Melbourne based twin brothers Ramnath Iyer and Gopinath Iyer are disciples of veena maestros Shri R. Pichumani Iyer and Trivandrum Shri R.Venkataraman. Popularly known as the Iyer Brothers, they have made a name for themselves as an exceptional veena duo in Carnatic music. The brothers are ‘A’ grade artists of the All India Radio and Doordharshan, Chennai. They founded the Pichumani School of Carnatic Music in 1990 in Melbourne and have been teaching and promoting the art of veena playing and vocal music through this institution for the last 25 years. They have conducted arangetrams (debut recitals) for many students in Melbourne.