Born and raised in Sydney in a musical family, Riani was immersed in music and singing from a young age. Together with her mother, older brother and two sisters, she would travel to different churches, performing 3 and 4 part harmony, often referred to as the 'Indonesian Von Trapp Family'. This informal musical upbringing cultivated strong musical foundations that equipped Riani to teach others singing as an adult. Though not a career choice, singing has remained a significant part of her life. Riani's solo church and choir singing has been the one constant.
Riani also enjoys singing at various community and charitable events. These include Anzac Day ceremonies, RSL concerts and the Sunshine Coast's Christmas Lights Spectacular where she played a key role in arranging and directing the singers for their musical production which sees over 20,000 people through their doors over the 2-week long performance.
As a vocal teacher, Riani is passionate about encouraging singers to overcome self-doubt and become confident in the potential they have. While vocal technique is important, she believes that equally vital is artistry and expression--the sheer love of singing-- and strives to develop these qualities in her students.