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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.
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
*** Lesson Details *** 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.
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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I can't wait to work with you! I am passionate about the subjects I teach, and find nothing can compare to seeing a student "get it", so they may too enjoy the passion that comes from learning and doing something they love.
Everything I teach I've learned most completely by doing as a Professional, and find great reward in sharing my experience and knowledge with my students.
When the "aha" light goes on, it's truly a wonderful moment for me, and encourages me to drive my students to build towards more of those moments as students, and then ultimately, for themselves as they learn to grow for themselves.
Richard is so patient and knowledgeable. I am very happy with our lessons. Because of my background with classical guitar he wondered if the fact that he doesn't read music and I am renewing my mind back into it would not be a good teaching set-up. Not at all. I now have an electric guitar and the five years spent playing classical, now fifteen years ago, did not give me a good foundation for understanding music theory unfortunately. I have a genre I had already picked out fingerstyle electric and now with some thinking my way through the basics I did have I still need to learn just basic strumming etc. I understand what he is referring to in music so we still speak in the same key. Also and lastly my daughter has a severe seizure/dementia disorder that is very unpredictable and our caregiver's mom just passed away so there will be times when I just can't do a week/day. He has been very understanding. I am smiling from my soul because music is my healing path for difficult stuff I couldn't pay any doctor/therapist to even call me back for. Thank you so much for your assistance. Sincerely Teresa
March 24, 2019
Richard got me off to a great start with my new camera.
October 27, 2016
Thanks again for your time and info yesterday. I will email you soon, and we will figure out when we should meet for our next class.
Since I have my certification in Photoshop, I can guide students to succeed in designing quality work. I can teach how to maneuver the interface of Photoshop for absolute beginners and how to do interesting projects to build skill. I also encourage creativity!
I'm a current student. I have a history of teaching people subjects that include Engineering concepts, programming, and various things. I'm passionate in my fields of interest. I have certifications in the following: Robotics and Autonomous Systems(from Embry Riddle), Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop, AutoCAD and Adobe Premiere. I also have a strong history of volunteer work that included Elementary school assistance, Community Organizations, and Church Activity for under-represented people.
I will adapt to the skill level of the student, answer all the questions, and provide practice assignments. The student has the option of choosing the topic or technique. Students can show an example of an effect they would like to learn and I will teach the process step by step.
Minimum requirements for enrolling in this class: A desktop computer with Adobe Photoshop CS6 or CC. Good internet connection.
I am a Graphic Designer and a former Photoshop and Photography teacher in the public schools system. After receiving many requests from amateur and professional photographers, as well as aspiring graphic designers, willing to learn the unlimited creative possibilities that Photoshop has to offer, I decided to join Takelessons and become a teacher here.
If you would like to learn how to create literally anything your imagination leads you to, or just use techniques to obtain an effect you have seen somewhere, you came to the right place.
You can discover the secrets of professional photo retouching or dive in the surrealism of advanced photo manipulation, each lesson will be customized to your specific needs.
On the other hand, if you are just getting started in Photography, Photoshop or Graphic Design, you have likely tried
those You Tube videos and gave up in frustration, as most of these videos are too fast or too advanced.
No worries, we can go through the basics at your own pace, until you feel comfortable with using the tools on your own. The sky is the limit.
Terms and conditions:
Lesson Cancellations are only accepted 48 hours or more in advance and require a rescheduling of the cancelled lesson. Missed lessons or late cancellations are not refundable. Exceptions may apply in case of an emergency. More than three consecutive missed lessons or late cancellations can result in the student being permanently removed from the roster. Students can discontinue the lessons program at any time after completion of the last scheduled and confirmed lesson. It is advised to notify the teacher by email to keep all records up to date. Questions or concerns about this policy can be emailed directly to your teacher.
Teaching art has always been my passion and my students respond well to me and my teaching style. Many of my students have gone from not even knowing that they had any real artistic ability to going on to pursue college level art or pursueing artistic careers. I have students from years ago that will still contact me for art related questions and some who have become close friends. I believe that my nearly 2 1/2 decades of teaching art in a public school has made me capable of the patience and caring needed to teach any and all learning styles. We can start at whatever skill level you are currently at.
I had his art class when I first moved to Vincent. Such an amazing teacher! Knows so much about Art and watching him draw you can see it’s his passion!
March 21, 2018
Sure, I'd be happy to! you were and still are one of the best teachers I had. you encouraged my creative side and nurtured my ability to see a image and transfer it on to paper. I felt like you understood me and would come along side me and help me. I only have good things to say about you Mr.Williamson. you are a good man. a good friend. and a great teacher. thank you for all you thaught me sir. I will forever be in your debt.
Whether you're completely new or have experience with Adobe Photoshop, I'm confident that I can help you learn how to create stunning photos and graphics for your business, brand, or personal projects.
Whether you're just getting started or if you have years of experience using Photoshop, there are dozens of tips, tricks, and methods that I can teach you to speed up your workflow and produce amazing awe-inspiring images.
Whether you want to make simple fine-tune adjustments to bring your photographs to life, or if you want to create advanced digital collages and compositions, I'm happy to show you how!
If you're ready to learn Adobe Photoshop and take your skills to the next level, please email me to book your appointment. I look forward to scheduling lessons with you. Bring your projects and questions!
I'm a professional website designer, internet marketer, photographer, and visual artist. I have a wide range of skills, talents, and interests from coding CSS and HTML, to manipulating photos, and making fine art paintings. Despite the medium, above all else, I am visual artist and designer.
With over 15 years of experience using Adobe software to build websites, and edit photos, I now work closely with clients to brand their businesses and market their products and services online.
I'm currently enrolled at Mesa Community College in pursuit of my 2nd associates degree, specifically digital photography and applied sciences. I'm excited to share what I know and mentor students who are eager to learn how to use their computers and software.
In this Adobe Photoshop course you will learn all the basics with photoshop. I will guide you with extreme detail on each step so that everything is interpreted very clearly. You can also learn anything you would want to know from asking me and I can show you. However, we will start with the basic course first if you are a beginner. If you are more advanced or intermediate, I will teach more advanced skills and techniques that you do not know within this program. So do not worry, there is so so much to learn in Adobe Photoshop, and it’s extremely fun!
I am 15, but I am an extremely good communicator and I am very social and outgoing no matter what. I will always have a positive attitude with anyone and always use positive reinforcement. I am very enjoyable and funny but at the same time go into extreme detail when teaching photoshop because of how much knowledge of it I have, and because how much I love it.
As a professional photographer, much of my time is spent sitting behind a computer! With a degree in visual communications and years of experience, I can break down this complex program into easy-to-understand lessons that will teach you how to pull the best out of your photography!
Hello fellow students!
My name is Anabel D., I am a professional photographer in Los Angeles, California. I photograph a variety of subjects, from pets to Grammy-nominated musicians, and everything in-between! I am well versed in studio photography and on-location outdoor work, and can help you learn to make the most of any location and subject matter.
Being self-taught, I believe that I have an entirely different approach to education; one that sits well with aspiring photographers, especially those that are disappointed in traditional (as in, college and university) photographic education. My teaching philosophy revolves around educating on the minimum and maximum capabilities of your gear and giving students all of the fundamental tools to create whatever image they have in their head (hence my lack of a photographic ‘niche’ in
my work. When your camera becomes an extension of your arm, your subject pool is limitless).
I look forward to sharing my knowledge with you, and making the experience fun, exciting, and inspiring. The possibilities are endless!
"Joshua was a great teacher, very helpful! Thanks again"
"I have had the pleasure of taking several classes from Gil; Illustrator, Advanced Photoshop, 3D Modeling to name a few. As an older student in classrooms
full of younger students, I can certainly recommend Gil's ability to teach any age group. He has the patience to walk students through techniques and procedures despite any lack of skill. At the same time, he is quick to challenge those students who skillfully grasp concepts and are ready to move on. The atmosphere he provides is warm and encouraging. There are so many techniques I am continue to use thanks to Gil's instruction!"
"Holly is patient supportive and knowledgeable with a good perspective on the subject matter and she is also prompt and offers constructive criticism that
made my old ways seem more impactical than foolish."
"Etana is very knowledgeable in the program, and I look forward to future lessons!"
"Jessica was great. She gave me really good pointers, showed me all of the tools and we worked on layers as well and was very patient with all my questions
. She is really knowledgeable. I will get back with her again after I have done some practicing. I highly recommend her."
"Jessica is well versed in the subject she teaches. She has a GREAT deal of patience and will look at alternative avenues to to help the student understan
d the subject matter. She is clear and easy to understand. Jessica is also very flexible in scheduling.
You could not ask for a better instructor in the subjects she teaches."
"Joshua is a great instructor. He is very knowledgeable on the subject. He takes his time and makes sure you understand before moving on. I could not be
happier. Thank you."
"Got hours worth of learning out of every minute with Jessica. She is fabulous!"
"I had a great first lesson today! Jessica was very thorough but also made it easy to understand for someone with no experience. Her teaching style is down
to earth with very open dialogue - she not only went through the basics but touched base and made sure to cover aspects and relate to things in which i set as my goals. I am looking forward to the rest of my classes with Jessica!"