Shanta is a long‐time disciple of Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati. She currently teaches violin and yoga. At age 15 she attended the prestigious Meadowmount School of Music and studied violin with Dorothy DeLay. She received her Suzuki teachers training at Ithaca College. Shanta is a registered violin teacher with the Suzuki Association of the Americas. She is furthering her musical studies under the guidance of Acharya Roop Verma.