- Teaches students:
- Ages 7+
- Teaching since:
- September 2013
I am extremely passionate about Music, teaching and sharing music education with everyone and anyone, and if you are interested in taking lessons, please feel welcome to contact me.
I offer piano lessons for beginning through advanced pianists, music theory lessons and composition lessons. Each lesson plan is created and catered to the student, based on individual goals. These lessons can be held at the student’s home, or at Cal State Northridge in a private practice room with a piano. I am a member of the Music Teachers Association of California, and my students can participate in Certificate of Merit Evaluations. My students also have the opportunity to participate in an annual recital which is held in the fall.
My music experience started when I was three, with a direct immersion into classical music. Since then, my music experience has included jazz, playing wind, brass, and percussion, and singing, which have all broadened my horizons. I have been teaching for four years now and my teaching experience consists of teaching piano students privately of ages 5-60, teaching at two music studios and instructing high school band. I graduated from Oxnard High School as Valedictorian and Top Honors Scholar in 2013 and I also achieved my certificate from the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music in London, England for the Grade 8 Performance Piano Evaluation, and the Grade 5 Theory evaluation in 2014. I am finishing my last semester at CSUN where I will graduate with a Bachelor's of Music in Media Composition. I have studied with great pianists such as Lou Touman, Dr. Jacqueline Salas, Gary Fukushima and I am currently studying with the great Matt Harris.
Please feel welcome to visit my website for more information about me.
Sophia Trevor is an uprising pianist, composer, film composer, educator and bandleader based in Los Angeles California, specializing in a diverse musical style and eclectic range of repertoire that combines the colors of jazz, classical, orchestral and contemporary music. In her latest upcoming project, her ensemble features a punchy rhythm section and a melodic horn section that delivers a raw and compelling sound which invites listeners of all audiences to groove to and connect with on a deeper and instinctual level.
She has performed at major venues such as the Valley Performing Arts Center, where she conducted a full orchestra for the premiere of her orchestral piece “A Path Unfolds,” and sang with the CSUN Jazz A Band. She has also performed at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, the Colts Stadium in Indianapolis, the Alamodome, the Georgia Dome, the Hall of Liberty and at Los Angeles Community College where she premiered her latest piece “Emerge” with a jazz combo, which featured legendary drummer Gene Coye, and a six-piece horn section.
Active as a collaborative artist, Sophia performs as a pianist with different ensembles professionally, including the Westlake Village Symphony Orchestra, and the New Valley Symphony Orchestra. In 2014 she was a featured soloist and won the Fred Sanford Gold Medal in Percussion with the world famous Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps, and was a featured soloist in the Winter Drumline group POW Percussion.
While mastering her craft in classical music, jazz, film scoring and composing original music, Ms. Sophia graduated from Cal State Northridge with a Bachelor’s of Music in Media Compostion in 2017. She is a recognized student at Cal State Northridge and received the Igor Paltsev Memorial Composition Scholarship in 2015 for three of her original works entitled Forward Motion, Drifting, and Contemplation. Since then she has been studying with the legendary jazz pianist Gary Fukishima, and the renown Dr. Elizabeth Sellers, who is the head and founder of the Film and Commercial Writing department.
Ms. Trevor has been playing the piano since the age of three, and acquired her Grade 8 Certificate in Piano from the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music (ABRSM) when she was 14. Upon graduating high school, she was awarded the United States Marine Corps “Semper Fidelis” Award for Music Excellence, and under the instruction of acclaimed pianist Lou Touman, she auditioned and was accepted as a Piano Performance major at CSUN, at that time studying with the world renowned pianist and CSUN faculty member, Dr. Salas.
While currently working on composing for her ensemble which she is the pianist for, performing with several groups professionally, securing an internship, and teaching lessons, she says that being so involved with Music "is only possible because I am passionate about everything about Music, and I plan to be a part of Music and share this fondness with others for the rest of my life."