I specialize in teaching beginner to early intermediate level students who are between the ages of 6-13. Students have the choice between learning harp or piano!
Young students enjoy my fun, positive, and forgiving approach to learning! I cater individually to each student’s needs, and craft specific and attainable lesson goals. I provide them with the step-by-step instruction they need to support a feeling of accomplishment. My ultimate goal as a teacher is to instill a lifelong love for music and learning!
In addition to using modern method books to build a solid music foundation, I focus on maximizing the fun factor from the very start, through a gamified and creative learning approach. I have a full library of games and activities where students practice and play with music theory concepts, aural skills, rhythm, composition, and improvisation. In my experience, this style of learning leads to a fuller retention rate and students looking forward to their lessons!
Two Studio Masterclasses and a formal Studio Recital are held each year for students to have the opportunity to perform solo and ensemble music for family and friends. All performances are in a relaxed and supportive environment for students to build their confidence in performance and musicianship.
Master of Music Degree, Harp Performance, 2019
Bachelor of Music Degree, Harp Performance, 2015
University of North Texas
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"Sonja has a lot of patience for beginning harp players. She offers a good mix of “performance” pieces and exercises to keep the practices (and lessons!) both fun and moving in the right direction! After watching me play for only a few minutes, Sonja has the distinct ability of being able to determine where and how I can instantly improve, which she always offers in a positive, constructive format. Sonja makes me feel like I can conquer any piece. I would highly recommend Sonja to anyone considering harp lessons!!”
“My daughter has been taking harp and piano lessons from Sonja for about a year. Sonja is absolutely wonderful - patient, creative, reliable and responsible. Sonja earns my highest recommendation without hesitation!!”
“Sonja is the most encouraging and empowering harp teacher I have ever had! She teaches you what you need to know to succeed and works with you at your own pace. She is patient and always worked with me until I understood what she was teaching. She is so much fun to be taught by, and I learned so much from her!”
“Sonja has re-Inspired our daughter about the harp! She is extremely knowledgeable about music (I am a music Teacher, so I know) and fun to learn from. She is truly an inspiration!”