Virtual Voice with Anand
Virtual Voice with Anand

Virtual Voice with Anand

Offers remote services
Discounts available
Offers remote services
Discounts available
$70
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Introduction: Anand Darsie is a highly experienced voice and piano teacher living in Topanga, California. With over a decade of teaching experience, Anand inspires students of all ages through time-tested methods delivered with contemporary scientific understanding and a playful, dynamic spirit. He can help any beginner establish a firm musical foundation through piano studies and beginning voice technique, or propel the experienced musician toward achieving new heights in vocal performance. Anand is a working musician currently involved in several projects around LA, including singing for Topanga's own Hello Forever! In pursuit of mastery of voice and breath, he earned a Bachelor of Music in Voice from Indiana University and acquired a deep understanding of complex respiratory action. As the music director at Mount Madonna School in Santa Cruz, he guided students through 15 full-scale musical productions. Also an experienced yoga teacher, Anand seeks to promote body intelligence by playing with the breath and utilizing simple yoga techniques. Anand also offers harmonium and ukulele lessons! Anand is fully vaccinated and follows CDC guidelines for the safety of his community. Study any of the following styles with Anand: Classical Musical Theatre Jazz Pop R&B Rock Contemporary Christian Kirtan ____________ Testimonials: Anand has been an amazing music teacher for my two children. He is incredibly talented in every way: he is an accomplished musician and vocalist, he knows how to connect and engage with children, he is an excellent teacher that is able to adapt his program for each and every child. Above all, he is a great person and wonderful role model. I could not recommend him enough. Any child would be lucky to have him as a teacher. -Katrina L.K. Anand is the kind of music teacher that you remember for a long time. He not only is incredibly talented in countless areas of music, but goes above and beyond to help every student from the musically inclined to the kid who really doesn't think he can sing. Seamlessly tying in his own practices while also being flexible with how individuals learn and create, he is someone who is not afraid to be crazy and encourage growth in others. Although his background focuses in opera, he is extraordinarily talented in musical theater, classical, modern, and endless other genres of music and is not afraid to explore and keep his mind open to new avenues and ideas. I feel extremely lucky to have worked under and with Anand in a group setting, an individual setting, and as a part of a choir for a larger production. His cheery and upbeat attitude kept a smile on my face even in my most stressful days and I have and will continue to jump at any opportunity possible to work with him because I not only enjoy myself immensely, but see continuous improvement in my musical ability and confidence whenever I do. - Sally S.
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Serves Topanga, CA

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Juju n.
We have struck literal harmonic GOLD! Anand began teaching both of my daughters (ages 11, 15) voice and piano lessons over the summer. Although we started out online, we were immediately excited for their music lessons with him. He is spirited, possessing a vast knowledge of the voice, body posturing, breathing techniques and music theory. We are lucky enough to live in the same town so we now have weekly in person lessons in our home for both of our daughters. He is encouraging in an authentic and enthusiastic way, it’s so wonderful to see them transform and growing into their passion for music and their overall understanding. He makes wonderful suggestions to help them find more breath or when to articulate a phrase. It’s whimsical to listen to the giggles and singing in the house. I feel like they are getting so much more than just “music theory or technical understanding”. It’s an embodiment of sorts and Anand has such an intuitive understanding of what it takes to unveil the true voice. We love him and I know you will too.
Sep 9, 2021
Evan S.
I wish to give my highest recommendation to Anand Darsie my singing coach. I find his instruction very inspiring, his voice wonderful to listen to, and his enthusiasm for you as a student during the lessons to be sincere. He is focused and brilliantly Knowledgeable. I wanted help with rock and roll sounds, vowels and expression, and this he is teaching and MUCH MORE!! I appreciate his hands on knowledge of of singing and playing (piano) together. I can’t say enough good about Anand and the great progress that I have made in a relatively short time toward authentic rock and roll singing. Sincere Thanks to Anand Darsie. Evan Holiday Pianist- Singer San Clemente Ca
Aug 25, 2021
Ryan s.

Singing Lessons

I think he is a very professional vocal teacher. I’m just wanting to do this for myself and he thought that was great and understands and works with my schedule very good. I would recommend him to anyone beginner to professional.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No, the student cannot read music • No formal training • Country • Classical • Pop • Musical theater • 45 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet) • At the pro’s location

Oct 7, 2021
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Janice I.

Singing Lessons

The world needs more people like Anand. Kind, compassionate, patient and gifted. He loves to share the beauty of music.

Details: 45 - 64 years old • No, the student cannot read music • 2 - 4 yrs of formal training • Musical theater • Jazz • Classical • Country • Opera • Rock • R&B • 30 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

Oct 20, 2021
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Ryan B.
Working with Studio Darsie has been an amazing experience, such an incredibly passionate and responsive teacher. I feel seen and supported in my voice studies in a way that is second to none.
Aug 30, 2021
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FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Prices change based on my travel time! Ask for the rate for your zip code. Discounts: -Referrals are the highest compliment! Receive a free session of your desired length/ number of participants when a referral purchases a session or package with me. -Ask for an introductory rate for our first meeting to see if we're a good fit!

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    It all starts with a conversation! I'll have plenty of questions for you about your inspirations, goals, experience and history, and interests. For voice students, our fist few sessions lean a little more toward vocalizing and exploring the foundations of vocal technique: breath, posture, and resonance. After I have introduced those basic ideas, then we start to work those principles into the repertoire that calls to you. For piano students, I meet you where you're at! We'll find appropriate material that will challenge you, and I'll help you establish efficient and fun practice methods.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have been studying music for my whole life, and I have been incredibly lucky to have had the best teachers in the world. I have been singing in choirs since I was 9; I studied piano from the 7th grade through the end of my Bachelor's degree; and I have a degree in Vocal Performance (Bachelor of Music) from Indiana University, a school well known for its voice program. However, none of that would be relevant if not for my 10 years of experience as a camp counselor or my 6 years of teaching at a small private school in Santa Cruz. Through those experiences, I've developed a capacity to work with kids of any age/skill level; as well a dedication to helping my adult students not take themselves so seriously and just have a good time!

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