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 g
enuinely 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.
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.
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!
Students have told me they appreciate the way I make learning fun and effective. Lessons are focused on practical applications for immediate use, while layering in essential fundamentals for solid long-term growth. I teach both soft skills and technical skills, bridging art and science. It’s a very pragmatic approach, filled with patience and good humor. Lessons are customized to your learning style, pace, and goals.
My professional experience includes a 20-year career leading customer loyalty and retention efforts at a Fortune 20 company. With that background, and as a business owner today, I am passionate about delighting clients and ensuring students get the most for their time and money.
------- BUSINESS EXPERTISE ------- Strategic Marketing Business Intelligence Data Mining & SQL Forecasting & Financial Business Cases
I am a classically trained violinist and also play the piano, guitar, and DJ. I mainly focus on improvisation and popular music. I have toured with a band and shared the stage with Hootie and The Blowfish, Third Eye Blind, Dishwalla, Marcy Playground, Everclear, DJ AM/Travis Barker of Blink 182, Kaskade, Diplo, Mix Master Mike, Mark Farina, DJ Dan, Alex Cruz and Steve Aoki. I have also presented on TEDxSF, Oprah, Richard Branson's private island and many celebrity events. I will not only teach you how to play but how to survive and make money as a musician which includes sales, negotiating, marketing and networking.
I'm professional software and web developer. I have mastered skills in many different fields. My best skills is my ability to clearly communicate my ideas with the student and help guide them through their problems patiently.
Hi! This is Serena. I have two bachelor degrees in filmmaking and media studies and history from the University of Minnesota. I have been working in digital filmmaking and live studio recording professionally for over 4 years. As of my second history major, my focused area of study is in Europe and I've done multiple research studies in the Middle East. I scored 5 on AP World History, AP European History, and 4 in AP American History. I will make history such an interesting subject for you to learn!
I have been learning Dutch at the University of Minnesota for 4 years and have a Dutch minor degree. I'm also certified in Dutch proficiency through the Department of German, Scandinavian, and Dutch at the University of Minnesota. I've lived in Amsterdam from 2017-2018. I know how to efficiently and systematically teach the Dutch la
nguage based on my own experience.
Ballet has been my passion for almost 18 years. I started when I was 3 (now I'm 22), and I only love ballet more and more each day. I was trained in the Vaganova style of ballet (Russian) until I was 14 in Minnesota. When I moved to Ohio for high school, the dance school in my area taught in the Balanchine style of American ballet. When I returned to Minnesota for college in 2015, I started dancing at the Minnesota Dance Theater. I recently moved to Florida and run my own home dance studio.
Serena was a wonderful instructor/tutor to my 12yr old son. He was able to absorb the material easily and retain the lessons learned in order to improve his performance at school. I would definitely recommend Serena if you are serious about learning a specific subject you or your children may be lacking in.
August 28, 2019
I took a film production history with Serena and to my big surprise the course was quite interesting. I needed help with Film production history so I wont have to retake the class and I'm glad Serena was able to help me. she made the class that was actually dreadful to me to something less challenging. Give her a shot guys you won't regret it. Thanks Serena
August 27, 2019
Amazing instructor, learned to dance properly with beautiful grace. Definitely worth the time and money, I’m very happy with my instructor, Serena made it a great experience
I have a Bachelor Of Science in Computer Science. I have been programming since high school. Learning new technologies is my passion. I am a full time software developer in my day job so I know a thing or two about programming. I have also served in the executive board of Computer Science student organization during my undergrad career where I worked with different students and professors. I am also currently pursuing a Masters in Computer Science to learn more in depth knowledge. In my free time, I learn new languages, technologies and framework. Throughout my career I have worked with many different programming languages, web development tools and frameworks. I am also a Amazon Web Services certified cloud practitioner which validates my knowledge in cloud technology which is the hottest thing in the tech domain right now. I love sharin
g knowledge because when you share, both parties get benefited. I truly believe that only by teaching one can a become a subject matter expert while helping others.
Prottoy is very knowledgeable in the areas in which he teaches. He has very good understanding of programming logic using Java. I would recommend his classes to anyone who wants to get a good understanding of Java and how to code.
August 27, 2019
Prottoy is a very knowledgeable instructor and definitely knows the material well. Being from a finance background, learning programming is important as it is the future of the industry. Learning technical skills takes some time, but Prottoy made it easier for me to grasp and explained concepts very well. Would definitely recommend to any beginner learning programming for the first time!
I'm a Database Administrator during the week so I show my geeky side all of the time. At the same time, I'm a musician and have loved it for over 25 years. A good mix of super-organized as well as laid back and creative. Let's take the journey with Piano or Excel !
Are you looking to learn Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign? Imagine being able to leverage the skills acquired in these design programs in other systems like iMovie or Pardot. No matter what your end game is when it comes to graphic design -- I can help you build the skills and train your eye to ensure all your work is of high quality and reflects your ultimate vision. Newbies, Beginners and Intermediate students are all welcome!
"I had a great first lesson today! Jessica was very thorough but also made it easy to understand for someone with no experience. Her teaching style is down
to earth with very open dialogue - she not only went through the basics but touched base and made sure to cover aspects and relate to things in which i set as my goals. I am looking forward to the rest of my classes with Jessica!"
"Prottoy is a very knowledgeable instructor and definitely knows the material well. Being from a finance background, learning programming is important as i
t is the future of the industry. Learning technical skills takes some time, but Prottoy made it easier for me to grasp and explained concepts very well. Would definitely recommend to any beginner learning programming for the first time!"
"Good teaching is a mixture of art and science—the ability to grab and keep students' attention and convey complex information, Mr. K does just that!! I ha
ve taken about 4 or 5 classes with him and I must say he has taught me everything I need now in my career. Patient and vastly knowledge. Definitely would take another class with him!"
"Joanne is a patient, knowledgeable teacher. She quickly assessed my level of knowledge and we dove right in. By the end of the lessons we had moved throu
gh what I had wanted to learn and dipped into more advance applications. The practice exercises she sent were well formated. When I had a question she responded promptly and thoroughly. I definitely recommend her."
"Very hapoy with my first lesson"
"I have had the pleasure of taking several classes from Gil; Illustrator, Advanced Photoshop, 3D Modeling to name a few. As an older student in classrooms
full of younger students, I can certainly recommend Gil's ability to teach any age group. He has the patience to walk students through techniques and procedures despite any lack of skill. At the same time, he is quick to challenge those students who skillfully grasp concepts and are ready to move on. The atmosphere he provides is warm and encouraging. There are so many techniques I am continue to use thanks to Gil's instruction!"
"GREAT job Doug!"
"Lily was very good and my son looks forward to learning from her again soon."