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Sophia T.
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"As a teacher, I am whole heartedly committed to nurturing the development of students as they continue with the journey of playing music, and evolve into beautiful musicians. Achieving this requires a present awareness of my students and the music they are drawn to, while also presenting them with music and knowledge from various genres, styles, and times, to broaden their perception of the world we come from and thrive in.  My intention is to provide each individual with the necessary tools to play music passionately, beautifully, brilliantly, and with understanding, and to help students experience the joy of learning and playing music while becoming a well-rounded and well-versed musician. I aim to build a personal relationship with each of my students, and to provide a comfortable, challenging, fun, and vibrant learning experience as well so that all of my students can excel to their fullest potential."  - Sophia ♫ In our music lessons together, we will explore: -Repertoire of different styles that we can choose together -We can cover repertoire from Classical music, Jazz, music from movies, musicals, etc. -Expressive, musical, and impactful playing while performing -Learning how to read sheet music, chords, lead sheets, etc. -How to improve the musical ear through listening and Ear Training -Piano Technique -Music Theory (Jazz and/or Classical) -How to interpret music with ease -Sight-reading -Developing good practice habits -Composing your own music -Improvising and more Required helpful materials for lessons: -8.5 x 11 inch (or similar) notebook for weekly lesson notes -Pencil and eraser -Sheet music (ipad or paper) and/or music books as I recommend them -Blank manuscript paper notebook (available on amazon for very cheap) My students will get so much more than just piano lessons- They will have a resource full of experience, knowledge, and patience from a professional pianist and composer and music mentor working in the music industry today. Besides learning a relaxed piano technique that will allow you to start playing right away, I also teach students how to build more advanced technical skills, play with emotion and finesse, develop very accurate musical ears, find new and challenging repertoire, learn to accompany a soloist or a band, learn different styles of music, perform in front of audiences, understand music theory, and also how to write music. I would love to work with you so that you can develop your musical ability and your skills on the piano. I can help you learn how to really play the piano as a means of self expression, so that you can enjoy playing in any setting, whether it is to compose your own music or play for an audience. I have extensive experience playing the piano, and playing jazz and classical music and I specialize in piano lessons for beginning through advanced pianists in classical, jazz and any popular styles of music. We will set goals that you’ll be excited about, and we’ll work towards them together. I am extremely passionate about Music and sharing music education, and if you are interested in taking lessons, please feel welcome to contact me. Questions? Please hit the "Ask a Question" button on my profile!
About Sophia T.

This excerpt is taken from Sophia's website:       Sophia Trevor is an uprising artist, songwriter, pianist, composer, music producer, educator, and bandleader based in Los Angeles California, specializing in a diverse musical style and eclectic range of repertoire that combines the colors of jazz, classical, and popular music. In her latest upcoming artistic vision, her songs and fusion style delivers a raw, fresh, and compelling sound that invites listeners of all audiences to groove to and connect with deeply. Sophia graduated from Cal State Northridge Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Music in Media Compostion in May 2018. She is a recognized pianist and composer, and in February 2020 was selected as a finalist for the Instrumental and Vocal arranging scholarship presented by the Association of Composer and Lyricsts, and in February 2019 she was selected as a composer finalist for the world famous Winter International Arts Festival in Sochi, Russia for three of her original works. She is a recognized composer and student at Cal State Northridge, and received the Igor Paltsev Composition Scholarship in 2015 for three of her original works entitled Forward Motion, Drifting, and Contemplation. She has shared the stage with legendary musicians such as Gene Coye, Nick Mancini and the Cal State Northridge Jazz "A" Band, which is one of the top college big bands of the U.S. She has performed at major venues such as the Valley Performing Arts Center, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, the Colts Stadium in Indianapolis, the Alamodome, the Georgia Dome, the Hall of Liberty, and Cal State Northridge. She studied with phenomenal jazz pianists Matt Harris, and Gary Fukishima, as well as the head and founder of the Film and Commercial Writing department, Dr. Elizabeth Sellers. Active as a collaborative artist, Sophia performs as a pianist with different ensembles professionally, for private and public events, with ensembles including the Westlake Village Symphony Orchestra, and the New Valley Symphony Orchestra. She has been a featured soloist in many of her performances, including in 2014 where she was a featured soloist on the synthesizer with the world famous Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps, when her group won the Fred Sanford Gold Medal in Percussion Sophia has been playing the piano since the age of three, and acquired her Grade 8 Certificate in Piano from the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music (ABRSM) when she was 14. Upon graduating high school, she was awarded the United States Marine Corps “Semper Fidelis” Award for Music Excellence, and under the instruction of acclaimed pianist Lou Touman, she auditioned and was accepted as a Piano Performance major at CSUN, at that time studying with the world renowned pianist and CSUN faculty member, Dr. Salas. Rest in Peace. She is currently working on several projects as a solo artist, performing with jazz and contemporary groups professionally, and teaching online lessons. “As a teacher, I am whole heartedly committed to nurturing the development of students as they continue with the journey of playing music, and evolve into beautiful musicians. Achieving this requires a present awareness of my students and the music they are drawn to, while also presenting them with music and knowledge from various genres, styles, and times, to broaden their perception of the world we come from and thrive in.  My intention is to provide each individual with the necessary tools to play music passionately, beautifully, and with understanding. My goals as a music educator are to help students experience the joy of learning and playing music while becoming a well-rounded and well-versed musician. I aim to build a personal relationship with each of my students, and to provide a comfortable, challenging, fun, and vibrant learning experience as well so that all of my students can excel to their fullest potential."  - Sophia ♫ Sophia teaches masterclasses at 6-12th grade schools, as well as privately either at your home or in a private room at Cal State Northridge. Artist Statement Art of all forms, whether it be through painting, dance, sculpting, music, visual media or design, allows us to catch a glimpse of what human expression is capable of showing us and making us feel. Art transcends the reality that we live in day to day, and transports and inspires us to seek beyond what we know. Through music, a medium of sound created with instruments and technology, we are able to mitigate human suffering and create positive energy for the world. Music exists as a means by which we can free ourselves from the limitations of society and reality so that we can coexist in harmony and understanding; increasing the human potential for happiness. Music, and art as a whole is vital to human existence to show us the human potential of happiness and beauty in the world." - Sophia Trevor Please feel welcome to ask her questions and visit sophiatrevordotcom!

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Sophia T.
Canoga Park, California
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"As a teacher, I am whole heartedly committed to nurturing the development of students as they continue with the journey of playing music, and evolve into beautiful musicians. Achieving this requires a present awareness of my students and the music they are drawn to, while also presenting them with music and knowledge from various genres, styles, and times, to broaden their perception of the world we come from and thrive in.  My intention is to provide each individual with the necessary tools to play music passionately, beautifully, brilliantly, and with understanding, and to help students experience the joy of learning and playing music while becoming a well-rounded and well-versed musician. I aim to build a personal relationship with each of my students, and to provide a comfortable, challenging, fun, and vibrant learning experience as well so that all of my students can excel to their fullest potential."  - Sophia ♫ In our music lessons together, we will explore: -Repertoire of different styles that we can choose together -We can cover repertoire from Classical music, Jazz, music from movies, musicals, etc. -Expressive, musical, and impactful playing while performing -Learning how to read sheet music, chords, lead sheets, etc. -How to improve the musical ear through listening and Ear Training -Piano Technique -Music Theory (Jazz and/or Classical) -How to interpret music with ease -Sight-reading -Developing good practice habits -Composing your own music -Improvising and more Required helpful materials for lessons: -8.5 x 11 inch (or similar) notebook for weekly lesson notes -Pencil and eraser -Sheet music (ipad or paper) and/or music books as I recommend them -Blank manuscript paper notebook (available on amazon for very cheap) My students will get so much more than just piano lessons- They will have a resource full of experience, knowledge, and patience from a professional pianist and composer and music mentor working in the music industry today. Besides learning a relaxed piano technique that will allow you to start playing right away, I also teach students how to build more advanced technical skills, play with emotion and finesse, develop very accurate musical ears, find new and challenging repertoire, learn to accompany a soloist or a band, learn different styles of music, perform in front of audiences, understand music theory, and also how to write music. I would love to work with you so that you can develop your musical ability and your skills on the piano. I can help you learn how to really play the piano as a means of self expression, so that you can enjoy playing in any setting, whether it is to compose your own music or play for an audience. I have extensive experience playing the piano, and playing jazz and classical music and I specialize in piano lessons for beginning through advanced pianists in classical, jazz and any popular styles of music. We will set goals that you’ll be excited about, and we’ll work towards them together. I am extremely passionate about Music and sharing music education, and if you are interested in taking lessons, please feel welcome to contact me. Questions? Please hit the "Ask a Question" button on my profile!
About Sophia T.

This excerpt is taken from Sophia's website:       Sophia Trevor is an uprising artist, songwriter, pianist, composer, music producer, educator, and bandleader based in Los Angeles California, specializing in a diverse musical style and eclectic range of repertoire that combines the colors of jazz, classical, and popular music. In her latest upcoming artistic vision, her songs and fusion style delivers a raw, fresh, and compelling sound that invites listeners of all audiences to groove to and connect with deeply. Sophia graduated from Cal State Northridge Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Music in Media Compostion in May 2018. She is a recognized pianist and composer, and in February 2020 was selected as a finalist for the Instrumental and Vocal arranging scholarship presented by the Association of Composer and Lyricsts, and in February 2019 she was selected as a composer finalist for the world famous Winter International Arts Festival in Sochi, Russia for three of her original works. She is a recognized composer and student at Cal State Northridge, and received the Igor Paltsev Composition Scholarship in 2015 for three of her original works entitled Forward Motion, Drifting, and Contemplation. She has shared the stage with legendary musicians such as Gene Coye, Nick Mancini and the Cal State Northridge Jazz "A" Band, which is one of the top college big bands of the U.S. She has performed at major venues such as the Valley Performing Arts Center, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, the Colts Stadium in Indianapolis, the Alamodome, the Georgia Dome, the Hall of Liberty, and Cal State Northridge. She studied with phenomenal jazz pianists Matt Harris, and Gary Fukishima, as well as the head and founder of the Film and Commercial Writing department, Dr. Elizabeth Sellers. Active as a collaborative artist, Sophia performs as a pianist with different ensembles professionally, for private and public events, with ensembles including the Westlake Village Symphony Orchestra, and the New Valley Symphony Orchestra. She has been a featured soloist in many of her performances, including in 2014 where she was a featured soloist on the synthesizer with the world famous Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps, when her group won the Fred Sanford Gold Medal in Percussion Sophia has been playing the piano since the age of three, and acquired her Grade 8 Certificate in Piano from the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music (ABRSM) when she was 14. Upon graduating high school, she was awarded the United States Marine Corps “Semper Fidelis” Award for Music Excellence, and under the instruction of acclaimed pianist Lou Touman, she auditioned and was accepted as a Piano Performance major at CSUN, at that time studying with the world renowned pianist and CSUN faculty member, Dr. Salas. Rest in Peace. She is currently working on several projects as a solo artist, performing with jazz and contemporary groups professionally, and teaching online lessons. “As a teacher, I am whole heartedly committed to nurturing the development of students as they continue with the journey of playing music, and evolve into beautiful musicians. Achieving this requires a present awareness of my students and the music they are drawn to, while also presenting them with music and knowledge from various genres, styles, and times, to broaden their perception of the world we come from and thrive in.  My intention is to provide each individual with the necessary tools to play music passionately, beautifully, and with understanding. My goals as a music educator are to help students experience the joy of learning and playing music while becoming a well-rounded and well-versed musician. I aim to build a personal relationship with each of my students, and to provide a comfortable, challenging, fun, and vibrant learning experience as well so that all of my students can excel to their fullest potential."  - Sophia ♫ Sophia teaches masterclasses at 6-12th grade schools, as well as privately either at your home or in a private room at Cal State Northridge. Artist Statement Art of all forms, whether it be through painting, dance, sculpting, music, visual media or design, allows us to catch a glimpse of what human expression is capable of showing us and making us feel. Art transcends the reality that we live in day to day, and transports and inspires us to seek beyond what we know. Through music, a medium of sound created with instruments and technology, we are able to mitigate human suffering and create positive energy for the world. Music exists as a means by which we can free ourselves from the limitations of society and reality so that we can coexist in harmony and understanding; increasing the human potential for happiness. Music, and art as a whole is vital to human existence to show us the human potential of happiness and beauty in the world." - Sophia Trevor Please feel welcome to ask her questions and visit sophiatrevordotcom!

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 2013

Education

Commercial Media Writing

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Teaches ages 10+

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Sophia is a fantastic teacher, and talented musician. She’s both professional and personable, and does a great job of making learning about music fun with lessons that seem perfectly tailored to the individual student. I highly recommend her as a teacher!

Posted Mar 26, 2021
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Ms. Sophia is a teacher who is fully engaged during musical instruction and performance. She is a kind and compassionate woman. Any student of hers is expected to give their highest effort in their lessons as well to commit to their out of lesson responsibilities. She is always there to provide students with resources to expand their knowledge. I would highly recommend her private instruction and have been inspired by their past and present achievements for the last 5 years.

Posted Sep 30, 2020
Teacher's Studio

Ms. Sophia is a teacher who is fully engaged during musical instruction and performance. She is a kind and compassionate woman. Any student of hers is expected to give their highest effort in their lessons as well to commit to their out of lesson responsibilities. She is always there to provide students with resources to expand their knowledge. I would highly recommend her private instruction and have been inspired by their past and present achievements for the last 5 years.

Posted Sep 27, 2020
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Audio Technician
Oct 2018 - Present
Valley Performing Arts Center/The Soraya
Set up audio equipment such as mixer, microphones, and speakers for live sound, recording, and performances of all sizes.
Piano Mentor
Sep 2013 - Present
Sophia's Studio
I've been sharing music and helping students achieve their music goals since 2013!
Studio Technician
Sep 2017 - Mar 2019
Sullystone Studios
• Engineer, and assist with mixing and mastering sessions for a wide variety of clients • Coordinate sessions, set up microphones, instruments, vocal booths, etc.
Music Teacher
Sep 2013 - Feb 2018
California Music Academy
I taught piano lessons at this California music Academy for four years. Over the time, I built up many strong relationships with students and parents, and I eventually split away to focus on my own music and teaching music students privately.
Commercial Media Writing
Sep 2013 - May 2018
Cal State Northridge
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Bachelor's Degree in Music
May 2018
Cal State Northridge
Sophia graduated with the honor of Cum Laude with a GPA of 3.7 from CSUN in May 2018 with a Bachelor's degree in Media Composition.
ABRSM Grade 8 Piano Certificate
Sep 2012
Associated Board of the Royal School of Music
Sophia completed the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music Grade 8 (final level) piano evaluation in 2012. She also completed the ABRSM Grade 5 music theory evaluation in 2010.
Vocal and Instrumental Arranging Award and Scholarship
Feb 2020
Association of the Society of Composers and Lyricists
Winter International Arts Festival Finalist
Feb 2019
Sochi Winter International Arts Festival
Igor Paltsev Scholarship
May 2014
Cal State Northridge on behalf of the Paltsev Scholarship Foundation
Music Teachers' Association of California
May 2016
MTAC aspires to be the recognized leader in (1) Student Programs, which make a positive impact in the quality of music education and in the lives of music students; (2) Member Programs, which inspire quality teaching, the pursuit of ongoing teacher education and member involvement with community outreach; (3) a thriving Foundation, which funds Student Programs and member needs through its investments, donations, and grants.

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Piano
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Pricing
45 minutes
$60
60 minutes
$70
75 minutes
$80
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30