Aarthi began her musical journey at the age of 3 and has been under the tutelage of illustrious gurus including Smt. Padma Chandilyan, Dr. Vijayalakshmy Subramaniam, Sri. Veenai R. Parthasarathy and Smt. Gowri Gokul. She has completed her Advanced 8-year Carnatic Vocal Diploma in November 2020 for which she was awarded the title of 'Sangeetha Visharad' for exemplary performance at the Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society (SIFAS) under the tutelage of Sri T.P. Nishant, a senior disciple of Padma Bhushan Late Sri P.S. Narayanaswamy. Aarthi also received the Best Student Award for her performance at the Certificate Level 5th year examination. She had the honour of achieving this accolade under the guidance of Sri N.R. Prashanth, under whom she continues to learn.
She is a prize-winner in the prestigious triennial National Arts Council competition and has also been a consistent winner in the annual Purandaradasar and Papanasam Sivan Competitions over the years. She is a regular face in the December Margazhi Music Season in Chennai, where she gives numerous concerts every year.