Gautam Sudhakar, a junior at Georgetown University, has been trained in music right from his childhood from Usha Char and he continues his training from her. He learned Mridangam from Kannan Krishnaswamy and later from Anoor Dattatreya Sharma of Bangalore.
Gautam is also a budding ghatam artist in the Washington DC area. In 2005, he received a commendation from the governor of Maryland's office. He has given concerts all over the US and in India and at prestigious instituions like the Smithsonian in Washington DC and the Chowdiah Memorial Hall in Bangalore.
Gautam presented his excellent talent in Mridangam at his debut performance held at Virginia Community College auditorium on September 12, 2004.