LadySonya W

LadySonya W.

Atlanta, GA

Lesson Details

Music Theory

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
LadySonya LOVES sharing the love of music and teaching the ins and outs of theory. We focus on learning chord structure, progressions, key changes and more! This combined with ear-training is the perfect session!
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About

LadySonya delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 3+ and special needs

Teaching since:
March 2008

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 genuinely 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.

Credits:


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.


Call today... You will be glad you did!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Logic 9, M-Audio Midi Controller 88- key

*** Specialties ***
Read Sheet Music
Play by Ear (Music Theory)
Ear- training skills
Chord Progressions
Scales/Chords

Pop, R&B, Gospel, Classical, Country, Contemporary Neo-Soul...

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Experience

Owner and Lead Instructor
Mar 2008 - Present
LadySonya Music Studio

LadySonya Music Studio offers private and group music instruction for students of all ages and levels beginner to intermediate. The Mission of LadySonya Music Studio is to teach, motivate and encourage students to understand and enjoy the richness and complexity of music, expands one's intellectual creativity and curiosity in the music-making process and ultimately express and share that wisdom with others. To achieve this statement LadySonya Music Studio shares an interest to teach a variety of styles of music as well as teach a skill not commonly taught in a studio which is "Play by Ear" and to be "Creative". Students taking lessons under LadySonya Music Studio will have versatility in different genres as well as a trained ear to pick up various tones heard throughout. LadySonya Music Studio would value the opportunity to take part in your musical learning experience.

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Education

BA. Music Management
Jan 2007 - May 2015
Georgia State University
Music Industry
Aug 2005 - Dec 2006
Troy University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Awards

Instructor Recognition
Jul 2008
Tarang School of Music

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15 Reviews

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JT L. Aug 25, 2016
Piano · In studio

Excellent energy and teaching pace!

Nino S. Jul 21, 2016
Classical Piano · In studio

She's amazing 👍

Janelle Jul 5, 2016
Piano · In studio

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!

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Teresa S. Feb 25, 2016
Singing · In studio

Wonderful I really enjoyed myself & learning new & amazing things I didn't know Thanks Lady Sonya W.

Quintavious T. Aug 6, 2015
Singing · In studio

Lady Sonya is very patience n take her time teaching u things to help ur voice. Her one on one session will improve your voice in a friendly environment. She is great with helping u with your range.

Tehjal S. Jul 28, 2015
Piano · In studio

Very sweet and welcoming so far!

SherinS Dec 7, 2011
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I loved every lesson day with Sonya. She is absolutely fabulous. She has such professionalism. Its true her smile and patience can clear any mind even after a 10hrs work on a weekday and bring the music on..

JeanelleB Oct 29, 2011
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She is doing a great job keeping my son engaged in each lesson. He even enjoys his "homework"! Keep up the good work.

SharmanC Feb 3, 2010
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Sonya W.

She is very bright and happy. She teached calmly and makes the lessons enjoyable. I'm so glad I chose her.

YamiW Jan 19, 2010
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Delightful personality

I was very nervous about taking piano fearing that I would be too slow to learn but Sonya made me feel very comfortable. She is very patient. Always has a smile on her face. She is good at providing feedback on your progress. All in all, I am very happy that I chose Sonya as my instructor. I don't have anything negative to say about Sonya.

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PattyH Jan 7, 2010
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PIANO

Lady Sonya W. is a great piano instructor, fun, friendly, sweet, wonderful experienced, make sure that my daughter understands before going to the next chapter. Very, very professional about her work. I'm sure whoever pick her will be as pleased as we are. EXCELLENT TEACHER!!!!!

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AllenM May 9, 2009
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McKinley Allen

I found miss Sonya to be well versed in the way that she greated and woked with me at our meeting. She impressed by the way she went about her business. .

KevinA Mar 20, 2009
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Love her!! Couldnt be happier

NinaG Nov 13, 2008
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Super Instructor

Sonya is FABULUS!!!!!she is very intune to Armon with his likes and dislikes they have real connection. She is a joy to have around. She has made learning to play the piano fun and easy for Armon. I am very pleaseed with her work and the relationship she has developed with Armon. I would recommend her to any one who is looking for an instructor. Thank you

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LisaW Jun 11, 2008
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Great teacher

Sonya is a great . My son is enthusiastic about learning the keyboard and practices on his own without being told to. Her techniques make him eager to learn. I could not ask for a better teacher! I would recommend Sonya without hesitation to anyone considering taking lessons.

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