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Sonya K.

Teaches Online

A fun and personalized approach to singing, backed by years of experience and a touch of quirkiness.

As a music teacher with over 20 years of experience, students can expect a personalized and fun approach to help to develop their skills and achieve their personal musical goals. I work closely with students to create customized lessons that meet their unique needs, whether they're looking to improve their technique, expand their repertoire, or prepare for a performance. I provide a supportive and nurturing environment where students can feel comfortable exploring their musical interests and asking questions. Lessons include elements of music theory and history to deepen understanding and appreciation no matter what they are learning. By the end of each lesson, students will have gained new insights and skills that can be applied to their music making on their own. Singing lessons include warm ups, vocal technique and appropriate repertoire (songs in various styles) to each individual students likes and needs.
About Sonya K.

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)

Age: 8+

Speaks French for singing, German for Singing, Italian for Singing, Nordic Languages for Singing, French

Has background check

Instructor details
Subject: Singing
Audition Prep
Classical Voice
Ear Training
Music Theory
Opera Voice
Vocal Training
Teaches 8 subjects. Different subjects may have different prices.
Teaches Online
Teaches Online

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Teacher's studio

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!

Posted Mar 18, 2023

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!

Posted Mar 16, 2023
Teacher's studio

So fun and amazing teaching!

Posted Mar 16, 2023
Founder and Artistic Director
Feb 2020 - Present
Go Compose North America
Artistic Director and Founder
Mar 2010 - Present
hexaCollective - vocal collective
Voice Instructor
Aug 2017 - Jun 2021
Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Voice Instructor
Sep 2012 - Jun 2021
Severn School, Severna Park, MD
Music Teacher/Choir Director
Aug 2015 - Sep 2018
St. Martin's Episcopal School, Severna Park
Sing DC and Prep Class Instructor/Conductor
Sep 2012 - Jun 2017
Children's Chorus of Washington
Teacher of Music (dir. of Music)
Sep 2003 - Jul 2007
St. Margaret's School, Hampstead, London
MA in Music Performance (Voice/Opera pathway)
Jul 2015 - Jul 2015
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Graduate Performance Diploma + further study - Voice
Sep 2009 - May 2012
Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University
The Knack - performance course for singers
Oct 2005 - Jun 2006
English National Opera (ENO Baylis)
Post-Graduate Diploma (passed with distinction) - Voice
Sep 2005 - Jun 2007
Trinity College of Music
BMus - Cello Performance
Sep 1996 - May 2000
Boston University
Limited Proficiency
French for singing
Professional Proficiency
German for Singing
Professional Proficiency
Italian for Singing
Professional Proficiency
Nordic Languages for Singing
Limited Proficiency
Music Teachers National Association
Feb 2021
The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.
National Association of Teachers of Singing
Feb 2021
Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.

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