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The Crew

Velan and Vetri

Velan and Vetri

Security Superstars
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The students, faculty, and the expensive audio equipment are all in safe paws, courtesy Velan and Vetri. Velan has kept an eye on Audio Academy for more than half a decade now, while Vetri has joined the ranks last year.
Devi

Devi

Maintenance Personnel
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The first person everyone meets when they enter Audio Academy, is almost always Devi. She manages the kitchenette and keeps our students and faculty going with delicious cups of tea. Our space is spic and span because of her tireless efforts.

Shohaib

Shohaib

Facilities Manager
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Simply put, Shohaib keeps us running without a hitch and allows the student and faculty to focus at the task at hand. Shohaib helps meet the complex electrical requirements that audio engineering and production pose.

Ashwin Shetty

Ashwin Shetty

Avid certified Venue Professional & Faculty
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International acts likes Mumford & Sons and Ernie Hasse (Gospel), as well as big banner artists like Sid Sriram and Agam, have benefitted from Ashwin’s experience in Live Sound. A mainstay with the indie pop band When Chai Met Toast, he wears many hats at Audio Academy; in addition to teaching and mentoring our students, he is an accomplished lighting engineer and heads everything Live sound.

 Dawn Philip

Dawn Philip

Ableton- certified Instructor & Faculty
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Whether its composing music for films, producing for some of India’s best known brands, or contributing to the burgeoning electronic music scene under the handle of DJP, Dawn’s experience and industry acumen bring a flavour to the Music Production Course.

Gautham Pattani

Gautham Pattani

Dante Certified Trainer, & Studio Engineer
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When he’s not teaching recording, post production or fundamentals in audio, Gautham can be found recording bands, or mixing sound for films. He’s also a musician of standing- partial to the bass guitar, and enjoys mentoring our students in music production.
Niranjan Shivaram

Niranjan Shivaram

Co- Founder, CTO & Audio Expert
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A stint of training with Meyer Sound and a passion for all things audio has led to Niranjan living his dreams. From working on shows for music legends like Scorpions, Aerosmith, and Metallica to being the mainstay engineer with Thermal & a Quarter and Avial, Niranjan enjoys a good gig. Co founding a school that’s shaping the next generation of audio engineers from India, Niranjan, a certified AVID instructor, Niranjan embodies everything Audio Academy strives for.
Vauhini Venugopal

Vauhini Venugopal

Co- Founder & CEO
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The pursuit of excellence through discipline and hard work is Vauhini’s code for life and she brings this into every aspect of Audio Academy. With a decade well spent in media sales across the biggest media houses in the country, Vauhini brings an outsider’s perspective to the industry, in her role as CEO. A passionate entrepreneur and business leader, Vauhini also manages sales and marketing of the academy. Every student passing out of Audio Academy carries a little bit of her work ethic along with their Diploma.
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