Shamith S Gowda started learning Mrudanga from Vid H.L.Shivashankaraswami, AIR Mysore A grade staff artist since 11 years. He started learning Ghatam from World renowned percussionist Ghatam Giridhar Udupa. He got 1st rank in Karnataka State level Talavadya Junior exam and 3rd rank in Talavadya Senior exam. He has received Karnataka Sangeetha Nrutya academy scholarship, Asadharana prathibha puraskar from Mysore District Balabhavan. He has performed on both Mrudanga and Ghatam at prestigious stages and Sangeetha Sabhas including Mysore Dasara , Tyagaraja Sangeetha sabha , Ganabharati , Krishna gana sabha , Pallavotsava , Talavadyotsava .