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Sondra T.
Westfield, New Jersey
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Intermediate, Advanced
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Intermediate, Advanced
Sondra T, is a concert pianist and recording artist on the faculty of Montclair State University since 2013. She has been awarded Teacher of the Year by NJMTA in 2018 and is certified with the NCTM Certificate. A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music (BM) and the Juilliard School (MM), she instructs piano teachers as well as students of the intermediate, advanced, and college levels. Ms. Sondra is co-director of the Taubman Festival (Lincoln Center) and (MSU) and studied with Dorothy Taubman for over twenty-five years. She has given masterclasses in Asia, North and South America, Europe, and the Middle East, and has been a Guest Presenter at the Suzuki International Conference. What will be taught her lessons? • Producing coordinated movement at the piano using the basic concepts of the Taubman Approach which enables pianists not only to unravel complexities that might block artistic expression but also to avoid fatigue and pain. • Combining piano technique and musical interpretation, Ms.Sondra believes that tone production and expressive playing are integral to all stages of piano study at every level of the repertory.
About Sondra T.

I am a professional pianist and recording artist who enjoys teaching. I graduated in piano performance from the Juilliard School (MM) and Manhattan School of Music (BM). I am a professor at Montclair State University in NJ since 2013. I also have a private studio in my home and am a Steinway Affiliate Teacher. In 2018, I was awarded the NJMTA Teacher of the Year Award and also am recognized with the National Certification NCTM from the MTNA. Piano students can expect to improve every week in their performance. I will help each student to learn the basics of technique which will allow them to be confident in their playing. I believe that lessons should be fun and that students should look forward to each one! I can help any student to learn to play with ease, confidence, and expression. Musical performance allows people of all backgrounds to speak the same language. Playing the piano should be a wonderful experience as you study and learn new pieces at each lesson. I am patient and work to help each student play to their potential. I am intuitive and really understand the basics of piano technique. My students of all levels have won prizes and scholarships in competitions. They have performed in Carnegie Weill Hall, Lincoln Center and concert halls throughout the U.S. I am recognized internationally for my pedagogy presentations and have been a guest teacher and universities and conservatories in the United States and abroad. Teaching the Taubman Approach, a foremost method, promotes corrective movement. I worked with Dorothy Taubman after graduation from the foremost conservatories. I am Co-Director of the Taubman Festival which just celebrated its 10th year at Montclair State University which features masterclasses with students of all ages and levels with leading international renowned pianists. Many of these presentations are on line and available to view.

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Education
Master of Music
Sep 1973 - May 1975
The Juilliard School

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