He learnt higher extra ordinary khayal gayaki of PATIALA GHARANA music from Maharastra Maha Pandit Sri. Kothanda Singh Salunke Maharaj and Pandit Prakash Singh Salunke they trained him very much .He bhought all the Gayaki Ang Bhirakas (link touches) into the shehnai..He gave his first public performance at the age of 15yrs in 1973 at Sri Sadguru Balaiyogi Swami ji Thourgad math (Hubli). And his 2nd performance in All India Radio in Dharwad.He has a high degree in radio Kendra.He has given many performances in many Sabhas in India & Abroad & also performed for many culturals events.
PANDIT S.BALLESH set his heart on also being the best and towards this goal,he sought to be the Shishya of no less a “GURU” than Bharat Ratna USTAD BISMILLAH KHAN SAHEB ”, he had the good fortune of receiving his guidance from maestro.He has enabled him to refine technique and mastery .
Sri S.Ballesh had a long music career, he has given many concerts in All India. In gadag, bangalore, dharwad, in maharastra like miraj, mumbai, pune, nasik; chennai, trivandrum, khohikode, kasarkod, hyderabad, vijaywada, bhopal, in u.p banaras, agra,lucknow, allahabad, delhi, calcutta, gawhathi, patna, ahmedbad, jaipur, panaji also in abroad like dubai, newyork, france, singapore, malayasia, srilanka,australia, italy, london in almost u.k .
He Has Received Many Honours Like :-
Shehnai Naad Brama In Chennai Sgsgppy Foundation,
Shehnai Ratna, From Hubli Of Karnataka
South India Shehnai Chakravathy By Cine Musicians Union Foundation Chennai,
Asthan Vidwan Of Kadroli Maha Math In Karnataka,
Karnataka Ratna From Government Of Karnataka,
Kalaimamani From Govt Of Tamil Nadu,
Sangeetha Kalanadhi From Tamil Nadu Music Academy.