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About Sofia L
Sofia is a classical singing and piano teacher based in London with over 9 years teaching experience. She has obtained her piano degree at the music conservatory in Hanover (Germany), her master's diploma in vocal pedagogy at the conservatory in Lucerne (Switzerland) and her master in vocal performance at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. Sofia has been teaching for many years at the International Boarding School Ecole d'Humanité piano and singing to children and young adults. She has experience in working one on one as well as with small groups and has been preparing her students regularly for school performances and exams.
Besides her work at the Ecole d'Humanité she has been coaching for several years church choirs and teaching singing and piano to private students of all ages.
Sofia offers piano and singing lessons in different languages, such as English, German or Russian.
Teaching in singing
Sofia teaches singing for beginners and advanced of all ages.
Singing lessons with Sofia include:
- Basic vocal technique (classical)
- Advanced vocal technique (classical)
- Breathing and relaxation exercises
- Musical expression, performance and stage presence
- Note and rhythm exercises
- Various styles and repertoire (classical, film music and musical theatre)
- Music theory and singing exam preparation for ABRSM (on demand)
Teaching in piano
Sofia teaches piano for beginner and intermediate students of all ages.
The piano lessons include:
- Note reading
- Piano playing technique
- Musical expression
- Various styles and repertoire (classical, film music, pop and musical)
- Rhythm exercises
- Music theory and piano exam preparation for ABRSM (on demand)
- Possible combination of piano and singing
Sofia teaches (almost) all genres in piano and in vocal mainly the classical singing technique, which is also a basic for singing film or musical repertoire.
Sofia’s lessons are personally tailored for beginner and advanced students of any age.
She makes sure to make an individual plan for every student, according to his or her age, goals, abilities and musical taste.
Her singing lessons are always combined with breathing exercises, vocal technique and performance skills. Besides building the singing technique Sofia is able to accompany her students on a professional level and make music with them together from the very first lesson.
In her piano lessons, you can learn in a fun and effective way the basics of reading music no matter if you would like to play Bach or Enaudi. It is important to her that from the very beginning the student develops a good relationship to the instrument and enjoys discovering its possibilities, as well as his own learning process.
Sofia has a lot of experience in teaching piano for adult beginners and children from the age of 5. She makes sure to tailor her lessons to the needs and wishes of the student in a safe and positive environment. In the first lesson it is important to her to get to know each other, and find out together what the best approach would be to begin the singing or piano lessons.
For beginners and children one should expect to buy educational materials for the lessons.
Please feel free to write Sofia a message if you are interested in signing up for lessons or have any questions.