Shalini Namuduri has been initiated into Carnatic music by her mother, Smt. Savitha Namuduri at the tender age of 4. After initial training for 8 years, she came under the tutelage of Sri Delhi P. Sunder Rajan for carnatic violin music and has been receiving advanced training in vocal music. She has been placed in many competitions such as Cleveland Tyagaraja Aradhana, Saptami, Carnatic Idol USA and Sangeeth Samrat. In addition to Carnatic music, Shalini is also trained in Western violin, most recently under the guidance of Mr. Ronald Houston. She was part of the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra (GDYO) for 8 years, a four time all-stater and has placed in competitions in Dallas area. She is a student of Bioengineering at UC Berkeley.