Lalitha's musical career got an early start with piano lessons at age four in India and continued after emigrating to Canada three years later. Before arriving at the University of Toronto to earn her Bachelor of Music in piano and composition, Lalitha competed with great success in numerous piano competitions, earning a variety of awards.
Her teachers included Talivaldis Kenins and Margaret Parsons-Poole. She went on to earn a Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto. Lalitha received scholarships in both her degrees recognizing her considerable accomplishments and potential both musically and academically.
The Suzuki Approach was introduced to Lalitha when her four-year-old daughter began lessons. It was the natural way in which children learn that appealed to her. This "Mother Tongue" approach made perfect sense and soon Lalitha began her training.
Lalitha has held music directorships at churches in Southern Ontario and has always been in demand as a piano teacher, theory instructor, soloist, and accompanist. Her improvisational abilities have made her a sought-after instructor for pianists seeking to develop this important musical skill. Lalitha has taught music in the public and private elementary and high school systems both in Ontario and in India.