry of Culture (India) for his music studies. He was also chosen as the winner in Classical Music Vocal Performance at the Kerala State School Youth Festival (2004), Kerala University Youth Festival (2006) and the Inter-University South Zone Youth Festival (2007). In 2004, he received the first LPR Varma Memorial Award for Carnatic music and in 2012 he received The AR Rahman Scholarship for completing his degree from Middlesex University, London.

Sachin has been featured in local and national print (including The Hindu, Metro Manorama, The New Indian Express) and being part of the KM Sufi Ensemble he was featured in the Oprah Winfrey Show. He also performed for the BBC Hindi Network and his debut film song as a composer from the movie Unarv was featured in BBC Asian Network as the Song of the week (April 2015).

With Indian and Western classical music training behind him, Sachin displays a distinct style of singing that combines aspects of both the styles. He got the opportunity to perform Ghazal concerts that he is majorly focussing on now, across India for various organisations namely Sound Engineering Academy, Trivandrum and ICCR, Kolkata and also in the UK for Sangeetha of the UK, MAUK and London Hindu Aikyavedi in Croydon, Derby, Enfield, Manor Park and Southampton when he was a student at Kingston University. He is also the co-founder and lead singer of the first KMMC Band NICHEwhich focus on fusing opera, jazz, Carnatic and Hindustani music. He has closely associated and worked with German Film Orchestra Babelsberg and Dr.AR Rahman for a concert tour Classic Incantations (India and Germany) as part of KMMC Chamber Choir in 2012.

Apart from singing, Sachin showed his skill in music composing when he composed the theme song for International Federation of Indian Dance (2012) based in Moscow. He released his debut music video Tribute to Swathi (2013) in association with Qyuki and KMMC on Swathi Thirunal’s 200th birth anniversary and has collaborated with film maker Manoj Shiva and composed music for a documentary titled Our Story (2014), funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, UK. He also composed and sung two songs for his debut movie Unarv in 2015. His upcoming projects include Indo-German Movie Swayam, directed by R.Sarath and British film Kamsa directed by Vignesh Vyas.

He taught Indian classical music in Milton Keynes, UK for two years for students of age ranging 7-50 and his students performed for Tyagaraja Festival at Birmingham Temple and at the Milton Keynes Music Festival. In Nov 2014, Sachin was invited by his Professor Dr. Jane Masters at Kingston University to give a lecture on the topic Understanding Unfamiliar Musics for the Post Graduate Students. At KMMC, Sachin is currently training students of Preparatory Division in Western Classical Vocal Music.