Sonja Hamilton

Sonja H.

Owings Mills, MD

About Sonja H.

Background check: Last verified 05/15/2016
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Sonja teaches: Ages 5 to 50
Special needs
Teaching since: January 1996
Last sign in: 6 days ago

Overview

“Life is like a piano.......What you get out of it depends on how you play it.” ~ I am a classically trained pianist who will bring joy and excitement to young students as they learn the piano and share in the optimal experience of "feeling" the music. I prefer younger students as I have mastered the art of making lessons fun, exciting, and something children will look forward to rather than dread. I have been playing for 35 years and teaching family and friends children for 20 years. I graduated 1987 from a performing arts high school in Georgetown, Wash., DC and continued to study privately as an adult. By age 15, I started my own performance trio (myself and two vocalists) who were requested frequently to perform in and around the DMV area. I continue to play for various events however my passion is in teaching young people piano.......I am in awe watching them notice their own improvement by the minute.

Photos and Videos

My daring moment, embracing the natural me for the first time!

Experience

Piano Teacher

Jan 1996 - Present
Private Studio

I have been instructing private piano lessons to family members and friends children of all ages for the past 20 years. Making lessons fun and memorable is key. I remember dreading the "Saturday morning piano lesson" from ages 8 - 14. Therefore my goal has been to make lessons exciting and full of new learning experiences. Lessons and practice make perfect, if its fun, children will be eager to play more and more.

Education

Continued Education, Adult Music, Music Theory

Jan 1987 - Jun 1992
Kenmore School of Music

Classical Piano, Performance/Accompaniment

Sep 1983 - Jun 1987
Duke Ellington School of the Performing Arts

Certifications

Advanced Music Theory

Jun 1987
Duke Ellington School of the Performing Arts

Four years of Theory studies

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7 Reviews on Sonja H.

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Jamaal G. Jul 22, 2016
Piano · In home
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She is an excellent teacher
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Cheryl May 18, 2016
Piano · In studio
I've known Sonja Hamilton for over 40 years and during this time I have found her to be an exceptional pianist. I have requested her to perform for at least 6 events in my honor.

Also, she is smart, kind, patient and love children. I believe Sonja would make a wonderful Piano Teacher. She raised two beautiful children of her own.

Sincerely...Cheryl Willis
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Patricia Tyner May 16, 2016
Piano · In home
Sonja is the best paino instructor ever. She made me feel so comfortable my first encounter with her. She is very patient and takes her time with all of her clients. I can not wait for my next session. I made the right choice when choosing Sonja Hamilton.
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Sarah May 16, 2016
Piano · In home
This was such a great experience. I was nervous at first about using a teacher that I found online, but my nerves were quickly put at ease after my first lesson.
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LaShawn McLaughlin May 16, 2016
Piano · In home
I always wanted to learn how to play the piano. I really thought I let too many years go by, and it was listed as one of my regrets. Thank God for Ms. Hamilton!!! It's no better feeling like a DREAM COME TRUE. This has been one of the best decisions I have made for myself, and Ms. Hamilton is making it a wonderful experience.
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Abdullah May 16, 2016
Piano · In home
My granddaughter is so excited about learning piano with Sonja.
The fact that piano lesdons opens the door to release so much more talent is already showing itself.
We are really looking forward to and enjoying the moments that arise from these weekly lesions, thanks Sonja.
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Denise May 15, 2016
Piano · In studio
Wow! I am so happy that I found an instructor who is patient, passionate, and talented all in one with Sonja! My daughter is having a wonderful time learning to read music and play the piano. She started from knowing nothing at all about the piano, now she is excited about going to her lessons and to be able to come home and show me what she has learned. I trust Sonja's knowledge and experience of classical piano because she has been able to start my child from the basics and give her all the tools necessary to become a great musician. Her warm, energetic spirit and professionalism are qualities that I am most grateful for. We found the best instuctor and couldn't be any more satisfied. Thank you Ms. Sonja.