Praveen is 17 years old and started learning piano at the tender age of 3 at Lin’s Music Studio in Brampton, Canada. He has learned from Dr. Khiet Lin, Ms. Amy Valyear and Mr. Jarred Dunn. He completed his Royal Conservatory of Music Grade 8 examination with distinction under the tutelage of Mr. Jarred Dunn and Ms. Mary Turner (Chapel Hill, NC) after moving to North Carolina in 2015. In August of 2019, he completed his Royal Conservatory of Music Grade 10 examination with Honors under Ms. Mary Turner, and is currently working towards an Associate Diploma (ARCT) in piano performance. Praveen has competed in local, district and state competitions in North Carolina with much success, receiving numerous awards and performing at State Festivals.
Praveen regularly plays at local retirement homes and has volunteered in the Music and Mind Program at the Seymour Center Senior Home. Amidst COVID-19, he has started teaching piano online.
Praveen has played the clarinet in his middle and high school band, receiving a gold rating in concert band in North Carolina Bandmasters Association (NCBA) in 2018 and many other awards in county and district band competitions.
In addition to his interest in Western Classical Music, he has also passionately been learning Indian Classical Vocal since the age of three. He built his vocal foundation under the guidance of Pon Suntharalingam in Toronto, and after moving to North Carolina, continued to nurture his passion under the tutelage of Srimathi Ranganayaki Rajan and currently under Thirupuvanam G. Athmanathan. He has participated in many workshops and performed at local festivals and cultural events. Having had the opportunity to learn both Western and Eastern Classical music, he has started to write sheet music for community orchestral performances and has published on MusicaNeo.
Alongside his musical endeavors, he also enjoys playing soccer and running track and field on his high school Varsity team.