Savi and Kumar worked tiredlessly to give their children opportunities that they never had. Their children attended private schools and were encouraged to be involved with community and cultural activities. The parents ensured that their children attended Mandir regularly and it is with that upbringing that all three of their children developed a love for music.
2. Kinaar Kumar Seen is the eldest son of the well-known musical authority Ustad Lachhman Singh Seen of the Punjab Gharana. He started learning music from his father at an early age in the traditional style of Punjab Gharana. Kinaar completed a Master’s degree in music with a Sitar major and was awarded gold medals for his proficiencies in Sangeet Visharad examinations in both tabla and vocal music.
Kinaar Seen opened a branch of Sangeet Vilas, Kinaar School of Music with his wife Payal, an expert vocalist, in 1986. As a family, they collectively pass on their knowledge to many students in the Metropolitan-New York and Tri-state areas in a traditional Guru-shishya form.
3. Parminder Payal Seen – was born into a world of love and inspiration for music, bestowed upon her by her mother. As a child her talent was acute and vividly visible to her parents who facilitated opportunities for proper training at an early age.
Payalji’s initial training began with the steerage from Srimati Harsh Anand, who Payalji regards as the source of her insight and inspiration for music. Later she began schooling under the austere guidance of Guruji Satish Chander of Sham Churasi Gharana in the aesthetic and traditional training of Indian classical music. After making a mark of her own by leveraging her talent with the proper training, Payalji was very blessed as she mentions in her own words to union with her husband Kinaar Kumar Seen, a great musician of the Punjab Gharana.
Today Payalji resides in the United States where she perseveres in furthering her love and dedication to music. She continues to perform countless times both nationally and internationally. She is well received and admired within the Indian, Indo-Caribbean, and American communities. She lives a life of learning, performing, and teaching music in harmony.