Gaayatri is a Hindustani vocalist hailing from the Maihar-Senia gharana, having trained under the late Ustad Ali Akbar Khan for 13 years, beginning her vocal training from him in the traditional Guru-Shishya parampara at the age of 4. She has had the fortune of living an extraordinary musical life, growing up with and receiving the blessing of many greats of Hindustani music such as Pt. Swapan Chaudhuri, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Smt. Annapoorna Devi, Pandit Jasraj, and many others. She also studied at the Sangeet Research Academy under Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar, and in LA with the late Smt. Lakshmi Shankar.