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He obtained a bachelor's degree in Violin (South Indian Art Music) from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, and obtained his master's and Ph.D. degree in musicology at the Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
- Musical Forms in the Sangita Ratnakara. Sampradaya, Chennai, 1999
- Vadi, Samvadi, Anuvadi, and Vivadi Svaras. Journal of the Music Academy, Madras, 1983
- Influence of Sastra on Prayoga: The Svara System in the Post-Sangitaratnakara Period with special reference to south Indian music. The Traditional Indian theory and practice of music and dance By Jonathan Katz.