Sophia has been both a classically- and jazz-trained pianist for nearly nineteen years. She has three years worth of experience tutoring college students in various levels of music theory, giving her an excellent handle on the mechanical practices and possibilities of music. With her additional experience directing vocal groups, she has taught music in various contexts in individual as well as group settings. Sophia specializes in the genres of classical, jazz, pop, and R&B music, and emphasizes the importance of theory, rhythm, and technique in her lessons.
Bachelor of Arts in Music from Lafayette College.
Having been a classically-trained, competitive pianist for fourteen years and a jazz pianist for four, Sophia has dedicated her life thus far to mastering the piano. Some of her performance achievements include being a four-time piano performer at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and a three-time runner-up of the Anne Liva Young Artists Piano Competition in Northeastern Pennsylvania. She is extremely well-versed in the classical, jazz, pop, and R&B genres. In addition to playing piano, Sophia has been a singer and a multi-instrumental percussionist for four years, which has supplemented her piano abilities by strengthening areas such as rhythm and ear-training. Through her experiences outside of the performance realm, whether tutoring college students in all levels of music theory, writing and producing original compositions, or working in the music education non-profit industry, she enjoys constantly expanding her musical skill set and sharing the joy of music with others.