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About LadySonya W.

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Atlanta, GA
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About LadySonya
To whom much is given, much is expected this quote impeccably describes LadySonya, an extraordinary talent in the Music Industry with an aspiration to use her skills to chase her dreams while inspiring others as well. LadySonya currently instructs piano lessons to aspiring music producers/artists as well as major music producers & artists in the industry, LadySonya Music Studio, in Atlanta, Ga. Just after starting the company in March 2008, LadySonya has consulted with numerous celebrity producers/artist such as Fat Boi, Kyron Leslie, Justice League, and others who have worked on tracks from artists such as Usher, Travis Porter, Jody Breeze, Young Money, and more with the assistance of her networking skills and knowledge base structure of Music Theory. Nevertheless, it is her remarkable story of faith, dedication, and sacrifice that has g
enuinely defined the young professional, what lures many to her, and why she remotely continues to build her influential empire as a true business lady.

In 2007, LadySonya, a Georgia Peach native from Columbus, Georgia, and transfer student from Troy University to Georgia State University, began her life shift of miserably working 2-3 part-time jobs to prosper through college. In less than one year of living in Atlanta, LadySonya quit her part-time job as stock for Ross Department Store and decided to follow her dreams of being in the music industry. With no money saved, nothing but a Radio-Shack 76-key keyboard, and one year of college experience, she decided to start her own business of teaching piano lessons. She found a contracted job to teach at Tarang School of Music & Arts, Suwanee, Georgia, and began to make her infamous mark. LadySonya also found various online sites to assist with marketing her newly established company.
Many supporters on social media such as face book & twitter began to take notice of LadySonya's swift entrepreneurial progression and in May of 2009 LadySonya held her 1st annual Spring Recital for LadySonya Music Studio Company. The event inspired 75+ guests. Once the company began to bloom more she began to hold recitals twice a year, one in May and the other in December, filling the venue with up to 150+ guest per show. In 2011, LadySonya decided to take her name to the next level by writing her life story testimony of how she went through 7 part-times jobs in one year span along with almost giving up everything to move back to Columbus. During the summer months of 2011 LadySonya organized her very own Network (iNetworkDoYou) to help aspiring entrepreneur/music industry by encouraging them to gain valuable information to help them along the way.

Often mistaken for a fashion model, LadySonya is a celebrity piano instructor, with a lively girl next door attitude. However anyone views her, this young lady is establishing her brand as a music mogul, exercising her inner power to become highly successful.

It is dedication, drive, and determination that lead the role-model LadySonya to reach out to her numerous supporters and fans by creating an Annual Vision Board Extravaganza (2012) to empower others to reach follow their dreams, annually host two music recitals for the students to grow out of being shy musicians, create Lady University Movement to mentor young & older ladies desiring to be leaders, and assemble frequently as a motivational speaker and panelist as a entrepreneur inspirational expert.

Shut Up and Drive is the mental note that pushed LadySonya to the next level to be more than a piano teacher, but a business lady with ongoing dreams of being the next Oprah, with a diva attitude as Beyonce, and musician skills of Alicia Keys. She works day in and day out to build her empire of being a role model- I am LadySonya.

With strong family & spiritual backbone, LadySonya believes her ultimate purpose in life is to indeed inspire others to stay focused. Her alter-ego LadySonya is known to give you that extra boost of confidence and internal drive to set goals and achieve them. However you view LadySonya, as a musician, artist, entrepreneur, model or even social networker, know that she is on top of her business/brand and she's working hard to touch lives like never before with making her dreams come to reality.

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I started piano lessons at age 9.

Graduated from Shaw High School Honors in the Tri-M Music Honor Society. Served Vice-President of Tri-M Music Honor society my junior year and President my Senior year. I also was involved in the Gospel Choir, Advanced Chorus, and won 3rd Place in the Girls Trio.

Troy University Troy, Alabama Aug 2005- Dec 2006 Major:Music Industry I was involved in the Music Program. I studied Music Theory 1,2,3, Class Piano 1 and 2, Aural Skills (learning to hear music) Private Piano, Private Voice, Intro to Music Industry and Music History. I was involved in the Collegiate Choir, Gospel Choir which sung at Rosa Park funeral and museum.I was also a lead singer and also was involved in the Plays. I was also inducted into the Alpha Lambda Delta Society for freshmen whose GPA scored 3.5 or higher their first year of college.

Georgia State University Atlanta, Georgia 2007- currently Music Management I am currently pursing my degree.

Past Musician Duties:

Serving as director and musician for Youth and Gospel Choirs.

Smith Grove A.M.E Church in Columbus,Georgia 2001-2005
Allen Temple A.M.E Church in Columbus, Georgia 2002-2002
Cools Springs Baptist Church in Pittsview. Alabama 2004-2005
Mount Bethal A.M.E Church in Cussetta,Georgia 2005-2006
Mount Gilead A.M.E Church in Fortson,Georgia 2002-2011

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What students can expect from the lesson is "learning".

I am a very relaxed, fun, and motivated teacher. I teach everything from classical to gospel to country to pop music. One thing you will find out from my lessons are you are "learning" rather than "memorizing". Lessons are structured to the students needs. I put my all into the lesson to the last minute or maybe run a minute over but at the end I know I've done my job!

I like to make it fun, so I encourage students to bring in music they would like to learn even if I have to simplify it a bit!

I also try to teach different tricks to learn the theory.

Call today... You will be glad you did!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Logic 9, M-Audio Midi Controller 88- key

*** Specialties ***
Read Sheet Music
Play by Ear (Music Theory)
Ear- training skills
Chord Progressions
Scales/Chords

Pop, R&B, Gospel, Classical, Country, Contemporary Neo-Soul...
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JT L. August 25, 2016
· Piano · In studio
Excellent energy and teaching pace!
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Nino S. July 21, 2016
· Classical Piano · In studio
She's amazing 👍
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Janelle July 5, 2016
· Piano · In studio
LadySonya is amazing!! I havent played the piano in probably over 10 years, and only played the piano by memorizing music, not truly learning. However, after just my first lesson with LadySonya, I was learning music theory and actually practiced a few songs playing by ear! I've learned more in this one session than I've learned after years of taking lessons. I cant wait to see how far I can go with this!
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About Dovile R.

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Villa Park, IL
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I began teaching while studying in Art Institute. My first students were 5 to 7 yr. old kids. It was very challenging, but also very rewarding. I was teaching them skills, they were teaching me patience. Later the age of my students grew, until I ended up teaching the same students I was in the same classes just 6 months ago. Again another challenge. I love challenges and even more I love helping others to overcome them.
My philosophy about teaching is that everybody can learn, it is only the way how we learn is different for different people. Another very important thing - I strive to be creative, respectful and approachable.
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Ratna June 22, 2018
· Jewelry Design · In home
Kept cancelling. Unresponsive to my texts. Not my type of teacher as she was very unproffesional.
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Riya June 22, 2018
· Jewelry Design · In home
Horrible. Kept on cancelling. Never got to see her.
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Gaye B. May 6, 2018
· Jewelry Design · Online
Dovile is knowledgeable and patient. She has showed me ways to improve what little I know and move forward.
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About Etana H.

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Tempe, AZ

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We will start by getting to know one another a bit so I can gain a clear idea of what you are hoping to gain from our sessions. Whether it be an intro to a software or taking developing a full start to finish project. After our first meeting I will use my 11 years of professional experience to develop a unique lesson plan for you and your goals.

About Etana
Hi! My name is Etana, M.S. I am a detail oriented, self starting designer with 11 years of professional experience under my belt. From print to web, design is not simply what I do for a living, it is my passion.

I run a Tempe, Arizona based business called SocietyJazz = ‘Society’ as in the totality of people and ‘Jazz’ as in all that stuff. Society Jazz brings together my core concepts: People .Passions . Environments.

I bring this philosophy into my teaching method: I believe that each person is uniquely different so therefore their love/passion in life and how they bring it into the world is their own. I use this philosophy to create unique lessons based on you, how you learn and what you want to learn.

There isn't a creative challenge I won't take on with you no matter your experience level. My greatest joy is to share my pas
sion of Design with you.
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Ann D. July 26, 2018
· Microsoft Office · In studio
Etana is very knowledgeable, professional and kind. She's the type of teacher you feel comfortable with immediately. I look forward to working with her!
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Katrin O. July 21, 2018
· WordPress · Online
Etana is a great teacher in addition to being an expert at WordPress. Highly recommend!
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Courtnay July 13, 2018
· Adobe Illustrator · In studio
Etana made me feel totally comfortable. She was knowledgeable and helpful. I plan on continuing to take lessons from her in the future!
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About Katherine V.

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Manhattan Beach, CA
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I've worked for large corporations, and advertising agencies in Los Angeles, CA. I've also taught at the university level.

Learn how to design and create with Adobe Creative Suite.
Logo Design
Brochure Design
Package Design
Ad Design for Print, newspaper and magazines
Ad Design for Social Media
Poster Design
Web Banners

About Katherine
I look forward to tutoring you. I teach Graphic Design, Adobe Creative Suite, Drawing, PowerPoint and more.

I graduated from the Art Center College of Design, in Pasadena, CA. and later took some additional classes at UCLA. I taught graphic design and illustration at Woodbury University. I've worked for advertising agencies and large corporations.

I now have my own business and also enjoy teaching young students through adults.

Businesses and academic institutions around the world use PowerPoint. It is important at all levels to be an effective communicator and presenter.

I will use my academic knowledge joined with my new world digital technology skills, to make you able to express yourself.
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james P. February 16, 2018
· Adobe InDesign · Online
WOW! I'm learning a lot and can't wait until the next lesson.
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James P. February 9, 2018
· Adobe InDesign · Online
So helpful, I can't wait for my next lesson!
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Marianne September 7, 2017
· Graphic Design · Online
I hired Katherine to work on my logo design / branding of my company. I enjoyed her guidance in the development phase tremendously, as well as her ability to hear my needs. Her execution skills, time line and delivery of the product are assertive, direct and on time. I recommend her highly.
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About Ploi S.

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Henderson, NV
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I’m an Art Director, working in mobile game industry for over 10 years with Art Education degree. So not just to teach you how to use the program but you will have knowledge of art theory and how to apply your skill in commercial art world. I’d be able to help you with all the mistake artist usually made when working with design. I can provide tips on how to get a job in the industry and work with you on your portfolio. My one on one class can be for beginners to advanced level student. Online lesson (video call + screen share) preferred.
I’m open to host a class with a group of student at the same skill level as well.

About Ploi
I’m Ploi, I work in mobile game industry as an Art Director for over 10 years. I graduated with bachelor degree in Art Education and experienced in art teaching for artists who’s looking to get a job within video/mobile game industry
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Ploi S.

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About Memory M.

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Charlotte, NC

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I am very passionate about graphic design and love to share that passion with others! Whether you are just starting out and want to learn some basic skills, are looking to improve on the skill set you already have, or just need help for a specific project, I'll help you succeed. Before I begin my instructions, I will talk to you about your objects and create a curriculum to meet your specific goals. I can't wait to start helping you make your dreams a reality!

About Memory
Hi! My name is Memory and I'm so excited to meet you! I have been a graphic and website designer for over 8 years, first in the corporate world and now as a design business owner. I have done a lot of work in the marketing field so I have created a lot of marketing collateral.

My digital work includes website design and maintenance, email marketing, social media, and blogging. My print designs include magazine ads, branding, business cards, flyers, brochures, handbooks, banners, backdrops, trade show booth graphics and more.

Another passion is designing t-shirts, greeting cards and personalized paper party graphics such as invitations, thank you notes, banners, cupcake toppers and wraps, straw toppers, candy bar wrappers - anything to make decorating a party more festive and fun!

I tailor my curriculum to the needs of each students e
xperience level and personal objectives. My hope is that all my students will learn to love design as much as I do. To achieve that I keep my lessons lighthearted and fun!
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Memory M.

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About Andrea W.

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Glendale, CA
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You will not only be getting hands on training with someone who went to one of the top design school in the country, but with someone who is a creative director in the field now. I am patient and knowledgeable with any type of client I take on. I believe no question is a stupid question. Let me help you ace your test or make your branding project amazing!
Andrea

About Andrea
I design everything from print signage, packaging, logos, posters, leaflets, catalogs, branding, banners, and more. I Studied communication arts at the prestigious Otis College Of Art and Design. I successfully completed a BFA in Graphic Design, that included pre / Post-Production and Handmade work.

In my own work, I'm mostly inspired by the Swiss style, for its simplicity, minimalism and heavy use of typography; it's graphic design in its essence. The use of ligatures combined with negative space is ideal for any personal piece i am creating. Typography is a field that I aim to master, I believe it is one of the core points of visual communication and it inspires my meticulous, creative mindset.
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Andrea W.

Andrea W.

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About LaTierra P.

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I am a community activist and educator. I enjoy teaching most topics using radical frameworks and examples. With me, you'll get more than just graphic design skills, you'll learn how to create art for change.

About LaTierra
My name is LT and I enjoy teaching community members on a wide array of subjects. I am a Macro Social Worker, Activist and Cultural Producer who loves sharing knowledge and breaking down large concepts into smaller, more comprehensive pieces.

Degrees: BA in Communication; Women, Gender & Sexuality studies; Media Literacy; Community-Based Learning;
MSW (In progress)
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LaTierra P.

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