Ramesh Vinayakam started his musical education early. At the age of 12, he wrote and composed his first song.
His father Sri. Vinayakam has been his first guru, who taught him not only the basics of composition, but also a sense of aesthetics as well as a sensibility for style. Furthermore, his mother Smt. Vinayakam, who has the ability to transform lyrics into beautiful tunes, has always been a great inspiration for her son’s compositions.
Ramesh studied Carnatic music under Smt. Rukmani Ramani, the daughter of Sri. Papanasam Sivan and learnt the western music culture from well-known piano teacher Jacob John. As a pianist Ramesh started teaching as well, sending students to Trinity College London to continue the work of his former piano teacher Jacob John.
Ramesh Vinayakam has won various awards for his compositions and became the Secretary of Fine Arts at A.M. Jain College in Chennai, from where he graduated. Moreover he is included in various film projects, ranging from documentaries to animated movies, with his compositions and music. Ramesh also works as a music therapist.
As of January 2017