Kochavia is a soprano, and studies with Christine Abraham at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (pre-college) for classical voice. She joined the local chorus at four, and started private lessons at seven. Now a freshman, she is also a member of the San Francisco Opera Scouts, run by Caroline Altman. Her favorite opera is La Traviata, and she hopes to be in it some day.
When she is not singing, she enjoys fostering puppies and gardening.