Shalini Namuduri has been initiated into Carnatic music by her mother Smt. Savitha Namuduri at the age of 4. After initial training for 8 years, she came under the tutelage of Sri Delhi P. Sunderrajan for Carnatic violin music and has been receiving advanced training in vocal music. She has been placed in many competitions such as Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana, Saptami, Carnatic Idol USA and Sangeeth Samrat. In addition to Carnatic music, she also studied Western Classical Violin and has been a part of Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra for 8 years. She is currently a student of Bioengineering at UC Berkeley.