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! 

Who I Teach

Harp Lessons at Stone Oak Harp Studio

I believe in setting a solid and well-rounded foundation in music for all of my students. I carefully balance my lessons to cover: 

WHAT I Teach

  • note reading skills
  • rhythm development
  • listening skills
  • theory practice
  • technique development
  • musicality
  • creativity and composition
  • ensemble skills

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! 


Teaching Philosophy & Approach

Students will receive a 60 minute group session, covering technique, theory, aural skills, improvisation, and ensemble pieces. Space is limited to only 4 students per group. This lesson format is recommended for young beginner students, ages 7-9.

Group Lessons

Students will receive a 30 minute one-on-one lesson, covering technique and solos. The individual session is followed by an overlapping 30 minutes with a buddy. During that time we work on theory, aural skills, duets, and improvisation. This lesson format is recommended for young beginner students, ages 10-13.

Buddy Lessons

Students will receive a weekly 45 minute private lesson. We work on technique, solos, theory, aural skills, duets, and improvisation. 

Individual Lessons

Lesson Options

Buddy and group lessons encourage and motivate students in a fun and social environment! And it's this environment which I believe can instill a lifelong love for music and all the benefits that come along with it.



My studio operates on a tuition basis, with monthly payments starting at $150. 

Performance Opportunities

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.   

My Credentials

Master of Music Degree, Harp Performance, 2019
Bachelor of Music Degree, Harp Performance, 2015
University of North Texas




RELEVANT COURSEWORK - HARP PEDAGOGY, MUSIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP, MUSIC THEORY & AURAL SKILLS, PIANO

ADJUNCT HARP FACULTY, 2022 
DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC
TRINITY UNIVERSITY


Professional Affiliations

  • American Harp Society (AHS)
  • AHS - San Antonio Chapter
  • North east independent
    school district
  • trinity university
  • Texas Music Educators Association
  • Vibrant music teachers
Lessons take place at my home studio located north of downtown San Antonio in the Stone Oak area. Please complete the inquiry form linked below for more information and to begin your child's harp lessons.

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Nancy, 2019

"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!!”

Sonja’s enthusiasm for the harp and for music, in general, is contagious!

Julia, 2019

“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!!”

patient, creative, reliable and responsible

McKalyn, 2019

“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!”

Encouraging and empowering

PAUL, 2020

“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!”

Truly an inspiration!

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