Skanda. N. Shastry is a talented child who has been loving music from the childhood. When he was 6 years old he found Vidwan shree A V. Dattatreya as his Guru and under his guidance he emerged as best classical keyboard player. At the age of 10, he turned his interest towards mandolin. He has given individual and group concerts at many prestigious events ( like Dasara cultural events) in Mysore, Bangalore and other places of state. He has won many prizes to his performances in various competitions too. At present he is 16 years old.