Why study with Sonya?
Having many years of teaching experience, I focus on starting my students with strong basics, helping them understand music in a broader sense, and working for their success as they take their music into the world.
I offer private harp lessons and private piano lessons in San Jose. For students and peers in the harp community, I organize regular recitals, masterclasses, evaluation programs, and performance opportunities. I also foster and encourage young musicians by maintaining relations with experts in the harp and music community, and by adapting to special needs and unique objectives.
I offer private lessons in harp and piano for students of all levels. I tailor my curriculum to each individual student's abilities and interests, focusing on building technique and musicality. I incorporate music theory throughout their studies and can prepare students to perform at high level orchestras and competitions.
Harp ensemble is a wonderful opportunity to meet other harpists and learn how to perform music as a group. All harpists from beginning to advanced levels may participate. The class meets weekly, and focuses on a final performance in the community. Students can earn community service hours by participating in these performances.
Student Education Sessions
I organize the annual Student Education Sessions for the Silicon Valley Chapter of the American Harp Society. Through this 2 session program, students get to workshop their pieces with a professional from the community who provides feedback for areas of improvement. The program culminates in a recital where students can present their beautiful playing.