Panchapakesan Ramanarayanan had his initial training under Smt Vatsala Sampath. Through the years, he has been immensely fortunate to have trained under the following illustrious Gurus: Valliyur Shri R. Gurumurthy, Lalgudi Shri G. Jayaraman, and Shri T. N. Bala.
Ram has also learnt from Shri Lalgudi Krishnan, Smt Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi and Smt. Suguna Purushottaman and is presently under the tutelage of Smt Sreevidhya Chandramouli.
Ram works as an engineer at Western Digital in Fremont, CA.