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LadySonya Music Studio sessions are known around Atlanta as the epitome of non-traditional styled teaching. Lessons are tailored specifically to the student. If you're looking to read sheet music or just learn to play by ear, LadySonya will work with you to accomplish all set goals. She's worked with Grammy Award Winning Producer, Justice League to stars in the making. We're Atlanta's best kept secret, find out how.

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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August 25, 2016
JT L.
Excellent energy and teaching pace!
July 21, 2016
Nino S.
She's amazing 👍
July 5, 2016
Janelle
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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Students of all ages and levels welcome! Teaching experience of eight years from all corners of the world!

About Leanna

Pianist Leanna L. began her piano studies at age six and violin studies at age eight. At age 11, Ms. L. performed the Mozart's Piano Concerto no. 26 with the East West Symphony in Sydney, under the baton of Henryk Pisarek. Ms. L. has also soloed with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and was invited to play at the City of Sydney Cultural Council Outstanding Performer's Concert in April 2008. She has placed in several Australian competitions and is a two-time winner of Sydney "Theme and Variations" Outstanding Pianist Award and a three-time finalist for the ABC Symphony Australia Young Performer's Award. In 2006, Ms. L. was one of three students honored by the Cultural Council at the Sydney McDonalds Arts Challenge. She made an appearance at the Sydney Opera House as a result of being awarded third place in the 2007 national Australian

Higher School Certificate Music Extension course. In 2008 Ms. L. won the Werner Baer Memorial Award and the audience prize in the Cochem International Piano Summer Festival in Germany. Most recently, Leanna participated at the Banff International Piano Master-Classes in Canada last year.

Ms. L. studied with Margaret Hair in Australia and has made several appearances performing in the United States, Canada, Germany, Asia and Russia. She has also performed in master classes for Marc Durand, Gary Graffman, Robert Levin, Susan Starr, Jacques Rouvier, Richard Raymond and Sarkis Baltaian. Previously, Leanna attained a Bachelor of Music at The Colburn School Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, California, where she studied with John Perry. At The Colburn School, she was selected to be a Teaching Fellow through which she had several young private students. She was also selected as a Teaching Assistant at Boston University, where she is pursued her Masters of Music Degree at Boston University with Professor Boaz Sharon.

Recently, she graduated with a Doctorate of Musical Arts, studying with Professor Anton Nel at the University of Texas, Austin. She has worked alongside Professor Sophia Gilmson as part of the Piano Project and Teaching Assistantship, and Professor Martha Hilley as part of the group pedagogy courses at the Butler School of Music. Having a strong passion for teaching, she currently has a studio of several private students, alongside being on the faculty at the Orpheus Academy of Music in Austin.
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April 10, 2019
Brandon
3 lessons in and I've learned so much! Leanna is a great teacher.
March 4, 2019
Harrison
Great piano teacher. Lots of good feedback on technique and beginner friendly!
October 19, 2018
Sherry
She is patient and provides the instruction detail

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Leanna L.

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Expirienced piano teacher of 20 years available for eager students of all levels and ages! I structure my lessons that students can learn what they want to learn while also building strong foundation of classical piano skills . I specialize in classical, jazz , rock piano typically use Faber books . My students can participate in misic festivals , competitions and piano recitals.

About Natasha

I am a master teacher focusing on the classical repertoire along with the very strong approache to improvisation. I am really helping each single student to achieve their interests in music rather than focusing on teaching one particular method. I just take a very similar approach to the Suzuki method but instead of teaching out of the method books I teach mixture of exercises and pieces that I believe are more fun and accessible to today student of any age. Classes are tailored to the needs of any particular student and constantly evolving. I am a true believer that this also enchances an understanding and love of classical music.
A huge range of students come as beginners and left as a young artists as well as adult students
Who came to learn piano and have found that they can perform professionally. And plus have a great deal of Fu

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I also guide my students in the curriculum and exams of the Royal Conservatory program. Exams are offered twice a year. Also my students participating in Junior festivals and community recitals. I have also been a judge for Lake Central Junior festival which held in University of central Florida for over 8 years and an assistant for RC exams.
Creativity and love of music are the key elements that I encourage in every single student. With my teaching skills and over 20 years of experience I am taking each single student beyond their own expectation while helping them to achieve their own goals.

Bio: I am a professional pianist, teacher and composer. Because of my through knowledge and experience with music I can teach all ages and levels an array of important subjects including piano, music theory, , improvisation, composition, music history. My goal with every single student to incorporate all those subjects into my piano lessons so that every student gains a through understanding of music and become a well- rounded musician.

I started piano lessons when I was 7 years old and quickly felt in love with the instrument. In spite of studying a very structured program I quickly began to explore my creative side and was always improvising on the piano as well as enjoying playing classical pieces. Throughout my youth I entered and placed in a few competitions. I was also involved with the band chorus, dance and drama and attended lots of concerts,plays, operas, ballets. It gave me a well-rounded artistic upbringing.

I Persuaded my passione for music and graduated World renowned Moscow conservatory of music with Master’s degree in piano performance and teaching. My education tought me to understand piano in depth along with music theory and ear training. If you want to sit at the piano and play what you feel or to master every detail of a piece of music so you can express it exactly as composer intended? I can teach you. I completely encourage all ages and backgrounds to explore their musical passion and discover the endless possibilities of Piano!!!
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November 25, 2017
Luis Angel Perez
Natasha is an excellent piano teacher. She is very professional and keeps me motivated to learn. Also, she is very concerned with creating a solid foundation on theory, technicality, and sight reading.
October 30, 2017
Sandra N.
My daughter absolutely loved getting lessons from Natasha. She is very kind and patient.
September 14, 2017
Pietra
Natasha has an amazing knowledge and is very kind.
Just 5 lessons, and I improved a lot.

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Experienced in teaching students of all levels and ages, I will help my students to reach their goals, perfect their technique and musical knowledge and most importantly, enjoy making music.

About Stefan

I am a professional concert pianist with passion for teaching.

I graduated from the Paris Conservatory with both Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Piano Performance and Chamber Music. I was a Rebanks Fellow at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada. I graduated from Yale School of Music with Artist Diploma and am currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Peabody Institute.

I have performed at major concert venues in Bulgaria, France, Canada and the United States as a soloist, chamber musician, and soloist with orchestra.

I have enjoyed teaching all along my professional career and am passionate about sharing my love for piano and music. I am especially attracted to French and German classical music, but open to all styles and epochs.

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September 23, 2019
Patrick
Stefan is a great teacher! He helped me improve my technique and musicality tremendously. Highly recommended!

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I come from a jazz background in piano, so the focus for my class is more on understanding the instrument as an extension of your hands. While many classical pianists focus on the written music and technique, I will focus more on using the piano as a tool for creation and for expression. Technique will still be involved as it is important to develop good habits and will make playing easier, but my ultimate goal is to allow each student to better express their artistry.

About Aashray

I am a professional pianist/keyboardist, songwriter, and recording artist. I graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology with a Bachelors of Arts in Music & Technology.

With my diverse background in both the technical and creative arts, I will be able to help build a foundation of musical knowledge that will allow students to explore areas from theory & performance to production and innovation, all with a musical focus.

I teach piano students of all different ages and experience levels. My background is mainly in Carnatic (South Indian classical) music, which I have been playing on the keyboard for 15 years now, but I have been playing and performing jazz piano for the past 8 years as well. I have been performing with my band, "In the Works" for the past 2 years in the NYC area, and I also play with another band that performs oft

en in the tristate area, so I have a lot of experience with live shows that I can also offer. I specialize in teaching students to read and play contemporary & jazz music using chord sheets, but more importantly, I can help you attain a deeper level of understanding of the music that most piques your interest, allowing you to tackle any challenging

My teaching style combines theory, piano, composition, and production to give students a more comprehensive understanding of music and how they can find their voice within it. My personal passion is contemporary music but I feeI that any musician can benefit from guided study, analysis, and practice in all different genres and styles of art. Making these connections is where I feel I have the most impact with my students, and I look forward to meeting and growing as musicians together!
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July 23, 2019
Kavi
Amazing knowledge and unique vision when it comes to arrangement and composition in many genres.

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We are a husband and wife piano teaching team that enjoy seeing children grow as they expand their musical skill set. We are firm believers of learning the fundamentals. We teach all ages and levels, and want our students to be having fun!

And if your piano needs a tuning, we do that too!

It is great getting a student to think and analyze the task at hand. It might seem too hard at first, but I will walk the student through the process of figuring out how to play a piece. Learning music gives you a lot of skills applicable to everyday life.

About Sean

We are a husband and wife piano teaching team that enjoy seeing children grow as they expand their musical skill set. We are firm believers of learning the fundamentals. We teach all ages and levels, and want our students to be having fun!

And if your piano needs a tuning, we do that too!

It is great getting a student to think and analyze the task at hand. It might seem too hard at first, but I will walk the student through the process of figuring out how to play a piece. Learning music gives you a lot of skills applicable to everyday life.

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June 19, 2019
Matthew
Learning from Mr. Higgins has been a great experience. He is extremely knowledgeable and definitely knows his stuff! As a freshman high school trumpet player, I needed a lot of help on various things. Mr. Higgins went above and beyond in helping me improve on those tricky things and always made me feel at home and not at all pressured. For any student that truly wants a professional's advice and is serious about getting better, Sean Higgins is one of the best.
December 5, 2018
Serah
Mr. Higgins is a wonderful piano teacher! He is very receptive to my overall goals with piano and tailors each of our lessons to meet my abilities and ensure that I am learning well-rounded skills. During our lessons we review workbook music, (beginner) classical pieces, technique, and ear training. I'm really enjoying learning from Mr. Higgins, and he makes each lesson both educational and fun!

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Studies show that kids tend to pay attention and listen to other kids more than adults. It is more effective for a younger student to learn from a teenager.

My course starts by learning the songs that the student wants to learn and introducing piano fundamentals along the way.

Thank you for considering me.
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About Austin

Ello...
I'm Austin.
I love playing piano and learning languages.
Thank ya 4 checking out my bio.
I like to meet all kinds of people.
With me as your teacher you won't be just another student but a friend.

Thanks again.
I hope to see you soon.

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I have 22 years experience playing the piano, and I would love to teach you or your loved one how to play the piano! I have been teaching piano lessons in my home for 4 years. My wife and I have created a warm, welcoming atmosphere for students and their families to be in during the lesson.

Beginning and intermediate students are welcome to contact me for more information. I look forward to speaking with you!

About Jared

Hello! My name is Jared Barringer. I was born and raised in the Lynchburg, Virginia, area where I fell in love with music. In Kindergarten I started piano lessons, and in 2nd grade I started trombone lessons. I had a passion to play both instruments in various capacities, including church, school, local gigs, and my local community youth symphony. I attended and graduated from college at Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO. While I did not pursue a music degree, I had the opportunity to be involved in my church's worship band, and be in several different recruiting bands and singing groups for my college. I played the bass guitar and sang at dozens of different churches, youth camps, conferences, and events across the country to promote and recruit students for my college. In 2014 I moved to Michigan to start my career as a W

orship Pastor at a church. As a Worship Pastor, I am involved weekly in music planning and performance in my church. I love playing music with other people. In addition to my job as a Worship Pastor, I enjoy teaching music lessons in my home. Please contact me if you have any questions. I look forward to meeting you!
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July 11, 2019
Jesse
Jared taught my son piano for a year. My son enjoyed the things he learned and is as excited as the next 8 year old for lessons to begin in the fall. I’m glad we went with Jared. He’s magical on the keys.

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