Sophia Szokolay

Sophia S.

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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
In addition to violin lessons, I love teaching music theory. I recently completed a Music Theory Pedagogy Course at Juilliard and was recommended by the department head to apply for a teaching fellowship. I hold a Music Theory Minor from the New England Conservatory.

About Sophia S.

My name is Sophia, and I am currently pursuing a Master's degree at Juilliard in Violin Performance.I have over 10 years of experience teaching violin and music theory. I play concerts regularly and love sharing my passion for music with audiences and students alike. Come hear me perform, and take a trial lesson! Feel free to contact me with any questions and visit my website at sophia


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Practice Coach
Sep 2020 - Present

Opportunity Music Project

At Opportunity Music Project, I coach violin students once a week on thei technique, repertoire and orchestra music. In our coachings we practice together, I share helpful practice tips nd answer any questions the student has.

Group Violin Lessons
Jul 2020 - Present

Art Strollers Academy

At Art Strollers, I teach a group violin beginner class called Violin Virtuosos. The class meets for 30 mins once a week and focuses on the basics, including music reading and aural skills.

Morse Fellowship Teaching Artist
Sep 2019 - Present

The Juilliard School

As a Morse Fellow, Sophia teaches group violin lessons twice a week to 5th graders at a public school in Harlem.

Orchestral and Chamber Coach
Jan 2016 - Jun 2019

New England Conservatory Preparatory School

At NEC Prep, Sophia was an orchestral student manager, senior orchestral coach, chamber music coach, mentor and adjudicator for four years. She worked closely with conductors David Loebel and Marta Zurad, teaching and coaching students ages 7 to 18.


Master of Music
Sep 2019 - Present


Bachelor of Music
Sep 2015 - May 2019

New England Conservatory



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Borromeo Guest Artist Award, 2018
Dec 2018

Borromeo String Quartet

Bronze Medal
May 2017

Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition

First Prize
Apr 2017

Plowman Chamber Music Competition

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