A fun and personalized approach to singing, backed by years of experience and a touch of quirkiness.
Sonya is available for online lessons in voice and composition, as well as music theory and general musicianship. With over 20 years of teaching experience, Sonya emphasizes the importance of personalized instruction and tailors her teaching to each individual student's needs and goals. She provides a supportive learning environment that encourages creativity, exploration, and growth, and is passionate about helping students build confidence, develop their skills, and discover their unique musical voices. Online lessons offer the convenience of learning from anywhere in the world, as well as flexibility in scheduling. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced musician, Sonya is dedicated to helping you achieve your musical aspirations. Sonya's extensive training and education allow her to provide students with a comprehensive and well-rounded music education. She has a Master of Arts in Music from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, a Graduate Performance Diploma in Voice from the Peabody Conservatory of Music, a Postgraduate Diploma in Vocal/Opera Pathway from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Vocal Performance with Distinction from Trinity College of Music. She also received training in acting, movement/dance, and music performance at The Knack at ENO Baylis in London, UK. Sonya has worked as a freelance vocal animateur, conducting vocal education projects for adults and children for various organizations, including the Miami Choral Academy, ENO Baylis, BBC Proms, Old St. Paul's, Baltimore. She has also taught voice at the Performing & Vocal Arts Magnet Program at Anne Arundel County Schools in Maryland and at Severn School in Severna Park, Maryland, where she taught middle school and high school students. Additionally, she served as the sole music teacher and choral director at St. Martin's in-the-field Episcopal School in Severna Park, where she created and implemented the curriculum for students from nursery to 8th grade. She served as a teaching artist and conductor for the Children’s Chorus of Washington, DC, where she taught and conducted and developed & expanded the newly established SING DC choral outreach program. Additionally, as the founder and artistic director of Go Compose North America, Sonya has helped young composers of all abilities to develop their skills and create their own compositions through online composition workshops and further musical development opportunities. Over the years, Sonya's students have achieved a variety of impressive accomplishments, including attending music colleges and universities, auditioning and winning lead roles in school shows, and earning scholarships. Sonya takes pride in her students' achievements and works hard to provide them with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. Her students benefit from her extensive experience as a performer and educator, and she is dedicated to helping each of them achieve their musical goals.
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 2003
MA in Music Performance (Voice/Opera pathway)
Speaks French for singing, German for Singing, Italian for Singing, Nordic Languages for Singing, French
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Sonya is a top notch teacher and one of the best humans I’ve had the pleasure of learning from! She is so knowledgeable when it comes to music, especially singing, but is equally at home teaching theory and composition. I can’t wait to take another lesson with her!
Sonya is an incredibly gifted musician, teacher, and coach. She effortlessly combines her vast knowledge and high standards of music-making with being joyful and fun. She is particularly brilliant at working with neuro-diverse students of all ages–able to quickly pinpoint how someone takes in information and shifts gears accordingly!
So fun and amazing teaching!