Though born as an Australian Citizen, he was raised in a traditional south Indian family and had his initial tutelage in Carnatic Music at an early age under the guidance of Smt Jayalakshmi Raman from Perth, Western Australia.
During schooling years, he deferred and spent a year in Thrissur, Kerala to learn more under late Smt Komattil Shanthakumari, a renowned disciple of Sangeetha Kalanidhi Sri G N Balasubramiam. Jayan was referred to Smt Shanth kumari by top ranking vocalist Sri P Unnikrishnan after sending him a demo tape.
For the last seven years, Jayan has been trained by the highly respected musician Sri Vaikam T V Jayachandran, who was a disciple of Sangeetha Kalanidhi Sri T M Thyagarajan.
Jayan also takes advanced training with Sri P Unnikrishnan regularly in Chennai.
Jayan also takes further advanced training with Grammy award-winner Dr L Shankar, as well as working and performing alongside him in various projects.
Jayan has been accompanied by leading musi-cians in the field such as Sri Vittal Ramamurthy, Sri Neyveli Narayanan, Sri Palakkad Mahesh, Prof Sri R Swaminathan, Sri R Raghul, Sri Palakkad Sajeev, Smt Sunita Harisankar, Sri Vayala Rajendran, Sri Guruvayur Sanoj, Sri Viju S Anand, Sri KMS Mani and many others.
Jayan has received blessings and commenda-tions from various stalwarts such as Sangeetha Kalanidhi Sri Trichur V Ramachandran, Sang-eetha Kalanidhi Sri TK Murthy, Padmabhushan Sri PS Narayanaswamy, Kalaimamani Sri Guruvayur Dorai, Sangeetha Kalanidhi Sri M Chandrasekharan, Sri TrichurR Mohan and many others.