Yunona Tabala is a vocalist, pianist, violinist, and a teaching artist originally
from Saint-Petersburg, Russia. She is currently studying at Longy School of
Music of Bard College, where she is acquiring her Masters in Vocal Performance
(‘23) as a Natasha Jakoff Scholar.
A life-long musician, Yunona began violin lessons at the age of four, piano
at the age of ten, and voice at the age of fifteen. The oldest of three siblings and
the first one in her family to pursue music, she had been assisting her younger
brother and sister in their practice, which in turn fueled her passion for teaching
and musical collaboration. She graduated with honors from Columbus State
University with a major in violin performance (‘18 Summa Cum Laude) and minor
in piano performance, and with an artist diploma in vocal performance (‘21).
A passionate educator, Yunona has been maintaining an active teaching
studio for the past seven years. Yunona’s students range from 5 years old to
senior citizens, and range in ability from beginners to professional players and
singers, learning a variety of musical styles. Yunona’s lessons are highly
structured and informative, and are aimed to not only curate immediate results in
the lesson, but also to inform each student’s personal practice. Sessions focus
on technique training, mindfulness, music reading and artistry. A special feature
of Yunona’s teaching style is the incorporation of creative elements of music
composition and improvisation, which empower students to develop their unique
musical voice and expression.