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. Currently she has also worked with tabla player, Daniel Paul, and Jai Uttal in Marin for a week intensive Kirtan Camp.
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 sang & taught sacred chanting for yoga retreats & yoga studios in Maui at Maui Yoga Shala & in Costa Rica.
In 2015 She made her way to Australia to sing with the Vaisnava community in the temples of Murwillumbah, and put together an ensemble and offer Music of the Sacred in the Byron Shire and recorded in the studio.
Being exposed to the Sacred practice of kirtan in the Vaisnava temples in Los Angeles in high school, she found a deep love for the devotional practice of Bhakti. With a love for the path of Bhakti, she has been drawn to the Vhaisnav Lineage as well as a Devotee of Ammachi for over 15 yrs.