Sydney Leigh, originally from Los Angeles.
Attended California Institute of the Arts studying Western Classical Voice and carried out her studies focusing on the lineage of North Indian Classical music with Swapan Chaudhuri on tabla and Rajeev Taranath in voice from 2001-2003. Which brought her to India for further studies in Varanasi and Vrindavan in 2004. Under the lineage of the Maihar Girana of the Great Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, she continued studies at the Ali Akbar College of Music in Marin in 2001-2002. As a devotee of the yogic path and Bhakti she has traveled to India and studied classical in various regions of northern India.
Some of the places she has made her offerings are concerts, sacred ceremonies, and festivals
on the west coast such as Prana Fest, Bhaktifest, & Peace Village Festival. She also has sung & taught sacred chanting for yoga retreats & yoga studios in Maui at Maui Yoga Shala & in Costa Rica.
In 2015 She made her way to Eastern Australia to study with the Vhaisnav community for a year in the temples of New South Wales, and put together a music ensemble to offer her sacred music to the community and record in the studio.
Being exposed to the Sacred practice of kirtan in the Vhaisnav temples in Los Angeles in high school, she found a deep love for the devotional practice of Bhakti. She has studied in temples in India and is also Devotee of the Saint Ammachi for over 20 years who is based in Kerala, Southern India.