Raphaelle spent 17 years of her life shuttling to India to study carnatic singing with her guru Smt Sarada Thota and konnakol with late Ghatam Govindarajan, and received a full scholarship from Wesleyan University to deepen her studies with Balraj Balasubrahmanyan and David Nelson for two years .Her dedication and focus to the art form have brought her to new heights and understanding of the music, and she now integrates this art to her sound and projects.