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(‘18), followed by an Artist Diploma in Vocal Performance (‘21). She has been a participant of National Body Mapping Convention (‘20), studying violin under Jennifer Johnson, as well as a scholar at Curtis Summerfest (‘17), where she served as a principal of a youth orchestra.
A passionate educator, Yunona has been maintaining an active teaching studio for the past eight 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, musicianship 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 harness self expression.