NVM, LLCM, DipLCM, MBA
Singing and Choir
Artistic Director and Violin
Piano and Music Theory
BMus (Cello Performance with Hons), RCS in UK, MMus (Cello Performance), SFA in USA
Mr. Arun Sebastian Rozario is the Director and Co-Founder of VioVoi Music Academy in Bangalore. He is an expert at music administration and an excellent violin teacher with decades of experience in the music world. Mr. Rozario is known as a former regional co-ordinator for the Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM), UK and is now also the founder/director of the Bangalore City Chamber Orchestra (BCCO).
Mr. Rozario has trained extensively under world-famous performers and teachers from many countries. An accomplished soloist himself, he has also toured with the National You the Orchestra of Canada, performed with the South Asian Symphony Orchestra and the Symphony Orchestra of India among others. Many of his students are professional violinists having graduated from prestigious music universities and conservatoires the world over. Arun Rozario holds a Licentiate in Violin performance from the ABRSM and was also an engineer by profession for several years.
Ms. Tanisha Herbert is one of the founding members of VioVoi Music Academy and a recipient of The Neemrana Voice competition - The Godrej Talent of India Award.
Ms. Herbert is the only Neuro-Vocal Method (NVM) Certified singing teacher in India and is a widely respected mentor with a Diploma in 'Teaching the Principles of Music' and a Licentiate in 'Classical Singing Performance' from the London College of Music, UK. She is a leading teacher in formal music education through singing in children as young as 6 yrs of age.
Ms. Herbert has participated in a lieder masterclass by Benjamin Appl (Gramaphone winner), Spheres of singing Vocal Masterclass by Janis Kelly (Metropolotain star and professor) and GVS masterclasses by Patricia Rozario (OBE) which are a special few among among others.
In 2014, she played Belinda in the GVS production pan India tour of the Opera 'Dido and Aenaes' and has been a soloist in several Oratorio productions over the years.
A seasoned Mezzo soprano soloist, Ms. Herbert takes pride in directing the Bangalore Chamber Singers Choir. She specializes in the Art singing method while drawing upon the knowledge of neuroscience to unleash the full potential of singers across India and abroad. She is a gifted teacher who is known to be able to effectively teach across age groups including children, adolescent, and adult singers. She also has a Bachelors in Hotel Management and an MBA in Human Resources.
Mr. Manab Naskar is one of the highest internationally qualified and sought after cello teachers in India and abroad. He was the first cellist from India to take part in the Asian Youth Orchestra doing concert tours in many Far East Asian countries. He achieved a private scholarship to study cello performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow from 2002 where he graduated in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in cello performance.
Mr. Naskar worked at the Music Youth Works for RCS in Glasgow, as well as taught in schools in
Scotland and London. During this time in the UK, he travelled doing concerts with Quartet and Orchestra in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Japan, and in India. From 2009 to 2013 he worked as a cello instructor at the University of Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies. Mr. Naskar has been involved with several music projects for underprivileged children as volunteer since 2004 in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Laos, Thailand and in Trinidad.
In 2014 he went to study Master’s in Music in cello performance at the Stephen F. Austin State
University, Texas, in the USA, he graduated in 2016. Mr. Naskar then took up a cello Instructor job position from 2017 to 2019 April for The Global Music School in Shanghai, and for The Wycombe Abbey International school in Changzhou in China. Mr. Naskar has over 20 years of cello playing and 15 years of teaching music in UK, Europe, Trinidad, USA, China, Japan, Nepal, Laos and India. Since 2019 April, he has been freelancing as a music teacher and doing concerts in USA, South Korea, India, Nepal, China, Trinidad and in Canada.
Mr. Naskar teaches Cello to all levels, Music Theory, Chamber Music, Musicianship, and Orchestral work. As a cellist, his future aspirations include further enhancement in his ability as a performer and music instructor while investing his time and talent in the lives of other musicians.
An ardent lover of classical music, Rayola Shaiza is a pianist who started learning the piano at a young age. Her belief for imparting quality music education resonated with VioVoi Music Academy. She also explores the flied of music therapy in addition to teaching Music Theory up to Grade 8 for students and professional musicians. She enjoys working with young children and adults. Ms.Shaiza has also worked with differently abled students to her credit.
As a musician, she is very particular about imparting the love of classical music to others. She has years of experience in skillfully accompanying choirs, vocal performances and international music exams. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Music (Piano Major) from Margaret Shishak School of Music, Nagaland.
Mr. Thangadurai Samuel is the founder of the Madras Guitar Ensemble and has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Calcutta Classical Guitar Society. Mr. Samuel specializes in teaching the Classical and Acoustic Guitar to children from as young as 7 years old to adults and professional musicians. He has mentored some of the best guitarists in India who have gone on to study at prestigious Conservatoires abroad.
He is also the first classical guitarist in India who has achieved a Fellowship from the Trinity College of London in Classical Guitar. In the 1990s Mr. T Samuel was a special music consultant with a radio show aired on the All India Radio.
Ms. Lara Guido is a violin teacher, recording artiste, singer and Corporate executive who manages
her diverse portfolio of roles with ease. She hold a Grade 8 in violin and is a mentee of Mr. Arun
Rozario while she demonstrates a flair for teaching her students.
Ms. Guido has sung with some of the best choirs in Bangalore over the past two decades and is an artiste featuring in the recorded studio album 'Led by the Light'. She has sung with the Vienna University Choir and performed with the National Youth Orchestra of India often. Her years of singing experience have given her a unique perspective into paying and teaching the violin. Ms. Guido's students include distinction holders from the Trinity College of London.