Sonia Roy had received her training primarily from Smt. Shanti Sharma.
About Smt. Shanti Sharma
Shanti Sharma had her initial training from Shri Sangameshwar Gudur and later became one of the foremost disciples of Pandit Amarnath, after which she received guidance from Ustad Mashkoor Ali Khan.
A regular performer on TV and AIR, she had also participated in major music conferences all over India, including the ITC Sangeet Sammelan, Delhi (2002). Her music had been appreciated by connoisseurs for its purity and seriousness. Critics had described her as being in the true mould of the late Ustad Amir Khan in spirit and content, being contemplative and serene in the vilambit portion with a systematic alap based on the Meru Khand tradition, while her fast khayals and taranas were replete with polished and fluent sargams and tanas. A dedicated teacher, she had been on the music faculty of Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra, New Delhi, where a number of gifted students had been under her guidance.