Rada Tochalna

Piano and singing lessons taught online or in-person in Melbourne (Inner South and South East)

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Rada Tochalna

Rada Tochalna was born in Sevastopol where she began her musical career as a pianist. Rada graduated with Honours from the Music Academy in Lviv (Ukraine). Then she undertook her Master degree of Arts in Music Performance at the Zurich University of the Arts, where she received honours. Recently Rada finalised her third Masters at the Melbourne University specialising in Performance Teaching. Rada has been teaching music and performance for 10 years throughout Ukraine, Switzerland and Australia and has studied numerous methods of vocal and performance pedagogy. For over 10 years she has been teaching voice, piano and junior choirs in Melbourne. Rada held the position of the Head of Vocal Studies at the Caroline Springs of Music for 4 years and successfully led their school choir, which was actively participating in local festivals and competitions. She has taught for a number of high profile performance and music schools across Australia including KIDKO Music School, Christ Church Grammar School, Lowther Hall Grammar School, Little Yarra Steiner School, Malvern Valley Primary, Music World Enterprise. Currently Rada is Contemporary Voice Teacher and Junior Choir Music Director at the Balcombe Grammar School. She is a part of the ‘100 Judges’ for the new reality show ‘All Together Now” for Channel 7 Specialising in:
*All contemporary and theatrical styles *Operatic repertoire *Quality technical training *Stylistic appropriateness and interpretation* VCE Music Performance preparation*AMEB and ANZCA exam preparation *Audition, high school, tertiary, eisteddfod and exam preparation *Repertoire suggestions *Lyric connection and story-telling *Performance skills and stage craft *Microphone technique *Recording techniques *Body-awareness *Overcoming performance anxiety *Developing musicality and awareness *Harmony and choral skills *Songwriting *Speech and drama *Voice techniques for actors *Piano lessons

Teaching Since
Qualifications and Awards
MMus Performance Teaching
MMus Opera Performance
Music Lessons Provided
Piano, Singing
Ballade, Blues, Classical, Contemporary, Country, Electronic / Dance, Flamenco, Folk, French Melodie, Funk, Jazz, Latin, Modern, Pop, Swing, Theatre, Traditional, World
Kodaly Method, ORFF Method, Suzuki Method, Yamaha Method
ABRSM, Adult Learning, AMEB, ANZCA, Art Song, Auditions, Aural Training, Harmony, Improvisation, Lieder, Music Craft, Music History, Musicianship, Musicology, Music Therapy, Performances, Repertoire, Sight reading, Song Writing, Special Needs, Technique, Theatre Music, Theory, Transposing, Trinity, HSC / VCE
Accompanist, Child Checked, Registered, Comes To You, School Instrumental
Languages Spoken Other Than English
French, German, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian
Areas Serviced
Online, Melbourne (Inner South, South East)
Hampton East
Other Details
Minimum age taught

Last Modified: 30 December 2022 at 2:31 PM