Sophie Coran

Sophie C.

Philadelphia, PA
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Lesson Details

Music Theory

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
My goal is to help students understanding the foundations of music. We will study everything from basic key signatures and chord progressions, to understanding how to apply that knowledge to pieces of music.
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Sophie delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
June 2009

Sophie has been teaching piano lessons both privately and in a group setting since the summer of 2009. She is available to teach you either online, or at your home.

Sophie received her Bachelor of Music degree in Classical Composition from the Manhattan School of Music in 2012, with a minor in Piano. Sophie is currently pursuing a career as a singer-songwriter.

Sophie looks forward to helping you reach your musical goals and understands that the approach to teaching is different for every student. With her classical background as well as jazz influences, Sophie looks forward to working hard with you while having fun. Some lesson topics might include: learning how to play a song YOU love, learning fun chord progressions, and understanding how to get better at playing piano.

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Piano Teacher
Sep 2017 - Present
Private Instruction

• Teach beginner students, ages 4 and up
• Lessons incorporated sight-reading, ear-training, playing duets, understanding and developing both the fundamentals
of piano as well as a love for music

Solo performances as a Singer-Songwriter
Sep 2014 - Present

I gig at varied venues around Philadelphia with original material.

Piano Teacher
Sep 2012 - Aug 2013
Harrison School of Music (Harrison, NY)

• Taught beginner/intermediate piano lessons, ages 6 and up (children and adults)
• Lesson topics included: learning to read music, hand placement, musical patterns, phrasing and meter

Assistant Music Director and Accompanist
Jun 2009 - Aug 2011
Forest Acres Camp for Girls

• Directed all musical activities at camp; taught ages 5 – 16
Musical activities included: making instruments, piano lessons,
songwriting, interactive musical games
• Accompanist for the camp musical; rehearsed with and coached the cast

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Sep 2004 - Jun 2008
Central High school

Accompanied orchestra and chorus at Central High School.

Sep 2002 - Jun 2008
Society Hill Synoguge

Accompanied services at Society Hill Synagogue on piano.


Certificate of Higher Education in Songwriting
Sep 2014 - May 2015
Institute of Contemporary Music Performance
Bachelor of Music in Classical Composition
Sep 2008 - May 2012
Manhattan School of Music
Bachelor of Music in Classical Composition
Sep 2010 - Jun 2011
The Royal Danish Academy of Music


2014 Shure Songwriting Award
Jul 2014


May 2015

Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.

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Photos & Videos

Live session of "Jimmy" from my All That Matters EP. Filmed by Bob Sweeney in Philadelphia.
Live session of the title track from my new EP, "All That Matters. Filmed at Rittenhouse Soundworks in Philadelphia. Filmed by Bob Sweeney.
Live performance of my song, "Out of Focus," which won the 2014 Shure Songwriting Award.
Here is me performing in a church in London! This is a live session for my song, "Better," from my debut EP, "Better."
This is the official music video for "Tell Me," from my debut EP, "Better."
Photo by Rachel Del Sordo. Philadelphia, 2017.

Photo by Rachel Del Sordo. Philadelphia, 2017

Photo by John Hayes. World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, 2015.

Performing at PhilaMoca, Philadelphia, 2017

Photo by Skyler Jenkins
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2 Reviews

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Jake Jul 28, 2017
Piano · In home

I took piano lessons for a few months with Sophie. She was great! I progressed from not knowing much at all to being able to play full songs confidently

Dan Jul 28, 2017
Piano · In studio

Sophie is an experienced musician and educator with a lot to offer her students. She's an active performer in the Philly area and has international credibility. Highly recommended for students of all ages and interests!

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