Smt. Gayathri Venkataraghavan began her training in carnatic music at a young age under the tutelage of Smt.Rajalakshmi. She then learned from Smt. Padma Veeraraghavan, a disciple of Palaghat Sri.K.V.Narayanaswamy. She was also trained in various kritis by Smt.Rukmini Ramani, Sri.V.Subramaniam and Smt.Lakshmi Natarajan. Her advanced training was under Acharya Choodamani, the Late Sri.A.Sundaresan. He was an outstanding musician and a dedicated guru. He was a disciple of Sri.C.V.Krishnamurthy Iyer, Sri.Ramnad Krishnan and Alathur Sri.Sivasubramanya Iyer. She is presently under the guidance of Sri. P.S.Narayanaswamy, the torch bearer of the Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer tradition.