Keerthi is a sophomore at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He started learning mridangam at the age of 6 from Sri. Suresh Ramachandran of New Jersey, and for the past 6 years has been undergoing advanced training from renowned mridanga vidwan Melakkaveri Sri. Balaji. Thanks to the blessings and support of his Gurus and elders, and gifted with an inborn flair for percussion, Keerthi continues to make steady progress over the years pursuing this difficult and challenging fine art. With a keen ear for music, Keerthi aims to provide percussion support with an all-round sensitivity to the music as well as his fellow-musicians (vocalists and instrumentalists alike) whenever he plays on stage. He had the privilege of accompanying the renowned violinist Sri Vittal Ramamurthy at a concert in St. Louis, Missouri, as well as Sri Sankaran Namboothiry in New Jersey.