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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!
I have been teaching computer graphics for approx. 6 years. I have worked with high school and college level students. Students can expect to learn anything from Photoshop basic tools to professional tips and tricks of photo editing. My students leave my course with a confident understanding of the material and take pride in the work they have created. I have a large list of resources that I pull from that I can share with students, allowing them to continue to grow on their own.
Hello! My name is Jessica. I am a high school computer graphics teacher with a BFA in Applied Media Arts:Animation and a MAT in Art Education. I have worked with students from Pre-school to college level. I mainly work in the Adobe Suite, but I have experience with numerous computer programs and art styles. My BFA consisted of courses in fine arts, photography, graphic design, art history, and my concentration animation. I keep my skills current by taking advantage of professional development opportunities and doing small graphic arts projects. I am a patient and caring teacher that takes pride on building student confidence along with computer skills. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
Get the most from your lessons with guidance from a credentialed Adobe Education Trainer. I'm a full-time photographer and instructor. I hold three credentials from Adobe, including Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.
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Students have told me they appreciate the way I simplify complex topics and keep lessons fun and efficient. Lessons are customized to each student’s learning style, pace, and interests. I've taught Photoshop to students of all ages and abilities, including many who are new to online lessons.
Students have told me they appreciate the way I make learning fun and effective. Lessons are focused on practical applications for immediate use, while layering in essential fundamentals for solid long-term growth. I teach both soft skills and technical skills, bridging art and science. It’s a very pragmatic approach, filled with patience and good humor. Lessons are customized to your learning style, pace, and goals.
My professional experience includes a 20-year career leading customer loyalty and retention efforts at a Fortune 20 company. With that background, and as a business owner today, I am passionate about delighting clients and ensuring students get the most for their time and money.
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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've been using Photoshop for over 15 years. I love the program and the vast options you can do with it. I am a graphic designer and can help artists, new designers and those who are looking to manipulate photos learn with easy to understand information. You can get fast results with my instruction. I can teach photo manipulation, editing, import and export, color correction, photo restoration, size changes, file types, preparing files for print, web or presentation and more.
I have a pretty well rounded history: Graphic designer: 20+ years, photographer 10+ years, artist/painter and I even ran a print shop for several years so I know what you need to prep files for printing, photography, page layout, web and much more so that your files meet industry standards.
I love art and I am passionate about making things beautiful. That spills over into Graphic design, Painting and more: I have 20+ years as a graphic designer, photographer 10+ years, artist/painter. I have been instructing for over 6 years. All of my artistic positions led me to run a print shop for several years so I know what you need to prep files for printing, photography, page layout, web and much more so that your files meet industry standards. If your a fast learner, I can go at a faster pace, if you need more time, I am fine with that too. My goal is for you to learn well, advance and put the skills I teach you to use. Then we will layer that info and move on. I'll incorporate reviewing what we worked on before in the future lessons. I want you to be able to put to practice what I teach you so that you can successfully manage on
your own in that area.
I love being outside, I love the water and get inspired by nature. I am not a camping type person but could sleep outside nightly (on a screened in porch, LOL). I love to enjoy life and want you to enjoy learning something new as well.
Nicole professionally layed out, designed, and printed the obituary of my husband using Adobe Photoshop. Her helpful, yet sensitive suggestions regarding picture arrangements on the pages of the obituary were appreciated. She was timely and easy to work with. I highly recommend her as an instructor.
You will learn how to use Adobe Photoshop fast easy and fun, especially if you are looking for just the basics.
I am a communications designer, I graduated with a bachelors from Pratt Institute 2019. I went to the HighSchool of Fashion Industries 2010 - 2014 with a design garment shown on WWD Magazine my senior year. I have always been interested in different art forms, like drawing, painting, sewing, music, movies and videos, designing logos and posters, clothing. I especially love the process of designing because of where you start and where you end. The future can be quite exciting. Learning shouldn’t be a chore, it should be fun and exciting in creative ways.
Want to enhance your favorite photo? Interested in assembling an amazing portfolio for a job interview? Want to create a breath-taking composite? I have over 30 years of using Photoshop and creating some of the most memorable images for branding and marketing. I formerly taught a Portfolio and Design class at Northwestern University in Chicago and I sat on the advisory board for the Art Institute of Chicago. I have a straightforward, user-friendly teaching method that will get you the results you want. Bring me your questions, projects and goals and let's get you the tools to make them happen.
I have been working with Photoshop creating some of this most iconic images for advertising and branding worldwide. I worked in the movie industry, creating movie posters, theater displays and backdrops for production. I created artwork for major corporations such as Harley Davidson, IBM, GE and Gatorade. I have worked with sports teams to put graphics around and on entire stadiums. A few teams i have had the pleasure to work with are the Los Angeles Dodgers, Pittsburg Steelers, Carolina Panthers, and New York Knicks. I have led and taught teams of creatives across agencies and marketing firms around the globe. This is just some of the opprotunities that were presented all while using Photoshop.
The above are just some of the foundational experiences i will share the tools and processes of how i made all this happen and show you how you
can use Photoshop as well. How to create masks and color correct your photos to creat the images of your dreams. How to create composites by combing several images into one images seamlessly. We will work together to put a portfolio together and stand out among the crowd. We can even work together to work on that wedding photos, to enhance them or adjust them.
Contact me and lets make wonderful photos together and I will give you the foundation to build on for the future projects that come your way. Even is you are a seasoned user, I will potentially show you a different way to approach a project and make creating an image easier.
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.
"Explained what I needed to know very nicely and kept his teaching at a level very suitable for my current skill level. Will work a bit on the stuff we wen
t through and do another follow-up lesson. Thanks"
"I am a working professional in the visual communications field. I work primarily as a graphic designer and through my experience in working with other gra
phic designers; I have realized the lack of hands on, real world practical knowledge in the graphic design field.
Professor M., and my friend Gilbert, have been really instrumental in my progress/development as an artist and designer. I credit much of my success to the classes I have taken with him. Why? I will explain...as I've stated before I've worked with other graphic artists, and I have been able to spin circles around them, cutting production time in half. Why? Professor Gilbert taught me how to use the design programs for production as well as for concept development. Many graphic designers learn the books but they don't learn how to use something as simple as key board shortcuts when designing. I will equate this lack of knowledge of not knowing how to use the programs to Rembrandt not knowing how to use a brush. Professor Gilbert taught me how to use the programs for the real world, for a job, and not just from a book. I admit when I took his classes I was really intimidated half way through the class because he expects you to learn the programs, but also how to design for a particular client, whether it is more clean looking design or a more deconstructive design.
I would really recommend Professor Gilbert if you are looking for practical knowledge that can be applied on the field right now, not skills that you'll never use. He will teach you how to resolve technical and visual problems that will help you bridge the gaps in your weaknesses and make you a better artist, and professional.
"Josiah gave clear explanations. He was well-organized and knowledgeable. I will schedule more sessions with him in the future."
"Holly worked editing photos for my company to aid in advertising and Web publishing. I can only say that her work was impeccable. Every photo that she to
uched came back to us ready to go in formats that we could use directly or pass on to clients as part of an advertising portfolio. I only wish that she had stayed in Connecticut so her talent could further benefit my business."
"Steve did a great job, was thorough and patient. He knows the program well and is equally adept at explaining the concepts behind what he's doing. That'
s a difficult thing for a teacher and Steve did an excellent job of it. Highly recommend!"
"Jessica is pleasant to work with, explained things clearly and found a way to solve my problem."
"Sylvia was excellent! I came to her class with very little knowledge of the subject but she was patient and taught me step by step on the topics I wanna l
earn. She was very knowledgeable of Adobe software, professional and very understanding of my schedule. I am confident now on using the program after our classes. I highly recommend her! Thanks Sylvia!"
"Excellent instructions, great patience and encouragement that really enhance learning. Great experience!"
"Very knowledgeable and clear in her teaching. Made everything seem easy."