Taketina Australia

Ria Soemardjo

Ria Soemardjo -Max Milne 2018
Location: Victoria
Website: www.riavoice.com
Mobile: 0401 932 517


Ria is passionate about sharing  TaKeTiNa  as a unique collective learning process, enabling individuals to reconnect with their innate rhythmic intelligence. 
Inspired by many years of immersion in the rich cultural traditions of Javanese and Balinese traditional music and dance, her fascination for experiencing different paradigms of  music education has lead her to train with master teachers in Indonesia and around the world including Glen Velez (frame drum) and the Gundecha Brothers (Dhrupad – classical Indian vocal training). Ria is also a  qualified Alexander Technique teacher and she brings a sophisticated understanding of the interconnection of intention, imagination, breath and movement to her vocal training. She taught for over 10 years on the training course for the School for F.M. Alexander studies, and continues to develop this work through her private teaching practice. 
Ria is  highly regarded  vocalist/instrumentalist –  presenting and recording original music in Australia and Asia with ensembles including Fine Blue Thread contemporary world music trio. She has performed and composed for many dance/theatre works over the last 15 years, her  composition for contemporary dance collaboration ‘Enfold’ was nominated for a Green Room award in 2017.