A part of the VAS Team for 11 years, Monica Arena is a respected and much loved member of the VAS Family.
She became Head of Vocal in 2020 and has recently completed her Masters Degree in Speech Pathology at Latrobe University which are additional services that VAS now offers. We are only one of a handful of music school's in the country to have a qualified Speech Pathologist in our team.
Trained and developed by Rocky Loprevite and Liz Tripodi, Monica is familiar with all aspects of building confidence and training voices in all styles of Modern Music, Harmony Skills, Presentation and Performance Training.
She is a trained musician (Vocal & Piano) and has also been involved in Bands and Recording. Performing in the U.K (twice) and France as well as receiving one of the highest marks in the state a few years ago in VCE Music (and being a feature Solo artist in the School's Spectacular) are just some of her accomplishments.
An accomplished Singer, Monica has achieved one of the highest marks across Australia completing Grade 8 with RockSchool (London).
She is also a graduate of the Diploma of Music Performance with RSL Awards (London) and will complete the Licentiate in 2020.
Monica is having fantastic results with students in preparing for performances, exams, auditions, development, confidence building and general music skills. She was awarded VAS Teacher of the Year in 2016.
She is working as part of an Acoustic Duo and Corporate Band across Melbourne, and is known for her versatility and professionalism.